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post #1 of 5 Old 04-23-2012, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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alternative crowd riders?

Strange topic comes the other evening at Cheap industries with Mrs. Cheap
as I was starting off talking of the long term sobriety thread and how many
offroaders this problem afflicts. I think it goes with the personality. There
was always safe party areas when me n' the dirt buds of the teen years tore
off into woods/ dunes/ wherever and smoked ourselves retarded. You could
get a mile from the city, get lost in the surrounding greenery and not be seen
by society and more importantly the police. The beer and stupidity usually
came along for the ride too.

That brings her around to asking about what else we did out there.
"I know how teenage boys think. We have 4, and I used to date them."
I told her my group in particular was hetero. We looked at mags n' girlie
pics and rode till we were outta gas. There was, however a dude from
the old gang who came out as an adult and isn't shy about it one bit.
I've always pictured us straight as a group stereotypically. One (me) tends
to think of interior decorators and hairdressers playing on the same team,
and the gasoline n' wrench crowd quite the opposite and going for the females.

The wording, kept clean as possible for a family site if you reply is important.
Just wondering if there's a sizable percentage of us that ride both sides of
the tracks or one specifically.

PS. If you are questioning yerself the answer is both. lol


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post #2 of 5 Old 04-23-2012, 11:18 AM
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same thing with me, not so much with the riding aspect but like any young man i grew up with a tight knit group of guys (4-6) and it turns out my best friend who i grew up with known him about 20 yrs now came out this last winter. i never even had a clue, it doesnt change my relationship with him at all i just thought it a bit odd. he's also not quite the interior decorator. more of a hippie, lives in tent on organic farms and grows his hair and beard out. he lives on a self sufficient hippie commune in new hampshire right now. either way though he is still my best friend.

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Blew my mind too, Scrap.
The dude rides a VTX and works for an area railroad.
We still stop and yak it up every time we see each other
at the gas station or Wal Mart. Still bros here too.

With a bit of afterthought I sounded way too closed minded in
the first post. I noticed 60 people read it but only one replied.
At 45 years old now I see alternate folks as everyday people in ALL walks
of life. I shoulda mentioned that it was the younger days that I
thought all gay guys were limp wristed and acted like teen girls.

With roughly 5-8% of the population gay or bi, I figured a good few
of us were also. (even being the gasoline and wrench crowd.)
And yes, I've questioned myself too. LOL Just married what I like best.
Never crossed the other bridge.

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One of my best friends is gay. He's not into bikes, but he was a golden gloves boxing champ and is one of the toughest most "masculine" guys I know. One of our other friends made the mistake of trying to fight him drunk one time. It lasted about two seconds before dude was locked up on the floor begging to be let up.

I live in the bay area, so I know a lot of gay folks. Some of them definitely fit the stereotypes. A lot don't. Me, I could care less who anyone wants to sleep with.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-24-2012, 10:43 PM
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Used to work with and date a girl that is a lesbian. I recall the night she told me of her sexual preference. She was all serious and beating around the bush so to speak. After she finally came out and told me, I said "That's OK Kim, I'm a lesbian too! Nothing better than a womans body." She hit my arm pretty hard, gave me a hug, wiped the tears of relief away and life went on. We're still great friends and go out occasionally.

Like LJ mentioned, doesn't matter to me who they shack up with. Gays are just regular folks like anyone else, many of them are better than most!

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