Likely the opposite of "Why We Ride"

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Likely the opposite of "Why We Ride"

Postby Bo_9 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:42 am

Apparently someone has made a documentary glorifying this "lifestyle".
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Re: Likely the opposite of "Why We Ride"

Postby Toonce(s) » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:49 pm

That's it, I'm moving to Baltimore!
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Re: Likely the opposite of "Why We Ride"

Postby motorpsycho67 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:36 pm

Yo, themz mad stuntahz yo!
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Re: Likely the opposite of "Why We Ride"

Postby Toonce(s) » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:06 pm

I tried riding with my Shoei on backwards but I couldn't see anything.
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Re: Likely the opposite of "Why We Ride"

Postby 12ci » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:56 pm

i thought that sounded familiar...

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Re: Likely the opposite of "Why We Ride"

Postby wheezy e » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:43 pm

Thems mad Stunted Rydaz all up in that piece.
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Re: Likely the opposite of "Why We Ride"

Postby cjp » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:47 pm

Bo_9 wrote:Apparently someone has made a documentary glorifying this "lifestyle".
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Have you seen it? It doesn't glorify it all. It does allow the kid to explain why he glorifies it, why he wants to be a part of it, given his perspective, age, and location. But he's a ~12 year old and has a 12 year olds point of view. The film explores his life and his point of view, without glorifying it.

I found it to be a pretty fascinating documentary, and I really could identify in a way. When you were 12, didn't a lot of us think the guys we saw riding around on bikes were awesome? I'd wager some early exposure imprint has something to do with why a lot of us are even here talking about things.

It just happens that the guy I saw that I wanted to emulate was my dad, and he taught me how to ride, ride safely, etc. But he taught me to do a lot of things well, and safely, because thats the kind of man he is. If I was 12 and lived in that world, in his circumstances, and thats the example I saw of bikes, I can't say I wouldn't want to join in the madness too.

It neither glorifies the mad-stuntaz-thugz, nor the world that creates them. This isn't an NWA video, it's actually kind of heart breaking in its way.
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Re: Likely the opposite of "Why We Ride"

Postby Bo_9 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:56 am

cjp wrote:Have you seen it? It doesn't glorify it all. <snip> This isn't an NWA video, it's actually kind of heart breaking in its way.


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I did not get that vibe from the trailer.
I'll find it to watch once I have my shop 'puter reassembled.
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"I feel like i'm in "my little pony" HELL!!!!" -Goose
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"Just one bad day..."
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Re: Likely the opposite of "Why We Ride"

Postby cjp » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:14 pm

Bo_9 wrote:
cjp wrote:Have you seen it? It doesn't glorify it all. <snip> This isn't an NWA video, it's actually kind of heart breaking in its way.


jangleplatz!
I did not get that vibe from the trailer.
I'll find it to watch once I have my shop 'puter reassembled.


I think its on amazon rental and itunes for not much monies. Be curious to hear what you think. :) And after re-watching the trailer, I could see how it might be a confusing vibe based on that too.
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Re: Likely the opposite of "Why We Ride"

Postby 2XSL » Tue May 20, 2014 8:53 am

i thought this was a bicycle gang
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Re: Likely the opposite of "Why We Ride"

Postby leftlaneguy » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:40 am

The documentary part of it is excellent. The actual people involved are, in alot of cases, quite skilled... That being said; They are ALL douchebags, with zero respect for others, or for 'authority'... If it weren't for THAT- I *might* think they're cool, and side with the belief that they are 'just kids' finding their place in a Culture... But, IMHO they're just criminals, and will go on to be either true thugs, or dead.
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