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For those who ride, You didn't see me...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ruthven13, May 9, 2006.

  1. Ruthven13

    Ruthven13 1/2 ton status

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    But, You Didn't See Me.

    I saw you,
    hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.

    But you didn't see me,
    put an extra $10 in the collection plate last Sunday.

    I saw you.
    pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk.

    But you didn't see me,
    playing Santa at the local mall.

    I saw you,
    change your mind about going into the restaurant.

    But you didn't see me,
    attending a meeting a meeting to raise more money for hurricane relief.

    I saw you,
    roll up your window and shake your head when I rode by.

    But you didn't see me,
    riding behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the window.

    I saw you,
    frown at me when I smiled at your children.

    But you didn't see me,
    when I took time off of work to run toys to the homeless.

    I saw you,
    stare at my long hair.

    But you didn't see me,
    and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

    I saw you,
    roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves.

    But you didn't see me,
    and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those who had none.

    I saw you,
    look in fright at my tattoos.

    But you didn't see me,
    cry as my children were born and written over and in my heart.

    I saw you,
    change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.

    But you didn't see me,
    going home to be with my family.

    I saw you,
    complain about how loud and noisey our bikes can be.

    But you didn't see me,
    when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

    I saw you,
    yelling at the kids in the car.

    But you didn't see me,
    pat my child's hands, knowing he was safe behind me.

    I saw you,
    reading the newspaper or map while driving down the road.

    But you didn't see me,
    squeese my wife's leg when she told me to take the next turn.

    I saw you,
    race down the road in the rain.

    But you didn't see me,
    get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

    I saw you,
    run the yellow light, just to save a few seconds of precious time.

    But you didn't see me,
    trying to turn left.

    I saw you,
    cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.

    But you didn't see me,
    leave the road.

    I saw you,
    waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.

    But you didn't see me,
    I wasn't there.

    I saw you,
    go home to your family.

    But you didn't see me,
    because I died that day you cut me off.

    I was just a biker....

    A person with friends and family....

    BUT YOU DIDN'T SEE ME........




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  2. nc87k5

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    :bow: says a lot about some bikers that I have gotten to know. they are a good group of people are there to help out anyway they can. shame people do judge them by their looks. also a shame that's how most die too.

    good find.
     
  3. k2mslskier

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    Awesome.
     
  4. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Loud pipes say what???
     
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    very nice
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Right on, brother! (Even though I'll never ride again, unless i get the Indian.):rolleyes:
     
  8. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I do not see many real bikers much anymore these days. Most of them are wanna be weekend warriors. I remember the late 60's, 70's, and into the mid-80's the Hells Angels, Galloping Gooses, Mongols, and Hessians, but all that has seemed to die out. Because the younger generation is so much in to the inner city ghetto rap and hip-hop fads, there are not many younger generations of people stepping in to take the place anymore of the true aging bikers anymore.

     
  9. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES
     
  10. bigjbear

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    Loud pipes say "I'm a dumb-ass with no consideration for my neighbors"
     
  11. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    There is a huge difference between the Hells Angels and a "biker".
     
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    Yes, thank you DR. Do not confuse riders with one of the largest criminal orginazations in the world. And that was a great read, I had never seen it before.
     
  13. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Explain to me the difference? It sounds like you are saying a Hells Angel is not a true biker, or that a true biker could never be a Hells Angel?
     
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    Neither statement would be true. I believe D R ment, don't lump them together in the same sentence. D R can of course, speak quite well for himself. He will correct me if I misunderstood him.
     
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    FOR MUD 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Someone didn't see me in 97 and crushed my leg with a 30ft boat on a trailer . Still got the leg but non't work so good
     
  16. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Generally speaking, a "biker" is one who spend a significant amount of time riding their "bike" which is a motorcycle. Many BMW and other import riders consider themsevles "bikers". However, due to a misinformed and misguided media, some folks tend to equate the term "biker" with the one percenter criminal organizations like the HA, the Bandidos, etc. In fact, those organizations take pride in being and "outlaw biker", not just a "biker". So, when you don't see too many "real bikers", I think a more accurate phrase would be that you don't see to many "outlaw bikers" as much anymore, which is probably true in the U.S.

    From Wikipedia:
    "Although the term refers to any motorcycle enthusiast, sometimes the word "biker" is sometimes used to mean an outlaw biker, or bikie, who is a member of a 1%er or outlaw motorcycle gang. Amongst riders of motorcycles, the term "biker" or "rider" is used to refer to anyone who rides a motorcycle"
     
  17. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Since the original post in this thread mentioned "long hair" and "tattoos" as a bone of contention, I assumed they where considering this stereotype as the mythical Biker they where talking about.
     
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    prolly just an EASYRIDER image.most of my friends are in clubs. and if you see them on the street you would never think so.they would kill you for a stupid reason but they just look "normal".:laugh: i;m the last with the long wig.:haha: some don;t even have tatoos.but thats so they cant be grouped in with the club if anything went down.no outstanding marks on your body.:D
     
  19. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Interestingly enough, I have been pulled over many more times during my tenure as a sport bike rider than on my Harley's when I had really long hair, earrings, and looked like the "stereotypical biker". But from the public, I always got seated back by the growler in the restaurant, followed around in Nordstrom by guys talking into their sleeves, and asked for three pieces of ID when cashing a check.....
     
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    I want the kawasaki drifter... all the fun of an indian wih none of the expense or mess

    Im a mtorcycle rider... I just want to be seen and not turned in front of...

    that is all
     

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