Also, alot of MC's are on the Department of Justice watchlist. So as soon as you join them...you are on it too. Why put yourself in that situation.
Sons of Silence
You forgot to mention the Exiles and the Serrencins. Granted, they're smaller clubs, but I'd ride with them anyday.
Originally Posted by Fantastic4Cylinder
I find that the few meetings I've gone to of "clubs" or "riding groups" tend to be a little snobbish with regards to the specific brand of bikes (and with Ducati riders, well, you can imagine the potential for "holier than thou" type behavior).
Not all groups are like that.
Originally Posted by badinfluence63
Many equate dying for their patch similar as dying for your countries flag in a war.
Man, it's not the patch they would die for, it's the Brotherhood that the patch represents. Think about it, would you die for your family name, or your family?
100% in line with that way of thinking. Negative attention is never good in our opinion. Some believe that negative attention creates fear, fear is a form of respect. The problem with that school of thought is that now there are more and more options for the government to use to shut down "what they call dangerous organizations" The patriot act is the new way of doing this. The government contends that a "dangerous organization and a terrorist organization are the same thing. "
Your right about that Gar. H3ll, the real reason they do not want these organizations is because they see these groups as those who would stand up against them if the Gov't got too oppressive...
As for myself, I do not belong to a club per say, but an organization. I belong to United Bikers of Maine. Our purpose is to be there for one another, and to stand up against the Legislature when it tries to pass legislation that negatively effects bikers. We also d a good deal of charity rides. We do not care what you ride, be it a dirt bike, an old panhead, a Docati 1198, or a scooter. If you ride (or even if you don't ride, but just wish to support riders) then you are welcome. Yes, there are membership dues, but those go towards the fight to keep the State congress-critters in line...