Motorcycle Men http://motorcyclemen.net Motorcycle boots, motorcycle jackets and motorcycle chaps aren’t all that make up a motorcycle man. Of course having the right motorcycle to fit the man is a must. But there is more then this. Being a motorcycle man is more then boots, jacket, chaps or motorcycle, its attitude. “Motorcycle Men” is a website that features articles about men and what makes them a motorcycle man. It also offers information on motorcycle jackets for men, motorcycle boots and men’s motorcycle chaps plus a lot more. As a matter of a fact you will find just about everything that a motorcycle man might need to fully recognize his ability to be honored among the ranks of motorcycle men. Sat, 22 Oct 2011 12:34:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 Motorcycle Men! If You Ride a Motorcycle Most Likely You Have a Pickup. http://motorcyclemen.net/41/motorcycle-men-if-you-ride-a-motorcycle-most-likely-you-have-a-pickup/ http://motorcyclemen.net/41/motorcycle-men-if-you-ride-a-motorcycle-most-likely-you-have-a-pickup/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:16:21 +0000 admin http://motorcyclemen.net/?p=41 Hey motorcycle men! If you ride a motorcycle then most likely you also have a pickup truck. You may need to haul your bike around when it’s broke or if you may need to take it some place that you really don’t feel like riding it. It only makes since that motorcycles and pickup trucks go together. I have both and the reason I do is so I can trailer up my bike and take it to Daytona or where ever I need to.

I have a Ford F250 Super-Duty with an off road package and it’s a beast. Of course I have added a few sweet accessories to it so it has just the right custom appeal that fits my personality.Let’s see, I have added a bed liner. It was a must because I dump just about everything in the back of my truck. If you don’t have one in the back of your truck I would suggest that you pick one up. There are a lot of good truck bed liners on the market but here are a few of the ones that I recommend. I like the rugged Bedmats, DualLiner and Bed Rug Truck Bed Liners; you can find these pickup truck bed liners at TruckAddons.com

The next thing that I’ve added was fender flares. Fender flares are custom molded attachments that mount securely into the wheel well openings of your truck, Jeep or SUVs. By adding fender flares it offered me a unique opportunity to customize my truck by flaring the finders while not going to the expense of actually adding side body modifications.

Because I also love to do a lot of off road driving also got a setup with Rancho Shocks. I think that Rancho Shocks are the shocks that off-road driving enthusiasts need. When you equipping your truck with off-road shocks absorbers and you want equipment that won’t brake and let you down then Rancho Shocks are the essential heavy-duty, performance shock absorber for you.

Now here is a funny word, nerf bars. Well if you have been around car racing you know what a nerf bar is. No it’s not wife’s slow cousin, or the guy that picks his nose while setting at a traffic light. A nerf bar is a tubular device fitted to the side of a racecar, typically single-seat racecars that compete on asphalt or dirt oval tracks. Let me explain how this relates to me and you and our pickup trucks. “A “nerf” is a small, sometimes intentional, collision between two cars in which one driver bumps the other to facilitate a successful pass. The nerf bar protects the sides of the vehicles and also keeps their tires from becoming entangled. If fast-spinning tires come in contact with each other, one or both of the cars may lose control or even become airborne. A more commercial application of the nerf bar is for convenience purposes on a pickup truck or sport utility vehicle. It may act as a step to ease entry and exit from the vehicle, or to help prevent damage to the vehicle when crossing rocks off-road.” (Information from truckaddons.com.) I added a pair of Rampage Nerf Bars to my truck and it looks really great.

Now the last thing I did was I added a lift kit. I raised my truck up about three inches. I could have gone higher but the Ford F-250 Super-Duty is already pretty high. Lift kits are good if you want to raise your truck up to give it better ground clearance or if you just want to make your truck look cool. Of course I added bigger tires from Nitto Tires as well. The only thing that’s left for me to add is a bed cover. I have my eye on a few different tounneau covers but that will have to wait until next month.

You know after putting so much into upgrading and customizing my pickup truck I almost prefer it over my motorcycle. Almost!

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Why Do Motorcycle Men Ride Motorcycles? http://motorcyclemen.net/27/why-do-motorcycle-men-ride-motorcycles/ http://motorcyclemen.net/27/why-do-motorcycle-men-ride-motorcycles/#comments Sat, 08 Jan 2011 12:53:29 +0000 admin http://motorcyclemen.net/?p=27 Motorcycle men through out the ages have pondered this age old question. Why do we ride motorcycles? Is it for the thrill? Is it for the glory? Is it for the Chicks? Well I think we have come up with the possible answer to the question at hand. Why do motorcycle men ride motorcycles? Watch the video below and find out.



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Are all Motorcycle Men Outlaw Bikers? http://motorcyclemen.net/7/are-all-motorcycle-men-outlaw-bikers/ http://motorcyclemen.net/7/are-all-motorcycle-men-outlaw-bikers/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2009 23:28:59 +0000 admin http://motorcyclemen.net/?p=7 A motorcycle man is often considered to be outlaw biker. Why this is, remains to be one of the great mysteries of life I guess. When you consider that out law bikers make up only one percent of the total motorcycle men the ride. This is self evident by the exclusive patch that outlaw bikers wear. It is called the 1% patch and is worn only by the few that choose to live a life style contrary to what some would call the norm.

This is why I feel there is some how a great mystery afoot. If only one percent of the men that ride are outlaw in nature, then that leaves ninety nine percent of the men that ride on the side of the law, or we would presume they are any way.

Now I don’t have any disrespect or judgments for the few that choose to ride on the wild side of the law. I leave that up to their conscience and God. However what I do have is an observation about men that ride their motorcycles on the right side of the law.

The majority of men that ride motorcycles today are hard working family men, that while conforming to societies values, still has a need to be a little wild and to be set free. This is not at all a bad thing.

The other observation I have seen is that, while most motorcycle men want the freedom that riding a motorcycle brings they are still God fearing and don’t compromise on their on personal ethics.

With-in the ninety nine percent group of family oriented, hard working and God fearing motorcycle men there is a small but ever growing group of men that live a committed motorcycle lifestyle devoted to spreading the word of salvation through Jesus Christ.

These men come from all walks of live. Some even come from the ranks of the outlaw bikers. Although few in numbers, these Christian bikers have come to a fundamental decision to follow the beliefs and teaching of Jesus Christ.  They have formed Organizations, Associations and groups pronouncing their loyalty and dedication to spreading the teachings of Christ. Some of these Christian Motorcycle Associations and organizations are  The Faith Riders, Wheels of Grace and Bikers for Christ.

It seems that the majority of these bikers for Christ all come form a less then God like sinful life style. While not all do, some of these faith based motorcycle men come for a past of alcohol and drug addiction while others come from a life of infidelity and abuse. There is even one I am told, that lived a murderous lifestyle of an outlaw bikers hit man.

The thing is though, all of these men came to a cross road in their life. They all came to realize that there is better way of life. They all came to believing that Jesus Christ died on the cross and took their sins and washed them away. They all came to the realization that they all had sinned and they all had fallen short of the glory of God. Thy confessed their sins to God and asked Jesus Christ to come in to their lives and turned away from their former sinful life style.

Did this make any of them any less of a biker or any less of a man? Did it make them weak and less powerful? No! It is not a weakness to believe in the need for a savior or that there is a being more powerful then we. On the contrary they all have found strength and power, the strength and the power of God love and forgiveness.

If you feel that there is something missing in your life, if you have a need or are going through a devastating event that has you at the very end of your rope. If you want what we have and want to find out how to get it please visit the Christian motorcycle organizations I have listed above or go to Christian Motorcycle Association.

If you need someone to talk to and don’t’ find what you need from any of the links above please feel free to contact me personally at faith@ubadflorida.com

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Real Motorcycle Men Do not Need To… http://motorcyclemen.net/6/real-motorcycle-men-dont-need-to/ http://motorcyclemen.net/6/real-motorcycle-men-dont-need-to/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2009 19:56:34 +0000 admin http://motorcyclemen.net/?p=6 I have been among the ranks of motorcycle men riding motorcycles for over forty years. I got my first mini bike when I was twelve years old, I have had and ridden motorcycles ever since. I guess that qualifies me in the group of motorcycle men, a biker in one sense or another. Although I have never prospected or been patched into an outlaw motorcycle gang, I have ridden with many. I was the very image of the lone outlaw biker.

Growing up in the late 60’s I was a child of the drug culture. I started taking drugs’ at the age of eleven, one year before I started riding a motorcycle. I was a lost child. I stopped caring about home, school and just about anything else except biking and drugs.

By the age of 14 I had gotten into trouble and was emancipated by the court. I was given an option, that on the day I turned seventeen I had to volunteer into the armed forces or go to jail as an adult. I choose to join the army.

The military was not the best place for a drug addict such as myself. It was the worst. There were more drugs to be had in the army then in the outside world.

While I was in the Army in Germany I bought a new motorcycle. It was a sweet bi-centennial Harley Davidson Sportster 1000. Even though it was made by AMF, at the time it was sweet. I spent most of my time in the service getting high and riding my motorcycle all over Europe.

I got out of the Army had my bike shipped home and came back state side. Being home, free and mobile I started right where I had left off, drinking, drugging, and raising hell.

Not satisfied with the local action I took a long cruise across the USA and ended up in south Florida. This was not a good place at all for a hard-core drug addicted biker dude like myself.

I got so involved into the cocaine trafficking scene I became lost quickly. I started to think I was invincible. I started ripping off my friends and connections. If anybody stepped up I would put them back down, problem solve. I thought I was a bad ass, a real man.

By that time I had pretty much worn out my welcome in Florida so I headed up north to Maine. Thinking a change if scenery would help me get a grip on my addiction. Well it didn’t. As my drinking and drug use grew so did the trouble that came with it.

I got busted for a class B felony, trafficking in a controlled substance and was convicted and sentenced to ten years in prison. I got lucky though; I stood up a spoke on my own behalf at my trial. Being the master manipulator I was at the time, trying to get out of the long prison term, I told the Judge that I was a drug addict and that I would be willing to seek help, the Judge took pity on my and reduced my sentence to ten years all but two suspended and three years probation.

I went to prison. Prison was a turning point for me. It was not easy. I went into prison with a 360mg methadone habit. I spent the first three months withdrawing. The first few weeks were the worst though. It was during this time that I had an epiphany.

The reality of who I truly was and how much of my life I had been wasting hit me square in the face. I had been living in fear. I was afraid of being a real man. I was hiding behind the drugs and booze, trying to keep a tough facade; acting like I was something I truly wasn’t just so no one would know I was really afraid. I was afraid of being a real man.

All of my life I lived a lie. From a small boy I had always been told that real men don’t cry, or that real men should be able to hold their liquor. A real man should be tough and kick everybody’s ass. Real men don’t’ believe in God, all that stuff is for women and sissy’s. All lies. I wasted a lot of years believing things that someone even more messed up than I had told me.

I can’t say that while I was lying there on my cold steel bunk, half conscious, freezing and sweating at all the same time from withdrawal, I had a vision of God. What I can say is that God did speak to me in a way that I could understand him. During that time God helped me see what I was and how much I meant to him and that I didn’t have to be afraid of being a real man any longer.

Although I didn’t know what a real man was at the time, I did know that it was not what I had been all the years that I was playing the bad ass biker, drinking, drugging, kicking ass and taken names. So even though I didn’t  know how to be a man,  a real man of God. I was lead to find out how.

I did my time and got out of prison. I stopped using drugs and drinking. Day by day I grew in faith. My life change and God lead me. I started to find out about all of the good things I had been missing in my life. I learned how to hold a job, I stopped jumping up ready to fight every time someone challenged me, and I learned how to forgive. I found a wife, and now I have more today in my life then I could ever imagine.

I can’t say that I am glad I got busted and sent to prison. But what I can say is, I am Grateful I did. Sometimes God has to yank us up by the collar to get our attention.

I can look in the mirror and in all honesty say I am a man, a motorcycle man.

Being a biker is not about taking drugs, boozing it up or being tough and gritty. Neither is being a man. The image of riding a motorcycle has been tainted over the years. Just like man, not everything is in the image.

Being a biker, a motorcycle man doesn’t mean drinking, drugging and kicking ass, trying to keep up the act. Believing in your self and a power that is higher, all present and mightier then you are, does. Believing in God doesn’t mean you are weak or less of a man. It is just the opposite. Believing in something and making a stand to change takes guts, strength and courage.

If you ride a motorcycle and you want to find a better way of life on the road or in your personal life, come find out what we have to offer, Unite Bikers Against Drugs is a better way.

Unite Bikers Against Drugs

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Motorcycle Men http://motorcyclemen.net/5/motorcycle-men/ http://motorcyclemen.net/5/motorcycle-men/#comments Wed, 31 Dec 2008 21:41:47 +0000 admin http://motorcyclemen.net/?p=5 Through out history motorcycle men have been stereotyped as being out-laws. It seems that that no matter where you go, if you are wearing a leather jacket and a do-rag on you head people will scurry across to the other side of the street to avoid you. Although over the years motorcycle manufactures and well as the men that ride motorcycles have tried to change this image.

Ever since Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda hopped on those gleaming Choppers and rumbled down the road into infamous glory, I have always wanted to ride a motorcycle. You know, bugs in my teeth, get the feel of the wind in my face and feel all of that raw power under me as people stared when I rolled by.

I was twelve when the movie Easy Rider came out and I will never forget the image of what Hollywood told us a Motorcycle Man should be. Wyatt, played by Peter Fonda and Billy, played by Denis Hopper were two young bikers that sell some drugs; stash the money inside the gas tanks of their choppers and head out onto the open road.

I am sure that this is the idealistic vision that every man dreams about and what leads him down the path to become a motorcycle man. However, from my own experience, I can assure you that motorcycle men are more then just two wheels, loud pipes and a hot babe on the back rumbling down the road selling drug’s.

Today motorcycle men are hard working strong men, responsible men that are not afraid to take charge. There is no simple definition of a Motorcycle man, he cannot be defined by boundaries; motorcycle men come in many shapes and sizes, from all lifestyles and from every occupation. There are doctors and lawyers, ministers and priest, mechanics and carpenters all with the same dream, the dream to crank the throttle wide open and hit the open road like a bat out of hell.

Out side of the few, you know the 1% club, those outlaw bikers that have chosen to go all the way and commit to the life style, or the lucky few that race motorcycles or work in the motorcycle industry, most of motorcycle men can only live the dream on the week ends or after a long day of work. Oh sure some of them do get to ride their motorcycles to work occasionally, while a motorcycle is the only means of transportation for others.

There is one common thread that weaves all men that ride motorcycles together. That thread is the spirit and courage to take risk, to dare to be different and to stand up for what they believe no matter what.  Most motorcycle men believe in God, family and country.  A motorcycle man is always ready to help one of his own, and would never leave a fellow biker stranded along the side of the road.

Even though motorcycle men are bound together by a command bond, they are individuals; different in every way, from the bike they ride to the gear that they ware. Every one has his own reason for being a motorcycle man. Nevertheless, every one can be proud in the fact that they dare to do what most men do not.

If you ride please register, sign in and tell us your reason for being a motorcycle man. Or let us know how you got started riding, what type of riding you do, what bike you ride or anything else motorcycle related you want to share.

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