being a biker

For all the none biking stuff. Say hello, chew the fat or flame the forum.

being a biker

Postby sir thomas blanchard » 24 Dec 2017, 13:37

do you find biking sets you slightly apart from others? it's not everybody's cup of tea after all. Maybe that's why we seek the company of other bikers.

as you probably know, i'm an older guy and i definitely get the feeling that some of the locals here regard me as a delinquent haha. i'm not about to change my ways of course.
User avatar
sir thomas blanchard
 
Posts: 218
Joined: 27 Nov 2017, 20:41
Location: 10 miles west of aylesbury bucks at thame which is just in oxfordshire.
Has thanked: 117 times
Been thanked: 47 times
Your Bike: yamaha xj600

Re: being a biker

Postby D41 » 24 Dec 2017, 15:04

Are you the local roue, Thomas?? :D

I think it's my "alleged" lisp & stammer that set me apart.
And when I try to pass them off as part of my "English accent" it only seems to make matters worse for some reason.

People are tho thilly th.th.th.thometimes.

So anyway....I guess biking is my outlet for that sort of thing, if that makes sense?
User avatar
D41
 
Posts: 6196
Joined: 22 Sep 2014, 11:36
Has thanked: 1939 times
Been thanked: 517 times
Your Bike: Triumph Daytona 650.

Re: being a biker

Postby sir thomas blanchard » 24 Dec 2017, 15:26

roue ? - degenerate more like

it's a kind of puzzlelment that i detect - why would that old bloke risk his life like he does?

then there is one particular couple nearby who i am sure regard me as a weirdo for not conforming to the competive norm of replacing the car every 3 yrs with an even flashier model like they do.
User avatar
sir thomas blanchard
 
Posts: 218
Joined: 27 Nov 2017, 20:41
Location: 10 miles west of aylesbury bucks at thame which is just in oxfordshire.
Has thanked: 117 times
Been thanked: 47 times
Your Bike: yamaha xj600

Re: being a biker

Postby D41 » 24 Dec 2017, 15:33

Age is an attitude, and nothing more.....I've seen plenty of 20-somethings with much higher mileage on their faces than people three times their age.
User avatar
D41
 
Posts: 6196
Joined: 22 Sep 2014, 11:36
Has thanked: 1939 times
Been thanked: 517 times
Your Bike: Triumph Daytona 650.

Re: being a biker

Postby Kwacky » 24 Dec 2017, 17:34

My family and friends thinks it's a bit strange I'm prepared to risk my life riding a bike seeings as I've got kids.
User avatar
Kwacky
 
Posts: 25491
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:52
Location: Brum
Has thanked: 1863 times
Been thanked: 4258 times
Your Bike: Versys 650 GT

Re: being a biker

Postby Rossgo » 24 Dec 2017, 18:12

Yes I do. When i worked at my last place there were a fair few bikers either owning bikes at present time or having owned bikes in the past. It got me talking to people from workers to management in the offices and people who I would still quite gladly chat to even now. In my new place I've met 1 biker who I have had a good chat to but 99.9% of the guys I work with think I'm strange and some, irresponsible due to the legal matter of filtering thinking I could cause an incident. I'll be honest me being a biker has not helped me get friends at my new place

Other than that I'm not bothered, I'm happy that's all that matters!!

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
User avatar
Rossgo
 
Posts: 7581
Joined: 14 Mar 2014, 02:01
Location: Berkshire
Has thanked: 3210 times
Been thanked: 828 times
Your Bike: ZX6R

Re: being a biker

Postby kiwikrasher » 24 Dec 2017, 19:42

Pretty similar experience to what previous posts have described. But more so with track riding, people just think the higher speeds equal imminent disaster, and lets be honest, my history of dropping hasn't helped. My ex thought I was irresponsible especially once we had kids, asked me when I was going to grow out of "this phase".

People either think its dangerous or get it, doesn't seem to be much in between.

Luckily Jess is a very accepting soul, and because it was my thing, took interest, accepted it was a passion of mine and now has embraced it. She loves going on the back and pushes to go out on the bike when sometimes I can't be bothered. She lately has been a bad influence and telling me to get a move on, even after i point to the speedo and prove we are 20-30 km above the speed limit!
Happiness is not a destination. It is a way of life.
User avatar
kiwikrasher
 
Posts: 5113
Joined: 17 Mar 2014, 04:32
Location: Kurrajong Heights, NSW, Australia
Has thanked: 1815 times
Been thanked: 1708 times
Your Bike: '10 Multistrada 1200 S

Re: being a biker

Postby duke63 » 24 Dec 2017, 20:07

The danger element is surely part of the appeal.

Couple that will silly acceleration and the feeling of swinging through bends perfectly and its a hard thrill to beat.

As a group fo society, bikes generally seem to attract a certain decent type of person but that said there are still plenty of nobs out thhere riding bikes too.
User avatar
duke63
 
Posts: 8397
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:34
Location: Staffordshire
Has thanked: 1888 times
Been thanked: 2144 times
Your Bike: Ducati 748 and Multistrada 1200

Re: being a biker

Postby Rossgo » 24 Dec 2017, 21:03

Defo are some nobs out there. Saw a video the other day on FB showing a bunch of riders nailing it in traffic on the motorway, not in GB must of been some main land European tw@s giving bikers a bad name. Those idiots make me ashamed because they literally put people into a serious situation if something happened, if the biker dies then fair play he knows the risk, his family won't let that lay there though so if he ploughed into an innocent car driver who wasn't expecting him to be nailing it inbetween cars at 100MPH or more then he goes down for manslaughter and if not then he lives with that on his conscious for the rest of his life, possibly giving up driving, loosing his job, could lead to family arguments, which in turn leads to divorce etc etc. Some people need to be educated not for life but for the effects of their actions.

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
User avatar
Rossgo
 
Posts: 7581
Joined: 14 Mar 2014, 02:01
Location: Berkshire
Has thanked: 3210 times
Been thanked: 828 times
Your Bike: ZX6R

Re: being a biker

Postby Kwacky » 24 Dec 2017, 23:40

Rossgo wrote:Defo are some nobs out there. Saw a video the other day on FB showing a bunch of riders nailing it in traffic on the motorway, not in GB must of been some main land European tw@s giving bikers a bad name. Those idiots make me ashamed because they literally put people into a serious situation if something happened,


Probably British bikers doing silly speeds overseas. They're the worst of the lot.
User avatar
Kwacky
 
Posts: 25491
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:52
Location: Brum
Has thanked: 1863 times
Been thanked: 4258 times
Your Bike: Versys 650 GT

Re: being a biker

Postby duke63 » 24 Dec 2017, 23:52

Yep feckers. Being chased by gendarme helicopters too I bet.
User avatar
duke63
 
Posts: 8397
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:34
Location: Staffordshire
Has thanked: 1888 times
Been thanked: 2144 times
Your Bike: Ducati 748 and Multistrada 1200

Re: being a biker

Postby Kwacky » 25 Dec 2017, 00:14

Brexit will make sure they're never allowed overseas again
User avatar
Kwacky
 
Posts: 25491
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:52
Location: Brum
Has thanked: 1863 times
Been thanked: 4258 times
Your Bike: Versys 650 GT

Re: being a biker

Postby duke63 » 25 Dec 2017, 00:25

Yes but we have inside contacts who can sneak us in.
User avatar
duke63
 
Posts: 8397
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:34
Location: Staffordshire
Has thanked: 1888 times
Been thanked: 2144 times
Your Bike: Ducati 748 and Multistrada 1200

Re: being a biker

Postby C00kiemonster » 25 Dec 2017, 09:43

duke63 wrote:Yes but we have inside contacts who can sneak us in.


(happy)
User avatar
C00kiemonster
 
Posts: 5092
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:11
Location: Froggie Land
Has thanked: 1704 times
Been thanked: 820 times
Your Bike: Triumph Street Triple 765 R

Re: being a biker

Postby Blade » 25 Dec 2017, 11:10

duke63 wrote:Yep feckers. Being chased by gendarme helicopters too I bet.


It's not a euro road trip unless you have a scrape with the law (giggle)
User avatar
Blade
 
Posts: 14110
Joined: 14 Mar 2014, 18:43
Location: North West
Has thanked: 1924 times
Been thanked: 2561 times
Your Bike: Kawasaki ZX10R

Re: being a biker

Postby Cavetroll87 » 28 Dec 2017, 16:35

Been overseas once on the bike, and as above it does seem its not a trip over there without a brush with the local plod......


(blush)
Remember: If in Doubt use Full Throttle, It may not make the situation any better, But it will end the suspense...
User avatar
Cavetroll87
 
Posts: 1982
Joined: 11 Mar 2014, 21:40
Location: Kent
Has thanked: 473 times
Been thanked: 423 times
Your Bike: 2014 Yamaha MT09

Re: being a biker

Postby fidget » 03 Jan 2018, 01:14

we're still tarnished with the stuff the mods n rockers pulled waaaay back when.

as bikers we do get labelled as trouble, but then lets face it, most peoples only interaction with bikes is when they are doing 40 in a 60 and get River Island garb.
I like the fact that i can do the hobby i have had for nearly 30 years and that the other people who do it, whom i would never have met, will talk to me or I them at random places. Biking breaks down barriers, makes interviews easier, burgers enjoyable and ass kissing co-workers jealous when you walk in chatting to the boss and swearing to him.

Too many nobs out there - for sure, letting the side down - totally. Can we do anything about it? No.
For many these days it's a social badge they can get a couple more 'likes' for. WTF is a cafe racer good for? touring? riding fast through the country? playing over the moors?

Don't think so, it's for riding slow so everyone can see you and you don't mess up your waxed moustache and converse hi-tops.

They will get bored when the fashion changes or they get a bit dirty. Until then all we can do is try to educate them.


phew.
Never rub another mans rhubarb.
User avatar
fidget
 
Posts: 61
Joined: 27 Dec 2017, 21:23
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 20 times
Your Bike: Ktm 990 superduke R and zx10r


Return to Slapper Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests