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I just go home from a ride to Joplin Missouri from Independence Missouri. Went down to ride with a group of bikers called the " Brothers" It is interesting I saw this sticky and read it for the first time just this evening when I got home.
While we were there riding for charity (MS) we stopped in to Flying J Rest. to eat. Some of the folks who smoke (Both Men and Women) were out front Smoking (Flying J is a none smoking Establishment). I don't smoke but was out there just visiting with my friends while they did. A man and His wife came walking up the sidewalk to enter too go eat but when the man saw us gathered there he stopped in his tracks and stated to his wife. " Lets us a different door so we don't have to go past those biker's" I was impressed by what his wife had to say about us to him. " Herb, They are just people like you and me why won't you walk up their?" to which he replied. " Well they are Bikers You can't trust them. Never can tell what they are going to do." She said Herb you go in what ever door you want but I am going in that door with or without you. In fact I am going to have a Cigarette with them." She did come and have a cigarette with us and he went on to another door.
We all heard their conversation as they were only 20 feet from us. The Lady knew we had heard what was said. As she took out a cigarette and lite it she said. " Sorry about my Husband he don't like bikers." You could tell the lady felt bad. One of the Ladies who was with us said " You folks traveling far." The lady said "no we live here in Joplin. We just came here to eat for Father's Day. Where are you all from here as well?" Lena responded " No we are from all over Missouri. We are here to make money for MS it is a Benefit Ride." The look on the Ladies face was worth a million dollars. You could tell she was stunned. She replied " How wonderful !" as she hurried to put out her cigarette she said. " I got to go. I can't wait to tell this to my Husband." Then she said " You folks be careful " and departed.
How fitting and yes " I am just a Biker"
Enjoy the Journey
Last edited by 444GunSlinger2; 06-16-2013 at 10:19 PM.
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Bikers do get a bad rap at times. Never judge a book by their covers. Keep the rubber side down.
Most excellent post. Too many folks have no good thoughts about bikers.
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