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THE BIKER’S CREED

 

Big Bend, motorcycle, ride

Santa Elena Canyon in background from Burro Mesa Pour-off

 

  • I ride because it is fun.
  • I ride because I enjoy the freedom I feel from being exposed to the elements, and the vulnerability to the danger that is intrinsic to riding.
  • I do not ride because it is fashionable to do so.
  • I ride my machine, not wear it. My machine is not a symbol of status. It exists simply for me, and me alone.
  • My machine is not a toy. It is an extension of my being, and I will treat it accordingly, with the same respect as I have for myself.
  • I strive to understand the inner-workings of my machine, from the most basic to the most complex.
  • I will learn everything I can about my machine, so that I am reliant upon no one but myself for its health and well being.
  • I strive to constantly better my skill of control over my machine. I will learn its limits, and use my skill to become one with my machine so that we may keep each other alive. I am the master, it is the servant. Working together in harmony, we will become an invincible team.
  • I do not fear death. I will, however, do all possible to avoid death prematurely. Fear is the enemy, not death. Fear on the highway leads to death, therefore I will not let fear be my master. I will master it.
  • My machines will outlive me. Therefore, they are my legacy. I will care for them for future bikers to cherish as I have cherished them, whoever they may be.
  • I do not ride to gain attention, respect, or fear from those that do NOT ride, nor do I wish to intimidate or annoy them. For those that do not know me, all I wish from them is to ignore me. For those that desire to know me, I will share with them the truth of myself, so that they might understand me and not fear others like me.
  • I will never be the aggressor on the highway. However, should others mess with me, their aggression will be dealt with in as severe manner as I can cast upon them.
  • I will show respect to other bikers more experienced or knowledgeable than I am. I will learn from them all I can. However, if my respect is not acknowledged or appreciated, it will end.
  • I will not show disrespect to other bikers less experienced or knowledgeable than I am. I will teach them what I can. However, if they show me disrespect, they will be slapped.
  • It will be my task to mentor new riders, that so desire, into the lifestyle of the biker, so that the breed shall continue. I shall instruct them, as I have been instructed by those before me. I shall preserve and honor traditions of bikers before me, and I will pass them on unaltered.
  • I will not judge other bikers on their choice of machine, their appearance, or their profession. I will judge them only on their conduct as bikers. I am proud of my accomplishments as a biker, though I will not flaunt them to others. If they ask, I will share them.
  • I will stand ready to help any other biker that truly needs my help.
  • I will never ask another biker to do for me what I can do for myself.
  • I am not a part-time biker. I am a biker when, and where ever I go. I am proud to be a biker, and hide my chosen lifestyle from no one. I ride because I love freedom, independence, and the movement of the ground beneath me. But most of all, I ride to better understand myself, my machine, the lands in which I ride, and to seek out and know other bikers like myself.

-Anonymous

 

Cancer patient riding his Harley as far as bike, body will take him

Jordan

This is a touching video about a cancer patient riding his Harley as far as his bike and body will take him.

This is a call to all bikers and bloggers. Its is a great story and cause. Please click the link  and watch the video. Email and re-post to get the word out.

This is the link to Jordan’s blog so you can follow along on his journey.

Thanks for spreading the word.

My Other Passenger

Our other passenger… Cow A. Sacky

My other passenger’s name is Cow A. Sacky. You can tell by looking at Cow what kind of biker he is. Cow is more of the strong tough silent type of cool biker. Deep down though, Cow is a real softy… He has a real soft touch. Cow never says anything and he is always ready to ride anywhere at anytime. I must say Cow is not too crazy about the rain.  It takes Cow a while to get dried out.. We haven’t found him a good rain suit yet but even then he doesn’t complain. I think Cow would really like to have his own bike… but Cow’s more vertically challenged than myself… So Cow will continue being a “Hanger onner” (i.e. passenger) as Janet sometimes refers to herself.

When I had my Kawasaki Nomad, Janet thought we needed an appropriate mascot to ride with us. She found Cow somewhere (she doesn’t remember where) but Cow needed to dress for riding. Janet found the perfect place to dressed Cow at “Build a Bear”.

We have taken Cow on many rides when space permitted. Needless to say, we get lots of comments, stares, smiles and laughs a long the way. Cow is a good conversation starter even though he does say much.

So we have seen hundreds of your mascots while riding and I know they all have a story about them. Janet and I would love to hear the story, so please tell us about your other passenger.