Perhaps the one aspect of a biker’s personality that is common across the board is the sense of independence and individuality that exists. In a world that breeds conformity and adherence to the prescribed structure, bikers by their very nature choose to head out on their own, and do their own thing. From the various additions to their bikes, to wearing clothing that stand out from the crowd, these people have long made it a point to follow their own path. It hasn’t always been easy. There are times when authorities see bikers as trouble makers, and sometimes even owning a motorcycle is enough to get you lumped together with all sorts of nefarious types. Stereotypes of motorcyclists abound, and quite a few people automatically assume that if you own a bike, you must be up to no good. Bikers have been accused of stealing, of drug dealing, and even worse including rape and murder. While those elements do exist, they also exist in nearly every walk of life. However, bikers, real bikers through their strength have maintained their love of independence and their love of traveling the open road.
It is this feeling of independence, of the romance of the open road that causes many people in the biker community to discover that the act of sharing it with someone can be a true blessing. After all, being a true individual can be daunting, even lonely at times. There are times when dealing with the various stares and whispers can be little unnerving at times. Walking into a restaurant in your motorcycle leathers can be a bit problematic, since quite a few people judge not from what a person says or does, but rather from their appearance. It’s a sad fact of life.
So finding other biker friends, other person that can relate to your lifestyle is something that more bikers are realizing is a good thing. It’s fun to sit down with a person over a cup of coffee or beer and talk with them about that ping you’ve been hearing from the exhaust on your Harley Roadster without their eyes glazing over half-way through your story. It can be enjoyable to take a few minutes and plan out a weekend ride up into the mountains on a nice spring day. And nothing beats sitting around a camp fire after a long day of riding and sharing stories about what you’ve seen and experienced that day. For many motorcycle enthusiasts, sharing these times with those who do not ride can be difficult. Those who don’t ride simply cannot understand the mixture of thrill, passion and calmness that exist whenever a ride is taken. Therefore many bikers search for companionship within a group of motorcycle lovers, After all, you know that they already share your love or motorcycles. There is a good chance that they may also share a few of your other loves