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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Biker or Motorcyclist

Which one are you?

Think carefully now...:winkie:.... and if you could explain why, -  that would be marvelous.

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950Darren

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950Darren says:

Hard question kam...

Spent most of my life riding motorcross so thats 20yrs :biggrin:only been on the road 6 i think? Am i a motorcyclist because i was offroad or am i a biker because im on it :huh: Or as james said is it down to FASHION:hmmm:

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smoto5

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smoto5 says:

Is it possible to be both?

The biker thing seems to be very much a lifestyle choice, whereas motorcyclist seems to relate more to an activity? I'd have to say I've got a foot in both camps really!

Further pointers in keithvmx1200s post about last run of the year (re: Hogging the Bridge) not all are on  big american v twins.

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mostlyslowly

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mostlyslowly says:

Biker

My daughter says I'm a biker, and I would tend to think that way, tho I'm not scary or hairy!

It's not my only vice/pleasure, but it's the best fun I have with my clothes on.

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

steve.g

the rest of us are, im afraid, people who have a bike. and car.

 

Why say 'I'm afraid'- there's nothing wrong with being a 'motorcyclist' ... in fact although I have always considered myself a 'biker' I have never meant it in the ....... 'lifestyle choice' way ...you know - leather tassles, heavy rock, grubby fingernails, tattoos and piercings, shades and pony tails (that's the blokes btw Lol! :laugh:)  etc... maybe for these people a bike is just an accessory to go with their image...At least a motorcyclist is not pretending to be something (a stale something that's past it's 'use-by' date).

No, a motorcyclist is just a honest bike owning individual who owns a bike because they love riding ...... not because they are trying to fit into a 'lifestyle image' and make some kind of 'statement'  :winkie:   

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mostlyslowly

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mostlyslowly says:

Bikers

belong to MAG. own more than one bike. ride for any/all reasons. have a good line in self-deprecation. view the world through cynical eyes.

Motorcyclists belong to BMF. can be a bit anorakky (?) take themselves seriously.

Just opinions not based in fact, or any other quantifiable criteria 

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950Darren

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950Darren says:

I .........

Was right then:lol:

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davemdixon

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davemdixon says:

Bikers, motorcyclists..?

In the 60s we were all GREASERS. Yesterday I coldant even spell motorcyclist, but now I are one. DD

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teddy1981

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teddy1981 says:

Neither......

I am Teddy.

I ride a Motorbike.

I am Teddy.

Not an image, not a clique, just little old me, enjoying life on two wheels.

That is all. :blink:

No more, no less.

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

defo a biker....

if i said to my mates i am a motorcyclist they might take the piss!! :huh:...........

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mostlyslowly

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mostlyslowly says:

Stevebaldy

judging by your pic, I hope you ain't a tractor driver!

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