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post #1 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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Surrounded by MC Clubs when solo

Okay guys, I'm going to come off as a total dweeb here (not the first time...). Anyway, I ride southern Arizona, New Mexico, Texas mostly. Usually always solo. I've noticed that I'll be scooting along humming Elton John or something in my head then I'll look in the mirror and see a squadron of like 20-50 bikes coming up fast. About half of the group will pass, then they slow down and fall in at my speed. These are MC club guys, HA's, DD's, Vagos, etc. They kind of check me out without staring, I just fall in the formation and keep going where I was going. After a while, the tune in my head changes to "Born to be Wild," and I grin to myself, one of the pack, barking with da big dogs at last. This will continue until they turn off someplace. Sometimes the last guy will give me the two finger wave. What's the deal with this?
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It just sounds like good old fashioned biker camaraderie to me ? Continental European riders tend to stick their foot out as they pass - much the same thing .....

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Just take it as normal biker camaraderie as mick says. Since they're not all passing you and cutting you off, and they're falling in both ahead and behind you, sounds like they're "accepting you" being there. Sounds like they're riding responsibly. Give 'em a salute back.
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The motorcycle gang thing to me about ridiculous. It's all about the movement and sale of Meth.
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The motorcycle gang thing to me about ridiculous. It's all about the movement and sale of Meth.
Must differentiate between motorcycle gangs and motorcycle clubs.. not the same.

Every year I go with a bunch of friends that are part of a motorcycle club on a ride to Key West, or Bikeweek/Biketoberfest... there is no illegal anything with them. They ride all over the USA and are a very nice group that just want to enjoy their time on two wheels.
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Must differentiate between motorcycle gangs and motorcycle clubs.. not the same.

Every year I go with a bunch of friends that are part of a motorcycle club on a ride to Key West, or Bikeweek/Biketoberfest... there is no illegal anything with them. They ride all over the USA and are a very nice group that just want to enjoy their time on two wheels.
Plus one to wachuko's post. Like RUONOK said they can't keep up or get in the way. It sounds like you run into some like minded motorbike riders like yourself. Give them a wave when they break off or if they stop where you are planning to stop say hi.
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Um, like the one of your "girlfriend," there in the photo?
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Just take it as normal biker camaraderie as mick says. Since they're not all passing you and cutting you off, and they're falling in both ahead and behind you, sounds like they're "accepting you" being there. Sounds like they're riding responsibly. Give 'em a salute back.
Sounds like a plan, thanks for the advice.

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