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post #47 of (permalink) Old 10-14-2011, 11:32 AM
TBird Daryl39
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I'm chilled. And I apologize for letting myself go into "outter space" for a bit. Found I couldn't breathe out there - so I'm back down here. I think oxygen deprives the brain and then causes...ah, eccentricies. I'm guessing perhaps if you come from outter space you might find yourself eating lunch at a table alone a fair bit. And then when you are around folks you are just compelled to educate them at orbit speed to make up for all that lost time being alone.

I don't need to go re-read anything and I'm not going to further engage someone who wants to vomit up all the old posts, and try to force feed them again. I stand by what I said - Daz also mentioned the Harley crowd in L.A. If you truly are a bike rider than you know what we're talking about. But for oxygen deprived brains I will break it down a bit further to explain MY feelings and observations. Again they are mine so they cannot be argued with. A person feels what they feel and that is they way they feel - I can hate the color green and you can love it - argue all day, you won't get me to like green - it's the way I feel.

When we say "Harley crowd" we are not referring to regular folks who ride Harley's. I'm guessing most of us understand this? Harley crowd refers to the unsavory aspect of humanity that have made a Harley part of their "I'm a [email protected]" image" and I will look as mean and tough as I can and be as stupid as I can when I'm on my Harley. Like many things in life, 1% of folks ruin something or give a bad image to the 99% who do nothing wrong. Unfortunately sometimes it seems like the 1% of the riders do 99% of the riding so that is the image we see. I do not want to be part of that image. You don't see Hells Angels, Vagos, Mongols riding around on Triumphs. What part of my choice to feel the way I want and ride what I want for those reasons is not allowed in outter space? Case in point - Street Vibrations in Reno Nevada a few weeks ago - A Vagos member stabbed and shot and killed the president of the San Jose Chapter of Hells Angels. This is part of why I don't want to be part of that group - sometimes the general public that doesn't ride sees a Harley and makes assumptions that you must be a criminal - I don't want to ever be mistaken for one of those people and I feel strongly enough about it to mention it - it's one of the reasons I bought my TBird. I'm sorry outter space is so restrictive, but I'm writing this within the United States and for now we still have the freedom to make choices and purchases based on our feelings without having our arses chapped by some uniformed up police gestapo telling me how I should feel.

I've mentioned this before but I've even had an old lady approach me at an ATM, while my helmet was on and want to talk about my Triumph - while I have seen mothers with small children cross the street because they didn't want to walk by that person by his Harley. This is just what I've seen with my own eyes. So I'm off to have my whine and cheese for breakfast. I'm going to wave at cops because I like them, but if I see a copter running traffic I'll probably wave with one finger as a craft like that...you know...could be from outter space!

---Daryl

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