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post #1 of 13 Old Nov 3rd, 2011, 9:55 am Thread Starter
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biker vs. motorcyclist

I am not sure if all of us have seen this, so I thought I would share.

This comes from Fred Rau in the latest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine

"If you wear a full-face or modular helmet, you are probably a motorcyclist.
If you wear a "beanie" helmet with a tag inside that says "for costume use only", you are probably a biker.

If you own a GPS unit, you are probably a motorcyclist.
If all of your riding gear, without exception, is black, you are probably a biker.

If you have no idea what "Screamin' Eagle" refers to, you are probably a motorcyclist.
If you have no idea what "Aerostich" refers to, you are probably a biker.

If you spent more money on tires last year than you did on clothes, you are probably a motorcyclist.
If you planned your last five vacations around Sturgis, you are probably a biker.

If you own a "Fog City" faceshield, you are probably a motorcyclist.
If you think it's normal for all five stops on the poker run to be at bars, you are probably a biker.

If you watch the Weather Channel to decide how to dress for your ride tomorrow, you are probably a motorcyclist.
If you watch the Weather Channel to decide whether or not to ride tomorrow, you are probably a biker.

Okay, now for the similarities:

If you put aftermarket pipes on your bike for a better sound or better performance, you could be either.

If you belong to the AMA because they fight for your rights, you could be either.

If you read two or three motorcycle magazines every month, you could be either.

If your Christmas cards have a picture of a motorcycle on them, you could be either.

And perhaps most importantly, if you absolutely love your motorcycle, and love to ride, you definitely could be either."

This is only a small part of the article.

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Re: biker vs. motorcyclist

Hmmmmmmm........... Similar, but different I guess. And enough room in this world for both.

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Re: biker vs. motorcyclist

I have not received my latest MCN, but as I recall this is a re-print from an older issue. Interesting observations though.

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Re: biker vs. motorcyclist

I see from your map, that you are an edge person. Hang in there.

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I see from your map, that you are an edge person. Hang in there.

Maybe for next years big trip I will go straght NORTH from Orlando to WV and cut West and cut across the US on the TOP states and leave a big donut hole in the middle!!!!

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a big donut hole in the middle!
Yup. That pretty much describes it.

When you go north, leave time in New England. There is no better riding.

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[QUOTE=pauleknight]Maybe for next years big trip I will go straght NORTH from Orlando to WV and cut West and cut across the US on the TOP states and leave a big donut hole in the middle!!!![/QUOTE

Does it really matter, you're riding the finest motorcycle on the planet, just ride it!]

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Darn.....I've been telling my wife and daughter for years that I am an outlaw biker (they ask me whether all outlaw bikers strap tents and sleeping bags to their bikes).
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I am a rider.
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Re: biker vs. motorcyclist

Hmmm, guess I neither or a little bit of both.
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Maybe for next years big trip I will go straght NORTH from Orlando to WV and cut West and cut across the US on the TOP states and leave a big donut hole in the middle!!!!
There some fine riding in Colorado you'd be missing.
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Re: biker vs. motorcyclist

I've always said, sometimes, that if I ever owned a restaurant, I'd have a sign out front that said," Motorcycle Enthusiasts Welcome. Bikers, Not So Much".
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Re: biker vs. motorcyclist

According to the OP's "if's" list, I'm definitely a motorcyclist.

Is there any link to this article?

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