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Post by Bear on 21st August 2008, 08:15

I saw you; hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line. But you didn't see me put an extra 10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.

I saw you pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk. But you didn't see me playing Santa at the local Mall.

I saw you change your mind about going into the restaurant when you saw my bike parked out front. But you didn't see me attending a meeting to raise more money for the hurricane relief.

I saw you roll up your window and shake your head when I rode by. But you didn't see me riding behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

I saw you frown at me when I smiled at your children. But you didn't see me, when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

I saw you stare at my long hair. But you didn't see me and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

I saw you roll your eyes at our Leather jackets and gloves. But you didn't see me and my brothers donate our old ones to those that had none.

I saw you look in fright at my tattoos. But you didn't see me cry as my children where born or have their name written over and in my heart.

I saw you change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere. But you didn't see me going home to be with my family.

I saw you, complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be. But you didn't see me when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

I saw you yelling at your kids in the car. But you didn't see me pat my child's hands knowing she was safe behind me.

I saw you reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road. But you didn't see me squeeze my wife's leg when she told me to take the next turn.

I saw you race down the road in the rain. But you didn't see me get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

I saw you run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time. But you didn't see me trying to turn right.

I saw you cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in. But you didn't see me leave the road.

I saw you, waiting impatiently for my friends to pass. But you didn't see me. I wasn't there.

I saw you go home to your family. But you didn't see me. Because I died that day you cut me off.

I was just a biker. A person with friends and a family. But you didn't see me.

Repost this around in hopes that people will understand the biker community..

If you don't repost this, it sucks to be you. I hope you never lose someone that rides.

EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE US, RESPECT OUR RIGHTS TO RIDE WHAT WE CHOOSE AND TAKE A FEW EXTRA SECONDS TO BE SURE WE ARE NOT IN 'YOUR' WAY
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 21st August 2008, 11:20

This encompasses all aspects of biking and what we as bikers see and feel iro the cage riders and their negative perseption of bikers in general. I am the chairman of a support group at our church. Not everybody that deals with me there in that capacity knows i am a biker.

I regularly, during the week stop of the church to attend meetings and to support group related issues. What is quite funny is the negative body language i get from people that know me in my other capacity, when i pull up at the church, until they see who it is, then the body language and BS does a complete turn around.
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Post by Andre on 22nd August 2008, 17:48

It is actually quite sad because allthough some bikers can project a rough image, they have good hearts. Look at what bikers do for charity.
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Post by Richard H on 21st October 2008, 21:34

It is just so ironic that it was Bear who posted this...No


RIP Biker brother!
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Post by Rooikat on 22nd October 2008, 12:31

I got a lump in my throat while reading this again.

RIP Bear - and ride the skyways !!!
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