Empty Days

Sunday, February 22, 2004



Lone Riders gone loner

I've been meaning to find out the mythology of the iron-cross insignia associated with biking, but since it's not a pressing concern, here's instead a rather amusing deviation from your traditional idea of what a bikers' club might be. From a bunch that call themselves "Silent Skulls":
With due respect to traditional motorcycle clubs, Silent Skulls Club was found out of our natural individual inability to conform to riding rules. We are a brotherhood of lone freedom on two wheels, freedom of choice not to lead or follow. We are not a "want to be traditional M/C", we can�t be a traditional M/C. We are not affiliated, supported, chartered or sanctioned by other clubs. Because of our non-organizational, non-political, non-traditional, non-club ways we ride alone. In crossing few areas our rights to the road have attracted attention from other clubs, know where you ride.
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Maybe it's having the courage to ride as a club alone... Maybe it's knowing all members are lone bikers like ourselves....Maybe it's the excitement of seeing another jacket in the middle of nowhere... Maybe it's the great feeling of pulling over at the end of the earth and being content alone... Maybe it's riding for simplicity and control over time and distance...Maybe it's not just about bikes, rules, bylaws and patches but about camaraderie with anonymity...Maybe it's because we ride as though it is an indissoluble love affair with our motorcycles and we view the destination as the end of a biker romance.
Jesus :-0 Does sound masturbatory in a metaphysical kind of way.





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