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From: CrazyCam on 17 Jan 2008 16:30
Nigel Allen wrote:
> Geez - I thought I was the only one going back that far :)
> I've suffered the same thing in the UK in the 70's - it wasn't unusual
> for pubs out in the countryside to have two signs outside of "No
> Coaches" and "No Motorbikes".
Late '70s, here in Oz, a few times in the seriously backblocks, I wasn't
allowed into the front (white) bar, but I could get a drink in the back
From: G-S on 17 Jan 2008 16:45
> On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 16:44:09 +1100, Damien <al.qaeda(a)asio.gov.au>
>> But what safeguards are in place to ensure that innocent law-abiding
>> riders are mistakenly lumped in with them?
> Easy. If you don't wear 1%er colours, you won't have a problem. If
> you DO wear 1%er colours, stop bitchin about people wanting you off
> their premises. Simple.
So I ride to the local pub with Ulysses (or HOG)... ride up on HDs in
Brando jackets with Harley logos and FTW logos and/or a Ulysses/HOG
patches on their gear and tattoos showing but *not* wearing 1%er
colours and I'm not doing anything wrong but the pub calls the cops
because we look like 1%ers to some bouncer with an IQ of 80 with a 1%er?
You're can't seriously be relying on bouncers to make this sort of
From: Theo Bekkers on 17 Jan 2008 16:52
> corks wrote:
>> no you are right, i dont , so get out your conceited little
>> soapbox....... to me the benefits outweigh the negatives, dont like it ,
>> too bad ,
>> its called an opinion......and not necessarily an unformed one either
> Oh it's not an 'unformed' opinion alright... trouble is it's
> uninformed :)
A uniformed opinion? I wonder if the local pubs can make a rule banning
members of the Blue gang wearing their regalia on the premises?
From: G-S on 17 Jan 2008 16:59
> As for banning "certain colours" if it looks like a duck & quacks like a
> duck...then expect to get shot at!
That's the justification used for discrimination against minorities down
through the ages... are you sure you want to go down that path?
From: G-S on 17 Jan 2008 17:03
> On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 16:39:36 +1100, Damien <al.qaeda(a)asio.gov.au>
>>> they deserve all they get .....
>> Who deserves it? The completely innocent law-abiding motorcycle rider
>> who gets mistaken for a member of a patch club?
> And how would one get "mistaken" for a member of a patch club, Damien?
By looking like a *bikie* and riding a Harley Davidson...
And a brain dead bouncer to go *duh... that's a bikie gang... I'm called
Off course all the BMW gear wearing BMW riding 'nice' motorcyclists
won't be effected. 
 Anybody else noticing how this world is slipping from offence
committed and action is taken to 'oh we don't have proof, but lets take