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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-20-2015, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Shark Week V and Waco?

After reading a couple of other websites, people are already swearing that those poor helpless bikers were set up by the police.
If anyone going to Shark Week believes anything like that, please respond to this post. I don't plan on going on my dream vacation, and listening to any conspiracy theory nuts. I would just assume cancel my reservations.


This is America so you can have whatever opinion you wish- but respect my desire not to have to listen to any more police haters. So if any cop haters are going, please let me know so we don't clash.


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I don't think that will be a problem, but with 200ish people there you will get opinions that range from a police setup to a Klingon invasion.

If you hear someone spewing shit...walk away I guarantee it will be the most down to earth friendly even you have ever attended.

See ya in a few weeks.

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Mark, you're a SW newbie. I don't have any idea if, or how many, of the other attendees you already know, but I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the group of people you'll find when you arrive in Kerrville.
It's been discussed here many times, the people that attend SW are a special group(some FAR more special than others ) that are gathering together with a couple common interests. The interest is riding motorcycles, specifically Road Glides, and commraderie with others with the same interest, and it's like nothing else matters for the entire week.

I seriously doubt the Waco incident will even come up other than in casual conversation, and I REALLY doubt any of the conspiracy BS will come up.

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Don't set yourself up for that BS. Like was mentioned, walk away. Go & enjoy. Ride safe.


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Judging from he past, this is always as true a vacation as anything I ever done. Conversations you're likely to have or hear are more about chrome, paint, stereo's, or wheels. If not it's where are we riding, or eating, or possible about beer. We tend to just have fun. Come and enjoy, you'll show up every year from then on.

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Like others have said, SW is nothing like youve ever experienced. If you think your going to 'just another rally', you are in for a HUGE surprise.

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I don't think that will be a problem, but with 200ish people there you will get opinions that range from a police setup to a Klingon invasion.

If you hear someone spewing shit...walk away I guarantee it will be the most down to earth friendly even you have ever attended.

See ya in a few weeks.

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+1 on just walking away if someone is spewing shit or what you assume to be shit. You will meet some of the best people on two wheels and it's unlike any 'bike rally' you've ever been to often referred to as an 'asshole free zone'

BTW Dan, and I'm sure it will be confirmed at SW, the Klingons had no prior knowledge of what was about to happen in Waco and had just dropped in at Twin Peaks to enjoy some wings, beer and 'scenery' when the whole thing went down


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BTW baldwookie, I doubt you'll be the only LEO there as well as a good number of EMT'S and firefighters!


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You will meet some of the best people on two wheels and it's unlike any 'bike rally' you've ever been to often referred to as an 'asshole free zone'
You mean I've gotten in to all 4 of them, so far, and nobody noticed?

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BTW baldwookie, I doubt you'll be the only LEO there as well as a good number of EMT'S and firefighters!
And one who's daughter is now married to a LEO.

Now, we just need to keep the cops and firefighters from starting a brouhaahaa.
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I've only been to 1 Shark Week, (can't make this year), but just from that 1 week experience I now have many new friends around the country. Real friends, ones that will have you back. NOT in a fight, or anything crazy like that, but have your back as in will ride with you or even put you up for the night if you happen to be in their area. I'm headed out to Canada this weekend to see my buddy BrokenArrow and HotRodDad may even try to show up. Last weekend I rode with JrBean. These are all people I met from SWIV!

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