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Old 01-24-2013, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have always been afraid of "bikers" but you seem like really nice people. Should I be afraid of you?
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have always been afraid of "bikers" but you seem like really nice people. Should I be afraid of you?
nothing to fear but fear itself.....

My Sponsors wife used to say that "Fear knocked at the door..."Faith answered and no one was there"
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Fear is just an emotion, my friend. You can be afraid, happy, sad....Just be happy. It's all good.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Leave it to Toad to put it in a way a knuckle drag'er like me can understand.
All I have to say is that sometimes it is best to not judge a book by it's cover. But, I guess that if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, then it must be a duck...
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Been a long time Tony..........I pray all is well.....You still ride with the Sons of God?

I'm hanging in there, still working on anger and resentments, maybe growing a little.

Welcome Home brother........toad
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Afraid of me? Little ol me

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I ride passanger behind my spouse
with a bunch of sparkly crystals all
over my helmet. Im sober 22 yrs sober
enjoying the freedom outside a car
and riding in style.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Toad, thanks for the welcome. I have moved on from the SOG, as one might guess by my avatar. But I'm still here, still sober, still fighting the good fight. I just put on a different jacket everyday. October 8th will be 8 years. Life is pretty good these days. The last year has had some major changes. In July, I retired from the Coast Guard after 25 years. I spent the first 6 months fighting with the VA trying to fix all the broken things on me.... haha... I still have some back issues, but I'm hanging in there. I was pretty proud of myself for not taking all the drugs they wanted to give me. I have been doing a lot of riding and keeping busy around the ranch. Life is good.
Oh, and Sharon.... You don't scare me... You are one of the people that I actually read their posts!! ESH is the motto to live by!! I guess it is time I stop being a pine rider and contribute a little more around here.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Tony...congratulations on your 25 years and your retirement. What an accomplishment! I had to give the VA back all their meds. At one time they were giving me enough each month to kill myself if I got careless, and the nature of my addiction made me very careless. I have found what helps most with my alcoholism and addictions is to stay sober, work the steps, and practice the principles to the best of my ability.

Haven't heard much from the old posters here at SR. I have talked to Bill J a little, he is attending the U of Texas at Austin and is probably about ready to graduate. I believe he still has around 35 yrs sober. Hammer I think has struggled a little but from what I see on fb is hanging in there....don't hear from Rarly. I see Hurricane every now and then here in Missouri, I think he went the Christian path to recovery....praise God. I still carry the message of AA into the prisons.

In a couple of weeks I will be heading to Spearfish SD for a nationl meeting of the Combat Vets....looking forward to the ride.

I still remember the pictures of you pulling out your scoot on Christmas day in Maine, with it looked like 3 feet on snow on the ground.

Thanks for sharing........toad
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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a "citizen shouldn't be afraid of a biker a very few, you can see who they are, are ignorant enough to draw negative attention to themselves these days. most have figured this negativity only draws them or their group attn from the law.
the bulk of bikers do not feed on the weak or naive. A lot of times they are there for a flat tire on the road, a non starting vehicle, even at times protection in a volatile situation.
befriend a biker and you will find the behavior, dress, and perceived attitude are simply expressions of who they can be when they desire. most now have regular jobs like you and me.
in fact, as a group, i find more unemployed peeps on this site, than i know of in the biker community
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i just feel upset when i seee peopletyhink of us bikers as bad people and feears us
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I used to hit a bikers meeting regularly in Los Angeles. Good group to ride with.....
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hello cordeliatolear and welcome to SR
Bikers in recovery. It's always nice when
a new member pops in to say hello and shares
a little bit about themselves and what begins
them here.

Are you still going to meetings there in Los Angeles?

You can also come share in the other Forum
if you'd like and share about places you've traveled
on your favorite 2 wheel ride or 3 wheel like
we have.


Just come sit and share whatever is on your
mind with me and other SR Bikers or those
who ride passenger or solo themselves. It's
all good.

Recovery and Bikers go hand and hand.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks, yes...I just got back from one. I live very close to LAX and have a regular meeting at a restaurant right on PCH. I usually ride but today we had some weather. I usually would have ridden anyways, but the first storm brings lots of oil to the surface.

I ride a special construction...Harley engine and tranny; It's a rigid chopper essentially.

Shiny side up!
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Old 10-14-2018, 01:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum....I would like to see a picture of your bike if possible. I have been to LA many times...first time was in 1965, stayed a day or two at the Thunderbird Hotel in El Segundo...then I rented a room at the St. Francis hotel in Hermosa Beach.....Just about starved and headed back to Missouri. In 1968 I came home from Nam in SF and flew to LA to see a buddy. In 69 I did a dope deal with some people in LA, ended up stranded in Hollywood and hitch hiked back to Indiana where I was in college. In 2002 I attended a Vietnam reunion in OR and rode the AmTrac (no drivers license for 14 yrs) from the Midwest to Eugene...came through the northern mountains to Sacramento and north to OR....northern CA is impressive........been sober since 98 by the grace of God. Share a little about yourself my friend.
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey toad, thanks for the welcome. Shall do on the pic. Nothing on my computer, but I'll get to it. It's a rigid...get's a lot of attention but it was an impulse buy at a time when I was in a position to get a bike again. The one before was my favorite....1991 Springer Softail FSXTS with a 21 inch front end, SS carbs, and 60 spoke wheels....I'll put that one up too.

My son went to El Segundo HS...as you know a stones throw from Westchester where I live. I am married (for now), have one kiddo who is 23. He graduated from UCLA last year and moved back home....millennial move I suppose. I am 52 years old and recently sober again. I have 4 months and 14 days today. I have enough welcome chips to fill the grand canyon. I think I saw a thread you wrote some years ago now where you spoke at a prison. I too did similar service work in one of my stints....it was a juvenile detention center that housed 16-18 year old here in LA. Quite an experience.
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Well, this is embarrassing...I have the pics but don't see an image upload on either the Post Reply or Post Quick Reply areas. I do see the Insert Image button, but it asks for a URL...I presume that is for photobucket or some other platform? I don't subscribe to any of those.
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Well, this is embarrassing...I have the pics but don't see an image upload on either the Post Reply or Post Quick Reply areas. I do see the Insert Image button, but it asks for a URL...I presume that is for photobucket or some other platform? I don't subscribe to any of those.
Congratulations on your 4 months and 14 days...all we really have is today. Going into the prison has been a very rewarding part of my recovery...going in has kept me from going in.

Here is a link, if you download your picture to this site, you can copy and paste here and it should show up... https://imgbb.com/
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Well, this is embarrassing...I have the pics but don't see an image upload on either the Post Reply or Post Quick Reply areas. I do see the Insert Image button, but it asks for a URL...I presume that is for photobucket or some other platform? I don't subscribe to any of those.
If you go to User CP>Pictures and Albums, you can upload your image to SoberRecovery, then use its URL here in the post.
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Ah, thanks. My email exceeds the size limits. I'll have to email a smaller version
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