Recently I have had two Brothers pass on. This loss is always accompanied by deep feelings of sadness because of the profound loss experienced. But also these sad events trigger good memories, of being with that Brother through good times and bad.
It is always tough loosing someone you love and care about. But not experiencing those losses can only happen if you live in isolation. Men do not live satisfying and quality lives in isolation. As men we do our best living in a brotherhood of men. Men that support, lift and challenge us to be better men. We live better family lives when our lives are bonded to other men; men whose families we care about, because they are our Brothers, and they love and care about our families as well.
It is always a tragedy when we lose a Brother and it is in these times of deep loss that the public gets a glimpse of the intensity of our (more…)
“I’m going to die! ” and “I fucking love this!” are just two of the thoughts that went through my head that day.
Before I started hanging round with my MC I was one lazy ass biker when it came to riding with my buddies. In those old days when my biker “brothers” and I would head out somewhere we were a disorganized loose-knit group of riders headed down the road. We road like a disorganized, undisciplined mob going down the highway. It was nothing like when I ride with my MC now. Now we ride tight and fast, and we definitely know what we are doing, riding two by two row after row, moving like a rumbling and roaring train going down a track. That is how it is now, but that is not how it started out for me the first time I rode with the pack, hard, tight and fast. I thought I would die, but I was instantly addicted to it! I wanted more. No, I needed more. I don’t remember if (more…)
Brotherhood is one of the most valuable things on earth. Good ol’ ladies support it. The bad ones don’t. They are the worst. They are witches that work to undermine and divide our Brotherhood.
All MCs have their challenges, threats and even enemies. Some of these threats are at the club level and some are at the local or chapter level. I think that one of the least talked about but most pervasive threats to any MC at the local or chapter level is bad women – selfish, shortsighted women who pull Brothers away from the club.
You read that right. Women are probably one of the biggest threats (more…)
To outsiders it looks like you just got patched into a MC and you just became one of the “Brothers”. But that is far from the truth.
I’ve seen many hang-arounds and prospects come and go. Some making it and some not. I do my best to give them the information that they need to move forward if I think that they have it in them to make it.
There is one huge misconception that these beer-running hopefuls have. They all want to get patched so that they can be a Brother. Well, that is not how it works. (more…)
Why do men join MCs? There are probably a thousand reasons. But the truth is there are a few consistent and very compelling reasons that come up over and over again. For me it is Brotherhood.
I am not close to my blood family. They are all very different from me. I have never felt a part of it. It is only natural for men to want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. This was certainly true for me. I wanted a family that fit. (more…)
What is Bikerstrong.com all about? It is about the truth about motorcycle clubs and the biker world. We are not a bunch of worthless scumbags like the media and law enforcement would have the public think.
That is why I wrote and published Get Patched. It seems that every book out there about our MC world was either written by a cop, a snitch, someone out bad, or some ego centric MC member who just wants to self-aggrandize himself or his club.
Don’t get me wrong having pride in yourself and your club are very good things, they are essential. But when cops, snitches and guys are out bad from an MC write about the club they are all negatively biased about the MC and biker world in general. (more…)