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Old 13-08-2007, 08:28 AM
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I have a question for everyone (please excuse my ignorance)

Why are there no riding clubs in england?

In america we have the usual big main MC's and a high number of riding clubs.

You can tell the difference by their jackets, the MC's have 3 piece patches and are Known and respected everywhere they go.

& the riding clubs normally have the letters of the club and sometimes a name on the top, I.E the R on the jacket for Ruff Ryders and LB on the jackets for Lady Bikers and enjoy ride outs and just having fun.

My Question is why is the biking community so segregated and stagnant here in England?

On searching for a online club, I've come across several forums dedicated to putting the idea of riding clubs down. Its really disheartening and scary, especially for newbies to the biking industry

Anyone care to explain?

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Old 13-08-2007, 08:38 AM
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not a good time to ask - apologies if you are bona fide newby but bike riders are an interest for journos at the moment

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not a good time to ask - apologies if you are bona fide newby but bike riders are an interest for journos at the moment
oh ok, been snooping through the forum and i can see why and i understand now
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I ride on my own as nobody likes me.....
oh Im sure thats not true.
Lone riding can get so boring not to mention dangerous at times especially for us chicks
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I ride on my own as nobody can stand the smell.....
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Old 13-08-2007, 09:13 AM
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Bit harsh KKM!
Lol.....kant......

if i go out with mates, its normally a right jumble of bikes, crossers, rice crackers, me on my chop and anything that has 2 wheels!
We ride what we want to ride, but its a rarity for me to be pack riding these days as i dont get the time like i used to, so sometimes my ride for the day is a 5 mile trip into work followed by a 45 mile trip back, depending on mood and weather....


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Old 13-08-2007, 09:16 AM
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Lol.....kant......

if i go out with mates, its normally a right jumble of bikes, crossers, rice crackers, me on my chop and anything that has 2 wheels!
We ride what we want to ride, but its a rarity for me to be pack riding these days as i dont get the time like i used to, so sometimes my ride for the day is a 5 mile trip into work followed by a 45 mile trip back, depending on mood and weather....


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Old 13-08-2007, 10:09 AM
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oh Im sure thats not true.
Lone riding can get so boring not to mention dangerous at times especially for us chicks
I ride on me own.... be more dangerous for anyone trying to be a bother to me... i bite!
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Old 13-08-2007, 10:15 AM
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I ride alone or with the wife and a small group, I find it MORE fun as you aren't limited. You can maintain a better average speed and less to worry about.

As to RC's, there are tons out there.
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Old 13-08-2007, 10:17 AM
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welcome to the site
have a look under bike/rally clubs here
http://www.bikerlifestyle.co.uk/Links/bike-clubs.html
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Old 13-08-2007, 10:36 AM
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Lol
a very firey new thread from a new person

No rally clubs?
where do you live here in the Great Britain
tiny hamlet in a cave

never been to a rally?

"You can tell the difference by their jackets, the MC's have 3 piece patches and are Known and respected everywhere they go.

Yes, most of us know-there are many clubs here in the UK

& the riding clubs normally have the letters of the club and sometimes a name on the top, I.E the R on the jacket for Ruff Ryders and LB on the jackets for Lady Bikers and enjoy ride outs and just having fun.

You need to point out the riders are ladies in USA? Blimey, you think they would know
and you let them have FUN
Oh no, lady riders having fun is not allowed here in the UK
chained to the kitchen sink we are, Guvner


My Question is why is the biking community so segregated and stagnant here in England?

Erm it used to be even more segregated, is almost mainstream now, old ladies tend not to run away screaming when we turn up at places on our motosickles

and Stagnant???

more pungent of a sunday, than stagnant


On searching for a online club, I've come across several forums dedicated to putting the idea of riding clubs down. Its really disheartening and scary, especially for newbies to the biking industry

whaddya mean newbie to biking INDUSTRY-you hoping to open a shop?
or you are not a bike rider now?

Go to Yoda's site & marvel at our rich & massive Biker community


are you a troll?

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Old 13-08-2007, 10:46 AM
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aye - welcome ... but a confused welcome !!

Stagnant and Segregated ?! .... dont follow you?

I know fer a fact the Harley / Custom crowd dont ride around with the GSXR "stunt boys" in the US ...

define that "segregated" comment if you would be so kind.
as fer stagnant ... well, maybe YOURS is ... ours is bangin!!!!!

suggest you get on and get out and meet some ...... that's how we generally do it over here
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I can agree with MOST of what you said Maggie, except about women riders. There is a MUCH larger percentage of women on bikes than in the states and personally I find the women here to be more independant (if sometimes outspoken )

Over here there is a better mix of bikes as well, in the great ol US most stick to their own brand (something I never did). It is understandable that cruisers don't ride much with racers, different riding styles. Me? I get there when I get there, not into 5 minutes faster or not at all.
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Old 13-08-2007, 11:03 AM
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I can agree with MOST of what you said Maggie, except about women riders. There is a MUCH larger percentage of women on bikes than in the states and personally I find the women here to be more independant (if sometimes outspoken )

Over here there is a better mix of bikes as well, in the great ol US most stick to their own brand (something I never did). It is understandable that cruisers don't ride much with racers, different riding styles. Me? I get there when I get there, not into 5 minutes faster or not at all.
WHADDYA MEAN OUTSPOKEN






You say there are more women Bike riders here in the UK? (sorry a bit daft-not sure of your meaning

interesting

I think that'll probably be down to the traffic on this overfull little island of ours
male & female get frustrated by sitting in a car at 5pm, plus we have lots of great roads in a days ride
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Old 13-08-2007, 11:26 AM
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Woman should be allowed to ride their bikes after they have done the dishes, the ironing, hoovering and matromonial duties.........

i would say i would run away, but i cant.....
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Old 13-08-2007, 11:30 AM
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You say there are more women Bike riders here in the UK? (sorry a bit daft-not sure of your meaning

interesting

I think that'll probably be down to the traffic on this overfull little island of ours
male & female get frustrated by sitting in a car at 5pm, plus we have lots of great roads in a days ride
Honestly, a larger PERCENTAGE of riders here are women I think the Europeans (Brits definitely included) are ALOT less uptight about it, then again, maybe thats why Im here and not there
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Yep, there's lots of women bikers and not a lot of them give a monkeys who they ride with.
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Yep, there's lots of women bikers and not a lot of them give a monkeys who they ride with.
And rightly so. When we got the wifes bike I told her now she can do what she loves with or without me, she is with me because she WANTS to be (lord knows why)
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Sometimes you can even keep up........
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Sometimes you can even keep up........
Ha, I lost you even when we were going below the speed limit 'enjoying the scenery', my arse!

Seriously though, thanks for all your help t'other day with the GT. It should be ready to ride tomorrow and I might get my sanity back
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Ha, I lost you even when we were going below the speed limit 'enjoying the scenery', my arse!
That's why I dropped back, so I could see round your arse.......

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Seriously though, thanks for all your help t'other day with the GT. It should be ready to ride tomorrow and I might get my sanity back
No probs hun, glad to be of help.
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That reminds me of my favourite song :-)

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'Cause you notice that butt was stuffed
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My homeboys tried to warn me
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'Cause you ain't that average groupy
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Got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette
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Take the average black man and ask him that
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So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!)
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Tell 'em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!)
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In america we have the usual big main MC's and a high number of riding clubs.
Well this is Great Britain, not America.
We also dont ride around looking like rejects from the Blue Oyster Club.
If you look around you'll probably find more bike clubs, bike events etc etc per head of people than you would ever find in the USA, the USA only fools itself into thinking it has more.
As far as us being disapointing, well what you doing here then? If you want the USA way of doing things its only a plane flight away.
Sod it, im being orrible aint i?!?!?!?!
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Woman should be allowed to ride their bikes after they have done the dishes, the ironing, hoovering and matromonial duties.........

i would say i would run away, but i cant.....
Ofcourse we should after our matromonial duties ............

we have to let our husbands get a decent enough headstart
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