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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2011, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hey folks...No, this is not a slam toward anyone in particular. I was just reading one of the posts and it came into my mind to ask everyone a very simple question. We all have our perceptions as to what a "Harley Rider" is or what a "Rice burner bike rider" is and of course what a "Victory Bike rider" is....BUT....(Here's the question) What have YOU done to improve the image of Motorcyclists in general to the public..? Do you participate in charity rides...? Do you show courtesy and follow the "rules of the road" when riding...Do you NOT blast your neighbors at zero dark thirty in the morning with pipes so loud that even you have to wear ear plugs to ride ? I am interested in any and all input.....Thanks...and keep the rubber side down....

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I'm tired of giving my money to charity. Sorry for those poor souls but with the government bending me over I have none to give. The only reason I give cars a break cause they can kill me.
Wish bikers would go back wards. People respected us and gave us room on the road and when we gave money to some cancer person we were appreciated now its a trend for those that never did. I didn't have the kid down the street braking into my truck. The old days kids would stay away from your stuff my stuff.
Now I heard a ruckus out side and saw some shadow in the truck so I grabbed the 357 went out the front door climbed the snow and creep up on him and opened the door and shoved the gun in his face. His pants turned wet intently and before he could movie I had a hold of him. His parents didn't like it that I got them out of bed at 3 in the morning.
Now I don't have to cut the grass or shovel. His dad paid for the seat to be shampooed.
In the old days people were scared of us and maybe it was fear but I think you could let your bike sit any where all day and no one would mess with it. Now days you better have it wrapped in a chain and a holster sitting on the seat to keep it yours.
I think bikers have raised more money over the years then any one. Now its expected of us.
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Hard to follow a post like that VisionJohnny. It seems like one day the old stigma of the scary biker is completely gone and the next it's still clear and fresh in my experience. It surprises me the difference I get in reactions from drivers when I'm riding wearing my club vest and when I'm just wearing regular gear. Used to not matter. As for making noise, letting people in to traffic, ect, I'm always a gentleman. Thats just my nature. That and the whole they can run me over and kill me thing. I used to give money to charity years ago but now I know just how little of my money actually went to helping the cause and how much went to lining someones pocket. Now when I feel the need to help out I do so with my time or I research on the internet for a company that actually has a decent expense ratio.

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