Hells Angels

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Frank Sosa, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer Supporter

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    You're wrong there. BC is HA only, as far a biker gangs. There are other nasty groups that have no biker image, they are just plain nasty.
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  2. odiestien

    odiestien Been here awhile

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    When I was 14 my father and I took a trip from Nev to Wis on a Calvalcade. At one point my father was taking a short nap on the back as I drove. As it was sturgis season there were a lot of Harleys groups on the road but I had no problems from any of them. Well as a 14 year old I wasn't very experienced with pack riding rules and found myself in the back of a pack of maybe 30 harleys when my father woke up. He looked around and with a smack to the back of my helmet told me to " get the hell out of here!" So I throddled up and was soon even with the lead rider. He looked over at me and then looked the bike up and down. I had no idea what to expect and then it happened.......he smiled, gave me a thumbs up and let the pack off an exit ramp. Sinse that day I don't care what their jacket says. Riders are riders until I learn otherwise.
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  3. iamcanjim

    iamcanjim Snorting snow.

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    Hell's angels just a club? Harmless? Talk to the nice people of Montreal. Harmless 'motorcycle enthusiasts' don't set off bombs, have fortress clubhouses or run strippers and drugs.

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CE5DD153AF933A15756C0A963958260

    Amazing how the idiots here defend them.

    Yah, avoid them. But don't as a society tolerate them. Anyone who thinks they are harmless probably doesn't know how to google.

    EDIT: another link http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/blood-and-honour-578151.html
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  4. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Surprised to see four chapters in MA. The ones in Boston and Salem have had plenty of run-ins and drug arrests, not sure about the others. The Boston chapter seems linked up with the Teamsters local. Can't remember the last time I saw one.
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  5. britman

    britman Britman

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    Sunday riding in N GA on my ST1300

    Come up behind a BMW GS fully kitted as an adventure bike. The plonker is all over the double yellows in the bends. His rear tire looks like its got about 10 psi in. He slows down to about 15 mph for 45 mph curves and then tries to hammer on the straights. He will not wave me by so I hang back and watch his crap riding.

    Follow him for about 2 miles. On left hand bends he's in the left lane and scaring the crap out of me. I equate crossing a double yellow in a bend to crashing.

    Eventually on a short straight I'm able to get by him and he gasses it to try to stop me. Areshole. He has to panic brake to wobble around the next easy bend and I just cruise away from him.

    Dickheads come in all shapes and sizes.
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  6. Sir Not Appearing

    Sir Not Appearing That's no ordinary rabbit

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    I don't have any Hell's Angels experiences, but there is a small presence of Outlaws around here. I live in a small town of about 9500 people and one of the local bar owners is an Outlaw and he has a small bike shop next to it with a clubhouse for their booster club "The Black Pistons" (a non-1% MC) in the back. I know two of the guys in the Black Pistons, in fact, one is a very good friend of mine. On some weekends, they'll have a bunch of Outlaws show up and they'll line the street and fill the parking lot next to the bar and they'll go out on runs around the area. So far, its been uneventful and they just hang out and party. There is a number of HA in Lafayette and up around the South Bend region. Wonder if they'll ever roll through to cause trouble......:huh

    The most unfriendly MC members I've ever met are the ones in the US Veterens MC or whatever its called. Biggest group of unfriendly A-holes I've ever met.
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  7. Reddane

    Reddane Circling pi

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    I try to stay as far away from those type of folks as possible.

    They do their thing, I do mine, and there is no reason why our paths should cross at any point.
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  8. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Spoken like a true Socialist. :deal :lol3 It sounds to me like they did a fine job of thinning the herd.

    That story is 13 years old.
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  9. RandyB

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    Combat Veterans MC? Red Skull on the backpack?
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  10. Dirtgeek

    Dirtgeek Guest

    :freaky

    i'm glad they didn't make me one of their biker bitches:rofl :huh

    "boy, you shur look pretty on that v-strom"

    al:1drink
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  11. Geezerider

    Geezerider Just coastin'

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    I was riding US #2 east across Montana last June and hit one of those escort car conga line waits at a construction zone. The highway crew foreman pulled me out of line and suggested I wait a while as the previous escort included HA. I thanked him but proceeded anyway. About 20 miles later my Burgman, the last word in intimidating hardware, caught up with them as they were pulling in for gas. A support car cut me a little close as I pulled in also. I didn't think much of it as I prepared to pump. A big, tatooed, bearded patched fella walks over, stares at my scooter for a few seconds and then apologized for the "incident." I later made some small talk with some of them while checking my luggage lashing. They seemed surprised that I had ridden a "scooter" from SC to AK and back. It may have turned out different if I had done the cutting off.
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  12. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    These guys? The service flags are in the wrong order.....
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  13. RobTheRigger

    RobTheRigger Killing threads here since 2008

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    I'm active Navy, and US Military Vets MC, from my experience, are a bunch of dillweed, 1%er wanna-bes. Sorry, I just call 'em like I see 'em (Dude, you were a SUPPLY CLERK for 20 years!)

    -Rob

    p.s. I don't mean to insult any supply clerks, at least not while I need new boots...:D
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  14. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    The most famous of all is Milo Minderbender in Catch 22, but my favorite is Crapgame - Don Rickles in Kelly's Heroes.
    [​IMG]
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  15. Sir Not Appearing

    Sir Not Appearing That's no ordinary rabbit

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    That's them.
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  16. mcftw

    mcftw hxc n33b

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    The ones to watch out for are the ones who haven't earned their patches- the ones who "have something to prove".
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  17. shifu29

    shifu29 n00b

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    We on this post are all men I think. So if you are a guy on a bike, question is, if you are asking questions, should you be asking questions:D? If the guy or group looks dangerous, are you willing to take the risk. With the group you are talking about, are you ready to go balls deep, all in? If not, then common sense should weigh in.

    Personally, if I don't have my Wife on the back, and you are going slower, I don't care WTF you are, I'm passing.

    Just as riding your bike, we all take risk, every curve has a risk, no different in dealing with people. Stay inside or just outside you comfort zone:wink:. If you are not willing to deal with the outcome of the decisions then throttle down.

    My two cents. I'm off my soap box now.
    Sonny
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  18. krellheat

    krellheat Milk Crate Challenged

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    Boyscouts? Brownies?

    I was led under the impression, when I was young and ignorant, that the way to truly earn the HA jacket was to snuff the previous occupant.:huh Now I am just ignorant. Is this still true today?
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  19. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Never was true. It would be hard to increase your numbers if the only way to join was to kill an existing member.

    I do not know exactly what it takes to earn your colors for HA, but part of it is showing loyalty to the club and its members.

    I am not going to try to say the Hell's Angles are a bunch of Boy Scouts or anything like that, but from experience in a hard core club, I will tell you that there is a lot of stuff that is blown out of proportion. Yes, bad shit does happen, but it is not as bad as the media would have you believe. Motorcycle clubs are about brotherhood and all that. The hard core clubs take that brotherhood to a higher level than most clubs. When you join one, you are basically saying that you are willing to lay your life on the line for one of your brothers, and you know they would do the same for you. The outlaw clubs have this same attitude.

    When you here about a club ganging up on some poor shmuck, all you get is the "big terrible bikers" angle of the story. How often do you ever hear it from the biker's side? The reaction may be way out of proportion, but most incidents between biker clubs and civilians (for lack of better term) are started by a the non-biker.
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  20. VFR_firefly

    VFR_firefly Buh Bye!

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    Just pass them!

    If you are having trouble with that then you need a better bike and/or more skill.

    Dump that 30hp fake dirt bike for something a little more peppy on the road ;)
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