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You ask/you answer: Am I safe going to bike meets?

I've just passed my test and have been reading lots of motorcycle websites, mostly interested in the bikes I might buy next. I've noticed that a lot of people commenting seem to be very rude, sexist and angry. I was thinking about going to a bike meet, but as a female I'm not sure I'd feel safe. I want to know if...

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polhouse

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polhouse says:

Like most groups of people there are some a**e holes.  Most of the people you describe seem to mostly exist in cyberspace, and most of the bad stuff is supposed to be banter.  At most of the bike meets I have been to the bikers are friendly to ALL other bikers and the very few who aren't are not worth talking to anyway. 

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youngbull1980

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Most groups are friendly enough, yes you do get some W@#<@rs but i've generally found them to be all talk.

 

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CaptainHook

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CaptainHook says:

Online Groups

I agree with polhouse, alot of those comments seem to come from anonymous online people but not all online groups are like that and in real life most bikers seem pretty friendly.

Having said that, I'd still look for a good online forum because they can provide a wealth of information about everything from mechanics, roadcraft, social aspects of riding and often provide local people to meet up and get to know before hitting the big bike nights/events. I can recommend GBBikers.co.uk as a good general biking forum and there are other good forums out, especially ones aimed at certains bikes or types of biking such as advriders

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CaptainHook

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CaptainHook says:

advrider.com

doh, don't hit submit until proof reading.

advrider.com

 

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barks12

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barks12 says:

There's a club to suit you

Do a bit of searching for clubs in your local area, you'l be surprised at just how many clubs/groups, small and large, there are. The forum I'm part of is full of blokes so there tends to be a fair bit of hard headed banter between us but its all in good fun. Point is that you WILL find a group that suits you, possibly even all female. From there you can go to meets with them so at least you're with people that you're comfortable with.

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madshep

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madshep says:

DON'T

Steer clear of bike meets at all costs!

Most of the people there just want to bore you with how high they can wheelie, or how they are so fast on the road etc etc etc

I have been biking since 1977, and have been everywhere on all sorts of bikes, but I NEVER go to bike meets anymore now because of the  loudmouth,over macho types that seem to infest them now!

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le10shep

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le10shep says:

take your pick

Bike meets are like pubs you get lively kicking meets with burning rubber and wheelies or nice quite ones do some research on your area I am sure you will find one to suit you..

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DrWorm

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DrWorm says:

Some idiots...

Get enough people in one place and you will always get a minority of idiots.

The meetings I have been to (although I am male) have been pretty laid back, you talk to who you want and if your bike is bling or unique plenty will want to talk to you.  Go to a local one & experience it.  If you don't like it or enjoy it simply hop on your bike and give it the berries!

 

 

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

AAAARGH! Run away!!!

Don't do it!! You will almost certainly be torn to pieces and your body parts fed to the rabid dogs owned by these crazed psychopaths!!! Now then, any more stupid questions? I've been riding since 1973 and I've been to every bike meet within easy travelling distance (and others besides) and meet lots of like minded people and have a great time. You meet bikers of every type, be it classical, sports, touring, custom etc etc. If you are into sports bikes, you are not going to talk to Harley riders and so on. Pick someone with a similar ride to yourself and you might learn something because someone asking this question can't be experienced.

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le10shep

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le10shep says:

pmsl

satnavsteve...love the start to you comment..

'Don't do it!! You will almost certainly be torn to pieces and your body parts fed to the rabid dogs owned by these crazed psychopaths!!! '

Keep writing dude....

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