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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Biker Vs. Motorcyclist

1. Do you feel that there is a difference between the two?

2. If you feel that the two is not the same, what do you think the difference is?

3. Which are you?
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1. Do you feel that there is a difference between the two?

2. If you feel that the two is not the same, what do you think the difference is?

3. Which are you?
To me the term biker has a sort of negative connotation to it... posers for example

where as motorcyclists to me means more of a purest… someone who’s in it for the LOVE of motorcycles… weather it be anything two wheels or just a certain faction.

Me… I’m a motorcyclist… I just love motorcycles… I love the camaraderie… the sense of family (especially apparent on the forum)… the freedom… and of course… the power and speed.
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I refer to myself as a rider or a motorcyclist. When others call me a biker, I wouldn't get my panties in a wad about it either.
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As long as I can ride, I dont care what people call me. I do think biker has a more negative tone to it though. If I had to call myself something, it would be Sportbike Enthusiest.
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If I had to call myself something, it would be Sportbike Enthusiest.
that's not what I'd call you
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that's not what I'd call you
Oh yeah? speak your mind, what would you call me?
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aren't motorcycles called motorbikes in europe? "biker" for short.
cyclist is more towards bicycles. what is the diff betw riding and driving? is it the way you perch on the seat?

i guess different parts of the world have their own slangs...

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Oh yeah? speak your mind, what would you call me?


ya i'm waiting too...

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aren't motorcycles called motorbikes in europe? "biker" for short.
cyclist is more towards bicycles. what is the diff betw riding and driving? is it the way you perch on the seat?

i guess different parts of the world have their own slangs...

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yea but motor"bikes" just screams

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I refer to myself as a rider or a motorcyclist. When others call me a biker, I wouldn't get my panties in a wad about it either.
or sportbike enthusiast.
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I do think biker has some negative connotation to it, but I use it alot because its easy to say and people no what I am talking about. I wave at every body sporting to wheels including bicyclists and scooters so simple terminology is not important to me.
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I refer to myself as a rider or a motorcyclist. When others call me a biker, I wouldn't get my panties in a wad about it either.
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I do think biker has some negative connotation to it, but I use it alot because its easy to say and people no what I am talking about. I wave at every body sporting to wheels including bicyclists and scooters so simple terminology is not important to me.
i get called biker chick all the time, it doesnt bother me. I do clarify that i ride an SB aka crotchrocket for those non bike ppl but I am an equal opportunity motorcyclist, if its got 2 wheels and runs, i'll ride it!!

(Typically when ppl call me that tho the ppl they are speaking to automatically assume that I ride a cruiser and weigh 185 covered in tattoos, then they see me and dont even beleive I really ride, so whatever...)
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Oh yeah? speak your mind, what would you call me?
that's what the smilie was for!
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Call me what you want. I just love to ride. I don't care what kind of bike it is either.

I do think that the term Biker reflects more towards the bar hopping Cruiser riders tho.

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and since i own a sportbike and a cruiser, i guess that makes me both a 'biker' and a 'motorcyclist'.
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and since i own a sportbike and a cruiser, i guess that makes me both a 'biker' and a 'motorcyclist'.
youre just special, thats all!!!
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youre just special, thats all!!!
you going to take that Itgirl???? she said that you are waiting on the short bus to bike you up for school.....










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you going to take that Itgirl???? she said that you are waiting on the short bus to bike you up for school.....









that just proves her point. i am so slow that the insult didn't even register.

she better watch it, my 'biker' might come out and make me wanna stomp a mudhole in her @ss.
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that just proves her point. i am so slow that the insult didn't even register.

she better watch it, my 'biker' might come out and make me stomp a mudhole in her @ss.



thats beyond awesome rept!!! hahaha

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