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The Bikers are coming....!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by The_Shootist, Nov 4, 2005.

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  1. The_Shootist

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    Well, coming home from Houston this evening I figured I'd be spending a nice peaceful fall weekend at home in Galveston. It being well outside the tourist season I figured no crowds....plenty of peace and quiet on a weekend forecast to be full of sunshine in the low 80's with no humidity.

    WRONG! The bit about the peace and quiet, not the weather forcast.

    My first inkling was the heavy car traffic going south into Galveston - liberally laced with LOTS of noisy, garish motorcycles. Then the radio station I was listening to announced they'd be broadcasting live from the Seawall for the rally. Then it hit me!

    The annual Galveston LONESTAR motorcycle rally was taking place this weekend on the island. Bummer. If I had remembered that, I mighta gone someplace more peaceful (Laredo?) this weekend.

    Don't get me wrong - most of the bikers that show up are perfectly peaceful motorcycle riders of a civilian nature - ma and pa weekend warrior types with grey hair. But ya still gotta watch out for the "one percenters".

    Like the two unsavoury types that pulled up next to me at a red light (wearing "Bandito" colors) and started eyeing my truck and myself with the same sort of detachment you and I might review a menu at a restaurant. I was equally nonchalant, nodding in their direction and making sure my Mak was within reach. Then a cop pulled up behind us, and we all went on our way when the light turned green (the cop following the bikers by the way).

    I don't expect any serious trouble. Sure, there will be a few bar fights and you might catch 10 Galveston cops putting the bracelets on 2-3 bikers down on the Strand (a truly entertaining spectacle for those who haven't seen it before :D ). But it will be mainly just noise and spectacle.

    But ya never know - which is why the Mak went in the safe once I got home and the 1911 was pulled out.

    Damn! Hurricanes, terrorists, looters, crooked politicians. I love this country.
    Never a dull moment! :evil:
     
  2. Biker

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    That is truly offensive! I can't believe the ignorance!!

    "Hurricanes, terrorists, looters, politicians."

    Where the hell do you get off putting us in THERE!!!!????

    (with crooked politicians)?

    Cold man, downright frosty....

    :evil:

    Biker
     
  3. Phyphor

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    No kidding, Biker!

    That makes me mad enough to ride my bike down to Tommy's bar and bust up the joint! :neener:
     
  4. Biker

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    Let's saddle up. Tommy's buyin'!:neener:
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  5. MICHAEL T

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    I also am a little upset by these remarks In 80's I spent some great time riding and parting with the Banditos in and around Jackson Ms. I also shared a brew or 2 and conversation with them across the SW when our paths would cross. I have never had any problems with 1% ers. You all watch to many movies. Oh! in case you don't know Trucking ain't like Smokey and the Bandit either.
     
  6. Biker

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    Here's a brew to Ya, Michael T. No matter who 'we' are , we tend to be defined by Hollywood. Can't allow that.:)
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    :)


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    It looks like everyone feels the need to go overboard here. The poster had a bad experience while looking to find some peace and quiet and finds himself in the middle of a biker rally and generally being made uncomfortable by some members of this incursion. It's just one more thing to top off everything else that has been going on.

    I understand your desire to defend people like yourselves, but your attitude isn't helping, especially PSSSniper's rude photo. Shootist understands that only 1% of bikers are a problem. All of these comments merely make his estimation seem low.
     
  9. Moonclip

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    I also knew some pretty cool 1%'s (Vago's),met them at a shooting range of all places but it always has amused me how Hollywood and many in society has lionized them.

    Last bike show in my area had quite a large LE presence because of them and because of a previous problem at a bike show a couple of years ago.

    I'm surprised there was not a no colors sign posted but no one there was wearing them anyways.
     
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    If I need to share a foxhole with someone, I would rather have one badass biker, than half a dozen metrosexuals!:D
     
  11. MICHAEL T

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    I was addressing the 1% They aren't a problem 99.9% of the time . Somebody pushed their button then they are a problem to that person
    I repeat you all
    watched to many dam movies. I would trust my teenage daugthers with the 1%,s I have known before some damm Pro Football or Basketball jock. Belive they would be a lot safer. As for the picture if I was stopped and you shoved a cam in my face I would do the same. What say you biker?
     
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    Man that's really insulting.
     
  13. Moonclip

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    I thought the guy in the pic was Biker:D
     
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    Hey I put the little smiley faces in there to show that it was all tongue in cheek. Guess that didnt translate well.
     
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    I have a "69" FLH Shovel/Pan as well.:)
     
  18. Don Gwinn

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    See? Bikers don't even pick up their newspapers.

    Look, there ARE bike gangs that are not just good old boys who like to close down bars. Remember when that town out West got shot up?

    You've got to remember that there are bikers who think that those nice guys who do poker runs on the weekend are the poseurs. I'm no expert on gangs, but this is the first time I've seen anyone told they shouldn't worry about Banditos 'cause they're nice guys. Some might be. Some Crips might be decent guys, too, and there might be a social club someplace where people wear blue coats and hats, like to have a drink or two while listening to loud rap music, and really resent all these people who've seen too many movies and think they're dangerous.
    But there are still Crips who'd love to take everything you own and leave you bleeding, too.


    If a couple of guys wearing gang colors are giving you the eye, I think it's entirely appropriate to notch the awareness up a little. Know where your weapon is, know where your escape route is, etc. Nothing wrong with that.
    That's the great thing about being armed and aware. Maybe those guys meant no harm at all, and that's OK. They didn't get harassed, they didn't get hassled, and they didn't get hurt. The OP had no need to do anything like that because he was ready to handle the situation and get out of it.

    Besides, somewhere on a biker board there's a post about the weirdo cager who wouldn't stop staring at these two. They're probably wondering if they'll ever be able to go out on a date in Galveston without the rude locals staring.
    :D
     
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    Easy Rider

    George: You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can't understand what's gone wrong with it.
    Billy: Huh. Man, everybody got chicken, that's what happened, man. Hey, we can't even get into like, uh, second-rate hotel, I mean, a second-rate motel. You dig? They think we're gonna cut their throat or something, man. They're scared, man.
    George: Oh, they're not scared of you. They're scared of what you represent to 'em.
    Billy: Hey man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody needs a haircut.
    George: Oh no. What you represent to them is freedom.
    Billy: What the hell's wrong with freedom, man? That's what it's all about.
    George: Oh yeah, that's right, that's what it's all about, all right. But talkin' about it and bein' it - that's two different things. I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. 'Course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are. Oh yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em.
    Billy: Mmmm, well, that don't make 'em runnin' scared.
    George: No, it makes 'em dangerous.
     
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    Don... PRICELESS end line there! And since y'all areup on bikers at the moment, check out the link in my sig. My chapter (Maritime) gets patched on 02 Dec (WOOOHOOO!!!)
     
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    Perhaps all Banditos aren't created equal?

    The many I've met up here have all been good people.


    Now the Louisville Outlaws... :barf:
     
  22. armoredman

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    99% of all individuals fitting the common steroetype of "outlaw biker" who I have personally met, have been normal, decent people. For several years now, a trend has been going of high dollar people buying the Harleys to look like the steroetype, and then return to the nice suburban home at night. The Good Lord knows I could never afford a Harley on my paycheck!
    There is a percentage of "outlaw bikers", like the Hells Angels, Satans' Slaves, Devils' Disciples, who make the evil rep very real. I have several locked up on my yard, and every other month or so, on Saturday, a large group of "outlaw bikers" will show up at the prison gates to rev thier engines as loud as they can, to "show support" for thier "brethren" locked up inside. Stating that all bikers fitting the profile cannot be the profile is like TSA frisking little old ladies and letting Muslin men between 18-30 walk on through with no investigation....
    My neighbors have nice bikes - he has a 73 panhead, (?), and she has a 99 Sportster. Nice bikes. Maybe when I retire I'll get a FatBoy, and some leathers....
     
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  24. c_yeager

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    The original post is concerning people who openly identify themselves as outlaw bikers. It isnt steriotyping if you call people by what they actually are. By DEFINITION outlaw bikers are in fact criminals. Last I checked we arent real fond of criminals no matter how many of them may be "nice guys" on an individual basis.
     
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    Bust 'em for noise violations and let them get to spend alot more time with their buddies. Biker trash.
     
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