1 Judd 2 years ago Tonight I decided to take my old '73 Yamaha 650 out for a ride to clear out the cobwebs. Cruising along nicely, the bike's happy to be running after so long. After a few minutes I see a group of three riders coming up behind me, all on Harleys. They pass me slowly-One guy on a dresser, one woman on a Heritage, and another couple on a dresser. Now it's a four lane road and I see a nice clear lane so I change lanes and slowly cruise by them. I get to a red light and here they are behind me again. I hear them muttering...something-Triumph(which is on the back of my leather jacket). I think, sigh ok here we go,. Sure enough the guy blazes past me in my lane when the light changes. I gave him the "lame" gesture and thought to myself oh I'm so impressed. At the next light I tell him "did anyone ever tell you how awesome you are?", he speeds off again. Total a-hole. Next the woman blasts past me and then starts slowing and trying to force me out of my lane. You've got to be kidding right? Really? The third bike hangs back. So I play along and race a little bit, keeping my almost-40 year old bike in mind. She keeps trying to run me out of my lane, not seeing the red light ahead. I close my throttle and slow down to stop. She slams on her brakes at the last minute and skids through the intersection barley missing two cars turning into the road and almost drops the bike. The a hole guy comes up beside me and calls me a wimp or something. I start laughing at him and tell him "and you people are so awesome"! This is all true I'm not making it up. So the light turns, and he speeds off of course and pulls into a parking lot where the moron woman was, probably shaking like a leaf in a puddle of urine from her near miss. I slowly ride by the guy, pointing at him and laughing out loud. At this point I found the whole thing very funny- how pathetic are you people?! "I just got my Harley and I got somethin to prove- hey let's gang up on the lone rider on his vintage Japanese bike and show him what tough bikers we are". News flash for you losers- you aren't bikers- you're middle class posers who tried to buy an "I'm cool, I'm tough" image. Real bikers would kill you. I have several motorcycles and have been riding since I was 6, on the street since 18. And of ALL motorcycle brands, 99% of the times I get messed with in some way by another motorcycle rider, they're ALWAYS on a Harley. These people all seem to have something to prove which I do not understand. We're all riders here, can't you just live and let live? No you have to rev your engine, tear past me, show-off, or worse yet try to force me out of my lane. So I say to 99% of Harley riders out there, get a life. You aren't any better than any other rider on another brand so get over yourselves. In fact, you are the worst type of rider. Sure I've met some nice people on Harleys, but it's the exception not the rule and that's sad. I call them the 1%-ers, the rest I have no use for. So if you ride a Harley and this offends you, look deep within and ask yourself why you want to be associated with this brand and this mentality. Myself, I love motorcycles. I don't care what you ride, but tell me, why a Harley?