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Old 12-24-2013, 10:18 PM   #121
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Excellent question. The answer to this question isn't cut and dry the amount of time required really depends on the club you wish to join. Me personally I have no kids and my family lives in another state so my club is my #1 priority I've skipped college classes and taken time off work to attend events meetings, birthdays, kids birthdays, baptisms, funerals, hospital visits, community service and events and of course meeting with other clubs. But just like everything in life you get what you put in. Now that being said it may seem like a lot of work but its actually fun because these are your brothers your family. My club has chapters in nearly every state so when I wanted to visit Miami I hopped on my bike and rode down there met my brothers stayed at the clubhouse and they took me out there's no way to explain the connection other than closer than family. I have a twin brother that lives in San Diego he crashed his bike in the canyon riding alone like an idiot of course his buddys were on duty so he was going to have to wait for them to show up with his truck. Wrong I called my brothers in ocean side they literally left work got in their truck and went to pick someone up that they've never even met why? As a favor to me because that's what family does. That is commitment the harder a club is to get into the more worth it it is. Some clubs have a checklist you need to complete to become full patch some have time limits in which is a test some are just social clubs that you need to meet the minimum requirements to be full patch. But do you really want to be a part of a club just because you ride a litre bike would they pick you up at 4am when you've had too much to drink? Or do you want to be in a club that youve been through some with with brothers that have been there for you and proved loyalty I never question loyalty between members and that's very rare these days.
Again, doing what we already do on MH. We don't need a patch to show the world what we do already.
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Again, doing what we already do on MH. We don't need a patch to show the world what we do already.
So you have people in all fifty states that can and will help a brother in need at anytime highly doubt that. Hence the motoHOUSTON. But since you can do the same as a club do you mind if I come by the clubhouse on Friday maybe you can show me around I haven't been home in a while. While you're at it you mind giving me a hand moving my household goods? Highly doubt anyone would volunteer to help much less actually be happy to help. That's fbe difference between a form and a club. A club brings people cut from the same cloth together and if you're cut from the same cloth as me any of the following I just stated would be no problem. And yes using that as an example.
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Would like to point out people are quick to condemn a mc club but there is how who tell you what you can do with your house, pta deciding rules for your children, if any of you belong to country clubs they tell you what to wear, the DMV tells you what you have to have on your car to be legal or how to drive, tour churches have a hierarchy, your employer has a chain of command, postal service tells you what you can and can't mail, so it seems to me you saying you want to be free isn't really a good excuse because even though you want to ride like you feel like or how you want you're still subject to DMV that you have no problem following.

You're controlled by more than you think and have no problem till the word mc is associated. No one is forcing you to join, and having different clubs being regulated by a council is good to keep everyone in check. And yes if there is a member from the banditos on there, maybe its to make sure everyone follows the rules to keep from interfering with them and that's a good thing because I would not want to cross paths with them.

So if all of you want to associate all mc clubs as 1% fine if it helps you sleep at night. Armyape how many people have you shot or how many stores have you vandalized or property trashed because you are in a mc? Lets just ask since all clubs are 1% clubs.
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So you have people in all fifty states that can and will help a brother in need at anytime highly doubt that. Hence the motoHOUSTON. But since you can do the same as a club do you mind if I come by the clubhouse on Friday maybe you can show me around I haven't been home in a while. While you're at it you mind giving me a hand moving my household goods? Highly doubt anyone would volunteer to help much less actually be happy to help. That's fbe difference between a form and a club. A club brings people cut from the same cloth together and if you're cut from the same cloth as me any of the following I just stated would be no problem. And yes using that as an example.
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So you have people in all fifty states that can and will help a brother in need at anytime highly doubt that. Hence the motoHOUSTON. But since you can do the same as a club do you mind if I come by the clubhouse on Friday maybe you can show me around I haven't been home in a while. While you're at it you mind giving me a hand moving my household goods? Highly doubt anyone would volunteer to help much less actually be happy to help. That's fbe difference between a form and a club. A club brings people cut from the same cloth together and if you're cut from the same cloth as me any of the following I just stated would be no problem. And yes using that as an example.
Really? Really? You are the person with the problem if you even know how to ride a motorcycle.
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So you have people in all fifty states that can and will help a brother in need at anytime highly doubt that. Hence the motoHOUSTON. But since you can do the same as a club do you mind if I come by the clubhouse on Friday maybe you can show me around I haven't been home in a while. While you're at it you mind giving me a hand moving my household goods? Highly doubt anyone would volunteer to help much less actually be happy to help. That's fbe difference between a form and a club. A club brings people cut from the same cloth together and if you're cut from the same cloth as me any of the following I just stated would be no problem. And yes using that as an example.
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So you have people in all fifty states that can and will help a brother in need at anytime highly doubt that. Hence the motoHOUSTON. But since you can do the same as a club do you mind if I come by the clubhouse on Friday maybe you can show me around I haven't been home in a while. While you're at it you mind giving me a hand moving my household goods? Highly doubt anyone would volunteer to help much less actually be happy to help. That's fbe difference between a form and a club. A club brings people cut from the same cloth together and if you're cut from the same cloth as me any of the following I just stated would be no problem. And yes using that as an example.
Stick around for a bit, you may see a trend form..

All 50 states? uhm maybe. Lots of people here know lots of people out side of houston that would be more then willing to help. Like others have said, those that ride are generally more than willing to help others that ride. Its just a common mindset with ALL riders.

No set club house. But as a community we do have rides that seem to always head to the same food joint.

You need help moving? Or did you just need to pick up / move your bike. If its a bike issue, Maybe check out the "ON call" thred just above this to see who is in your current area and can help you get home. Or post up a thread with exactly what you are needing help with.

Here, a quick search. People willing to help move, PLUS an offer to help fix his truck when he wants. http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...t=Helpp+moving

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The truth is that everyone on MH are part of a brother/sisterhood.
There are, undoubtedly, good people on MH and I've had the distinct pleasure of meeting some of them. However, when I wrecked, none of them drove 90min out just to see me in hospital and keep my wife company. Now, there may be some members here who would do that for other members, but not all of them for all the rest. As I stated before, MH has some amazing people and it also has its share of... "not so amazing" people. At the end of the day, it's a web forum that brings together people with motorcycles from ALL walks of life.

An MC is a smaller, tight-knit, more family-like group of people who would go above and beyond to help out anyone wearing the same patch or even someone wearing a different patch in many cases.

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Thanks to OP for making this thread. I can see were some are againts MCs. I can also see why some are for, different strokes for different folks.

My question to the guys in MC's, an excuse my ignorance on the subject. I'll use myself as an example. I'm usually very busy with work and family, but when I can I ride and find the feeling of a brotherhood type atmosphere of buddies very appealing. Unfortunately for me being very busy, time to put into getting into or hanging around any type of social gathering is difficult. Is not being able to attend meets and not able to devote a lot of time to a club frowned upon? How much effort goes into joining an MC ? I understand its a commitment, but to what degree?
I do shift work in the oil & gas industry (12hr shifts) as well as serving in the Texas Army National Guard. On my days off, I get plenty of time to chill and/or hang out with my brothers in Devious. We only have mandatory meetings every so often and the rest of it is just hanging out with the guys. My MC is my social group; they're the guys I ride with, hang out with, socialise with, go to with issues and help out whenever I can.

We have a minimum Prospecting period which is a little stricter than being a full Member, but nothing ridiculous. We won't mess with work or family and will never ask you to do something illicit or that we haven't done before.
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Sorry it's taken so long to post anything, I've been too "restricted" and "bound by so many rules" that I spent my free time riding around, wearing my cut and not being harassed. I went to Richmond, TX without having to ask permission to hang out with my guys, who also rode out to Richmond from Tomball without needing to ask permission, just to socialise and hang out. We also had a Christmas dinner together (very formal, I know you're aware of how many rules we have) and recently celebrated my 4th anniversary. Since MCs are bound by so many rules, I chose to take my wife somewhere romantic, surprised her with a dozen roses and spent an amazing night out.

Too bad all those rules and restrictions got in the way, I might have been able to do what I wanted and lived my life my way if only things had been different...
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I heard (from a credible source) that certain chapters of Banditos are joining forces with the Hells Angels due to the Mongols taking territory...
No way that would happen. No Bandido would ever "join forces" with an Angel, and there's no Mongols are setting up shop in TX. That would be a death sentence. Texas belongs to the Bandidos, period.

Territory boundaries are respected by clubs. It would be war if any such thing happened.

I wouldn't consider any ridiculous info like that "credible."
If there was such a plan going down, it certainly wouldn't be public info.
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No way that would happen. No Bandido would ever "join forces" with an Angel, and there's no Mongols are setting up shop in TX. That would be a death sentence. Texas belongs to the Bandidos, period.

Territory boundaries are respected by clubs. It would be war if any such thing happened.

I wouldn't consider any ridiculous info like that "credible."
If there was such a plan going down, it certainly wouldn't be public info.
It's not here in TX... It's west coast mostly. That's why I'm not telling my source so I won't get them in trouble...but know its fact...not gonna expound further just wanted to point out the fluidity of these types of clubs and how if you get to big and influential then you may have problems.
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Sorry it's taken so long to post anything, I've been too "restricted" and "bound by so many rules" that I spent my free time riding around, wearing my cut and not being harassed. I went to Richmond, TX without having to ask permission to hang out with my guys, who also rode out to Richmond from Tomball without needing to ask permission, just to socialise and hang out. We also had a Christmas dinner together (very formal, I know you're aware of how many rules we have) and recently celebrated my 4th anniversary. Since MCs are bound by so many rules, I chose to take my wife somewhere romantic, surprised her with a dozen roses and spent an amazing night out.

Too bad all those rules and restrictions got in the way, I might have been able to do what I wanted and lived my life my way if only things had been different...
Aww don't let the some of the closed minded posters on here get to you. I found it best to talk with MH in person rather than online.

I do very much apprecitate your creating this threads and answering some of my personal own question I had about MC.

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