Stolen Souls

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Mark Stockdale, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Mark Stockdale

    Mark Stockdale Premium Member

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    Ok, just become aware of a 2nd Masonic Motorcycle Riders Association, 'Stolen Souls'. Just wondering if this is the result of a rift within 'The Widows Sons' or an amicable expansion of the number of MRAs available?
     
  2. Brother JC

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    There are others, as well. Widows Sons seem to have organizational issues (from what I’ve seen) and other groups are being formed, possibly as a result. Or it could be people just want their own group.
     
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  3. Mark Stockdale

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    I hope to join one some day, but it's been 20 years since I last rode a motorcycle. The good lady wife made me sell my 2 bikes after an accident left me with a metal plate in an arm and a 6 inch scar.
     
  4. Brother JC

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    It’s been about 30 for me, miraculously walked away from a full flight crash (me, still seated on it, rolling slowly through the air). Every now and then I hear an engine that makes me want to go back to it...
     
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  5. Brother JC

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    Hey, Brother Mark, where did you find the info on Stolen Souls? Everything I can find says they are a 1% HA affiliated club, nothing to do with Masonry...
     
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  6. Mark Stockdale

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    There was a post on a Scottish Masonic FB page about a new chapter starting in the UK, listed as a Masonic MRA, which one of my friends has joined.
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  7. Mark Stockdale

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    Yes, I miss my Suzuki GS450T, it was an American import and my first big bike after learning on a Honda NSR125 race replica in Repsol Honda colours.
     
  8. Brother JC

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    Interesting... there are numerous news articles about the other one, none good.
     
  9. Brother JC

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    I was on a ‘78 Harley FX, slightly modified. 0500 foggy ride to an “unconventional” classroom in the woods. Met an immovable object.
     
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  10. Mark Stockdale

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    My accident was on the NSR125, (I used it for work), some eejit pulled out on me at a staggered junction then proceeded to stall his car as he tried to turn left. I had to put the bike down or run in to the back of him. Bike had a scratched fairing and a broken indicator stalk, I was more upset as I had just got a new set of leathers a few days before and the ambulance crew cut them off me to tend to my arm.
     
  11. Brother JC

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    Adding insult to injury!
     
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  12. chrmc

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    I've never understood the need for Masonic clubs that does things not associated with Masonry. Great if people wants to ride motorcycles, skydive, shoot, play DnD, make baking contests, by why do we have to mix Masonry into that? Why not just go join one of the clubs that already are good at doing those things?
     
  13. Winter

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    Because Masons who like to do things outside of Masonry often like to do them with other Masons and a club that focuses on that hobby that is specifically for other Masons allows them to attract other Masons who may be interested in that hobby.
     
  14. Brother_Steve

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    Cliques in Lodge are great. /S

    Also, I find it unattractive when a one percenter forces your Masonic bike club leadership to have a sit down to discuss territory under threat of harm if you don't.

    Classy
     
  15. Bloke

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    We have three Masonic Motorcycle groups - including the Widows - but the American Patch for the Club is something you rarely see here.. It strikes me that they sometimes seen to have factions in them, but if you can get out with a good ride and sidestep that stuff, who cares. We have many informal groups here (fishermen, drinkers, motorbikes, bicycles, Historic Cars (my fav) etc..) at the end of the day,if you find a group of Masons doing something they enjoy and is not beyond the bounds of our values - go for it !
     
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  16. Okla. MM

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    I purchased a new Honda GL1200 Goldwing in 1986 and rode the heck out of it for several years but then work and saving $$$ for retirement became a top priority and I started riding it less and less so I sold it a few years before my retirement in April 2015 figuring that after I retired I'd purchase another motorcycle......boy was I wrong !

    I ran the possibility of getting another bike by my wife of 43 years a year or two after I retired and she didn't pause or hesitate one bit before saying, "No way Jose !".

    **Big sigh**.......we compromised. :)

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  17. Keith C

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    The pretend 1% aspect of the Widow's Sons turns me off.

    I wouldn't mind being part of a Masonic Rider's group, but I am very selective who I will ride with. The only sizable group I have been willing to go on a ride with is the cohort of fellow Motorcycle Safety Instructors I trained and worked with. I KNEW without a shadow of a doubt that they would ride safely, keep speed under control and not do anything stupid. It is always a pleasure to ride with them. The ONE charity ride I went on was pure hell to me. Being surrounded by people who had minimal clue as to how to ride a motorcycle made it torture!

    Just my 2 cents!

    And a thread even remotely mentioning motorcycles needs photos!

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  18. Thomas Stright

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    Member of the only MC recognized by TGLOT - Free Masons Riding Club.

    I took a spill at 70mph back in 2017 due to a mud flap off a dump truck finding its way into my front fender..... Everything went sideways very quick after that.... Still riding the same bike tho....
     
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  19. Glen Cook

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    How often do we see an avoidable accident on large group rides? They scare me.
     
  20. Thomas Stright

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    They do happen sometimes. Group I ride with does only single file and its more of the ride than the destination. We do not hurry, we get there when we get there.... 99% of the group have cruisers.
     
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