The Oxford Dictionary has changed it's definition of the word "biker"!

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The Oxford English Dictionary has revised its current definition of bikers as "hairy" and wearing "dirty denim" after motorcyclists complained that the description does not do them justice.
Citing new figures, they claim that bikers are now more likely to be short-haired, clean shaven and tattoo-free.

They hold up motorcycling fans like David Beckham and Princes William and Harry as an example of how bikers have changed, and are not now typically, as the OED states, "a member of a gang: a long-haired biker in dirty denims."

According to a recent survey, less than 9 percent of bikers now have long hair, while 42 percent do not have any tattoos, piercings, facial hair or gang markings.

Ceding to pressure, the OED has changed its definition of "biker" to "a motorcyclist, especially one who is a member of a gang or group: a biker was involved in a collision with a car." End Quote

Isn't that refreshing!

Isn't that a clear and all encompassing description of bikers?

Doesn't that clear up all of the confusion and controversy?

I'd love your thoughts on this one...

The news feeds are relatively quiet this morning, however there is a great article under the Lifestyles/Music Category, it is complete with some of the tracks from a new album by Wayne Hancock called "Ride"

Also under the Lifestyles Category - Lifestyles/Motorcycle Events International, there is a great write up about that motorcycle riding Archbishop, Thomas Wenski, who lead a 90 mile motorcycle poker run from St. Richard Catholic Church in Palmetto Bay and organized by the Archdiocese of Miami.

I find it interesting that St. Richard Catholic Church would pick a poker run for their first ever event - I wonder if the poker run will become the new BINGO of riding Catholics? (Being said totally in fun...)

That's what's fit to print so far today. Check out our website: throughout the day as I have not listed all of the news articles from today or the weekend - only one's that caught my eye and we update the feeds 2-3 times per day!

I leave you with a few giggles to start the week off right...laughter - it's good for the soul.
Thanks to my friends on Facebook and who shared with me via email!

Have a fantastic Monday everyone.

Belt Drive Betty,
Editor & Rider

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  1. Bonecutter11:48 AM

    Hmmmm - time to grow my hair back. Not sure I like being lumped together with soccer players and in-bred royals.... ;)

  2. That is perhaps the worst description of a biker I have ever read. Except that is, the previous one they used. Who are these people that write such crass definitions?