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    THE BIKER

    THE BIKER

    I saw you hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.
    But, you didn't see me put an extra $10.00 in the collection outside the store as I walked in.

    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 to raise more money for the 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 car window.

    I saw you frown at me when I smiled at your children.
    But you didn't see me, when I took time off from 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 jackets and gloves.
    But you didn't see me and my brothers donate our old ones to those that had none.

    I saw you look in fright at my tattoos.
    But you didn't see me cry as my children were born and have their name 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 noisy 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 your 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 as you drove down the road.
    But you didn't see me squeeze 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 minutes of time.
    But you didn't see me trying to turn right.

    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 sa w 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 a family.
    But you didn't see me.

    Re-send this around in hopes that people will understand the biker community.

    If you don't re-send this, all I can say is it sucks to be you. I hope you never loose someone that rides.


    EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE US, RESPECT OUR RIGHTS TO RIDE WHAT WE CHOOSE AND TAKE A FEW EXTRA SECONDS TO BE SURE WE'RE NOT IN 'YOUR' WAY.

    LIVE TO RIDE . . . RIDE TO LIVE

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    Re: THE BIKER

    I remember reading this years ago... as a side thought, one thing about it that's interesting is the "biker" paradigm of the time when it was written, which I am pretty sure predates the development of modern sport bikes. It takes as a given that "biker" equals "Harley" (or BSA) rider. A guy who looks like a Hell's Angel or Hell's Angel in waiting... .

    Of course, today there is as wide a range of "types" on bikes as there are bikes. Big touring bikes are typically (but not always) ridden by completely non-threatening looking middle aged types; often husband and wife. Cruisers are just as frequently ridden by insurance salesmen as by stereotypical "bikers" - while sport bikes are typically ridden by younger,more clean-cut types. All wear different types of gear, too.

    I personally haven't seen an example of the old school Visigoth-type of biker who looks kind of scary in years!

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    >>I personally haven't seen an example of the old school Visigoth-type of biker who looks kind of scary in years! <<

    We've got plenty of them here in Texas--- they al seem to be nice guys when you talk to them!


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    Re: THE BIKER

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rose
    >>I personally haven't seen an example of the old school Visigoth-type of biker who looks kind of scary in years! <<

    We've got plenty of them here in Texas--- they al seem to be nice guys when you talk to them!

    My wife has a great story:

    When she was about 9 or 10, she and her dad were taking a trip on the highway; they pulled over for a break at a rest stop - and it just happened that there was a group of Angels there. My then nine or ten-year-old future wife went right up to the Angels because she thought their bikes looked neat - and ended up getting her picture taken with them! She says they were very friendly and she never felt scared or threatened by them.

    As for my father in law (her dad) he may have seen it another way!



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    Re: THE BIKER

    Snap!!
    I was about to post this here ;D

    So very true....damn the cagers...especially those with mobile/cell phones....and even navman/GPS!!!

    Rex
    On the Sunshine Coast, in the Sunshine State Queensland (QLD), Australia

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