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Reynard

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Reynard says:

Oi scruffs..

According to a well read 'broard sheet' the Oxford English Dictionary has droppped references to bikers as having dirty denims, long hair and being 'gang members'. It goes on to say that most motor cyclists are aged over 35 with no tattoss,body piercings,facial hair or gang markings.Also most of us are middle class and ride alone, what say you lot then?

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Hmm

Dirty Denims - No (mine are clean)
Long hair - Yep (ish.  past my shoulders anyway)
Over 35 - Yep
No tattoos - Wrong
No Body piercings - wrong
No Facial hair - Not that I'll admit to
No gang markings - True!!
Middle class - guess so
Ride alone - depends on my mood and where I'm going

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Bikers

I have a tattoo but I never ride alone unless I'm by myself :lol:

In my yoof (back in the 70's) there was a marked difference between bikers and motorcyclists.  Motorcyclists rode motorcycles.  Bikers also rode bikes, usually Harleys or British bikes, but also embraced all the other traits that went with it - tattoos, beards, gang membership etc.  Riding motorcycles was a choice of transport whereas being a biker was a lifestyle choice.  Think Ogri!

Many of us young motorcyclists aspired to the image of a biker but never quite made it.  Even now, I still differentiate between the two words and if someone referrs to me as a biker I will correct them.

Therefore, I think it is wrong for the reference to biker to be amended in this way because, without those traits, a biker is not a biker - he is a motorcyclist.

I may be an age thing but that's my take on it.  

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

Erm..

Dirty denims - Never.

Long hair - yes..

over 35 - yes..

No tattoos _ i have no tattoos 

No piercings - i have no piercings

No facial hair_ no tash...

No gang markings - Yes (except the branding on my arse)joking.

Middle class - working class....:hmmm:

Ride alone - sometimes.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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preunit

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preunit says:

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Dirty denims - depends

Long hair - Nah mohawk

over 35 - yes..

Tattoos - yep plenty

Piercings - Been pierced 5 times

Facial hair- yep

Gang markings - Tuffty Club Tat

Middle class - trustafarian :biggrin:

Ride alone - mostly 

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

Unit...

Do you have nipple piercings..  ? or bell end.:lol:

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preunit

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preunit says:

Nah Mrs H

this ain't a good look...is it :unsure:


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mostlyslowly

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mostlyslowly says:

dirty denims...sometimes

one ear pierced, no tats, rarely long hair these days, facial hair... only when being lazy, no gang id. No class at all!

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

I

used to see a guy with his Bell end pierced ,he did it him self.Complete nutter and Welsh explains it all really...:huh:

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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

Over 30

But under 35, long hair, tattoos, love rock music, love cruisers = stereotype?


No gang affiliation.

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weasel64

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weasel64 says:

............

dirty denims .. not usually ..

 

long hair ... no .. ( used to though )

 

over 35 ... yep

 

no tattoos... fookin loads

 

no body piercings ... 2 x ear lobe 1 x centre of ear 1 x nipple 1 x scrotum ( took me nose ring out last year )

 

no facial hair ... depends if i can be arsed to shave or not

 

no gang markings ... no

 

middle class .. fugg off im as posh as fugg

 

ride alone .. depends , 50/50 really pends if anyone else is coming out ti play

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