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Veröffentlicht am Sat, Feb 19, 2005 23:13

(This will be posted across the boards)
I've read these boards, looked at the idiotic replies, brags & lame statements of some that assume themselves to be bikers. Some are young, some are older, but it makes no difference, so for those of you lacking in the wherewithall, I'll explain it very simply so that even the densest might understand...
Put simply, a biker is who & what you are, not the bike, your penis length, or the size of your breasts, it's where you stand in this world, if you can lose every frigging thing you own, all your toys, your house, your job, your money... BUT, retain your pride, your integrity, your honor & still value your relationships & honest dealings with your brothers & sisters while NEVER selling out.. Then you just might have what it takes!! Enough of the mindless bragging about your bikes or who's ass you might have kicked or how much sex you claim to have had. I want to see the real stand up people, not the posers & RUB's that infect this & other "BIKER" sites. SHOW ME, the real folks, the tramps, the trash, the ones who put the miles down regardless of weather. Who haven't sold their souls out for a buck or a bitch. The ones that are fast disappearing from this world, only to be replaced with the endless posturing, bragging & conformity that I find everywhere these days.. C'Mon People! Show me what y'all have in terms of heart, because personally, I'm not finding it here, much less anywhere else these days. So there's the challenge, show me what you have... FOR REAL, I FREAKING DARE YOU!!!!
SierraThunder
(36 years on the road & ain't stopping now)

  


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Veröffentlicht am Thu, Aug 09, 2007 13:38

The thing is if we have to explain it than your not and probably never will...



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Veröffentlicht am Mon, Aug 06, 2007 00:21

I read your posting on what it is to be a biker. I agree that it is heart and soul stuff that some may not understand. I know many of these same ideas as I was raised by an old school biker. My Dad was an awesome example of what you're talking about. I guess that sort of stuff is what I was trying to get at in my profile, but didn't quite say it the same way.



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Veröffentlicht am Sat, Aug 05, 2006 09:02

Saw your post from last winter on what it takes to be a "biker" .. Jezo Pete man - what is with all the negative energy, anger and arrogance?? Chill out! As far as "daring" you ?? Hmmm..... I dare you to call me nickel hearted...you have no idea of what hardship anyone on this site has endured.
I'm not a very big gal - but I didn't earn the road name of "Brat" for nothing :)
I rodeoed and trained horses for years. I hauled a lot of miles alone, rode and competed in all sorts of foul weather, spent many a night washing up in a water bucket and many a night was spent in the nose of a gooseneck trailer with the ponies tied up to the trailer . Their well being ALWAYS came before mine. I did my share of winning and losing - got banged up and had plenty of broken bones, that doesn't allow me any sort of "title" and it doesn't make me any better than anyone else who hasn't roughed it and toughed it out. I am always more than happy to help someone new to the sport. I am happy that they love the sport and want to try their hand at it - they don't have to be an old die hard like I was for me to give them respect. If they think they have paid their dues - hey, good for them - maybe they'll have something happen down the road to open their eyes- maybe not - it really doesn't matter. No skin off of my back either way.
No, I don't claim to be a "biker" - but I do love my bike and being in the wind ( on nice days - LOL !). I'm new to biking and don't know if I will ever be into the "lifestyle".
I have friends who are members of 1% MC's. I know I never want to be part of that lifestyle - don't believe you have to be to be a "biker".
Lossen up dude - let others live their own life - you live yours and quit putting people down for havng their own ideas fo self value.... if it pleases them to put a title on themsleves - hey, let them have at it. How is it hurting you??



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Veröffentlicht am Mon, Jul 31, 2006 08:55

Yes ... there ARE colors on his "west" (vest)... lol
~~ VNVMC ~~ (Vietnam Vets M/C)

Yes ... I do know this "personally" because I just spent the last 2 mos. of my life at the hospitals with him trying to save HIS life!
The combination of the Vietnam War and TIME has taken it's toll on his Liver ... let's pray that he has a transplant SOON!

  


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Veröffentlicht am Wed, May 10, 2006 09:28

tqvnvmc write:
My bikes always look good and run great, becuz I have the best mechanic I know. ME! But it's about the lifestyle too guys. Not just the bikes.

I agree with you,its about the lifestyle.Live to ride,ride to live.(pity,I still have got some things in my way,but...)
I saw some colours on your west,am I right,if I can ask...

  


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Veröffentlicht am Wed, Oct 26, 2005 19:18

RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Veröffentlicht am Wed, Oct 26, 2005 14:10

I am new to this site and for awhile I thought I might be a biker....now I'm not so sure. I know I was riding on the back of my mothers bike as soon as I was old enough to hold on...I know that before I was old enough to hold on she would sit me on the tank while she drove around the back yard cuz the only way to keep me quiet was on a bike. I remember my first run to Sturgis at the age of 7 following behind in a van cuz I was too young too "ride that many miles" at my age. I also remember my first trip riding behind Maggott at the age of 12 smiling all the way and looking over at my mother and knowing that life just din't get any better than this. I know my mother was posted in Easyrider several times over the years mostly pushin her ole mans bike that didn't always look so "new & shiny)... I also know that when my mother passed she left her prize possession (her leather vest) to her grandaughter. As for me? Well, some things never change...I am still happiest when I'm riding. I slept on the side of the road, I have ridden in hail, ice, rain and snow for as long as I can remember just to be riding. So now I would like to know: Is there a stereotypical personality that classifies a "biker"? If that is the case then I guess in my 37 years of riding and being around people that ride I have yet to meet a "real biker" cuz I have never met one that was like another..... other than the good old common bound of loving the wind in your face and mutual repect of another mans lifestyle.....whatever they called it, as long as it was real. I'm sorry If I offend by my remark here but "birds of a feather" my friend....if you cannot seem to find any real bikers...well maybe you should step away from the mirror and really look at all the people you have insulted in your ignorance. As for the "poser" comment? Yeah, there are a lot of em out there. What does it matter? Everyone started somewhere, some just started sooner than others and obviously, a lot of us had better role models to learn from.
I am new to this site and for awhile I thought I might be a biker....now I'm not so sure. I know I was riding on the back of my mothers bike as soon as I was old enough to hold on...I know that before I was old enough to hold on she would sit me on the tank while she drove around the back yard cuz the only way to keep me quiet was on a bike. I remember my first run to Sturgis at the age of 7 following behind in a van cuz I was too young too "ride that many miles" at my age. I also remember my first trip riding behind Maggott at the age of 12 smiling all the way and looking over at my mother and knowing that life just din't get any better than this. I know my mother was posted in Easyrider several times over the years mostly pushin her ole mans bike that didn't always look so "new & shiny)... I also know that when my mother passed she left her prize possession (her leather vest) to her grandaughter. As for me? Well, some things never change...I am still happiest when I'm riding. I slept on the side of the road, I have ridden in hail, ice, rain and snow for as long as I can remember just to be riding. So now I would like to know: Is there a stereotypical personality that classifies a "biker"? If that is the case then I guess in my 37 years of riding and being around people that ride I have yet to meet a "real biker" cuz I have never met one that was like another..... other than the good old common bound of loving the wind in your face and mutual repect of another mans lifestyle.....whatever they called it, as long as it was real. I'm sorry If I offend by my remark here but "birds of a feather" my friend....if you cannot seem to find any real bikers...well maybe you should step away from the mirror and really look at all the people you have insulted in your ignorance. As for the "poser" comment? Yeah, there are a lot of em out there. What does it matter? Everyone started somewhere, some just started sooner than others and obviously, a lot of us had better role models to learn from.



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Veröffentlicht am Wed, Oct 26, 2005 10:46

What is a biker !!!!!!!!! Well this is the first time I"ve been on this board in about three months. WHY ? Because I have been RIDING !!! I see the same people saying the same things they were saying three months ago. nothing has changed. My bike is better they yours, in fighting between so called "real bikers " an wanne be. Come on people if you logged as many miles on your bikes as do on your key boards you would have a lot more interesting things to dicuss on here. Why am I on the boards today. Six inches of new snow. It will be gone soon an I will be riding . I hope you all can get some more riding in also. Push back from your puter an get on your scooter
What is a biker !!!!!!!!! Well this is the first time I"ve been on this board in about three months. WHY ? Because I have been RIDING !!! I see the same people saying the same things they were saying three months ago. nothing has changed. My bike is better they yours, in fighting between so called "real bikers " an wanne be. Come on people if you logged as many miles on your bikes as do on your key boards you would have a lot more interesting things to dicuss on here. Why am I on the boards today. Six inches of new snow. It will be gone soon an I will be riding . I hope you all can get some more riding in also. Push back from your puter an get on your scooter



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Veröffentlicht am Sat, Oct 08, 2005 16:40

Very well said my brother bikers.

  


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Veröffentlicht am Sat, Oct 08, 2005 11:03

RIGHT ON !!!! I think that was as good an explanation and definition as I have ever seen!!!And I agree whole heartedly,,, it's that frame of mind, that integrity, the way you view life and the way you treat people,,, anyone can be a punk and fight, and any one can get down sexually,,, but to stand and face adversity in the face with a smile and not have to backtrack because you lied ,,, to be able to stand up and admit who you are and not be ashamed or afraid of the consequences, to let the people making laws know you won't allow them to step on you OR your fellow man...now you are talking about freedoms and I believe that's what all bikers say they like about riding,, freedom,,, but are you really standing up for your freedoms like a true biker who refuses to bow to the weight of the moral majority, whatever that is!!

  


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Veröffentlicht am Mon, Oct 03, 2005 11:04

Well Sierra, maybe it's because the real ones don't need to brag, they just have to be there, you're right it's not about having a custom bike, we've seen them folks struggling to park them, anyone with credit can buy one and call themselves a biker, the clubs I've hung with put honor and truth first, being a stand up guy, no weesels, lyers, ripoffs or punk a$$ chit talkers allowed, being there to cover your brothers back and don't let anyone cross them.
So to all you yuppies with your trailers and motor homes, try rolling a few hundred miles in the rain with a small duffle bag and sleep on the ground, wear the same clothes for a week, drink beer for breakfast, and do it all because you like to, not just to prove your a tough biker and we'll talk..ride on!



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Veröffentlicht am Mon, May 16, 2005 20:50


VN_GreenMeany write:
Bikers are Enigmas , all are individuals in their own way, yet share a similar way of life.



Went to a bike show over the weekend. There was a biker there with a peg leg that had his Triumph modified for the foot controls on the left side.

Now, THAT'S a biker!



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Veröffentlicht am Mon, Apr 25, 2005 07:07

Hi,I'm new here: been told lots of times that I'm not a real biker unless... However I'm riding most days (probably you guys do too) and I'm grinning at the numpties in cars teling me I ain't real..

  


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Veröffentlicht am Sun, Apr 24, 2005 13:05

Bikers are Enigmas , all are individuals in their own way, yet share a similar way of life.



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Veröffentlicht am Wed, Apr 13, 2005 12:40

Coreno,

You've actually had people that wouldn't park next to you because it was less than a year or two old and didn't look like it just rolled off the showroom floor?

Well, then they probably wouldn't park next to me either especially the greasy, dirty wheel and even more especially the rear one that always looked grungy from all the oil from the chain and riding in the rain all the time. Got to the point I just quit trying to clean the wheels, especially the rear ones. All it took to turn that shiny wheel I spend an hour or so on was one commute to work on the freeway.

Nows, it's chainless all the way!

  


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Veröffentlicht am Sat, Apr 09, 2005 16:57

My bikes always look good and run great, becuz I have the best mechanic I know. ME! But it's about the lifestyle too guys. Not just the bikes.



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Veröffentlicht am Sat, Apr 09, 2005 09:02

~~Funny stuff falcon335!~~

  


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Veröffentlicht am Fri, Apr 08, 2005 11:38

"You Just Might NOT Be a Biker If?"


If your scooter has more miles rolling to the bike shop to get chrome than to the local tavern to get a beer, you just might NOT be a biker.

If you won't drink a beer unless it has a lime in it, you just might NOT be a biker.

If you think the term ?ol lady? refers to the 75 year old battle ax that lives two houses down, you just might NOT be a biker.

If you ever skipped a bike night because you didn't have time to clean the scooter, you just might NOT be a biker.

If you toss out a T-shirt because it got an oil or grease stain, you just might NOT be a biker.

If you get more excited watching your buddy flash his new chrome than his ol lady flashing her new t*ts, you just might NOT be a biker.

If the first anniversary of your new scooter comes before its 5000 mile service, you just might NOT be a biker.

If the bar you hang at serves drinks with umbrellas in them, you just might NOT be a biker.

If you ever told your ol lady to ?go put a bra on? because her T-shirt showed too much ni*ple, you just might NOT be a biker.

If you and/or your ol lady walk around the bike show in chaps when it's 90 freaking degrees outside, you just might NOT be a biker. (unless the ol lady just has a thong on with her chaps of course)

If you get offended by the gals dirty dancing with each other on top of the picnic table you are grubbing at, you just might NOT be a biker.

If you have ever opted not to stop at a caf? or bar because there were scooters parked out front, you just might NOT be a biker.

If you ever left the scooter at home because it was too much of a pain in the a*s to move the cage out of the way, you just might NOT be a biker.

If you would rather catch up on your reading than go for a putt, then you just might NOT be a biker.

If you always make sure the ride ends early enough so that you have time to ?clean the Motorcycle,? then you just might NOT be a biker.

If you only attend b...



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Veröffentlicht am Thu, Apr 07, 2005 08:22

I think this is a question similar to "Which came first the chicken or the egg"? Is being a biker something you see, feel or experience...or is it a state of mind that hides in the heart of any person, owner or not. Can you not say that the overworked, middle aged white collar worker who watches in envey as those bikes head on down past his work place isn,t in his heart a closet biker? Is it the description such as those given in such detail below? Is it any one of those kids who cram the street as soon as the thunder is heard rolling down out of the hills? There will never be a definition in the Oxford English Dictionary for Biker because to each of us it can mean so many different things.
Keep dreaming your dreams, living your life and riding your mind........for in each of us there is a biker just waiting his/ her chance to break free........ Freedom has been a hard won victory for many, the ability to choose is yours