just this weekend I had a great friend of mine calling someone we know a RUB
If you don't know, a RUB is a Rich Urban Biker - it's a derogatory term people
use to describe someone who isn't a real biker - it's just someone who has the
money and is looking for a "fashion statement" or something.
Now, when I asked "why" he said other guy is a RUB. His answer:
- "he hasn't paid his DUE as one"
And that got me thinking...
I get called a RUB every now and then myself.
Why? Because I work in an office, because I wasn't riding a Harley, because I WAS
riding a Harley, because I have never committed any felonies...
My point is - who's to say what a "real" biker is?
Only because he couldn't or didn't have the money, or whatever reason, to buy a bike
before, now he can never be a "real" biker?
I mean, I KNOW there are RUBs out there - people who get a brand, get all the brand
gear, stickers on their car, tattoo, themed garage.. and ride like 100 miles a year.
But it's not always the case.
But to me, my bikes are not just a hunk of glorified metal.
They have soul, they have personalities. They ain't lifeless, is what I mean.
And I SURE spent a long share of my time riding them, too.
My point is - if you really connect and you're constantly thinking about riding your
bike, even though you may not be able to do it all the time... you're a "real" biker,
as far as I'm concerned