The Life Of A Rider https://thelifeofarider.com Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:15:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.7 Harley-Davidson staff not attending Sturgis, encourages socially distanced riding https://thelifeofarider.com/harley-davidson-staff-not-attending-sturgis-encourages-socially-distanced-riding https://thelifeofarider.com/harley-davidson-staff-not-attending-sturgis-encourages-socially-distanced-riding#respond Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:15:43 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1444 The 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, has already attracted thousands of bikers despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but Harley-Davidson staff were not in official attendance due to the Milwaukee-based manufacturer’s travel ban. “We will be focusing our support in ways that are consistent with our health and safety goals instead of …

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The 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, has already attracted thousands of bikers despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but Harley-Davidson staff were not in official attendance due to the Milwaukee-based manufacturer’s travel ban.

“We will be focusing our support in ways that are consistent with our health and safety goals instead of large consumer activations. Fortunately, the Sturgis Rally isn’t restricted to concerts and parties – the true experience is rooted in riding and the spectacular routes that surround the event,” a Harley-Davidson spokesperson said in an email.

The 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally runs from Aug. 7-16. Normally, Harley-Davidson would send staff and executives to promote the company. Instead, it is encouraging socially distanced riding through its “Let’s Ride” campaign.

“More than building machines, Harley-Davidson stands for the timeless pursuit of adventure,” Harley-Davidson general manager of brand marketing Jon Bekefy said in a press release. “The Let’s Ride Challenge is Harley-Davidson’s invitation for all riders in this challenging time to rediscover adventure through socially-distanced riding to find freedom for the soul.”

The online challenge encourages riders to download the Harley-Davidson app and track their miles to earn entries for weekly drawings and a chance to win a custom 2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S motorcycle.

Other ways to gain entries include participating in Harley-Davidson motorcycle demos or signing up for a new rider course. The company is encouraging three types of socially distanced rides: short rides, day rides or overnight rides.

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Motorcycling isn’t a way of commute, it’s a way of life.

It takes balls to embrace it, and while most people can’t, some of the lucky few do. They say, “Once a rider, always a rider”.

However, you don’t just become a rider the day you mount the saddle. It takes time to get there. It takes time to feel like those two wheels are a part of you, and not a machine that can kill you!

If you end up falling before you’ve truly acquired the spirit and essence of what it is to be a rider, you’re at risk for the most unfortunate thing that’ll ever happen to you. You may lose your confidence, and you may never want to get on a bike again. A decision you’ll be glad you didn’t make, if you get yourself back up, again. Here are 5 things you’ve got to do, to make a complete comeback from a fall.

1. Be Practical

While some may lose their confidence, others may pretend that nothing happened at all. If you’re the latter breed, before you proceed in that direction, just make sure that actually nothing has happened. Concussions and head injuries can affect you for a time longer than you can think. So, if you feel dizzy or fuzzy time and again, understand that the time hasn’t come for you to mount the saddle again, yet. Be patient.

Similarly, soft-tissue damage and broken bones also severely limit your ability to ride safe. So, don’t start riding again, until your body is completely healed.

And the same goes for your ride. Don’t hit the road, unless all your mechanical and electrical systems are back in order.

2. Analyse

That’s not to say that you overthink about the incident or keep reliving the moment you crashed. But, the essence is to learn from the fall you’ve suffered. Make something positive out of the negative that has happened. Try to go over what exactly happened, how it happened, what were the events that led up to it, what could you have done to prevent it, and how you’re going to deal with it, if something like this were to happen again.

3. Accept

Crashing your bike and hurting yourself is a sad feeling. And one of the key elements of dealing with an incident of grief is to accept it. If it wasn’t your fault and sheer bad luck, acknowledge it, accept it, and come to terms with it. And if it was your fault, accept it. What has happened has happened, all you’ve got to do is make sure that it never happens again.

4. Act of God

If it was a crash that happened out of a bizarre incident, something like a deer just ran into you, or a light pole fell in front of you, understand that these things happen. There’s nothing you can do to stop them. Staying alert is your best option. It wasn’t your fault. It isn’t a danger of riding the two wheels. It’s sheer fate, and it could’ve happened to anyone, driving anything.

5. Take Control

Whether it was somebody else’s fault, or your own. There’re always things you can do be better prepared for the next time. Take advanced riding lessons. If you crashed after not having ridden for a long time, sharpen your skills. Get your game back. Use the crash as an opportunity to amke yourself a better and a more experienced rider.

 

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Armed with guns and a search warrant, police have scoured the Hells Angels Palmerston North headquarters https://thelifeofarider.com/armed-with-guns-and-a-search-warrant-police-have-scoured-the-hells-angels-palmerston-north-headquarters https://thelifeofarider.com/armed-with-guns-and-a-search-warrant-police-have-scoured-the-hells-angels-palmerston-north-headquarters#respond Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:46:40 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1437 Armed with guns and a search warrant, police have scoured the Hells Angels Palmerston North headquarters. There was an air of tension outside the Albert St property as at least six officers searched the house and removed a “significant quantity of alcohol” and other items, about 11am on Thursday. Police conducted the search warrant due …

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Armed with guns and a search warrant, police have scoured the Hells Angels Palmerston North headquarters.

There was an air of tension outside the Albert St property as at least six officers searched the house and removed a “significant quantity of alcohol” and other items, about 11am on Thursday.

Police conducted the search warrant due to potential breaches of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, a police spokeswoman said.

Police did not say what the alleged breaches were. No arrests were made, but inquiries were ongoing, a spokeswoman said.

Police had earlier raided the pad on June 18 as part of a long-running operation targeting the Hells Angels central chapter, alongside other groups in Manawatū, Bay of Plenty, Whanganui and Auckland.

Four high-end cars and six custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles were seized, along with large stashes of cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, cannabis, and cash.

The 13 people arrested in the raids are facing charges of possession, manufacture and supply of class-A drugs, and for alleged firearms offences.

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Noem says South Dakota proud to host Sturgis motorcycle rally https://thelifeofarider.com/noem-says-south-dakota-proud-to-host-sturgis-motorcycle-rally https://thelifeofarider.com/noem-says-south-dakota-proud-to-host-sturgis-motorcycle-rally#respond Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:45:08 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1432 South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem praised the people of her state for working with her administration to both keep the coronavirus largely at bay, while preserving the state’s economy and employment levels. Noem told “The Ingraham Angle” that a dangerous way to potentially “lose the country” is for other state executives to “overstep” boundaries …

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South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem praised the people of her state for working with her administration to both keep the coronavirus largely at bay, while preserving the state’s economy and employment levels.

Noem told “The Ingraham Angle” that a dangerous way to potentially “lose the country” is for other state executives to “overstep” boundaries and restrict universal American freedoms in the name of virus mitigation.

“What works is washing your hands and making good decisions,” she said, dismissing claims from Minneapolis Federal Reserve Chairman Neel Kashkari that another month’s worth of lockdowns is best to mitigate the virus.

“I think what we are seeing there is encouraging leaders to make decisions where they will overstep their authorities and a time of crisis, and that’s how we lose this country,” she said.

Noem said South Dakota will be proud to host the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally — which normally draws thousands to the state.

At least 250,000 people are anticipated to pass through Sturgis and cruise through the western portions of the state during this year’s Aug. 7 to Aug. 16 rally, which is roughly half the number of people who normally attend. While South Dakota has seen just 165 deaths from the virus so far, some residents worry that the event could result in an uncontrolled spread of the virus amid a recent surge in cases.

She said that the event is an important economic driver, and added that she welcomes Americans to visit South Dakota and help the local economy.

“That is exactly what is happening — we are allowing them to take control of our country in a way that we haven’t seen before, so we need a few people to stand up, read our history, talk about the importance of our Constitution and the fact that these governors need to recognize that they need to uphold those freedoms that we hold so dear and don’t know these people to take care of their families and make the right decisions and deal with this virus, much like we do every other challenge that comes our way and Americans tackle it together.”

Host Laura Ingraham noted that South Dakota has a death rate that is 11 times lower than New York State, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under fire both for his draconian economic lockdown policies but also a health department’s order that led to high numbers of deaths in state nursing homes.

She added that she wished leaders in the Northeast had as much prescience and consideration as Noem.

“The story and that needs to be told, is that I trusted my people, they trusted me, they took personal responsibility for dealing with this virus, and we are doing very well,” Noem said.

“Not only do we have one of the lowest death rates, we’ve got about 40 people in the hospital today statewide, our infection rates are low, our job losses are low, our economy is doing better than virtually any other state, and I think it’s a real testimony to what could have been possible in other states, but those governors just made the wrong decisions.”

Noem noted her state did not record a spike, as the media feared, after President Trump hosted a large rally and fireworks show at Mount Rushmore to commemorate Independence Day.

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A man who died in a motorcycle crash was a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club https://thelifeofarider.com/a-man-who-died-in-a-motorcycle-crash-was-a-member-of-the-hells-angels-motorcycle-club https://thelifeofarider.com/a-man-who-died-in-a-motorcycle-crash-was-a-member-of-the-hells-angels-motorcycle-club#respond Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:14:14 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1428 The man who died in a motorcycle crash near Hira on Monday was part of a group of Hells Angels members riding from Nelson to Picton. Social media posts say the rider was a prospect from the South Auckland Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal crash that occurred on …

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The man who died in a motorcycle crash near Hira on Monday was part of a group of Hells Angels members riding from Nelson to Picton.

Social media posts say the rider was a prospect from the South Auckland Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal crash that occurred on State Highway 6 on Monday morning.

The crash happened at about 10.35am on Monday, about 500 metres north of the Collins Valley rest area, northeast of Nelson city, and involved a motorcycle and a truck.

Tasman Road policing manager Senior Sergeant Grant Andrews said it appeared from the initial investigation that the motorcycle hit a truck that was driving in the opposite direction from Blenheim to Nelson.

“There was a group of bikers who left Nelson heading towards the Picton ferry. It is believed the deceased may have been part of that group – but we’re still making inquiries to ascertain whether he was with that group or not.”

Andrews said if anyone had information or dash-cam footage of the group while they were on the road, they should get in touch with police.

Police are urging anyone who has not yet spoken to police to contact 105 and quote event number P043150770.

The road was closed for several hours on Monday, with about 100 vehicles backed up in the eastbound lane at about noon.

Several drivers caught in the queue said they were overtaken by a group of motorcyclists prior to the crash.

A group, including several Hells Angels MC members, were seen consoling each other near the scene of the crash.

Patched members of the gang were seen riding through Havelock heading towards Picton about midday.

Hells Angels members were seen in Nelson at the weekend. Andrews said he did not know what the club was doing in Nelson.

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Expects 250,000, Stirring Virus Concerns https://thelifeofarider.com/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-expects-250000-stirring-virus-concerns https://thelifeofarider.com/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-expects-250000-stirring-virus-concerns#respond Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:45:39 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1422 Bloomberg Subscribe Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Expects 250,000, Stirring Virus Concerns THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (STEPHEN GROVES) , 02/08/2020, 15:49:14 Photographer: Andrew Cullen/Getty Images North America Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP) — Sturgis is on. …

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Expects 250,000, Stirring Virus Concerns

Bikers ride down Main Street on the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2015.
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Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP) — Sturgis is on. The message has been broadcast across social media as South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, braces to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

More than 250,000 people are expected to rumble through western South Dakota, seeking the freedom of cruising the boundless landscapes in a state that has skipped lockdowns. The Aug. 7 to 16 event, which could be the biggest anywhere so far during the pandemic, will offer businesses that depend on the rally a chance to make up for losses caused by the coronavirus. But for many in Sturgis, a city of about 7,000, the brimming bars and bacchanalia will not be welcome during a pandemic.

Though only about half the usual number of people are expected at this year’s event, residents were split as the city weighed its options. Many worried that the rally would cause an unmanageable outbreak of COVID-19.

“This is a huge, foolish mistake to make to host the rally this year,” Sturgis resident Lynelle Chapman told city counselors at a June meeting. “The government of Sturgis needs to care most for its citizens.”

In a survey of residents conducted by the city, more than 60% said the rally should be postponed. But businesses pressured the City Council to proceed.

Rallygoers have spent about $800 million in past years, according to the state Department of Tourism. Though the rally has an ignominious history of biker gangs and lawlessness, bikers of a different sort have shown up in recent years — affluent professionals who ride for recreation and come flush with cash. Though the rally still features libertine displays, it also offers charity events and tributes to the military and veterans.

The attorney for a tourism souvenir wholesaler in Rapid City wrote to the City Council reminding that a judge found the city does not solely own rights to the rally and threatening to sue if the city tried to postpone it. Meanwhile, the Buffalo Chip, which is the largest campground and concert venue that lies outside the bounds of the city, made clear that it would hold some version of the rally.

Rod Woodruff, who operates the Buffalo Chip, said he felt he had little choice but to proceed with the rally. He employs hundreds of people in August and a smaller full-time staff.

“We spend money for 355 days of the year without any return on it, hoping people show up for nine days,” he said. “We’re a nine-day business.”

Woodruff felt he could pull off a safe event, allowing people to keep their distance from one another at the outdoor concerts at his campground. He said he was emboldened by the July 3 fireworks celebration at Mount Rushmore, where 7,500 people gathered without any reported outbreaks after the event, according to health officials.

In the end, Sturgis officials realized the rally would happen whether they wanted it or not. They decided to try to scale it back, canceling city-hosted events and slashing advertising for the rally.

Jerry Cole, who directs the rally for the city, said organizers are not sure how many people will show up, but that they’re expecting at least 250,000. Travel restrictions from Canada and other countries have cut out a sizeable portion of potential visitors, he said.

Others think the rally could be the biggest yet.

“It’s the biggest single event that’s going on in the United States that didn’t get canceled,” Woodruff said. “A lot of people think it’s going to be bigger than ever.”

When the rally is over, every year the city weighs all the trash generated to estimate how many people showed up. This year, they will also conduct mass coronavirus testing to see if all those people brought the pandemic to Sturgis.

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Police raided Mongols MC clubhouse in Melbourne, Toby Mitchell has shared a video from inside of police raid https://thelifeofarider.com/police-raided-mongols-mc-clubhouse-in-melbourne-toby-mitchell-has-shared-a-video-from-inside-of-police-raid https://thelifeofarider.com/police-raided-mongols-mc-clubhouse-in-melbourne-toby-mitchell-has-shared-a-video-from-inside-of-police-raid#respond Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:20:55 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1418 Police have arrested 10 people and seized drugs, vehicles and firearms this morning as part of an ongoing investigation into the activities of a number of people connected to Mongols MC. Detectives from several units including the Trident Taskforce, Echo Taskforce, Drug Taskforce, Purana Taskforce, Caulfield Divisional Response Unit, Fawkner Divisional Response Unit and Dog …

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Police have arrested 10 people and seized drugs, vehicles and firearms this morning as part of an ongoing investigation into the activities of a number of people connected to Mongols MC.

Detectives from several units including the Trident Taskforce, Echo Taskforce, Drug Taskforce, Purana Taskforce, Caulfield Divisional Response Unit, Fawkner Divisional Response Unit and Dog Squad, along with assistance from Australian Border Force and the Australian Federal Police, executed the warrants from just before 7.40am.

The warrants were executed at 14 residential and commercial properties, as well as the Mongols MC clubhouse.

Suburbs included Melbourne, Gowanbrae, Tullamarine, Fawkner, Hillside, Wollert, Greenvale, Docklands, Coburg, Werribee, Richmond, Port Melbourne and South Morang.

Police seized a range of drugs including what is believed to be cocaine, methylamphetamines, cannabis and ecstasy, steroids, a quantity of cash and two firearms.

Three luxury vehicles, including a Lamborghini, a Mercedes and a Land Rover, were also seized.

Ten people have been arrested, including:

• A 35-year-old Melbourne man;

• A 34-year-old Greenvale man;

• A 32-year-old Werribee man;

• A 27-year-old Docklands man;

• A 29-year-old Fawkner man;

• A 28-year-old Wollert man;

• A 43-year-old Port Melbourne man;

• A 46-year-old South Morang man;

• A 29-year-old Melbourne woman; and

• A 35-year-old Gowanbrae woman.

A number of other people from the addresses are also assisting police with enquiries.

The investigations remain ongoing.

First part of footage is made by Toby Mitchell, second is a Lambo seized by police:

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Warrant: ‘Umbrella Man’ was a Hells Angels biker inciting ‘racial unrest’ https://thelifeofarider.com/warrant-umbrella-man-was-a-hells-angels-biker-inciting-racial-unrest https://thelifeofarider.com/warrant-umbrella-man-was-a-hells-angels-biker-inciting-racial-unrest#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2020 12:56:53 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1412 The video of a mysterious man smashing up windows at a Lake Street AutoZone during George Floyd protests went massively viral, and led to much speculation about the identity and motivations of the “Umbrella Man.” The most popular notion asserted that the guy reducing glass to shards for no clear reason was a cop, and …

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The video of a mysterious man smashing up windows at a Lake Street AutoZone during George Floyd protests went massively viral, and led to much speculation about the identity and motivations of the “Umbrella Man.”

The most popular notion asserted that the guy reducing glass to shards for no clear reason was a cop, and later online sleuths zeroed in on a single St. Paul Police Department officer. That department later worked to debunk this theory by giving the SPPD cop in question a surveillance video alibi.

The suspicion of an outside agitator, come to make protesters look bad — or incite a more destructive mood — might still turn out to be correct. A search warrant filed this week indicates the prime suspect for Umbrella Man is a Hells Angels biker, and associated with the Aryan Cowboy Brotherhood guys who prowled downtown Stillwater late last month.

The Star Tribune reports on the affidavit of a Minneapolis Police Department arson investigator, which says the incineration of that AutoZone was “the first fire that set off a string of fires and looting throughout the precinct and the rest of the city,” adding the investigator “believes this individual’s sole aim was to incite violence.”

The Strib didn’t identify the subject of in the warrant, citing that he has yet to be charged with a crime.

Umbrella Man, who had also tagged the building with “free shit for everyone zone” before bashing its windows with a sledgehammer, threatened one protester and stormed off abruptly after he was confronted. The masked man did his damage on May 27, the second night of protests following Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis cops, and the first of heavy damage to the neighborhood.

Later that night, Calvin Horton was shot and killed, allegedly by John Rieple, the owner of a Lake Street pawn shop, who was arrested but has not been charged. Only last week, another body was found at another pawn shop burned during the riots.

The investigator spent “innumerable hours” watching social media and streaming video feeds trying to track Umbrella Man. Last week, a tip was emailed to the department about the man, 32. He’s a member of the Hells Angels gang, the emailer wrote, and was looking to “sow discord and racial unrest.”

 

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Three members of ‘Thin Blue Line’ motorcycle club killed, 9 injured in Hill Country crash https://thelifeofarider.com/three-members-of-thin-blue-line-motorcycle-club-killed-9-injured-in-hill-country-crash https://thelifeofarider.com/three-members-of-thin-blue-line-motorcycle-club-killed-9-injured-in-hill-country-crash#respond Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:11:40 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1406 The three members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club who were killed are Joseph Paglia, Jerry Wayne Harbour and Michael White. Joseph Paglia, President of the Chicago chapter, Retired Officer with the Niles City Police Dept Jerry Wayne Harbour from Houston, Thin Blue Line Ambassador, Lt. Col. Army (retired)and Pilot for Eastern …

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The three members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club who were killed are Joseph Paglia, Jerry Wayne Harbour and Michael White.

  • Joseph Paglia, President of the Chicago chapter, Retired Officer with the Niles City Police Dept
  • Jerry Wayne Harbour from Houston, Thin Blue Line Ambassador, Lt. Col. Army (retired)and Pilot for Eastern Airlines(Retired)
  • Michael White, Secretary of our Chicago chapter, Chicago Community Services Officer, U.S. Army(retired)

David Weed, the Public Information Officer with the Thin Blue Line LEMC released this statement:

“It is with great sadness we announce the deaths of three of our members this afternoon, Saturday, July 18, 2020.Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club was in Bandera, Texas for the weekend conducting our annual Thin Blue Line Foundation meeting, which was to have taken place Saturday afternoon. Several of our members had gone on a leisurely motorcycle ride to have lunch in Kerrville this morning before the meeting. They were heading back to Bandera when a car traveling from Medina toward Kerrville crossed over the center line and stuck several of the motorcycles head on. Three of our members were killed in this tragic accident.”

” Please join Thin Blue Line LEMC and Law Enforcement from around country in praying for these brave men and their families. These men who spent their lives serving our Country and their communities with valor and honor.”

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KERRVILLE, Texas – Three members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club were killed in a deadly crash in the Texas Hill Country Saturday afternoon.

According to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, the group was on a ride celebrating the club’s birthday on Highway 16 just south of Kerrville when someone crossed over the center stripe and ran into them. Three members were killed and nine others were taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

The person who crossed over traffic and into their lane has been taken into custody on suspicion of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxication assault.

 

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In the world of motorcycling clubs, there are the 99% of “law-abiding citizens” and then there are the one-percenters. But there is another small group right in the middle and that’s the Iron Order Motorcycle Club. They started making waves in the early 2000s and are one of the fastest-growing motorcycle clubs in the United States.

In their relatively short existence, they have managed to make their fair share of enemies but none of them are as big as the Hells Angels. These aren’t the type of people that you would want to get on the wrong side of, but the Iron Order MC has managed to do this on multiple occasions. Over the years their rivalry has grown more intense and this has resulted in several violent altercations.

If you know a little about motorcycle clubs then you know that rivalries are a part of their culture, but so is mutual respect. Yet the Hells Angels seem to have little to no respect for the Iron Order MC, so why is that the case? Where does their rivalry come from and why is it so intense?

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