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Old 10-07-2013, 04:22 PM   #16
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OK, so you're just talking about the general reputation of the Hollister Rally being wild. It has turned into a big market place more than anything else. Almost family friendly at this point.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:45 PM   #17
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I wonder how the rest of the motorcyclists in the USA felt about the 1947 Hollister Rally after Life ran that article.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:29 PM   #18
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Izzat all you have to worry about? Consider yourself fortunate and quit yer whining.
Uh, yeah... some folks are not working cause of our elected asshats not doing their jobs. Other folks have health or other issues... So STFU and ride. This is a blip on the radar.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:32 PM   #19
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Has anyone really seen a change in the way other drivers "perceive" of riders?

I didn't think so. The problem is in your mind. There won't be any backlash from this as far as how cagers treat riders.
I was at a "home depot" today and had 2 strangers approch me and talk about the "biker gang". They were polite as was I but I found it interesting that they wanted my input.
This event in NY may have "legs".
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:16 PM   #20
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Has anyone really seen a change in the way other drivers "perceive" of riders?

I didn't think so. The problem is in your mind. There won't be any backlash from this as far as how cagers treat riders.
I have started to see score cards on more and more cars now.

Other then that, nothing new. I will worry once the scores start to get close to looking like this guy
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:39 AM   #21
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OK, so you're just talking about the general reputation of the Hollister Rally being wild. It has turned into a big market place more than anything else. Almost family friendly at this point.
The point, I think, was this NYC incident won't have a feature film based on the event, and it won't reverberate across the country for decades.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:44 AM   #22
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The point, I think, was this NYC incident won't have a feature film based on the event, and it won't reverberate across the country for decades.
Don't be so certain of that. This has gone deep in the media due to the public's worry about "bad" bikers.

We mostly agree this gang of miscreants are truly bad.

Unfortunately, the definition of bad varies by individual and I do believe this incident will be used to push poorly thought laws and reactionary enforcement well beyond the Stuntazz.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:51 AM   #23
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Unfortunately, the definition of bad varies by individual and I do believe this incident will be used to push poorly thought laws and reactionary enforcement well beyond the Stuntazz.
That's true. I bet there are a significant number of flat-brimmed occupy types that think the guy on his way to church in the SUV was an evil 1%er who is judgmental because he wouldn't let the Stuntazz have their fun.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:00 AM   #24
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I would hope the driving public could differentiate between single or even group riders riding responsibly and scores of reckless riders flooding the road, riding the shoulders and surrounding cars.
There is always that paranoid driver that is afraid of everything though.

I agree that the media will drop this in a week or so and it will be mostly forgotten.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:05 AM   #25
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Weird thing but where I live, a bit north of NYC, and when driving in that same area in NYC where that sh*t happened, it seems the cagers have backed off more. Like they're more aware of the bike and my space.

Have no idea what it means and my sampling is extremely small, but it was a small relief because was a little trepidatious going back into the city.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #26
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I never was impacted by some actions some joyless old farts didn't find the right way to live.
Well now I know Macho Man Randy Savage has moved to Germany. Thought you died from too many steroids. Guess it was just a hemorrhoid surgery complication and just your asshole survived. Good to know.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:13 PM   #27
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Ignore the troll. Wraith Rider thinks that off-duty cops shouldn't be fired for participating in a violent assault. I mean, what you do on your own time couldn't possibly reflect poorly on your day job...
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:12 AM   #28
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Has anyone really seen a change in the way other drivers "perceive" of riders?

I didn't think so. The problem is in your mind. There won't be any backlash from this as far as how cagers treat riders.
No change here in SE PA, they still don't even notice me.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:40 AM   #29
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I was at a "home depot" today and had 2 strangers approch me and talk about the "biker gang". They were polite as was I but I found it interesting that they wanted my input.
This event in NY may have "legs".
Might wanna quit wearing your pirate outfit with do do rag until next news cycle.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:42 AM   #30
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Ignore the troll. Wraith Rider thinks that off-duty cops shouldn't be fired for participating in a violent assault. I mean, what you do on your own time couldn't possibly reflect poorly on your day job...
I will do juat that then James. Plus, I agree 100% with you on the off duty police officers. I saw a 7th "participant" was arrested yesterday. I also agree with the original poster that this reflects badly on all of us, since sport bikes, dual sport bikes and ATV's were involved.
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