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GettinBetter
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PostPosted: 19:57 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Can I... ? Reply with quote

Can I consider myself a biker yet ? if not how long? The world's smallest violin player, just for you!

I've clocked up over 7500 miles this year (including Dover to London & Dover to Stoke) in addition to my daily commute, and passed my Mod2 Wednesday Dance!

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PostPosted: 20:19 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're a "biker" if you use a motorbike and like it. Well, even if you don't like it, as long as you continue to do it. Especially if it's your only transport.

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PostPosted: 20:41 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Re: Can I... ? Reply with quote

GettinBetter wrote:
Can I consider myself a biker yet ? if not how long?

Depends. Are you the type that runs unrestricted headers and rides up and down the street setting off car alarms? If so, you've got a ways to go.
There are people with less experience than you who consider themselves bikers. In my opinion, you'll know you've arrived when you don't have to ask.
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PostPosted: 20:47 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Re: Can I... ? Reply with quote

jeffyjeff wrote:
.... you'll know you've arrived when you don't have to ask.


Whoa, lol.
That is sooo profound, and I totally agree. Although you didn't factor in the fact that I just needed to tell someone I passed my MOD 2, and the forums were out yesterday when I tried to post (kid with a new toy syndrome) Bounce!
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PostPosted: 21:03 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you watched every episode of Sons of Anarchy?
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PostPosted: 21:14 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

That depends. Have you gone to water yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4xDfUoy0iY



Congrats on your mod 2 pass.
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PostPosted: 21:17 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:
Have you watched every episode of Sons of Anarchy?

Ignore the white bear's remark. It is a rtick question. I have no idea what he refers to. I have no TV licence, these things are incompatible with real life.
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PostPosted: 21:42 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bhud wrote:
That depends. Have you gone to water yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4xDfUoy0iY



Congrats on your mod 2 pass.


Thanks ... oh, and that's five mins I'll never get back Very Happy
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PostPosted: 21:45 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:
Have you watched every episode of Sons of Anarchy?


Nope, watched about 3... "every episode" never gonna happen Very Happy
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PostPosted: 21:53 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Re: Can I... ? Reply with quote

GettinBetter wrote:
...Although you didn't factor in the fact that I just needed to tell someone I passed my MOD 2, and the forums were out yesterday when I tried to post (kid with a new toy syndrome)

Oh. Well in that case, let me be the first to say "Congratulations." Here's to many years in the brotherhood. Clapping
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PostPosted: 21:59 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broken bones ans scars with a good crash story, plus numerous break down stories and that Bird you rutted because you had a bike.
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PostPosted: 23:32 - 10 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skudd wrote:
... Bird you rutted because you had a bike.



Ha ha ha ...can't wait for that one.... PMSL
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PostPosted: 00:23 - 11 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought "biker" was a lifestyle choice for people who want to sound tough rather than a title chosen for enjoying bikes.

I've done hundreds of thousands of miles, but would never consider myself a "biker". It's a bit cringe for me.
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PostPosted: 00:33 - 11 Dec 2020    Post subject: Re: Can I... ? Reply with quote

GettinBetter wrote:
Can I consider myself a biker yet ?

Depends.

How many pairs of assless leather chaps do you own?
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PostPosted: 00:48 - 11 Dec 2020    Post subject: Re: Can I... ? Reply with quote

GettinBetter wrote:
Can I consider myself a biker yet ? if not how long? The world's smallest violin player, just for you!


When you can talk non-stop about bikes at a party until the other people glaze over and eventually slip into a coma. If they just get bored and walk off you're merely a blagger Wink
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PostPosted: 01:07 - 11 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattsprattuk wrote:
I always thought "biker" was a lifestyle choice for people who want to sound tough rather than a title chosen for enjoying bikes.

I always thought "biker" was an alternate way of saying "motorcycle enthusiast".
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PostPosted: 09:39 - 11 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done passing mod 2 Thumbs Up

I’ll just leave this here for you Wink
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bf87ER3VQV0
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PostPosted: 13:43 - 11 Dec 2020    Post subject: Re: Can I... ? Reply with quote

Ste wrote:


How many pairs of assless leather chaps do you own?


Slavery is wrong, unless you call them second hand farm equipment, but that's still a bit dodgy.
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PostPosted: 17:12 - 11 Dec 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

The characterization "biker" is not limited to that one percent of motorcycle riders that wear patches. To the best of my knowledge, even they refer to the rest of us as "bikers". I had an apprentice once who was a member in such a "club" (with a patch and a rocker, etc). He always referred to me as an "independent."
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