I agree there
I agree with the brunt of your post, but I however have to disagree with you when it comes to your filing of scooter riders. I don't believe that scooter riders should be lumped into the catagory of rider or biker.
Just my 2 cents
This is just a pet peeve of mine. I am a small woman who rides an old softtail. I have spent many years in the saddle, done a lot of miles (not as many as Chessie) and honed my safe driving skills. I know many other women who are damn good at riding - better than a lot of male riders I've encountered. It just irks me to no end when I and these ladies are judged as insignificant by supposed bikers, rubs, etc. I know there's a difference between the two categories. I know which one I fall under as well. Having to prove it to some guy every time I ride gets old.
Be safe in your travels my friends!
Rider: pretty high dollar bike that a mechanic has tuched mor than tha owner... nice clean leathers.. rides when the weathers nice and safe and time permits. Thinks about motorcycles once in awile or when its braggin time around tha water cooler .. BIKER: "your engine block actually has stains from the blood of your knuckels ... Leathers look like you slept in them ..every day for a year, and smell like you used axel greese as waterproofing.."wich works awsum by tha way "... Rather ride through a hurricane than not ride at all !...Thinks about bikes ..when your not thinkin about sex..!!! Or the combo of tha two!!! Just my opinion...
big difference. Rider I envision as when the mood strikes or the weather is at its best, which we know doesn't happen all the time. I know several some day's, not right now, I don't feel like it, its to chilly or windy, it looks like rain, some day I will buy a bike, etc. We all know them.
pretty sad when the HD salesmen can't even get it right. I know lots of ladies who are bikers.
There is a woman that will ride with me when no one else will. Rain, hail, wind, day, night, 20 degrees or 110 degrees, long ride or short ride, she'll go. I respect her far more than the men who will only ride under perfect conditions, and she can ride circles around them any day. That's why we're all here...it's a state of mind and a lifestyle, not a hobby.