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Erinna1112
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Post by Erinna1112 »

For BR, and all the bikers on here, and everywhere:



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

You didn't see me put an extra $10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.

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

You didn't see me playing Santa at the local mall.

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

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.

You didn't see me, driving behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

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

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.

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.

You didn't see me and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those that had none.

I saw you look in fright at my tattoos.

You didn't see me cry as my children were born and having their name tattooed on my skin and in my heart.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

You didn't see me leave the road.

I saw you waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.

You didn't see me. I wasn't there.

I saw you go home to your family.

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

I was just a biker and a person with friends and family.

You didn't see me.
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Post by lady cop »

fortunately not everyone has a negative view of bikers. everytime i have ever passed one in a cruiser we give each other thumbs up, it's very friendly. ...and when it's bike week down here tolerance is the key. most of the visitors are great people. sadly, people don't know how to drive around bikes.
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Post by cars »

Soooooo Eri, how's BR doing? Hope her therapy is going good, & that she will be able to come in the Garden more often, soon. Tell Her we all (I) miss her! :-4
Cars :)
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Post by BabyRider »

Oh my GAWD, this is so exactly true!!! I have personally been witness to every single thing here. Loved it, too!!!!

I have found a new respect for my sister after this thread!!
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Post by WonderWendy3 »

I Love Bikers!! and always have been taught to give them space on the road, mostly because my Uncle was a Biker, had a REAL bad accident when he was younger...This gave me a tear...have alot of friends that have Bikes...And this described them all, good family loving people....Stero-typing is common...unfortunate.
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Post by RedGlitter »

Erinna, that was great. You wrote that didn't you? :)

Where I live we have biker weekend, playing host to bikers from all over, in April. They come out to the casinos and go up into the mountains. Sure, we get some rowdy ones or some mean ones but those are few and far between. We've only had one incident where one biker shot another inside a casino.

But generally speaking we don't mind them. In fact, "our" bikers are more friendly than the locals most times. I don't like the noise and the traffic but those of us who can, just stay home that weekend. ;) I guess I didn't realize bikers still had that type of reputation about them. I had thought that was way past.
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BabyRider
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RedGlitter;482899 wrote: I had thought that was way past.


I'd sure love to see the day when it is. I won't hold my breath, but one can hope.
[FONT=Arial Black]I hope you cherish this sweet way of life, and I hope you know that it comes with a price.
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Bullet's trial was a farce. Can I get an AMEN?????


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Post by cherandbuster »

BabyRider;482890 wrote: I have found a new respect for my sister after this thread!!


FG love continues :-4
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PASSION
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Erinna1112
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Post by Erinna1112 »

Thanks for the kind words, RedGlitter. I wish I could take credit; however, it's not my work. I saw it elsewhere and borrowed it (with permission from the author) to post here, because I know there are lots of bikers and friends of bikers here. I have no burning desire to ride a motorcycle myself, but I've always treated them with respect on the roads - giving them at least as much leeway as a car, not cutting them off, signaling turns and lane changes, that sort of thing. Having made several biker friends, and seen how that community pulls together when one of their own is in need, I have a great deal more respect for them off the roads now, as well.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.



I swear by my life - and my love of it - that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. ~Ayn Rand



If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.



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Post by BabyRider »

I just keep coming back here to read this over and over.



For anyone who might think this is slightly exaggerated....unfortunately, it's not even a little bit. Watch the road...bikers are everywhere. That might be me you send to an early grave.
[FONT=Arial Black]I hope you cherish this sweet way of life, and I hope you know that it comes with a price.
~Darrel Worley~
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Bullet's trial was a farce. Can I get an AMEN?????


We won't be punished for our sins, but BY them.




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Post by BabyRider »

Erinna wrote: and seen how that community pulls together when one of their own is in need,
Ain't THAT the truth?!!!
[FONT=Arial Black]I hope you cherish this sweet way of life, and I hope you know that it comes with a price.
~Darrel Worley~
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Bullet's trial was a farce. Can I get an AMEN?????


We won't be punished for our sins, but BY them.




Erinna1112
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Post by Erinna1112 »

BabyRider;483051 wrote: That might be me you send to an early grave.


:-3 It almost was. :-2
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.



I swear by my life - and my love of it - that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. ~Ayn Rand



If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.



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BabyRider
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Post by BabyRider »

Hey Sunshine, thought you'd like to know that your thread here has earned the coveted spot of posting in the Blue Angels forum! It's getting LOTS of awesome response. In fact, I sent it on to every biker in my address book! The gang loves it! Not too often you see bikers crying, but this one made it happen! I'll be posting it in MC101, too....should be interesting!
[FONT=Arial Black]I hope you cherish this sweet way of life, and I hope you know that it comes with a price.
~Darrel Worley~
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Bullet's trial was a farce. Can I get an AMEN?????


We won't be punished for our sins, but BY them.




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Post by Marie5656 »

Thought of this one today. Rick and I were in the store, and I ran into a former co-worker of mine (Rick had never met him). This guy is all biker...very obvious by his dress. But a sweetheart all the same. Some other folks gave us "the look" when we hugged, and chatted up. I am rather "straight looking" next to him...so I am sure some folks were rather taken aback. Thing is, we were pretty good friends at work, just drifted apart when we both left our work.

It was good seeing him.

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