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  • The Biker's Creed

    I ride because it is fun.
    I ride because I enjoy the freedom I feel from being exposed to the elements, and the vulnerability to the danger that is intrinsic to riding.
    I do not ride because it is fashionable to do so.
    I ride my machine, not wear it. My machine is not a symbol of status. It exists simply for me, and me alone.
    My machine is not a toy. It is an extension of my being, and I will treat it accordingly, with the same respect as I have for myself.
    I strive to understand the inner-workings of my machine, from the most basic to the most complex.
    I will learn everything I can about my machine, so that I am reliant upon no one but myself for its health and well being.
    I strive to constantly better my skill of control over my machine. I will learn its limits, and use my skill to become one with my machine so that we may keep each other alive.
    I do not fear death. I will, however, do all possible to avoid death prematurely. Fear is the enemy, not death. Fear on the highway leads to death, therefore I will not let fear be my master. I will master it.
    My machines will outlive me. Therefore, they are my legacy. I will care for them for future bikers to cherish as I have cherished them, whoever they may be.
    I do not ride to gain attention, respect, or fear from those that do NOT ride, nor do I wish to intimidate or annoy them. For those that do not know me, all I wish from them is to ignore me. For those that desire to know me, I will share with them the truth of myself, so that they might understand me and not fear others like me.
    I will never be the aggressor on the highway. However, should others mess with me, their aggression will be dealt with in as severe manner as I can cast upon them.
    I will show respect to other bikers more experienced or knowledgeable than I am. I will learn from them all I can. However, if my respect is not acknowledged or appreciated, it will end.
    I will not show disrespect to other bikers less experienced or knowledgeable than I am. I will teach them what I can. However, if they show me disrespect, they will be slapped.
    It will be my task to mentor new riders, that so desire, into the lifestyle of the biker, so that the breed shall continue. I shall instruct them, as I have been instructed by those before me. I shall preserve and honor traditions of bikers before me, and I will pass them on unaltered.
    I will not judge other bikers on their choice of machine, their appearance, or their profession. I will judge them only on their conduct as bikers. I am proud of my accomplishments as a biker, though I will not flaunt them to others. If they ask, I will share them.
    I will stand ready to help any other biker that truly needs my help.
    I will never ask another biker to do for me what I can do for myself. I am not a part-time biker. I am a biker when, and where ever I go. I am proud to be a biker, and hide my chosen lifestyle from no one. I ride because I love freedom, independence, and the movement of the ground beneath me. But most of all, I ride to better understand myself, my machine, the lands in which I ride, and to seek out and know other bikers like myself.
    Patti, HERD Georgia Girl #113

    RubberDown/Double Secret Agent #19 and Ozzyrral #213...RIP
    We will ride again wndchsr...
    'If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.' - Katherine Hepburn

  • #2
    Thank you for this post.
    Expectations managed for free

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    • #3
      Very nice LTL!

      Bovine Freedom Forever!
      H1E2R8D

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      • #4
        Nice thread...
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        2010 FLHX - Street Glide
        HERD MEMBER #00003

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        • #5
          I had heard this before on a video, glad I was sble to read the words so I could get it all.
          Those who say it can't be done should get in the way of those doing it.
          Patriot Guard Riders # 209,359
          Official HERD Member #00139

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          • #6
            Do I Hear An AMEN!!! :croc
            OLD SKOOL BIKERS RULE, WE DO WHAT IT TAKES AND LIKE IT!!!
            With age comes wisdom, yeah right!
            FIRST "HERD BIKE OF THE MONTH CLUB MEMBER"
            RIP Rick.....Ride On Forever In Our Hearts My Brother!

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            • #7
              AMEN!!!
              Where does it say Humpty Dumpty was an Egg?
              Official HERD Member #00127 - Glenn
              Growing old is not for Sissies..........

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              • #8
                Well said, L2R!! Great post!
                OFFICIAL HERD MEMBER #83
                2014 FLHXS
                U.S. NAVY Veteran

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                • #9
                  I found this online and had to share...
                  Patti, HERD Georgia Girl #113

                  RubberDown/Double Secret Agent #19 and Ozzyrral #213...RIP
                  We will ride again wndchsr...
                  'If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.' - Katherine Hepburn

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                  • #10
                    That's a good creed,
                    2018 Road Glide
                    Member #00014

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                    • #11
                      Really strikes a chord!
                      Bud
                      HERD Member #84

                      (Guardian bell from hockeydawg12 and his wife, Jean!)

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                      • #12
                        It does fit.
                        Herd Member #87
                        US Navy Veteran

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                        • #13
                          AMEN

                          Let the people know our wisdom,,
                          Fill the land with smoke,,,1a
                          Herd #124
                          Age 10 and holding
                          Official Herd Poser

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                          • #14
                            Too big for a tat, though...
                            And it didn't mention beer.
                            Official Herd Dumbass
                            (Ask anybody)

                            MONK
                            Crocified '07 XL1200C
                            Herd #34

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