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Flavius

Junction City, KS

#22 Jul 6, 2013
Eagle Rider wrote:
As for wearing full helmets and jumpsuits for protection and safety, I wonder if you wear long pants, safety glasses, long sleeve shirt and boots when you mow and weed eat your yard. I don't. I wear what everyone else does...
So this need to dress like other people consumes other parts of your life as well. I sense a pattern forming...
thank you

Junction City, KS

#23 Jul 6, 2013
Eagle Rider wrote:
Yep! That about covers it Mr. Purist. We are just a bunch of self-centered, ratty jeans, black boots (actually mine are brown, black vest with some ironed on patches and a nickname stitched on it, wearing bikers.
We don't pay money to ride around KSU Stadium but we might. If the money goes to charity and it helps someone in need, we probably would.
We pay money to do what we are going to do anyway. Like Poker Runs, Fun Runs, Yearly Bashes, Fundraising Breakfast and Steak Dinners so we can give the proceeds to local families who are going thru hard times.
Like money to pay for utility bills, house payments, medical bills, unexpected emergencies etc. Most are people not affiliated with us in any way. We just hear they need help and we do it.
If you are broke down and stranded on the hiway, most bikers will be the first to stop and help you out.
As for wearing full helmets and jumpsuits for protection and safety, I wonder if you wear long pants, safety glasses, long sleeve shirt and boots when you mow and weed eat your yard. I don't. I wear what everyone else does, tennis shoes, shorts, a tank top and maybe some sunglasses if it's too bright out.
Sorry about our clothes looking all the same. There are only so many options on what you can do with clothes. A shirt is a shirt, boots are boots. A pink shirt with a plaid vest over some lime green pants would look funny on anyone at anytime(unless your going to walmart or maybe Bingo).
Lighten up Mr. Purist.
We're here to help, not hurt. Come join us. You'll feel good, make some good friends and maybe, just maybe have some fun.
Here's our location: Eagles Aerie #830 Junction City KS. on the corner of 10th and Franklin St.
thank you for your polite, mature responses that explain your view without insults and name calling.
Jeb

Junction City, KS

#24 Jul 6, 2013
Flavius wrote:
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See this is what I'm getting on about. "We're bikers, we give to charity". "Please oh please look at us". If you were truly charitable individuals you wouldn't have to announce it to the world. Truly charitable individuals don't need any type of recognition and attention, but not this particular group.
Between the loud pipes, the coordinated outfits, and the need to announce to the world that you give to charity, I think there may be some real self-esteem issues at work here.
And sunshine...there are plenty of options when it comes to clothing. Just ask the person sitting on the back of your bike. I find the leather vest over the bikini/tube/tank top to be the most cliche of all. It's o.k. that you all have biker costumes. The need to conform is one that we all confront at some point. A few notably later than others...
If they want to get all dressed up and ride their bikes great it's no shin off your back so why stir the pot? Cause it's what pucktards do. All the while your headed to Excalibar with your azzless chaps to play cracker with the boys. I hope you win too!
DJ One

United States

#25 Jul 7, 2013
Jeb wrote:
<quoted text>... headed to Excalibar with your azzless chaps to play cracker with the boys. I hope you win too!
Most of the "boys" @ Ex are black. Hard to play cracker wit black skin.

Rastous

“Go PACK Go!!”

Since: Dec 09

Lawrenceville, IL.

#26 Jul 7, 2013
Have a 'Anvil launching' contest. Saw it on Larry the Cable Guy..

On top of the Hill

Junction City, KS

#27 Jul 7, 2013
I thought the parade was well run, and a great way to show off our City. Small town America at it's best ! Politicians, bands, scouts, bikes, cars, it was a great show ! The numbers (8,000 plus) show just how well it is received by the public.
Really

Junction City, KS

#28 Jul 7, 2013
Is it necessary to have explicit lyric music blasting out of parade entry vehicles?
i agree

Kansas City, MO

#30 Jul 7, 2013
Sounded like complete shtt anyway. What a ridiculous looking jacked up piece of junk.
JC MAN

Junction City, KS

#31 Jul 8, 2013
Explain wrote:
What do you mean "biker costumes"?
Colors

Next the JC Gangs will be marching...
Sean Penn

Linwood, KS

#33 Jul 8, 2013
JC MAN wrote:
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Colors
Next the JC Gangs will be marching...
No it is highly unlikley gangs will march for 10 am is way before they awake.
Nice parade JC!
silly rabbit

Junction City, KS

#34 Jul 11, 2013
Flavius wrote:
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See this is what I'm getting on about. "We're bikers, we give to charity". "Please oh please look at us". If you were truly charitable individuals you wouldn't have to announce it to the world. Truly charitable individuals don't need any type of recognition and attention, but not this particular group.
Between the loud pipes, the coordinated outfits, and the need to announce to the world that you give to charity, I think there may be some real self-esteem issues at work here.
And sunshine...there are plenty of options when it comes to clothing. Just ask the person sitting on the back of your bike. I find the leather vest over the bikini/tube/tank top to be the most cliche of all. It's o.k. that you all have biker costumes. The need to conform is one that we all confront at some point. A few notably later than others...
Well I must ask the question: "What is the real problem here?" So what they want to ride their motorcycles? They are a charitable organization with members who happen to ride, so what? At least they are willing to stand up in front of their community to raise awareness for their cause. The Junction City Elks lodge was in the Parade too, though not on motorcycles, I will add. So, you have nothing to say about one organization, who entered the parade for the same reason? You do however, have a problem with the group that chose to ride a motorcycle rather than to sit on a float. Who gave you the right to cast judgement up on anyone? If you don't like it, don't come to the parade. Last I checked, there were no restrictions on motorcycle entries as they have been in every parade that I can remember. I am also curious if you, yourself happen to be involved in any community activities? No? Oh, well then maybe you should leave it alone and let others help those who are less fortunate without your unnecessary criticism.
Shawn

Kansas City, MO

#35 Jul 11, 2013
I'd cancel the entire waste of time and money
Flavius

Junction City, KS

#36 Jul 11, 2013
silly rabbit wrote:
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Well I must ask the question: "What is the real problem here?" So what they want to ride their motorcycles? They are a charitable organization with members who happen to ride, so what? At least they are willing to stand up in front of their community to raise awareness for their cause. The Junction City Elks lodge was in the Parade too, though not on motorcycles, I will add. So, you have nothing to say about one organization, who entered the parade for the same reason? You do however, have a problem with the group that chose to ride a motorcycle rather than to sit on a float. Who gave you the right to cast judgement up on anyone? If you don't like it, don't come to the parade. Last I checked, there were no restrictions on motorcycle entries as they have been in every parade that I can remember. I am also curious if you, yourself happen to be involved in any community activities? No? Oh, well then maybe you should leave it alone and let others help those who are less fortunate without your unnecessary criticism.
What does helping others that are less fortunate have to do with riding a motor cycle in a parade? Why does someone need recognition for helping someone?
Flavius

Junction City, KS

#37 Jul 11, 2013
Matthew 6:1-4 ESV

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
just a guess

Junction City, KS

#38 Jul 11, 2013
Flavius wrote:
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What does helping others that are less fortunate have to do with riding a motor cycle in a parade? Why does someone need recognition for helping someone?
I am not a member of a motorcycle group, but my guess is that they want to be in the parade for the same reason that the churches, the civic groups, the ball teams, and everyone else wants to.

They get a chance to be part of their community and they do bring recognition to their organization. That is helpful to recruit potential new members and it is helpful for when they do fundraisers or other activities that in turn benefit a charity.
silly rabbit

Junction City, KS

#39 Jul 11, 2013
just a guess wrote:
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I am not a member of a motorcycle group, but my guess is that they want to be in the parade for the same reason that the churches, the civic groups, the ball teams, and everyone else wants to.
They get a chance to be part of their community and they do bring recognition to their organization. That is helpful to recruit potential new members and it is helpful for when they do fundraisers or other activities that in turn benefit a charity.
And so my point is proven. Thank you.
silly rabbit

Junction City, KS

#40 Jul 11, 2013
Flavius, while I appreciate your biblical reference, my point merely surrounds the fact that nothing was said about any other group walking, riding, etc. in the parade, but simply about the motorcycles. In my opinion, we all have the same rights to enter the parade. If I so chose to enter whatever my reason, does it really matter if I am on a motorcycle or a combine? I simply see no point in making useless complaints about our community participating, we should be praising those individuals who entered the parade, without all of them, there wouldn't be one.
Flavius

Junction City, KS

#41 Jul 11, 2013
silly rabbit wrote:
Flavius, while I appreciate your biblical reference, my point merely surrounds the fact that nothing was said about any other group walking, riding, etc. in the parade, but simply about the motorcycles. In my opinion, we all have the same rights to enter the parade. If I so chose to enter whatever my reason, does it really matter if I am on a motorcycle or a combine? I simply see no point in making useless complaints about our community participating, we should be praising those individuals who entered the parade, without all of them, there wouldn't be one.
Do the churches or civic groups dress in matching costumes and rev their engines really loud?
dang

Junction City, KS

#42 Jul 11, 2013
Flavius wrote:
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See this is what I'm getting on about. "We're bikers, we give to charity". "Please oh please look at us". If you were truly charitable individuals you wouldn't have to announce it to the world. Truly charitable individuals don't need any type of recognition and attention, but not this particular group.
Between the loud pipes, the coordinated outfits, and the need to announce to the world that you give to charity, I think there may be some real self-esteem issues at work here.
And sunshine...there are plenty of options when it comes to clothing. Just ask the person sitting on the back of your bike. I find the leather vest over the bikini/tube/tank top to be the most cliche of all. It's o.k. that you all have biker costumes. The need to conform is one that we all confront at some point. A few notably later than others...
don't forget about the wanna be old biker women that steal other bikers husbands, take their stuff and money and look ugly.

Don't forget about the married biker women that steal others husbands, take their money and lie to their husbands.
cancel

Junction City, KS

#43 Jul 11, 2013
i say cancel it, who cares about it, and I would move the bands back out to the lake.

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