Saturday, March 23, 2013

Motorcycle Rights and Freedoms

There are lots of things each of us can do to increase our lifespan, prevent injury or improve our health. Most of know that we will probably live longer if we quit smoking. Most of us know that we could probably lose the extra weight if we didn't eat that burger every day at lunch. And some of us realize that we may escape injury in some situations if we wear certain gear.

Aren't these choices and decisions ones that we should be making for ourselves? Or should we be relinquishing these rights to a government that suggests that we are incapable of controlling our own lives and deciding what's right for ourselves?

I think that most of us motorcyclists (including us folks here at Double D Cycles) are freedom loving folks. We love enjoying the open road on our own terms. Our choice of machine is a very personal one and how we ride, whether it be the highways or the back-country roads, speaks volumes about how our bikes touch our lives.

Now the government tries to tell us what we have to wear. They tell us what we can and can't do to our motorcycles. They harass some of us because we look different. Some areas discriminate against us with motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints. Are you going to quietly sit by and watch your freedoms of the open road disappear? Or will you stand with other like-minded motorcyclists and save the lifestyle that we all love so much?

ABATE motorcycle rights

Luckily for us, almost every state in the country has an ABATE organization. State ABATE organizations are motorcycle rights organizations dedicated to freedom of the road with a goal to give motorcyclists a strong, united voice with regard to their future, their way of life, their safety and their legal rights as motorcyclists and citizens.

If you aren't a member yet, you really need to be. Most membership dues work out to be just pennies a day. Aren't your motorcycling rights worth at least that much?! Please find your state's ABATE organization on the linked list and find out how you can join the fight. If we don't stand up for our rights as motorcyclists, who else will?

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