He’s The Real Deal!
He’s the guy that everyone aspires to be. He is different inside… What does that 100% Biker look like?
He is fiercely loyal to his club members!
This loyalty goes beyond and spills into loyalty to all family members in general.
It’s comforting that they are riders with road sense, who are aware of the dangers and respect the road and their vehicle.
This is their credo!
Anything less than responsible is unacceptable!
How Big Is His Personality?
He’s the leader of the pack.
He wears denim with a black leather jacket and boots. He wears a black T-shirt depicting his last ride on the Tail Of The Dragon in Deals Gap, Tennessee.
There are 318 curves in 11 miles, and it makes the wild mouse rollercoaster look like a kiddy ride. (Visit TOTD here)
These curves go up and down and around as they turn … it was thrilling!
But that’s just us – that’s who we are!
Underneath that black t-shirt, which covers a chiseled chest, is a heart of gold.
I am not talking about GANG members here.
These are proud members of society, who-are-bikers!
There’s a big difference.
A rider rides a motorcycle and would love to be called a BIKER!
Aren’t they the same, you ask? Ask a Biker if he aspires to be called a “motorcycle rider“.
HE Looks Like That 100% Biker…
Sure, must be nice to be part of that Biker camaraderie.
They look so carefree and confident.
They can wear some of the rattiest-looking clothes and guess what?
They look cool!
They don’t mind the wrinkled and messy look…there’s a clean
t-shirt in the saddle bag.
It’s not just the clothes that make the person!
Could That 100% Biker Be A Stereotype?
(Make your voice deep) “I’ll have to stop for a rest somewhere, in some quiet town.
I’ll shave and wash my clothes, maybe even take a shower”.
Ok!.. That’s our stereotypical biker from the early days of movies.
I still see posters of Easy Rider in baby-boomer garages: Fonda, Hopper, and Nicholson.
Out on the hi-gh-way ... BORN TO BE WI-I-LD!
Everyone wanted to do that: shut the door and leave for parts unknown...
Disappear, and tell no one.
People mention it on Quora: “About those bikers… They have a m-o-o-d!”
Yes, But, We Heard That A Real Biker…
Remember those stereotypes in the movies where the motorcycle was dismantled on the kitchen floor?
There were always two small children running through the grease dripping out of the oil pan… In their bare feet.
A heavily pregnant mom stepped through the mess on the kitchen floor while holding her aching back!.. Yuck!
Not a pretty picture. No wonder bikers have a bad reputation!
I don’t know about you, but I would rather be in a bar of friendly bikers than be with unfriendly … anythings!
Here I Go Again!
There’s that adventurous, spontaneous, and thrill-seeking spirit that we find so attractive!
They are passionate about riding, but selfish at the same time!
It is hard to deny themselves the internal joy they feel when they swing their leg over the seat! That is when their inner man is unleashed!
See the HEW HES HAY any way you want to: Harley, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Indian,
Moto Guzzi, Ducati, and Vespa!
Our life consists of touring bikes, motorcycle travel, and adventure riding!
What’s stopping you now?
How Did Those Bikers Get A Start?
Men rode motorcycles in the war in Europe. This was a quick way to dart between villages and through wooded terrain.
Of course, they continued to ride when they returned home… how could they not?
There was the thrill of it all, out there alone, avoiding danger and saving countries!
They grew to LIKE riding in the rain!
This alone tells you how much they were dedicated to motorcycles!
When I was a child, motorcycles were for people who could not afford a real car!
That was my impression… Poor them.
They Awakened The Thrill Of It All!
They had to satisfy the urgency in their spirit!
Perhaps they wanted to be on a BIG motorcycle and tame the beast.
Before helmets were mandatory, it was wonderful to feel the wind blowing through your hair.
These men knew that women were ga-ga over these BIKERS!
Pleasing the girls was a great motivation. Look at the persona they have now!
They came back from the war wearing those cracked leather bomber jackets… like Marlon Brando or Indiana Jones.
Underneath it all, their attitude made the difference... Really!
Who Is A “Rider”?
A motorcycle rider is someone who occasionally rides a motorcycle.
It is not his main mode of travel; he just does not drive a car all the time.
Maybe it’s for the fuel economy or he likes to ride two wheels sometimes.
Especially on an island vacation, or for convenience.
He would tell you about his car if you asked him what he drove.
What About The Poor Baby?
He parks his motorcycle in his garage and has a mechanic look at it every year
for a tune-up.
It is covered for the winter… out of sight till spring.
A good practice, I might add, but does this rider ever get his hands dirty?
Has he ever slept by the side of the road, with the bike down on its side?
Did he have to spoon into the seat to keep himself warm?
Has he changed the oil or looked for that clink that sometimes happens
on the open road?
Has he ever ridden in a storm and ducked behind the windshield to keep the pelting rain out of his eyes?
Has he thought about how he would like to bring her inside on a freezing night?
Her pipes must be SO cold!
How Did He Buy That Motor-Cy?
He went to a showroom!..
They looked so pretty, shiny, and new.
He tried them out, but it was challenging to get helpful feedback…
They knew he did not have real biker experience.
No, he’s not a biker; just a guy wanting to buy a motorcycle.
He likes everything in his price range.
Are They Going Out Of Style?
These days new motorcycle sales are increasing at 5.8 %/YR.
In a 2019-20 report, 780,000 NEW motorcycles were sold in the United States alone!
There were probably 1000 times that many on the road already!
The persona of a biker is probably the best motivation to own a motorcycle.
The advertising is paying for itself!
The sex-appeal is already there. Just suit up, ride, then let it invade your psyche.
It gets into your blood!
What Does A Real Biker Look Like?
I like to see a leather-clad rider, with a matching helmet, boots, and gloves –
the whole package.
They look so hot… not because of what they wear – though it is a contributing factor! – but because of who they ARE!
It is an attitude; it is an ilk!.. The gear is the uniform.
They wear the uniform with confidence!
Are There Girls There Too?
A woman biker is an inspiration to other women. We all want to ride like her.
She’s sexy and independent. She handles that beast all on her own…
I bet she only weighs 120 pounds!
Don’t let that fool you… she’s strong!
She wants a man with the same abilities.
He had better be real if he wants to ride into the sunset with this biker chick!
Is He Cool Enough?
Our biker does not want you to confuse him with a member of a gang.
He is a club member, not a gang member.
He is a friend among like-minded riders; they go on day rides and overnighters.
He goes to Sturges and Daytona and admires anyone who rides.
When he passes another biker on the road, he puts out his hand in greeting.
They do likewise.
If another biker is parked on the roadside, he is always first to stop and offer help.
No animosity here.
The camaraderie is forever on the surface.
They talk about their bikes as if they were their children.
Is He Hot?
Yes, because he’s authentic!
He started riding at a young age and learned to ride a slow bike fast… first!
Now he’s capable of riding a fast bike fast, with confidence.
He learned not to show off; instead, he takes instruction well.
Does He Have The Gear?
Yes, and he wears it with a bad-ass attitude – the gear does not wear him.
There is a lot to say about this icing on the cake.
Who doesn’t look super-cool clad in denim and leather head to toe?
In the heat, most girls wear halter tops under those heavy leather jackets.
The heat comes up from the road when we stop – it’s break time. “30 minutes everyone!”
Out come the water bottles and everyone UN-Z-I-P-P-S!
And we cool off!
Click here and see what their HOT uniform looks like today!
The pride and love I feel at this moment cannot be minimized.
Suit up everyone – let’s go!
What’s So Special About A Club?
I live for this question!
There is a motorcycle superstore in southern Ontario called Thunder Road!
I love the sound of that name because it is like the rumbling sound of a volcano…
When you are surrounded by a swarm of motorcycles in a large group and all those motorcycles start up simultaneously and that growl of the engines grows in your chest you SWELL with pride and you know you look goofy. You look around and it brings tears to your eyes, with the unmistakable sense of camaraderie and friendship which causes a LUMP in your throat and there are no words!
YES!… it’s so emotional!
Now you get it!.. you’re so happy to be a biker!
Are There Drugs And Alcohol?
The short answer is yes!
Like any other gatherings: caravanning, bird watching, horse racing, circuses, church bazaars, spelunking, and motor racing.
I can’t fight mother nature on this one.
You are a no-good rider – in every sense of the word – if you believe in drinking and driving! No respectable biker would be seen drunk while riding.
It is not worth the risk, and is the best way to lose the respect of the brothers in the club!
Go home and drink. It’s safer and cheaper!
They Must Be High-Maintenance?!
Motorcycles have become sophisticated machines and many bikers are mechanically inclined.
If not, there’s always the motor-mac who knows all about bikes.
He’s highly respected!
Many bikes boast that one million miles are easily attainable these days… as long as you do regular oil changes.
I don’t know if I have time left to ride one million more miles!
Don’t forget the metric models… very fine rides!
Are They Really Your Children?
Animals and children are great equalizers!.. And so is your motorcycle!
It backfired once!
It sounded like a bullet and people on the street ducked behind cars.
Some hit the ground.
When everyone came out of hiding, she backfired again … worse than the first time!
It made me cringe with embarrassment.
I could not imagine that we did not look after our baby.
I am blushing!