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What are you?....Pretender or "real" rider?

  • A real rider - I dare you to describe below

    Votes: 31 73.8%
  • A pretender- Loud and Proud

    Votes: 4 9.5%
  • Pretending not to be a pretender

    Votes: 7 16.7%
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If a real rider is a guy who rides a rigid with no fenders in the rain for more than 500 miles then I guess I am a real rider.....
 

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I consider myself a real rider. I ride when I can. I ride for transportation but mostly just to ride. I don't care how much gas I burn (sorry to the environment) and I wave to any rider I see, I am no better than them and the other way around.
+1 I agree with this completely. I don't ride in the rain intentionally. I don't ride when I will freeze my butt off or take a chance on hitting ice but even when I am driving my car, I would RATHER be riding my bike.
 

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A "real rider" is someone who rides in the rain, rides when it's dark, rides when it's cold, rides when it's windy, rides in urban traffic, rides on dirt roads, and (depending on their age) has been riding a long time because they would rather ride a bike than drive something with 4-wheels. Real riders are also likely to talk openly about their good rides and avoid complaining about their bad rides, unless they can turn the bad ride into a funny story. So yes, I'm a real rider and proud of it.
 

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Your either a 'real rider", pretending to not to be a pretender or you are a pretender?

Let's find out with this poll.

I'm for real. I am in debt for around $20,000 bucks on my 2525 HD WXYFRDPQ, I have all the leather with leather boxer shorts and leather Viagra pill flask. Im total alpha. All my leather stuff and the bike prove it. Im so alpha my bike has 600,000 miles in the trailer and 2,500 miles on the road. Im real buddy.
 

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A REAL biker rides everyday, … 365 days a year.
A REAL biker doesn't even own a car.

There are 45 million REAL bikers in Vietnam, a country of 96 million people. There are about 2 million cars registered in Vietnam.

But in Vietnam they aren't called "REAL bikers", they are called....

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If you ask me, anybody who takes this survey seriously, who wants to divide riders into "REAL" and otherwise, is a poser, trying to conceal feeling of inadequacy.

There's way too much macho posturing in motorcycling communities. What a bunch of BS!
 

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Yeah, but I'd hate to have to duck under a limb.
 

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Keep in mind that this thread is old, REALLY OLD.

To me, a "real biker" is anyone with an appreciation for two wheels. Someone who commutes to work on a Honda Cub? Real biker. Someone who never does more than tear down trails on a dirt bike? Real biker. Someone that rides their Harley for an hour or a few on the weekend? Real biker. Someone who rides 24/7/365 and doesn't own a car? Real biker. If you like some form of motorcycle you're a "biker' in my book!
 

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If you ask me, anybody who takes this survey seriously, who wants to divide riders into "REAL" and otherwise, is a poser, trying to conceal feeling of inadequacy.
To some extent I agree that dividing people into real bikers and posers is silly, but the fact is there are a lot of posers who dress the part, ride an impressive bike, know all about motorcycling because they read a lot of motorcycle magazines and online forums, and they may even ride a little bit better than average; but they're still just posers, because in every conversation they try to make it sound like they're a lot more experienced and a lot more talented than they actually are. To me, that's the real difference between a 'real rider' and a poser. Some posers have 10 years experience and average 20,000 miles a year, but they're still posers because they casually brag about doing things they've never actually done.

So the bottom line is: It would be more accurate if this poll divided people into serious/dedicated riders, casual riders, former riders, motorcycle enthusiasts, posers, and wannabee riders instead of dividing people into real riders and posers. But it is what it is.

BTW: I'm male, 5'10", 140 pounds, 70 years old, and not at all muscular. So, macho has nothing to do with being a "real rider", it's all about heart. :)
 

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I like motorcycles.
I like riding them, planning rides, reading about motorcycles, writing stories about rides, talking about motorcycles and I even enjoy working on them.
Have had a chance to ride in all 50 states, 3 solo trips north of the Arctic Circle and 30 Iron Butt rides and a lot of stories.
I like motorcycles.
 

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I am a real rider and a motorcycle enthusiast all and all. I ride anything! I own a Harley Dyna for cruising, I have a dirt bike for the trails, I even have a Trail 90 for just fun stuff on a small bike. I have owned in the past sport bikes and classic cruisers. I have restored Honda ATC's and classic enduro bikes. Scoots are fun to play on and while oddballs they are still motorcycles. I love them all and will ride them all!! So yes a real rider!
 

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A REAL biker rides everyday, … 365 days a year.
A REAL biker doesn't even own a car.

There are 45 million REAL bikers in Vietnam, a country of 96 million people. There are about 2 million cars registered in Vietnam.

But in Vietnam they aren't called "REAL bikers", they are called....

People!
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If you ask me, anybody who takes this survey seriously, who wants to divide riders into "REAL" and otherwise, is a poser, trying to conceal feeling of inadequacy.

There's way too much macho posturing in motorcycling communities. What a bunch of BS!

Looks like they are headed to Twin Peaks for chicken wings and a shoot out.
 

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any pole that gets one to lighten up and crack a smile is a good pole. especally it there is a blond lady dancing around it.
I prefer a ginger myself but I am not picky...
 
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Hahahaha, go up to a "pretender" and tell them that stuff to their face. Or go to a Hells Angel and tell them how you think riding fast inhibits you from being a real biker. I'm sure they'd get a kick out of that. Threads older than dirt but hell if you make the choice to ride on two wheels, you're a biker.
 

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I get along well with a couple of the HA’s in my area. 2 in particular were regular customers of mine at O’Reilly’s and I had another customer that needed her alternator changed. I wasn’t able to help her we didn’t have enough people in the store for me to do the job. One of the HA’s asked what was up, I told him and he said he would help her out. She woman was almost terrified as the guys had their vests on clearly marking them as HA’s. I assured her these guys were good guys and they swapped her alternator in just a few minutes for her. By the time they were done she was far more relaxed and even talking with them. I would joke around with these guys but, even as easy going and as cool as they were I wouldn’t call them anything other than a real biker. Lol.
 
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