Bike riders usually don’t talk politics or even ask other riders what they do for a living. Most of the conversation is usually about bikes and where you’ve ridden … And fallen off!
So it is out of kilter to be discussing this issue of anti bikie laws.
However, the fundamental issue here is freedom.
What do bike riders cherish the most … Freedom!
What do they think a bike gives them … Freedom!
If this legislation takes away some of that precious commodity, then we need to let government know that we won’t stand for it.
So we will gather peacefully on Saturday at 9am in Canungra and do what most bike riders normally do … Talk about our bikes.
If the media is there we won’t give them a show, but will explain calmly how we have tired of the current discriminatory harassment with licence checks and cannot tolerate greater harassment powers for the police.
Meanwhile, let’s hope the good folk of one of our favourite towns makes the most of it by selling plenty of lattes and big breakfasts.
In an effort to maintain good humour over this issue I will leave you with the words of folk singer Arlo Guthrie (pictured): “I don’t want no pickle, I just wanna ride my motor-cycle.”
Maybe that should be our theme.
Click here to hear the song.