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Old 09-05-2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default Prejudice against motorcyclists by family or friends

During a recent visit to my aunt and uncle I mentioned that I had just made my first ride with a motorcycle touring group in San Diego, a 200-mile tour into the mountains to the NE. He immediately responded by asking me why I would associate myself with the sort of people who ride motorcycles - to him, they are a bunch of undesirables who ride loud machines, wear tattoos, take undue risks, etc etc.

Understand that my uncle is someone who believes in crop circles, chemtrails, 911Truth and a number of other conspiracy theories - not someone who's opinions I respect. He knows nothing of significance about motorcyclists and motorcycles - completely ignorant.

I plan to bring this up with fellow club riders on my next ride - should make for an interesting and entertaining discussion.

Who else has experienced crass prejudice like this against motorcyclists?
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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In a nutshell; All of us. Though as group rides go, I'm with your uncle, just not for his reasons.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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To be honest I think most of the guys here are pretty undesirable. I think the basic rule is as with all things, Give Respect and you get respect, act like an ******* and you'll get treated like an *******. There's always going to be people who don't like motorcycles, I personally just ignore them.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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Could be worse. Back in the 70s the CHP made a point of hassling bikers who dared to ride through Malibu. The CHP was on a campaign against "outlaw" bikers which apparently meant anyone on a chopper. Today a lot of cops ride Harleys as recreation.

If all you have to worry about are the uninformed opinions of idiots consider yourself lucky.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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If all you have to worry about are the uninformed opinions of idiots consider yourself lucky.
I guess I'm pretty lucky then.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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To be honest I think most of the guys here are pretty undesirable.
Where did we go wrong? How can two people, two people that LOVE one-another suddenly.... fall out of..... Love.....

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:33 PM   #7
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Where did we go wrong? How can two people, two people that LOVE one-another suddenly.... fall out of..... Love.....


If I have to explain it you wouldn't understand......


I'm sure you and Ken will be happy exploring your southern roots together
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If I have to explain it you wouldn't understand......


I'm sure you and Ken will be happy exploring your southern roots together
Is that what you kids are callin it this week?
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