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I just got a call from my local dealer. They're starting up a IRG chapter and they're wanting me to take on the role of President...

 

I told him I wasn't much interested, especially if IRG is going to turn out to be like HOG. He asked what I didn't like about HOG and I mentioned the politics and cliques, and said it was like being back in high school.

 

Right now I don't know what I'm going to do... I'm a pretty anti-social guy and so not well suited for positions like this, BUT I want the local Indian community to thrive, and the local IIRA barely has a pulse.

 

Hmm. I dunno.

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Do it that way you can influence what you think it should be. What better person to have influencing it's future than someone that has a real tie to Indian of all eras?

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I just got a call from my local dealer. They're starting up a IRG chapter and they're wanting me to take on the role of President...

 

I told him I wasn't much interested, especially if IRG is going to turn out to be like HOG. He asked what I didn't like about HOG and I mentioned the politics and cliques, and said it was like being back in high school.

 

Right now I don't know what I'm going to do... I'm a pretty anti-social guy and so not well suited for positions like this, BUT I want the local Indian community to thrive, and the local IIRA barely has a pulse.

 

Hmm. I dunno.

 

Went to the first IRG meeting my local dealer had set up. Not quite sure if I'll go to another one or not. I thought it would be a bunch of guys that get together and ride, but all he really talked about was about doing fundraisers to keep the thing going. I kind of knew it was going to not be my thing when, before it started, he handed out pads of paper and pens so we could all take notes. I'm not taking any friggin' notes. Just tell me when and where we ride and where we eat.

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"I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as a member"----WC Fields

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Keep the IIRA strong and let them do their own work.... Have heard that some have said if you are IRMG you cant be IIRA...or if a dealer has an IRMG group they cannot support IIRA.

 

Screw them....do what you want in your heart...there are plenty of YES MEN out there willing to toe the line and play the games.

 

If that is your thing...like the rat said...you can make that one different but most indications from others of factory influence is you can do whatever you want as long as the factory APPROVES it.

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"Can't be IMRG if you are IIRA..."

 

?

 

LOL - seriously?

 

What in the fuck would that have to do with anything? Jesus Christ - they are motorcycles, not wives and ex-wives.

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"I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as a member"----WC Fields

Wasn't that Groucho Marx's resignation letter to the Friar's Club?

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"Can't be IMRG if you are IIRA..."

 

?

 

LOL - seriously?

 

What in the fuck would that have to do with anything? Jesus Christ - they are motorcycles, not wives and ex-wives.

 

Well, there is a connection. My motorcycles are two of the main reasons my ex is ex. She made the mistake of implying, if not saying, that I had to choose between the scoots and her. Silly woman.

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"Can't be IMRG if you are IIRA..."

 

?

 

LOL - seriously?

 

What in the fuck would that have to do with anything? Jesus Christ - they are motorcycles, not wives and ex-wives.

yep....a couple years ago might have been at Marks Grand Opening there was some IRG people though IRG was not officially an organization...they were all about shitting on IIRA and saying NO DEALER should be allowed to associate with IIRA and they can force them to be IRG ONLY! Sounds like a little jealousy and anger...haha

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At least one of the guys that works there is a IIRA member, and the dealer doesn't seem to have a problem with IIRA at all. The dealer also hosts a lot of rides, and so I think the IRG will emphasize the "R" in the name..

 

I decided to give it a year as prez and see what happens. If I can influence the group and teach the Indian culture, then it will be for the good. When I was asked to take this position my first question was if the goal was to make it another HOG? and if so, I wasn't interested. The guy who was recruiting me for the position said they wanted someone with history and passion for the brand, not someone new to Indian. So as I said I decided to give it a try... at the least it will be an interesting experience and probably be a source of some stories for around the fire pit at Indian Point.

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Wasn't that Groucho Marx's resignation letter to the Friar's Club

 

 

You maybe right , one of them funny bastards anyway

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At least one of the guys that works there is a IIRA member, and the dealer doesn't seem to have a problem with IIRA at all. The dealer also hosts a lot of rides, and so I think the IRG will emphasize the "R" in the name..

 

I decided to give it a year as prez and see what happens. If I can influence the group and teach the Indian culture, then it will be for the good. When I was asked to take this position my first question was if the goal was to make it another HOG? and if so, I wasn't interested. The guy who was recruiting me for the position said they wanted someone with history and passion for the brand, not someone new to Indian. So as I said I decided to give it a try... at the least it will be an interesting experience and probably be a source of some stories for around the fire pit at Indian Point.

 

 

Hail to the Chief!

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Yeah, Robin Hilton gives me that funny feeling... :grin:

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Just remember Prez....It's IMRG, not IRG. I'm sure you'll eventually be in touch with Collett Mazula the marketing specialist from Indian ;)

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yep....a couple years ago might have been at Marks Grand Opening there was some IRG people though IRG was not officially an organization...they were all about shitting on IIRA and saying NO DEALER should be allowed to associate with IIRA and they can force them to be IRG ONLY! Sounds like a little jealousy and anger...haha

 

I am probably going to get slaughtered for this... but here goes.

 

One of the main reasons I quit going to country and western bars was because of the "redneck" ness of it. Honest to God my last time in one a kid comes up to me at 23:45 (that's 11:45 p.m. for you civvies) and tells me "Ders gonna be a fight outside in 20 minutes. Who's side yew gonna be on? My side or hizzin side?"

 

Snortin beer outta my nose I told him "I'll be right there with ya. I'll meet you there in 30 minutes" And with that he shouts "Yeah!" and pumps his fists running off to gather up his next "buddy".

 

Total fucking nonsense. Ride a motorcycle, have fun and associate if you want to... or don't. There are SO many bigger issues in life.

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I don't see the IIRA and IRG as incompatible. If it turns out to be that way I'll quit.

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IRG is just that--a group. IIRA is a brotherhood. To each their own.

 

And here is the difference. I can count on my IIRA brothers to help me fix my bike, let me sleep in their bed for the night, come and pick me up on a highway if necessary, ride with me if I am in their neighborhood, party with me, help me or my family in times of need, cry with me, be happy with me, support me, encourage me, have my back, and just otherwise be family!!

 

And there you go!!

 

IRG is a group ... I'll take my family, some of whom I haven't even met because I haven't rode in their neck of the woods ... yet!!

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--double post.

WTF? Are you up to anyway......I got a geo- tagged spy photo from your neck of the woods yesterday...

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I am probably going to get slaughtered for this... but here goes.

 

One of the main reasons I quit going to country and western bars was because of the "redneck" ness of it. Honest to God my last time in one a kid comes up to me at 23:45 (that's 11:45 p.m. for you civvies) and tells me "Ders gonna be a fight outside in 20 minutes. Who's side yew gonna be on? My side or hizzin side?"

 

Snortin beer outta my nose I told him "I'll be right there with ya. I'll meet you there in 30 minutes" And with that he shouts "Yeah!" and pumps his fists running off to gather up his next "buddy".

 

Total fucking nonsense. Ride a motorcycle, have fun and associate if you want to... or don't. There are SO many bigger issues in life.

yep...ride what and with who you want. No time for this bullshit. As long as you respect eachother and dont do any dirty shit...no reason everyone cant enjoy themselves. I stay IIRA as that was who I joined at beginning...IRG never sent me or contacted me during my Gilroy years......never during the KM years.....and not heard anything from IMRG and not really missing it. I like to keep my stuff simple.....maybe why I stick with one group.....shooting a selfbow and making my own bamboo shafted arrows this year....like old Land Cruisers and old Vettes...and luckily did something right to keep the wife with me for going on 32 years in December. LOL

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WTF? Are you up to anyway......I got a geo- tagged spy photo from your neck of the woods yesterday...

IMG_0071_zps21748f96.jpg

 

 

 

 

somebody has DB saddlebag lids!!!

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