Friday, February 27, 2015

The West African Bikers Converge

The West . African Bikers Converge is just around the corner,

This year's edition is dated 1st -3rd of May 2015, in Togo, West Africa. After our series of visits and networking from the We.ABC team, we have gotten a good venue to house our activities for the fun filled weekend.

The We.ABC Team has also put measures to make sure that all participants get satisfaction in the program.....a registration fees that will take care of participants  accommodation and feeding (buffet, breakfast and dinner for two mornings and nights respectively) will be paid to contacts in our various countries.

Friday 1st May 2015: Arrival, registration,1st Buffet Dinner followed by a reception party

Sat 2nd May 2015: Breakfast, safety seminar, tour around Togo recreational and historical areas.
Dinner and presentation of souvenir from the We.ABC team.

Sunday 3rd May 2015: Unity Prayer for West Africa then Departure.


Cost per participant is still uncertain but in the below range


$120- $150
$150- $200
$200- $250


NB: The above cost package covers for the feeding and accommodations per participant but difference in room sizes as the rates vary. We.ABC Team got standard rooms, two beds in a room, suites and master rooms and the choice of the participants affects his fees.


By PureWhyte Event Consult

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

10 Things about Riding in Lagos

   If you didn’t know riding in Lagos takes dedication, commitment and super passion. Here are 10 things about riding in Lagos.

-    You VS the weather
   The 1st thing you are most likely to encounter as a biker in Lagos is the weather. When it’s hot the heat is intense and when it rains it pours. The weather in Lagos knows no chill. Having a mild windy sunny day in Lagos is like Christmas to a biker. Ignore what Google weather says the weather in Lagos changes in seconds.

-    You VS Traffic  & Insane drivers
Traffic in Lagos is one of the numerous reason we 2 wheelers ditched the cage (bike term for Cars) but riding in Lagos traffic is a struggle and the lord bless you if your bike over heats …you are screwed. Sharing the road with lunatic doesn’t help matters either. Considering 90% of drivers in Lagos didn’t go to proper driving schools and most are clueless about road rules. Once you spot the insane drivers, don’t hassle just flee from this affliction.

-    Manholes
The concrete jungle we call home is lined with destiny changing potholes and manholes…as funny as this may sound it’s a serious life & death situation our government has refused to address.  This destiny changers crawl up when least expected particularly on major highways. Please ride within limits when on a roads you are not familiar with and share man hole sighting with other fellow riders (via forum and group) to keep them alert

Enough about the struggles of a biker, now let’s get to the fun stuff

-    Freedom
The freedom that comes with owning a bike is undeniable and in most cases it changes your perception about life. For me I enjoy riding because it keeps you on your feet as you are constantly calculating. So “In my opinion” you evolve to a point where driving becomes boring.

-    Strangers Complete strangers will start approaching you
You riding into the mall, Party etc and you pretty much break necks (turn heads). The ladies want to say hi because they want a piece of the daredevil and the adventure aura that surrounds you. The guys are hating and unlocking because their girls are drooling over another a biker.

-    You Become A Better Car Driver
Like i mentioned earlier, Riding develops your thinking power (no scientific proof) but it changes the way you apply yourself whenever you find yourself in the luxury of confinement (CARS) ...lol.

-    Dehydration
Dehydration is high loss of water from the human body and I am sure by now you would know that our dearly beloved sport falls well into this category. A lot of us find ourselves grabbing the 1st form of cold liquid we can find. However there a few tips to stay hydrated and we shall be sharing that with you soon on this blog.

-    THE PIPE ( Guessing Game )
Yes I Said it..The exhaust. When you start riding you start to develop superhuman hearing ability (for hearing exhausts from 1 mile away ) then you start to guess whose bike is coming. Half the time it end is an anticlimax when it turn out its one Danfo or Okada

-    BROTHERHOOD
Biking is deep rooted in brotherhood and nowhere else would you see it than in Lagos .Forget get about the clubs i believe the biking sport is bigger than us all . There is an air of trust and respect to a follow biker then comes naturally. Bikers would stop at ungodly hours to help a total stranger on 2 wheels. “Brotherhood is more here, regardless of class and social status - Baggy Chris
-    Bikers love to party

Yes I said it …we Bikers love to party.


Have you been riding in Lagos? What are your experiences? We would love to hear from you guys?


By Mide Kayode

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

What is the importance or the need to be in a motorcycle club or fellowship

I asked few senior friends and fellow bikers one very important question, “What is the importance or the need to be in a motorcycle club or fellowship “


Al'hamid (HRMC) Said:

 Frankly speaking it's a personal choice. I wouldn't say it's important, but there are benefits. The camaraderie of belonging to a group that will take care of you and you'll take care of them.The backing of a "Body" that will speak and if requires fight on your behalf as a biker. Some clubs offer things like insurance schemes at reduced rates as part of their club dues. Having said these, some people prefer to be fully and completely independent. So be it.

Horses for courses.

STK Said:
 There's no need. It's all dependent on your lifestyle and needs. If you prefer breaking out on your own and doing your own thing, then you don't need a club. But if you derive pleasure in being in a group, the fellowship and can accept the rules and possible restrictions on individual desires, then the club is best for you.


IB Udofia (HRMC) Said:
-You get to meet with and ride with a bunch of folks you like.
-It's a social club where folks celebrate each others life activities like Births, deaths, anniversaries.
- You will learn from folks who know better than you and you will teach those you know better than. If you have a problem your club members are more likely to show up for you at ungodly hours than if you weren’t a club member. It's because of the emotional connection you guys have established.
-Group insurance for bikes and health insurance for folks would be easier and cheaper for those who may need it. The group gets to pay less than market price.
-As a group you also join hands to give back to society. And law enforcement institutions for example.

Finally some people just love the group identity. Same jackets and gears, club house to hang out etc. Oh also on group rides you will have people who can help if something goes wrong. You can look at all the above and say I can survive on my own because this group thing is not my gig. That would also be a right attitude if you truly love riding by yourself or a couple of other like minded friends. There are many folks who can't stand the structure that is imposed by groups. They don't need to join any club.


Chuka Offodile (Peace Riders MC) Said:
 I joined a club to get a positive outlook of biking, to be part of a people who may be viewed with a more positive mind by my immediate community, considering that in sincerity some people who ride have attitudes that I can describe in my opinion as appalling, antisocial and sometimes outright criminal! So I preferred to be defined as a group my community knew as quite relatively responsible lots that the community could trace positive attributes to. If we didn't have a club like we have in Jos, the sport would have been banned!

So I joined to have a responsible and respectful cover.

From Websites:

From : lawabidingbiker

I can tell you, joining a motorcycle club is certainly not for everyone. I encourage every biker/motorcyclist to think heavily before getting involved with a club

Here are a few things that a club or organization may offer aside from just “getting together”. 

    A sense of pride
    Teamwork
    Brotherhood
    Chain of command
    Organization of the team/club/group
    Sense of order
    Sense of achievement
    A means to advance your mission or purpose



From :  motorcycleclubshq

Pro’s for Joining a Motorcycle Club


    Brotherhood –The most desirable benefit to joining a club is all about the brotherhood. Just imagine have a set of brother that will be there for you whenever you need them. Most social circles do not have this type of camaraderie but brotherhood and friendship in a motorcycle club is the foundation of what this scene is all about.

    Riding –Obviously when you join a motorcycle club, you have other members at your disposal to ride with pretty much whenever you want. Riding solo is fun but nothing beats having a pack next to you as you ride down the highway.

    Learning –Although you may be a seasoned rider, or maybe you just purchased your first Harley, having a club with members who possess different riding skill levels can be extremely beneficial. Typically most clubs have Road Captains who are skilled riders who make sure your bike is well equipped for the road and provide tips for taking tight turns at high speeds.

Con’s for Joining a Motorcycle Club

     Drama –Agree with it or not, you can’t deny that guy drama surrounds motorcycle clubs. For whatever reason, members can become extremely dramatic in motorcycle clubs. Drama can occur within a specific Chapter, with another Chapter, or with another Club.

    Time –Depending on what type of club you decide on joining, club activities including meetings, rides, and partying can take up a lot of your time. If you are a single man, this might be perfectly fine; however, if you are have a wife and some kids, this can be stressful on family time. It’s good to find a club that allows it’s member to balance it’s time between the club and family time.  

    Stigma – Also depending on what type of club you decide to join, you could be monitored by Law Enforcement. If you are looking to join a “one percenter” club or a one percenter support club, do not be surprised if you are being carefully watched by Law Enforcement. Law Enforcement is pretty well versed in motorcycle clubs and can quickly identify if a motorcycle club is associated with criminal activity.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you take your time on deciding beforehand. Getting accepted into a Motorcycle Club maybe a difficult process but getting out could be even more difficult. Leaving a club could make you lose your social circle which most members depend on.


Motorcycle Clubs in Nigeria:

Wheelers Motorcycle Club - Lagos state
D’ Angels Motorcycle Club - Lagos state
D’Millennials Motorbike Club - Akwa ibom state
Easy Riders Motorcycle Club (ERMC) - Lagos

Peace Riders Motorcycle Club - Plateau state
Ride Easy Motorcycle Club - Lagos state
HardRidaz Motorcycle Club (HRMC) - Rivers state
Stalwart Motorcycle Club - Lagos state
Steel Knight MC (SKMC)- Oyo State
Tinapa Bikerz  - Cross Rivers state
Good Fellas MC Lagos state
Warriors MC - Delta state

Eagles MC -Lagos
Bicnics Bikers - Sokoto
Street Saints Motorcycle Club - Lagos state
09MC - Abuja
Capital City Motorcycle Club - Abuja
Infinite Bikers - Kaduna State
Jewel Bikers Motorcycle Club - Gombe State 




 


Monday, February 23, 2015

She did 2,990 km on a motorcycle

 We had a little chat... we, who? KelzMama (Hardridaz Mc, PH and D' Angels Mc NG)

-1,495 Km - Distance from Port Harcourt to Ghana
-Making it a total of 2,990 km

 A row unedited chat of Kelz and Jay

22/02/2015 10:18 AM: Kelly biker girl: Hello

22/02/2015 10:18 AM: Kelly biker girl: Gdmrn

22/02/2015 10:18 AM: Kelly biker girl: Ok im ready

22/02/2015 10:20 AM: Kelly biker girl: Pls ask me questions lemme answer

22/02/2015 10:33 AM: Jay: What's ur name:

22/02/2015 10:34 AM: Jay: Tell us about you:

22/02/2015 10:34 AM: Jay: Why do you like biking:

22/02/2015 10:34 AM: Kelly biker girl: Kelly Jumbo

22/02/2015 10:35 AM: Jay: What gave you courage to go on the Ghana ride:

22/02/2015 10:36 AM: Jay: What happened along the road:

22/02/2015 10:36 AM: Jay: How did they receive you there:

22/02/2015 10:36 AM: Jay: Did you have fun:

22/02/2015 10:36 AM: Kelly biker girl: Oya hold on small mk i tink

22/02/2015 10:36 AM: Kelly biker girl: smile

22/02/2015 11:00 AM: Kelly biker girl:
My name is Miss Kelly .C. Jumbo. A native of Isuikwuato LGA in Abia State. I am 26yrs old. The 5th child from a christian family of 6. I am a B.Tech in Information Mgt Technology holder from FUTO. I work with a marine company in port harcourt as an admin officer .

22/02/2015 11:02 AM: Kelly biker girl: I ride bcos i am passionate about the sport and it enhances inter  city movements. For me riding is freedom

22/02/2015 11:06 AM: Kelly biker girl: Wat gave me d courage: firstly, i am courageous , brave n a risk taker. Altho i had d smallest bike i believed i could make it. I luv 2 ride so much dat it is d only tin dat clears ma head wen it is full. I wanted a very long ride and i decided to go 2 Ghana. And i left ph for lag n den ghana.

22/02/2015 11:14 AM: Kelly biker girl: Wat hapend along d way? Before seme border(naija border) my bike just refused 2 start. Oda bikers on d trip tried helping out by jump starting dat failed n checked oda tins in d bike n discovered d battery was dead. Apparently d rectifier wasnt charging d battery so dey bought a new battery and we continued. Got to seme border and was delayed for abt 3hrs on documentation on both borders den we proceeded just afta cotonou ma dash board went blank again oda bigger bikes had gone i was wit just one biker who came bk after he couldn't c ma head light so a Cotonou based biker helped me fix d bike but it was late so we slept over in Cotonou. Next day morning we continued to Accra

22/02/2015 11:17 AM: Kelly biker girl: Wow the hospitality i got from Ghanians was outta dis world
Even d bikers of Republic of Benin n d Togolese bikers. Very warm . I look forward to it. They are wonderful people

22/02/2015 11:20 AM: Kelly biker girl: Yes u can post ma pix. Thank u

22/02/2015 11:20 AM: Kelly biker girl: Tnk u

22/02/2015 11:20 AM: Kelly biker girl: Dat has been my best trip since I started riding in March 2014. I had fun in Accra. The Hotwheels MC r fun lovers. Full of young vibrant energetic beings. Also members of bikers GH gave me good times. I really wld love a repeat.

22/02/2015 11:25 AM: Kelly biker girl: Wow the hospitality i got from Ghanians was outta dis world . I even got 2 awards from dem 1(for riding to ghana) 2(for doing the longest distance on a 250cc engine bike from ph-benin-lag-ghana n back) Even d bikers of Replublic of Benin n d Togolese bikers. Very warm . I look forward to it. They are wonderful people

22/02/2015 11:26 AM: Jay: Cool

22/02/2015 11:27 AM: Jay: Can I have ur pics 😃

22/02/2015 11:41 AM: Kelly biker girl: 😜

22/02/2015 11:47 AM: Jay: Cool

22/02/2015 11:48 AM: Jay: Thanks

22/02/2015 11:50 AM:
Kelly biker girl: Uw























514 Doing their thing

A group of bikers (514) gave biking a meaning by taking a short ride to Abeokuta from Lagos. Their aim was just to ride and have fun as a family which makes them part of the movement. Just one question;  Did they really have fun? let the pictures judge.
























Thanks ALI And Zeus for the nice pictures 

Friday, February 20, 2015

My bike has a problem

what is wrong with your bike? Lets fix it together

Did you ride today


Did you ride today? Can we see some pictures? Talk about it
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