I ride because it is fun.
I ride because I enjoy the freedom I feel from being exposed to the elements,and the vulnerability to the danger that is intrinsic to riding.
I do not ride because it is fashionable to do so.
I ride my machine,not wear it.
My machine is not a symbol of status.It exists simply for me,and me alone.
My machine is not a toy.It is an extension of my being, and I will treat it accordingly,with the same respect as I have for myself.
I strive to understand the inner-workings of my machine
from the basic to the most complex.
I will learn everthing I can about my machine,so that I am reliant upon no one but myself for its health and well being.
I strive to constantly better my skill of control over my machine.
I will learn its limits,and use my skill to become one with my machine so that we may keep each other alive.
I am the master,it is the servant.Working together in harmony,we will become an invincible team.
I do not fear death.I will, however,do all possible to avoid death prematurely.Fear is the ememy,not death.
Fear on the highway leads to death,therefore I will not let fear be my master.I will master it.
My machines will outlive me.Therefore,they are my legacy.I will care for them for future bikers to cherish as I have,whoever they may be.
I do not ride to gain attention,respect,or fear from tose that do Not ride,nor do I wish to intimidate or annoy them.
For those that do not know me,all I wish from them is to ignore me.For those that desire to know me,I will share with them the truth of myself,so that they might understand me and not fear others like me.
I will never be the aggressor on the highway.However,
should others mess with me,their aggression will be dealt with in as severe manner as I can cast upon them.
I will show respect to other bikers more experienced or knowledgeable than I am.
I will from them all I can.However,if my respect is not acknowledged or appreciated,it will end.
I will not show disrespect to other bikers less experienced or knowledgeable than I am.I will teach them what I can.
However,if they show me disrespect,they will be slapped.
It will be my task to mentor new riders,that so desire,into the lifestyle of the biker,so that the breed shall continue.
I shall instruct them,as I have been instructed by those before me.
I shall preserve and honor traditions of bikers before me,and I will pass them on unaltered.
I will not judge other bikers on their choice of machine,
their appearance,or their profession.
I will judge them only on their conduct as bikers / and as human beings................ more to come.