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Friday, October 21, 2011

Social Media Outlaws

with the rise in social media in the motorcycle world, I have noticed a dramatic increase in what I call Social Media Outlaws.  These are the people that have a biker nickname either as their screen name or between their first and last names, change a profile picture daily to represent some aspect of being a biker, post pictures of wild bikes and shows (even if they are not their bikes or they have not been to the show) and prattle on about bikes constantly.
What you don't seem to hear from them is about actually riding.  Seems they are constantly going somewhere in their car or truck, and can't really ever be on their bike.  Now these Social Media Outlaws proclaim to know it all regarding bikes, and the biker lifestyle, but why aren't they riding?
Want to be an expert?  participate.  Know what the tips and tricks are to riding in teh rain, carrying unusual objects on a bike and how to commute on your bike for any type of occasion.  Live the life, don't talk about the life.
Me? I have moved across the country twice in order to live where I can ride all year long--for me it is a way of life, i just don't talk about it all that much...