I have been riding motorcycles for all my life and have experienced Biker Lifestyle in many states. This came to my attention the other day and I wanted to share it with you. Seems the URBAN Dictionary has come up with a definition of a Biker. It seems to be just a willie nillie definition but does make a point I suppose. So here it is.
“A biker is some one who not only owns a motorcycle but rides it for pleasure as well as transport. They tend to be a friendly bunch but any who crosses them will be “persuaded” not to do so again!” That’s not to bad I suppose, but I wish to add-Bikers are family folks, Biker Family Folks. We all share a common bond that cagers,posers and all other factions can not understand. We are fiercely independent patriots with love for freedom of speech,expression and self protection. We give to charity when others won’t,we support and never turn or backs on people in need, especially 1 of our own. We Bikers are probly the only people that have tee shrts and jeans on hangers in our closets,along with our vest,leather jackets and chaps. We travel light but always have what we need in our saddlebags. Our vest patches are extentions of our personalities and also a rememberance of fellow bikers lost.
So for all of you who wish to join our culture here is a word of advice. Don’t make the classic mistake of buying a nice new shiny bike as a first ride. Go buy a piece of crap out of the paper. Take a safety course and Ride it alone, Ride it in the rain. Fall down on it. Fix it. Learn to ride that bike until you feel ridiculous on it. Then you’re ready to graduate to a newer shiney bike but soon will outgrow that as well. Point being earn your rosd credentials through perseverance.