reply to post by JohnPhoenix
Show me just one motorcycle club that doesn't live this lifestyle and I'll support them to the end but you can't. There are none.
Sorry bud, but either you haven't been riding long or you live in BFE.
The Blue Knights® International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club is a non-profit fraternal
organization consisting of active and retired law enforcement officers who enjoy riding motorcycles.
Can't get much straighter or law abiding than these guys bubba!
Then there's the Christian Motorcyclists Association
, with chapters all over. There's even a christian motorcycle
church in Monroe, NC; their parking lot is quite full on Sun. mornings.
A motorcycle club should be about men who like to ride their bikes - period.
Now them's fightin' words to a testy gal like me
It was just that kind of bullsh** attitude that I had to fight when I started riding my bike
back in the day - ye old "Bit*!#es ride on the pea pad - period" attitude.
Gals have had their own classic club which has been around for a very long time (1940's): Motor Maids
In 1940 Motor Maids, Inc. was established as a women's motorcycling organization in North America. It is the first and oldest continuously
operated women's motorcycling organization.
And then somewhere in between the Straights and the 1%ers like the DDs (Devil Disciples) HAs (Hells Angels) and OLs (Outlaws) are groups like the
motorcycle rights groups (ABATE; Concerned Bikers Assoc) and just all around 'enthusiasts' clubs like AMA and Sunshine Riders. These guys aren't
squeaky clean but they ain't 1%ers either.
The DDs have been around for a long time; they're just not all that big a group is all - not like the big dawgs HAs or OLs. Back in the day I knew
some in B'ham AL and of some around Baltimore MD.
Word was that way back in the day groups of 'em would come came down to Panama City FL to visit ye old Redneck Rivera and created such a ruckus
with the paying tourists that the local LEOs cracked down the heat on everyone and anyone riding a MC so that's when a group of local good ol' boys
who rode banded together to run the DDs happy arses back to AL. But that was before my time; don't know how true the story is.
But I can tell you that back when I was riding there we had no problems with clubs. And from time to time some no name wannabe punks runnin colors
would blow thru trying to make a name for themselves. Best one liner story I ever experienced was when one such group was tryin to throw down with
the local heavy hitters, their leader claiming "I can have a fifty guys here in no time -- all I gotta do is make one phone call." (This was before
cell phones for you young folks!) Hitter dude cocked his head, looked at his bros across the room, looked at the phone on the wall, smiled, then said
"Gotta get to the phone first bo
That one's true 'cause I was runnin the game room/bar across the street at the time and a passal of ol ladies came rushin in -- their ol men sent
then out of the line of fire & to get the dudes that were hanging in the gameroom with me. My bar emptied out of dudes! I was new and going WTF??
BTW, the no name wannabes got their clocks cleaned and strangely enough never came backl!
Now, from what I understand, the OLs have moved in up from down state so I don't know how it is anymore in PC. Do know that the local HAs here in
the upstate SC/NC just got their bell rung a couple of weeks ago by the local LEO's, ATF, FBI, -you name it - friggin alphabet soup. 20 or so were
busted, which included not only the HA's, but their prospect club the Red Devils and another group the Southern Gentlemen.
HA/Red Devil Link
Not to be left out of the alphabet soup dance it seems the OLs have seen recent action also:
42 OLs arrested in
Either the DA/Feds are doing major housecleaning or the 1%ers stuck a really big burr under some PTB's saddle blanket. Bandidos and/or Mongols next?
My first thought after the SC/NC raid was feds cleaning house 'cause of the Democratic Nat. Conv. in Charlotte in Sept., but why not inc the OLs in
Charlotte? Not enough evidence? Now with all these other raids, hmmm? something more to it?