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Old 12-06-2007, 07:44 PM
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What are you up to UT....

Seems Taffs pretty much answered most questions here, but for what its worth,

Ask! don't just do, there are people out there with years of experience, nobody is going to bite your hand off, the dominate MC in your area is a good place to start and offten have open nights. But its a good idea to know what sort of club you want before you go, unsure? you need to be arround the scene a tad longer then methinks!
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Old 24-06-2007, 01:39 PM
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Some of the older peeps may remember, like me, when there were NO backpatches (genuine ones, anyway) and therefore no politics. You could wear whatever you liked. Yes, we had club wars as mentioned in the patch theme and my MCC (Saltbox) based in Biggin Hill had regular run-ins with the local Hells Angels (Wannabe's). Fortunately we were a big club and the fake HA's were toss-pots and we kept our club till 1969, when the owner sold the clubhouse and it was turned into the Battle Of Britain Restaurant. There were not many clubhouses that I know of that had an open air swimming pool behind the bike park.

Once the HA licenced the first genuine chapter in the UK, the wannabe's disappeared, some quite literally and the new era of biker politics arrived. I have not joined an MCC since. The nearest I have come is the BSA owners club. Marque owners clubs were not mentioned, but probably because they are too obviuos for words......
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Old 24-06-2007, 01:49 PM
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I would like to add that one should not have an ass hole as a president as ours did! and folded after two years as a result!
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Old 24-07-2007, 07:00 PM
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I would like to add that one should not have an ass hole as a president as ours did! and folded after two years as a result!

no one man should be bigger than the club!
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Old 24-07-2007, 08:47 PM
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Don't you read the start?!!!

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Let's do this shall we, to end all these posts about clubs:
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Old 24-07-2007, 08:48 PM
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Old 24-07-2007, 09:36 PM
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:16 AM
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I am going to start a 2% er club. At the moment we have 2 members, me and him in doors.

To qualify for membership, you must be a total middle aged nutter with fantastic sense of umour, and enjoy riding your bike and having a good time and you must come in twos (i.e. 2%er) please ask for an application form to join this, currently, very exclusive club.
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:52 PM
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I am going to start a 2% er club. At the moment we have 2 members, me and him in doors.

To qualify for membership, you must be a total middle aged nutter with fantastic sense of umour, and enjoy riding your bike and having a good time and you must come in twos (i.e. 2%er) please ask for an application form to join this, currently, very exclusive club.
thinking on them lines, i have another idea.........
i am going to start a 69% club and i will start practising later when the kids have gone to bed
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:11 PM
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thinking on them lines, i have another idea.........
i am going to start a 69% club and i will start practising later when the kids have gone to bed
Now thats the best idea I've heard for a long time. send me an application form first class post immediately
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Old 22-08-2007, 05:12 PM
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'spose I might as well chip in me two pennorth.
Join an existing club. If there aint one that suits then look at startin yer own.
DON'T try n start a back patch club. If you can't make the commitment that any of yer local back patch clubs ask then that aint the route for you and startin yer own is gonna hurt.
Don't slag off another club of any description unless you are willing to back it up.
First and foremost, whether you join or start a club of any description, you have to remember that your actions reflect on that club. If you Feck it up, your mates can get a good hiding.
Most people who wear a patch have showed some level of commitment to obtain it. Treat them with the same respect as you would want for yourself until they prove otherwise.
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Old 14-11-2007, 08:06 AM
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Before this topic is laid to rest, whats the official line on buying/displaying wearing support gear as is sold at The Bulldog and I know that London has an e-bay site now to sell theirs as well as on the website.
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Old 14-11-2007, 09:24 AM
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Before this topic is laid to rest, whats the official line on buying/displaying wearing support gear as is sold at The Bulldog and I know that London has an e-bay site now to sell theirs as well as on the website.
I cannot speak on this as 'Official' But the way I see it whatever you **BUY** as opposed to (Earn) and wear you are then to be seen as supporting that club. (that's why it's called 'Support Gear')

Many people think that you have to own a Harley to wear or display Club Support merchandise, but it's not true. Your purchases show that you support The Club's philosophy of being free, and it also helps the Charter put on runs and events that riders of all makes of motorcycles and even those who don't own a bike at all enjoy.

Simple as that, they would not sell it if they did not want you to wear it.
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Old 14-11-2007, 12:07 PM
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Old 14-11-2007, 12:10 PM
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Before this topic is laid to rest, whats the official line on buying/displaying wearing support gear as is sold at The Bulldog and I know that London has an e-bay site now to sell theirs as well as on the website.
You buy support gear from the right people, and you wear it, simple!! Just don't wear it thinking your something special, or treat it like body armour, cos it ain't. And be aware certain other clubs are known for giving people **** for wearing other clubs support gear.
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Old 14-11-2007, 07:56 PM
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Many people think that you have to own a Harley to wear or display Club Support merchandise, but it's not true. Your purchases show that you support The Club's philosophy of being free, and it also helps the Charter put on runs and events that riders of all makes of motorcycles and even those who don't own a bike at all enjoy.
Isn't that a quote from one of Sonny Barger's books, or off a club website? Sure I've seen it before somewhere.
Gets the point across concisely though, eh?

By the way, no offence if I'm wrong about it being a quote, just looks familiar
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Old 14-11-2007, 11:58 PM
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Isn't that a quote from one of Sonny Barger's books, or off a club website? Sure I've seen it before somewhere.
You can't copy from the 81 sites but it sums it up in a nutshell.

I believe the question has been answered.

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Old 15-11-2007, 08:22 AM
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I have never been able to get my head round the wearing of another clubs promotional clothing if you are in a club already.

I suport many local clubs, but i wouldnt promote them along with my own colours (if i were still wearing them). I am not saying that you shouldnt and i do support certain clubs, but just that from a personal point it seems odd to me, i was proud of my club and its colours.
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Old 15-11-2007, 09:01 AM
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Ill wear my local charters support gear along with my club colours, dont see a problem with it ( good shirts n sweats),weve got our own support shirts as well, but to be honest I dont spend that much time working out my ''Outfit'' for the day/evening. wont put anything apart from my club patches badges etc on my cut off, each to their own isnt it

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Old 15-11-2007, 05:05 PM
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You're right it is, but a lot of non-afiliated clubs have rules about not wearing support gear at the same time as their own club gear for good reason - it gives the impression that the two are connected in some way.
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Old 15-11-2007, 06:05 PM
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Dont get me wrong, i am not poo pooing the idea, and yes it is definatly a choice thing (unless club rules say other wise), i was talking literaly from a personal point of veiw. And for the record, it takes me ages to chose my outfit on an evening....
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Old 15-11-2007, 06:17 PM
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I have never been able to get my head round the wearing of another clubs promotional clothing if you are in a club already.

I suport many local clubs, but i wouldnt promote them along with my own colours (if i were still wearing them). I am not saying that you shouldnt and i do support certain clubs, but just that from a personal point it seems odd to me, i was proud of my club and its colours.

Not nit picking here but why do you say 'was' - just interested
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Old 15-11-2007, 06:52 PM
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lol .... not nit picking, just nosey eh
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Old 15-11-2007, 11:06 PM
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lol .... not nit picking, just nosey eh

yeah just a bit
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Old 15-11-2007, 11:14 PM
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Support gear is just that, to support club's financially, and hopefully it shows a degree of approval of the particular club it's supporting.
Despite what we keep hearing, unfortunately most clubs, or at least the ones i'm privvy or care to know about, are not multi-million pound corporations sitting in leather armchairs watching the notes fly through the money counting machine as it rolls in from our lucrative drug enterprises, white slavery dealings, and whorehouses. More often than not it's a dozen guys trying to pay the mortgage and upkeep of a three storey house by paying weekly subs, and it aint easy. So there's support gear, and open nights, to bring in a few coffers, so we can all run our Jags, Mercs and Range Rovers to the dole office.
What support gear isn't, is fancy dress outfits to try and look as much like a Hells Angel, or whoever your particular alliegances run to, as you possibly can, by adorning your cut-off with as many red and white patches as you can buy from support shops on ebay, the nearest t-shirt to a club patch you can find, and swagger round a rally like you own the place.

That's our job...
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Old 15-11-2007, 11:17 PM
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They could just stick you on a street corner Taff - I'm sure there'd be a queue of ladies wanting to pay for your body
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Old 15-11-2007, 11:26 PM
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Must admit i think long and hard before i buy and wear support gear.
I have had arguements about this in my club,many are anti patch and anti Angels due to the probs we have had locally in the past with Stormin and Angels.
As well as the club refusing support for our Easter Egg run from the Tyne and Wear chapter.
But i feel that at least MOST patch clubs are worth supporting and it is up to me what i wear,pissess me off that the club members that have the most problems with that are the " newer" bikers.
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Old 16-11-2007, 08:01 AM
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What support gear isn't, is fancy dress outfits to try and look as much like a Hells Angel, or whoever your particular alliegances run to, as you possibly can, by adorning your cut-off with as many red and white patches as you can buy from support shops on ebay, the nearest t-shirt to a club patch you can find, and swagger round a rally like you own the place.

That's our job...
But sad as it is Taff, you have hit the nail on the head. You see it all the time and I can only feel sorry for them. They really do think they have $ bought $ their way into the club and swagger around with confidence. Your last comment in grey made me spill me first cuppa of the day TA!.

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