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Old 12-30-2014, 02:14 PM   #221
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There are benefits to being a recognized club, we had a fundraiser for a members wife who was sick for some time and after hearing about it at the COC meeting many other clubs came to the fundraiser, Like a community to help one of there own.

The COC helps with voicing opinions of the motorcycle community with or against state laws and has been to the Capital many times over the years with its liaison and MC club members to show support.
Bet if you ride around town with your buddies thinking you are a Club you had no idea any of that was even going on.



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Old 12-31-2014, 01:19 PM   #222
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Honestly you can ask a question on here and get a myriad of answers which may or may not be true. If you are really interested in the MC life the only way you can make up your mind about it is to get your feet wet. Go to a CoC meeting (CoC calander can be found here: http://txcocinews.org/calendar.html) (Houston is region 3) and talk to people. You will meet people from non-committal riding clubs to the Bandidos and everything in between.
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That type of thing is reserved for team sports and *the military* imo.

I've read over the entire thread and I get the sense from the proponents that MC's are for people who love being governed. People that need to have structure in their life they can not self impose. People that have a need to be apart of something they feel is bigger than they are, a purpose in their life if you will.

As long as they don't start imposing their needs on me then I don't care. I'm happy with what I'm doing. Riding solo or riding with a few friends is enough for me.
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I've read over the entire thread and I get the sense from the proponents that MC's are for people who love being governed. People that need to have structure in their life they can not self impose. People that have a need to be apart of something they feel is bigger than they are, a purpose in their life if you will.

As long as they don't start imposing their needs on me then I don't care. I'm happy with what I'm doing. Riding solo or riding with a few friends is enough for me.
Yes, Is called the Military Service, the original big MC's were founded by ex-military guys. Is not the sense of being governed, is the sense of brotherhood and camaraderie that you only get in the Military. If you have never served you will not understand it.
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If you have never served you will not understand it.
I haven't served. I don't pretend to have experienced the feeling of belonging that the military gives... but it's not hard to fathom.
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I've read over the entire thread and I get the sense from the proponents that MC's are for people who love being governed. People that need to have structure in their life they can not self impose. People that have a need to be apart of something they feel is bigger than they are, a purpose in their life if you will.

As long as they don't start imposing their needs on me then I don't care. I'm happy with what I'm doing. Riding solo or riding with a few friends is enough for me.
The military is an all volunteer force. You don't have to join just as you don't have to join a motorcycle club. The military isn't for everyone and motorcycle clubs are not for every rider or motorcycle enthusiast. There are many things I liked about being in the Army as well as several things I did not like. Overall the good outweighed the bad. The brotherhood and camaraderie of the military is appealing to many and if that can be duplicated in a motorcycle club then I can certainly see the appeal.
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The military is an all volunteer force. You don't have to join just as you don't have to join a motorcycle club. The military isn't for everyone and motorcycle clubs are not for every rider or motorcycle enthusiast. There are many things I liked about being in the Army as well as several things I did not like. Overall the good outweighed the bad. The brotherhood and camaraderie of the military is appealing to many and if that can be duplicated in a motorcycle club then I can certainly see the appeal.

Not a great analogy. M/Cs don't provide a paycheck, healthcare benefits or help pay for college for their members. The military also provides the vehicle required to perform your duties.

M/Cs are only similar to the military in that it is a voluntary decision to try to join. You could have just as easily made a comparison between M/Cs and organized religion or a political party.

I personally prefer. To not join any of the above. Yet still won't fault someone for doings so. ....as long as they are good people and not walking contradictions.
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A more appropriate analogy would people who join the Masonic Lodge. To belong to an organization of common interest, share interaction and the benefits of being in a group.

Why are you on Motohouston, if you're such a loner? Because you enjoy common interest of motorcycle riding, right? Are there not rules here? Are you not governed here?

Human beings are social animals.

The benefit of being in a motorcycle club is that friendship and brotherhood is forged through common interest. There ARE benefits to being part of a collective. A year ago, one of our members went down, and lost his leg. We gathered together, threw a benefit and raised over $150,000 for him. It takes a group to do that. And sure, you might be able to pull that off with your regular circle of friends, to gather a group together and raise that much money.

Or you might be stuck with your Obamacare taking care of everything for you, wondering where all your friends ran off to.

I'm in a motorcycle club, and these are my friends, my brothers, we do ALL kinds of stuff together, and it has been very rewarding.
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Ive had general interest in MC's for years. Served 5 years in the Marines and now im out working and going to college for engineering. I do believe that camaraderie is something I miss from the military. Honestly I dont always like rules and structure but anyone can see that it has its purpose in the way of the world. I have read every post here since ArmyApe started this thread. I guess for me my only question was what MC's had sportbike riders. I've seen a few in posts but all their sites are old and not very well maintained/ updated. I wont rush to join any club just because I like to hang out but thats my point of view ive done research before and as many have said pretty much all clubs have a "feel out" period where you hang out and meet people. I might go to meet ups and decide MH is all I need or I might find a Club I wanna be a part of. I am curious about what made ArmyApe change his mind but to each their own we all have private lives. Anywho just wanted to say my point of view. My only Question now is anymore clubs worth mentioning? Beyond that hope I see you guys around and eventually find some guys to ride with. For me riding is fun. But group rides were very enjoyable for me. Still one of the happiest memories I had in the military. Also any Katy/Cypress area riders who wanna ride together im down.
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Ive had general interest in MC's for years. Served 5 years in the Marines and now im out working and going to college for engineering. I do believe that camaraderie is something I miss from the military. Honestly I dont always like rules and structure but anyone can see that it has its purpose in the way of the world. I have read every post here since ArmyApe started this thread. I guess for me my only question was what MC's had sportbike riders. I've seen a few in posts but all their sites are old and not very well maintained/ updated. I wont rush to join any club just because I like to hang out but thats my point of view ive done research before and as many have said pretty much all clubs have a "feel out" period where you hang out and meet people. I might go to meet ups and decide MH is all I need or I might find a Club I wanna be a part of. I am curious about what made ArmyApe change his mind but to each their own we all have private lives. Anywho just wanted to say my point of view. My only Question now is anymore clubs worth mentioning? Beyond that hope I see you guys around and eventually find some guys to ride with. For me riding is fun. But group rides were very enjoyable for me. Still one of the happiest memories I had in the military. Also any Katy/Cypress area riders who wanna ride together im down.
Have you check the Combat Vets Association?

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Have you check the Combat Vets Association?

https://www.combatvet.org/index.asp
No I haven't honestly. I served but never saw combat. I'm way too lazy to lie or false claim. I hate when civilians who never serve do that so I would never claim combat.
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what happened to Moto Militia?
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what happened to Moto Militia?
It got dissolved by the President & Founder. Lack of unity in some critical decisions and the way the MC was going. Several members join other MC's and others like me went independent. I am now with the Coalition of Independent Riders/US Defenders.

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