Originally Posted by Josephvman
These are ususally the groups that go out of their way to make it as difficult as possible to get around them. You either end up making a borderline-stupid pass of the entire group out of frustration, or you muscle your way through them little by little, and usually each step of the way they'll try to box you out. The HD dickhead reputation has been well-earned through years of douchbaggery, which is why there so much bashing here. There are about a million HD-centric forums for these guys to jerk each other off on, so maybe one of you disciples of the "Motor Company" can explain the appeal of hanging out here and whining about the anti-HD vibe.
The bashing tends to say more about the basher than it does about HD riders. This is Adventure Rider , not some bullshit brand specific forum where we ,as a community, practice exclusion on those that ride an "unapproved" brand or bike. Most anti-bashing complaints stem from the fact that the HD riders frequenting this forum tend to be people that love bikes and enjoy adventure travel on motorcycles. To hear some moron spew out mindless drivel about who someone is without actually knowing them should, quite frankly, never be accepted and always spoken out against. the truth is that anyone that choosing to stereotype to such an extent typically doesn't have two brain cells to rub together. That in and of itself is reason for complaint.
Honestly though ,why would anyone of reasonable intellect want to ostracize people because of the motorcycle that they ride? Are people on this forum so full of contempt towards a company or memories from the "old days" that they would to embrace a mentality reminiscent of racists and their ilk ? Why practice the same "us vs them" type of stupidity that you claim to dislike from the HD heard crowd ? Seems both idiotic and hypocritical.