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Magickman
08-17-2009, 3:08 PM
I am a bit confused these days with the motorcycle community. Was there EVER a 'Forever Two Wheels' attitude? FTW means to me that no matter if you ride a brand new Honda CBR1000RR or a 60 year old panhead that you had something in common: the love of the ride.

My first street bike was a Suzuki Katana, then I went to a GSXR400 then to a Suzuki Intruder 800. Got married, had kids and went bikeless for 10 years. Reignited the 2 wheel itch and bought a Harley Deuce. Sold that and bought a Screaming Eagle Road king. Sold that to fund the Toyhouse and offroad toys for the kids and again went bikless for 2 years. In March I bought my first project bike, my sportster, in pieces and have discovered a whole new part of motorcycling.

I have always been mechanically inclined, but I could afford for others to work on my Road King. Today I WANT to work on my own stuff for the fun of it.

This brings me back to the FTW question. There is so much division in the motorcycle world. I see people ridicule the 'Land Pirate' group. I see the Rich Doctors snub the sportster crowd. I see people on street bikes being rude to rigid riders. What the heck happened to enjoying the ride? Why is there so much exclusion in the various groups?

Personally, I would ride with anyone, anytime, who owns any type of bike. There are individual RIDERS who I may not ride with due to style, routes they take, etc. but who the heck cares what two wheels you use?

Right now in life I relate best to alot of the people on here who build stuff from scratch and are creative about it. The fact that I built a sportster the is individual to me for under $3,500 bucks is something I am extremely proud of, and if I won the lottery tomorrow I would drop the $36,000 on the new Screaming Eagle Electra Glide. If I did that, I don't believe I would be excluded from this community, but I am sure there are groups that would welcome me on that bike and not my sporty. And vice versa.

TLDR: This is a semi-whining why can't we get along post about old school / RUB / Land Pirate / Street Biker groups disliking each other, but dammit, why can't we all get along?

framus
08-17-2009, 3:16 PM
In the area where I live, Credit Card riders with Harley branded everything are the bane of my existance. They don't have the passion for two or four wheels, they just want to look "cool" (or their perception of cool). Gotta put the tassles on the handlebars then dress up in our Harley boots with the Harley socks, along with the Harley leathers, bandanna, sunglasses and wristwatch so we can go meet Buffy over at the golf course. We're some hardcore bikers.

This is why I tend to do a lot of things in an independant fashion. I don't belong to car clubs or bike clubs, I just like the sheer essence of the drive or ride. I'm glad that people feel that they need comradery of a club, that's cool but it's just not my style.

BigDawg
08-17-2009, 3:22 PM
When a dude who doesn't work on his own shit calls old bikes "pieces of shit," but couldn't tell you anything about them, then he gets no respect from me. Those folks look down their noses at people who choose to ride old iron as if they're trash, when the actuality is, a lot of the "trash" chooses to ride what they do because they love motorcycles, not because they can't afford to buy something new.

If you are actually in love with motorcycling and the various aspects of it, then I couldn't care less what you ride, but if you're just doing it because you want to be a scenester or you want to buy into something, then I tend to stay the hell away from you.

framus
08-17-2009, 3:30 PM
If you are actually in love with motorcycling and the various aspects of it, then I couldn't care less what you ride, but if you're just doing it because you want to be a scenester or you want to buy into something, then I tend to stay the hell away from you.

My thoughts exactly.

KT
08-17-2009, 3:33 PM
Hrm dont even know if I wanna go here but What the hell right ..... I think what you are seeing is the same the world around you have the haves and you have the have nots .... One hates because they can't have something the other has...one is money other is the image and know how .... It seems to me it is as simple as that doesnt matter if your on 2 wheels 4 wheels or 16 wheels .........

I don't care for the " credit card riders" myself but that's mostly because of attitudes I have witnessed or had directed toward me from these types....In the same note if one of these types came up to me and was cool I would return the respect ...I think that's what your missing I personaly give no respect where no respect is given if you got 1 buck or 1 million dont mean shit to me bleed the same....More money means you can afford the hospital bill is all...

The FTW I always thought meant "Fuck The World" but I had a christian biker minister tell me it meant "For The World" So I guess it is Like the Vid posted other day about patch meanings....By the way should your 8 ball patch be above or below your FTW patch? LOL Sorry couldnt resist that one Laters

Dew
08-17-2009, 3:41 PM
Funny...... I thought FTW just meant "Fuck The World". In other words "I live my life as I please and not according to the rules of others.......". I love building and riding my own stuff, making things and altering parts to make it cool and unusual. But for years I mostly just rode my bike and didn't work on them so much..... Hell...... maybe I was a poser and didn't know it...... Hey guys ....... how about LUCKY 13. Anyone remember what it means, I mean REALLY means..... hahaha. Dew.

erikweste
08-17-2009, 3:50 PM
Funny...... I thought FTW just meant "Fuck The World". In other words "I live my life as I please and not according to the rules of others......."...

This is exactly what I thought.

Magickman
08-17-2009, 3:51 PM
If you are actually in love with motorcycling and the various aspects of it, then I couldn't care less what you ride, but if you're just doing it because you want to be a scenester or you want to buy into something, then I tend to stay the hell away from you.

Yeah, i guess this is the missing factor: The Love of Motorcycling.

framus
08-17-2009, 3:53 PM
Or For the Win in interweb speak. Always varies on who you ask.

kingdeadbeat
08-17-2009, 4:00 PM
Just hate everyone, and they'll love you for it.

Magickman
08-17-2009, 4:11 PM
Just hate everyone, and they'll love you for it.

I tried that, but hating yourself is way to EMO for me...

CreepyJack13
08-17-2009, 5:36 PM
When a dude who doesn't work on his own shit calls old bikes "pieces of shit," but couldn't tell you anything about them, then he gets no respect from me. Those folks look down their noses at people who choose to ride old iron as if they're trash, when the actuality is, a lot of the "trash" chooses to ride what they do because they love motorcycles, not because they can't afford to buy something new.

If you are actually in love with motorcycling and the various aspects of it, then I couldn't care less what you ride, but if you're just doing it because you want to be a scenester or you want to buy into something, then I tend to stay the hell away from you.

Word.

I might prefer Harleys over 'Busas, but that doesn't mean that I'd no longer be friends with someone because they were acceleration-obsessed. I might not "get it" as far as sportbikes (for example) are concerned, but then again, I don't have to. It's about the ride more than anything else.

JaySco
08-17-2009, 5:53 PM
Or For the Win in interweb speak. Always varies on who you ask.

I knew a couple woods that said it was for "forever the white", I knew a couple tweakers that said the same, but the meaning of white went from skin color to what you put in your nose. I don't know how this topic went from the meaning of FTW to "who you won't ride with", but I'll add my .02 anyway. I've rode with about every crowd in my short riding span ,crotch rocketeers, dirty-ass patch holder biker MFr's, and even rode with a couple RUB's just to grab some sushi (we skipped starbucks thankfully). And I can say I enjoy the ride with any rider. But I gotta be honest, I don't think the credit card riders would have stopped if there was a broke down rider on the side of the road. But I can't say for sure, I know none have ever stopped for me.

onigoroshi
08-17-2009, 6:24 PM
FTW = fuck the world. the 'forever two wheels' crew was too afraid to tell their wives the truth about what they got tattooed last night.

Revelator
08-17-2009, 7:50 PM
All You guys are wrong.
WTF = Find The Women

on the biker scene as a whole, I think there will always be huge gaps in all
the different styles (of bike & rider), & I dont see any problem with it. Gotta have something
to laugh about, & to Me the biggest laugh is a chapped out poser on a dark "Custom".

SportsterBob
08-18-2009, 2:27 AM
When a dude who doesn't work on his own shit calls old bikes "pieces of shit," but couldn't tell you anything about them, then he gets no respect from me. Those folks look down their noses at people who choose to ride old iron as if they're trash, when the actuality is, a lot of the "trash" chooses to ride what they do because they love motorcycles, not because they can't afford to buy something new.

If you are actually in love with motorcycling and the various aspects of it, then I couldn't care less what you ride, but if you're just doing it because you want to be a scenester or you want to buy into something, then I tend to stay the hell away from you.

THATS IT!

You're 100% right!

There was some motherfucker, he told me on the parking lot of our bike shop that my self welded handlebars suck and do not confirm with the state law. then he puts on his triumph helmet and bandana and rides away in his 1000 dollar waterproof gore tex clothes...

these guys make me hate nearly all bikers I meet on the street. There are just a few left who really ride bikes anytime anywhere!

there are even guys who tell me that they never ride when it rains, because 90% of their bikes are chrome and it will take to much time to clean it after every ride!

NHMike
08-18-2009, 4:36 AM
Where I work, there's nearly nothing but trailer queens. For instance, yesterday I rode to Connecticut, not a long haul by any means, about 130 miles. I pull into where I'll be working and a couple guys ask, did you RIDE that thing down here?? I said, hell yeah, it's only a few hours!! One of them says, I always put mine inthe bed...

To me these guys just don't get it. Considering the short riding season here in New England I ride as much as possible. When I have to drive that cage in the summer I get pissed thinking I could be on the bike. FTW can mean a million things to a million different people. To me it means that no matter how beaten and battered my body might be I will always be involved in, and have a love for, the motorcycle scene.

smokey469
08-18-2009, 7:18 AM
THATS IT!

You're 100% right!

There was some motherfucker, he told me on the parking lot of our bike shop that my self welded handlebars suck and do not confirm with the state law. then he puts on his triumph helmet and bandana and rides away in his 1000 dollar waterproof gore tex clothes...

these guys make me hate nearly all bikers I meet on the street. There are just a few left who really ride bikes anytime anywhere!

there are even guys who tell me that they never ride when it rains, because 90% of their bikes are chrome and it will take to much time to clean it after every ride!


Fuckin right! I hate that stupid shit, all of the sideways stares when I do have to go to the Harley "boutique" for something, kinda like "oh my god, look at that piece of shit, what's wrong with him, that bikes dirty!"
Oh and as far as I've always known FTW=Fuck The World

RustyKnuckles
08-18-2009, 12:07 PM
I really don't think the meaning to "ftw" has a real meaning anymore. Its just an image that people feel the need to get tattooed or a patch of to feel as if they are saying fuck you. Same goes the SS bolts and other nazi crap. Its just what some outlaws did in the 60's to "fuck with the man". I laugh to no end on this, as it has no rebellion as its old and washed up.

True rebellion is what everyone on this forum is doing. We wrench on our own shit, ask what fellow riders think but generally couldn't give a rats ass what anyone really thinks. We buy from folks that take pride in what they build (hopefully) or create and generally would ride a thousand miles just to go hang out with a bunch of other gypsies to talk more about bikes and drink some cold ones.

That is my FTW, more zen than anything else... Find The Way

jason43
08-18-2009, 12:14 PM
I don't mind stock bikes, I don't mind sportbikes, and I'll ride with anyone, but I hate bro-ism, tough guy bullshit, and snobbery. I hate the corporate fueled elitism, and although I have one, I pretty much hate harley davidson the corporation.

Honestly, I see now as being the beginning of a return to what bikes are really about. The last 10 years-ish have been the problem. The guys getting into bikes now have more in common with the guys in the mid 60's who were looking to hang out with some pals and raise a little hell. The marketing and prices being so high had pretty much killed that off, but the recession has made affording a bike a little easier and thinned the herd of a lot of the fakers.

For me, FTW means both riding till you die and fuck the world. I ride like its the last time I'm ever going to get to go out every time I saddle up. Life is a one lap race, you might as well live it up while you can. I want to slide sideways into my grave with my pockets empty and my middle fingers up.

trichardson21
08-18-2009, 12:34 PM
Ive only been ridin for about 3 years, but i feel that FTW is that no matter what, you arent the guy that is sellin his bike right when things get tough. I thought it meant FOREVER two wheels, meaning no matter what, you are doing what you can to own/ride a two wheeled mo'sheen, just for the love of the wind and the turns.
There are fads no matter what you do, luckily in the bike world, its pretty easy to see through people, and there is one benefit, eventually that fad goes away, or they get scared of what the got into, and they sell all their shit for cheap.
And i feel ya about the nazi symbols, and hells angel rip offs. That is what got my attention, and interest into choppin your cycle and makin it yours, but what people are doin with it now makes me start to hate that "look".
Be different, be yourself.

americanjunky
08-19-2009, 12:40 PM
Another .02 cents, I'll ride with anyone on anything, but there is and always be ball busting especially over brands, Harley vs. Triumph etc.
I had always thought since a younf age it was Fuck The World.
Actually hearing that it may have started as Forever Two Wheels, has made me feel pretty good today, go figure.

ohmyguinness
08-19-2009, 1:09 PM
Shit...does this mean no more Free Taco Wednesdays?

Kokuma
08-19-2009, 1:33 PM
Seems everyone around here in San Diego either has no memory about what choppers (or motorcycles for that matter) is all about, or just don't care. They're more about fitting in with their peers' image and expectations. It's the San Diego/SoCal attitude; all style, no substance, follow what's popular, follow the herd. In other words, "Be safe. COMPLY."

No thanks! I won't bend to conventions. I won't be one of the sheep. You can't buy cool! I love and welcome the ridicule I get from the HOG crowd. Let's me know I'm doing exactly what I inted to do: My own shit! I am amused when the Power Rangers do stunts in order to attract attention. (FYI for the P-Rangers: No one really cares about you until you fuck up!)

Bottom line. FTW to me means NIC: NOT IN COMPLIANCE!

r757rob
08-19-2009, 2:29 PM
I really don't think the meaning to "ftw" has a real meaning anymore. Its just an image that people feel the need to get tattooed or a patch of to feel as if they are saying fuck you. Same goes the SS bolts and other nazi crap. Its just what some outlaws did in the 60's to "fuck with the man". I laugh to no end on this, as it has no rebellion as its old and washed up.

True rebellion is what everyone on this forum is doing. We wrench on our own shit, ask what fellow riders think but generally couldn't give a rats ass what anyone really thinks. We buy from folks that take pride in what they build (hopefully) or create and generally would ride a thousand miles just to go hang out with a bunch of other gypsies to talk more about bikes and drink some cold ones.

That is my FTW, more zen than anything else... Find The Way

Damn Good!

seventhirteen
08-19-2009, 3:11 PM
if you've got hate in your heart let it out, FTW

but on topic, is the original poster suggestting that all motorcycle riders used to all hold hands and get along? There has ALWAYS been diversity and cliches, it's how life is, just realizing it now? your friends make fun of my friends, my friends make fun of their friends, their friends make fun of your friends and life goes on...

ChoppyGee
08-19-2009, 7:00 PM
Unity is a pipe dream. Harmony its more obtainable.

I'm in a small "Club" there's three of us. we're best friends we've always done everything together for 13 years and we all love motorcycles. we'll ride with everyone and anyone but we just usually end up riding together. we all ride different things and just have fun. We make fun of sport bikes, we make fun of Baggers, we make fun of each other. Its nothing serious its just something to do. we'd ride with any of them if they were interested. The whole world is this way no matter what you're talking about. There's different opinions and people gravitate to others that are like minded and tend to stay clear of those who aren't. It's the way it is if you can't get a tougher skin and handle it you're in for a long grueling, and upsetting life my friend.

Revelator
08-19-2009, 8:03 PM
Shit...does this mean no more Free Taco Wednesdays?

Dude...Where have You been? Every one knows They changed It to Fridays. FTF!

my personel favorite FTL fuck the liberals.

motoguru
08-19-2009, 8:18 PM
If you are actually in love with motorcycling and the various aspects of it, then I couldn't care less what you ride, but if you're just doing it because you want to be a scenester or you want to buy into something, then I tend to stay the hell away from you.

Pretty much how I roll too.

Magickman
08-19-2009, 8:42 PM
if you've got hate in your heart let it out, FTW

but on topic, is the original poster suggestting that all motorcycle riders used to all hold hands and get along? There has ALWAYS been diversity and cliches, it's how life is, just realizing it now? your friends make fun of my friends, my friends make fun of their friends, their friends make fun of your friends and life goes on...

No, I am not suggesting that, don't be absurd. It is just apparent that today there is a much wider gap then there has been in the past. It seems that you can't just ride anymore you have to be pigeon-holed into some 'group'.

If you don't work on your own bike you are: XYZ
If you don't wash your bike, you are: ABC
Etc. Etc.

It should be: FTR - For The Ride. Who cares that you are so special you know how to weld and built your own frame? Who cares that you wipe ass with Benjamins and dropped $125,000 on a bike? IF you just love to ride.

Maybe it is all the posers in all the different groups who have spoiled it, but it seems there are fewer people today with a 'just ride' attitude.

americanjunky
08-20-2009, 10:55 AM
No, I am not suggesting that, don't be absurd. It is just apparent that today there is a much wider gap then there has been in the past. It seems that you can't just ride anymore you have to be pigeon-holed into some 'group'.

If you don't work on your own bike you are: XYZ
If you don't wash your bike, you are: ABC
Etc. Etc.

It should be: FTR - For The Ride. Who cares that you are so special you know how to weld and built your own frame? Who cares that you wipe ass with Benjamins and dropped $125,000 on a bike? IF you just love to ride.

Maybe it is all the posers in all the different groups who have spoiled it, but it seems there are fewer people today with a 'just ride' attitude.
I think your last sentence summed up the whole reason we are here, we are the misfits, the miscreants the weirdos, the cats that think 4 hours in the rain "ain't that bad, it could have been hail". I'm damn proud of this site it was made for the freaks who still get "it" IMHO.

Magickman
08-20-2009, 11:28 AM
it was made for the freaks who still get "it" IMHO.

That is the challenge to anyone who wants to position themselves as open-minded: To remember that not everyone 'get's it' and not at the same time in the same way.

This is why I started my post the way I did. I have always 'enjoyed' motorcycle's but until I started riding just for the hell of it, I did not 'get it'. And after rebuilding my own bike, the meaning is even deeper. So, since I have not always 'got it', I am very accepting of anyone, even the RUB / land pirate / Credit card poser, since any one of those people at any time may truly understand the REAL joy and freedom you get from a motorcycle.

flipper
08-20-2009, 12:16 PM
my favorite is dilligaf like ftw spelling it out just isn't the same.

boogieman
08-20-2009, 1:24 PM
I always heard it as F' the world also.

I think this is how to be happy in life:

Nobody's perfect, everyone has their faults. Don't dwell on it. Try to get along with everybody, let them live their own life, live your own life and try to be happy.

That's about it.

mad750
08-20-2009, 1:27 PM
Next up on Dr. Phil: Angry bikers and why they should get along and WTF does FTW mean.

Stay tuned.

0100
08-20-2009, 2:38 PM
Or For the Win in interweb speak. Always varies on who you ask.

+1

I bet if you polled the world 75%+ would say FTW = For The Win. Just a little FYI before you tattoo it across your chest. :)

seventhirteen
08-20-2009, 2:54 PM
No, I am not suggesting that, don't be absurd. It is just apparent that today there is a much wider gap then there has been in the past. It seems that you can't just ride anymore you have to be pigeon-holed into some 'group'.

If you don't work on your own bike you are: XYZ
If you don't wash your bike, you are: ABC
Etc. Etc.

It should be: FTR - For The Ride. Who cares that you are so special you know how to weld and built your own frame? Who cares that you wipe ass with Benjamins and dropped $125,000 on a bike? IF you just love to ride.

Maybe it is all the posers in all the different groups who have spoiled it, but it seems there are fewer people today with a 'just ride' attitude.
maybe it is all the posers that have ruined it, then again by calling someone a poser aren't you doing exactly what your post is against? some people like to ride, some people like to wrench, some people like to ride alot, some people like to ride a little, some people like to dress up and play outlaw, which ones the real rider? matter of personal perspective i suppose, if i gave you mine i would be pigeon holing.....ahhh the vicious circle

Magickman
08-20-2009, 3:02 PM
maybe it is all the posers that have ruined it, then again by calling someone a poser aren't you doing exactly what your post is against? some people like to ride, some people like to wrench, some people like to ride alot, some people like to ride a little, some people like to dress up and play outlaw, which ones the real rider? matter of personal perspective i suppose, if i gave you mine i would be pigeon holing.....ahhh the vicious circle

No, it is not a circle. I said the 'posers within the various groups' not posers in general.


I always heard it as F' the world also.

I think this is how to be happy in life:

Nobody's perfect, everyone has their faults. Don't dwell on it. Try to get along with everybody, let them live their own life, live your own life and try to be happy.

That's about it.
Oh, please don't think I am bothered or concerned about this. I just like the discussion. There is so much polarity in the world, that I dislike seeing it in something I like doing.

Gent
08-20-2009, 5:46 PM
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TooManyProjects
08-20-2009, 9:58 PM
I've heard a few Marines claim it meant First To War, but I always knew it as Fuck The World..

475

But what do I know...

joshb
09-12-2009, 9:53 AM
ahhhh, Feeding The Walrus.

buying something from paul sr. so he can stock his fridge?

cHiCoD
09-13-2009, 5:53 PM
I see the Rich Doctors snub the sportster crowd. I see people on street bikes being rude to rigid riders. What the heck happened to enjoying the ride? Why is there so much exclusion in the various groups?

because even most motorcyclists these days are trying to be different from one another...which is funny,because most people back in the day rode motorcycles because they FELT different. they didn't have to try and be.
it's stupid.
"keep your knee's in the breeze and your tassles hassle free",and you'll be ok.

love,
Chico

FTW
Feel The Wind.

imtheslime
09-13-2009, 6:06 PM
ahhhh, Feeding The Walrus.

buying something from paul sr. so he can stock his fridge?

I thought the "Walrus" was Paul.......
McCartney???

travasesino
09-13-2009, 6:11 PM
I thought the "Walrus" was Paul.......
McCartney???

i am the walrus!


i just think it is what it is - let the lawyers ride their lawyer bikes, let the bros ride their crotchrockets, & let us BUILD our choppers!

oldschoolsoldier
09-14-2009, 2:40 AM
ahhhh, feeding the walrus.

Buying something from paul sr. So he can stock his fridge?

lmao!

LUCIFER
09-14-2009, 3:10 AM
All these other FTW meaning are new to me. I have ALWAYS seen it as Fuck The World. But coo, Feel the wind, Whatever. My brothers homeboy told the D.M.V. it was "For The Wife" when he got it on his 56 Pan

LUCIFER
09-14-2009, 3:48 AM
829

onigoroshi
09-14-2009, 7:56 AM
i am the walrus!


i just think it is what it is - let the lawyers ride their lawyer bikes, let the bros ride their crotchrockets, & let us BUILD our choppers!

how do you know laywers and bros aren't building their choppers too? just sayin

cHiCoD
09-14-2009, 8:53 AM
FTW means, Whatever The Fuck you want it to mean.

lets move on to something else....say travelocity gnomes or something.

kromsucks
09-14-2009, 7:08 PM
im with bigdawg people who hate old iron or think its junk can kiss my ironhead sportster ridin ass

cHiCoD
09-14-2009, 7:35 PM
Free The Whales

KT
09-14-2009, 8:58 PM
Free The Whales

Oh no now The Whale Wars guys will be Writing FTW!!! on the side of their ship to scare the japanese whalers LOL

ChoppyGee
09-14-2009, 10:57 PM
Free Turkish Waffles!

Kuda
09-16-2009, 12:42 PM
My humble perspective: From one end of the spectrum...

Back in '01 on my way from MD to Bikeweek in Daytona, it was 18 degrees when I left the house, didn't break 32 until the NC border. But it was up to nearly 85 degrees by the time I hit the FL line that evening. Pulling into the Cabbage Patch Lot Next Door (my camping spot) there was a huge RV pulling an enclosed trailer (both with Volusia County FL tags) that was having trouble making the turn. I hopped off and helped guild them around so they could park it in the RV lot. Guy and his wife jumped out to thank me, both wearing full leathers, chaps, boots, vests, the works. To drive their RV, towing thier bikes. 50 miles. To be "bikers..."

To the other...

Met a guy down there the same day, maybe late 20's, who was riding a Honda dirt/dual-purpose bike. Had a ton of crap strapped on. Some guys were givin' him hate for riding a Honda to the Rat's Hole. He just shrugged it off. Got to talkin' and found out he was from Michigan and had just returned from the service. He'd built a custom hardtail shovel, but when he was ready to leave there was a foot of snow on the ground. So he packed his crap on his friend's dirtbike and rode down to FL rather than miss out. Or trailer. That dude was a biker...

I've always thought of trailering bikes in this way: Say you're a mountain climber, and you and your friends have just climbed a mountain. So you're sittin' on top, maybe havin' a beer or whatever, talkin' about the trip up. You hear a helecopter, and suddenly this dude jumps out in full gear and plops down in your circle. "Wow, what a climb, huh? How about this weather?" I mean, really, what's he even got to talk about?

-Kuda (some people get it, some don't)
'49 panchop

BlueCollarMoto
09-16-2009, 3:03 PM
"Say you're a mountain climber, and you and your friends have just climbed a mountain. So you're sittin' on top, maybe havin' a beer or whatever, talkin' about the trip up. You hear a helecopter, and suddenly this dude jumps out in full gear and plops down in your circle. "Wow, what a climb, huh? How about this weather?" I mean, really, what's he even got to talk about?"

Now THAT is one of the best analogies Ive ever heard! Bar none!

Gent
09-16-2009, 3:14 PM
My humble perspective: From one end of the spectrum...

Back in '01 on my way from MD to Bikeweek in Daytona, it was 18 degrees when I left the house, didn't break 32 until the NC border. But it was up to nearly 85 degrees by the time I hit the FL line that evening. Pulling into the Cabbage Patch Lot Next Door (my camping spot) there was a huge RV pulling an enclosed trailer (both with Volusia County FL tags) that was having trouble making the turn. I hopped off and helped guild them around so they could park it in the RV lot. Guy and his wife jumped out to thank me, both wearing full leathers, chaps, boots, vests, the works. To drive their RV, towing thier bikes. 50 miles. To be "bikers..."

To the other...

Met a guy down there the same day, maybe late 20's, who was riding a Honda dirt/dual-purpose bike. Had a ton of crap strapped on. Some guys were givin' him hate for riding a Honda to the Rat's Hole. He just shrugged it off. Got to talkin' and found out he was from Michigan and had just returned from the service. He'd built a custom hardtail shovel, but when he was ready to leave there was a foot of snow on the ground. So he packed his crap on his friend's dirtbike and rode down to FL rather than miss out. Or trailer. That dude was a biker...

I've always thought of trailering bikes in this way: Say you're a mountain climber, and you and your friends have just climbed a mountain. So you're sittin' on top, maybe havin' a beer or whatever, talkin' about the trip up. You hear a helecopter, and suddenly this dude jumps out in full gear and plops down in your circle. "Wow, what a climb, huh? How about this weather?" I mean, really, what's he even got to talk about?

-Kuda (some people get it, some don't)
'49 panchopNIce!

Magickman
09-16-2009, 9:47 PM
"Say you're a mountain climber, and you and your friends have just climbed a mountain. So you're sittin' on top, maybe havin' a beer or whatever, talkin' about the trip up. You hear a helecopter, and suddenly this dude jumps out in full gear and plops down in your circle. "Wow, what a climb, huh? How about this weather?" I mean, really, what's he even got to talk about?"

Now THAT is one of the best analogies Ive ever heard! Bar none!

I beg to differ. There are plenty of people who trailer their bikes somewhere who still 'get it'. You don't have to have a bike as your sole mode of transportation to 'get it'.

If someone trailers their bike to Stugis/Daytona/etc. but then rides the piss out of it while they are there should not be snubbed or looked down upon. But, then again, this was the whole start of the thread: people putting other people in 'boxes' or stereotypes.

At the end of the day MOST people who buy a bike do so for the experience of riding and camaraderie. It is that 0.5% that is just trying to follow a fad that sours the pot.

Kuda
09-17-2009, 6:18 AM
I beg to differ. There are plenty of people who trailer their bikes somewhere who still 'get it'. You don't have to have a bike as your sole mode of transportation to 'get it'.

If someone trailers their bike to Stugis/Daytona/etc. but then rides the piss out of it while they are there should not be snubbed or looked down upon. But, then again, this was the whole start of the thread: people putting other people in 'boxes' or stereotypes.

At the end of the day MOST people who buy a bike do so for the experience of riding and camaraderie. It is that 0.5% that is just trying to follow a fad that sours the pot.

Respectfully, I think you might've missed the point of my example. It's not about whether trailering is right or wrong, I know some folks that have to trailer for health reasons. I get that. Or maybe even for time reasons. (Don't get that, but that's just me) Where I start to lose the thread is when folks will trailer just because it's convenient and just to BE somewhere. (Like the top of a mountain? :-) ) If you're gonna trailer a perfectly good bagger 50 miles behind your RV just to be somewhere...well hell, I guess I'm just defective, 'cause I just don't get it...

-Kuda
'49 panchop

NHMike
09-17-2009, 6:41 AM
Respectfully, I think you might've missed the point of my example. It's not about whether trailering is right or wrong, I know some folks that have to trailer for health reasons. I get that. Or maybe even for time reasons. (Don't get that, but that's just me) Where I start to lose the thread is when folks will trailer just because it's convenient and just to BE somewhere. (Like the top of a mountain? :-) ) If you're gonna trailer a perfectly good bagger 50 miles behind your RV just to be somewhere...well hell, I guess I'm just defective, 'cause I just don't get it...

-Kuda
'49 panchop


Right on man.

PoorBastard
09-17-2009, 9:06 AM
To me, it means riding every day just because you love it, not because its nice out, or because its Sunday, or because you're trying to get some trim, or whatever. You love riding, and forsake all other means of transportation.

Riding makes every day better.

Magickman
09-17-2009, 10:45 AM
Respectfully, I think you might've missed the point of my example. It's not about whether trailering is right or wrong, I know some folks that have to trailer for health reasons. I get that. Or maybe even for time reasons. (Don't get that, but that's just me) Where I start to lose the thread is when folks will trailer just because it's convenient and just to BE somewhere. (Like the top of a mountain? :-) ) If you're gonna trailer a perfectly good bagger 50 miles behind your RV just to be somewhere...well hell, I guess I'm just defective, 'cause I just don't get it...

-Kuda
'49 panchop

You and I are in agreement here. And the person that would trailer a bike 50 miles is that 0.5%er I was talking about.

JoeTCreep
09-22-2009, 8:42 AM
I think the whole attitude and scene thing are different for everyone .Once people drop the "I'm more hardcore than you" attitude then you can really get to enjoying riding and breaking things and fixing them together.
People show me respect and I do the same in return, regardless of what kind of bike they ride or how silly their tassels may look.

garagemoto
09-22-2009, 8:50 AM
Cheers to that!!!

Fredo
09-22-2009, 10:15 AM
In 1972, my brother Tony was already home from Viet Nam, my brother Joe was still over there. I was sitting in my buddy’s house, we were bitchin about how the world was all fucked up and the "man" was always fucking with us, keeping us down and shit. I was bitchin about how the hippies were spitting on our boys coming home from Nam and calling them baby killers and shit. Man everyone but us was really fucked up. The man keeping us down, the hippies hating on our boys in uniform...everyone sucked.

We were feeling pretty rebellious and talking the same ol' shit about how we would someday change the world by rebelling against it. I remember my kid brother Mike sitting there (RIP lil bro) with this worried look on his face as me and my buddy Eric smoked a little grass and talked about changing the world and being all bad ass. Fuck man we were just a cpl of kids talking shit. But man we felt it, we meant it too. We were going to buy some basket cases and build a cpl of bikes and go see America, spreading the truth and living free on the road.

Well the talk went on and the smoke got us feeling pretty brave and serious about our convictions. We had to do something to prove to ourselves and the world we were not just slapping our lips together. So out came the India ink a piece of thread and a sewing needle from his moms kit. My first ever tattoo, and his were three little letters "FTW" to us it could only mean Fuck The World, Fuck the man, Fuck the hippies, Fuck you, and Fuck him too.
My tatt went on my right shoulder blade so the whole world could see it as I rode off to share the word of freedom.

A year latter I was in uniform serving in the US Army. That’s when I met some righteous dudes, guys that had seen what a FTW attitude can do, what it can destroy. I changed my mind in those few years. I came home different then when I left. I was more aware of reality and hopefully a bit more tolerant of those that hate me. When my Mom passed away a few years later I covered that FTW tatt up with a black rose for Mom. FTW just didn’t have the same feeling anymore, it carried no weight or meaning it's all bullshit.

It's funny that today 37 fucking years latter people are still trying to find a way to define who they are and trying to find a way to prove it. A FTW tatt, patch, shirt, banana hammock whatever is just the same ol shit that has been going on before my time and will go on long after you and me are gone. So to answer the original question. To me at least, No it does not mean anything anymore. It's just three little letters that's all. They could mean anythign to you though, that's your call. Just dont be suprised if some day you feel different then you do now.

The world with all its bullshit and hate is still a beautiful place. I think you should all get on your bikes and go check it out.

seventhirteen
09-22-2009, 10:21 AM
fucking hippy, you should have never covered that tattoo...

on the topic of trailering 50 miles
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qszK8TcNLNY/SUcSzzxxd6I/AAAAAAAAAFQ/nPfbqGvbdS8/s400/IMG_0293.JPG
if i don't bring the motorhome where will Coco make our delicious snacks?

inxs
09-22-2009, 2:05 PM
Personally, I am new to riding. I guess technically, I am a "credit card rider" as I bought my chop off ebay. Could not afford a spank'n new horse. So, I got what I could at the time for $2500 My XS 650.
I love it and since I stopped Skateboarding (stopped due to injury) it has filled a huge void. Honestly , putting time and energy into getting it running right and keeping it running is just as fun as riding...unless it's a problem that involving waiting for parts to show via snail mail. I hate that time period. But once on the road the feeling is even better knowing I got my ass back on it. The only real snobs I have found are at dealerships. They find out what you are riding and they suddenly act like snobs. FUCK THEM! My ass is riding no matter what. I pulled up to get some gas not long ago and there was a couple of dudes standing by their Road Kings. They were cool and all, wondering what the bike was and all. Then one asked about reliability and where I go for service? I told him I go to my front yard with the tool box and wooden block for service, and If my bike does not get me home I get us home. It's a relationship like that.
FTW? Sure, Fuck The World, Find The Women, Forever Two Wheels. It all sounds good to me. But good luck with all that. At some point you'll be walk'n, woman less and the world will be fucking you. I guess the bottom line have fun out there while you can.

dirtyd
09-22-2009, 4:35 PM
FTW... FTW heard it before , But I think living free and doing what you desire in your time. Thats true FTW. It seems almost everything done in a normal day to day activity is orchestrated by the government , or the media. Shit magazines show people how to dress, whats hot whats not. trends etc. FTW is just doing your thang in your own way. Not in a quasi bad ass posin sons of anarchy way. But in a true just being who the fuck you are. Some guys skate board like a muther fucker... not me could never get it. some play basket ball shit 5'6' i dont think so. But helpin a brother or someone i dont even know wrench on a bike... Im in may not know much but I sure will wrench on some shit !!! thats FTW !!! yeah FTW popeye was the original FTW person. and I qoute " I yam what I yam and thats all what I am" ok im done with my rant. Oh and FTW!!!

BigDawg
09-22-2009, 4:46 PM
If you wanna fuck the world, dig a hole and stick your dick in it.

Fuck the world? Naw...I'm into girls.

junkyard2
09-22-2009, 10:34 PM
you know ill ride with anyone i dont give a shit. my uncle has a busa and a harley..now he couldnt change the oil in either one of them( which i think is fucking funny as hell)..and laughs at me when ever i go by he house and its about to rain..i ride because i fucking love it..love working on shit love anything to do with bikes..and ftw fuck the world..but who still belives that..

dirtyd
09-23-2009, 7:51 AM
thats it im goin out back to dig a hole , !

calicruiser
09-26-2009, 4:17 PM
cool thread! I just finished this lid last week. it is for sale in the classifieds section!

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/LIDS/IMG_3833.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/LIDS/IMG_3831.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/LIDS/IMG_3830.jpg

TheDemon
09-27-2009, 12:56 PM
No, I am not suggesting that, don't be absurd. It is just apparent that today there is a much wider gap then there has been in the past. It seems that you can't just ride anymore you have to be pigeon-holed into some 'group'.

If you don't work on your own bike you are: XYZ
If you don't wash your bike, you are: ABC
Etc. Etc.

It should be: FTR - For The Ride. Who cares that you are so special you know how to weld and built your own frame? Who cares that you wipe ass with Benjamins and dropped $125,000 on a bike? IF you just love to ride.

Maybe it is all the posers in all the different groups who have spoiled it, but it seems there are fewer people today with a 'just ride' attitude.

I could honestly care less. If someone wants to place me in some group or talk shit about my bike, who cares. They aren't hurting me and just don't get it. As long as I have my buddys to ride, wrench and talk about bikes with I could care less. I love all kinds of bikes, chops, stockers, sport bikes, dirt bikes, etc. I'm not too fond of chrome trailer queens or 40k "choppers." but to each his own. As long as you love riding and know what thats about then whatever you want to ride is cool by me. We all have our opinions and every where in this world you are going to find clics.

I'm not going to lie I laugh and make fun of weekend warriors and HOG members all day because they don't get it and never will, but I'm not going to lose sleep over the matter. Life's to short to worry about the little things.

MB
09-28-2009, 5:12 AM
I allways thought it was Forever Two Wheels... Me and a mate went on a ride on the weekend - me on Ironhead and him on his hardtail Trumpy - in sportsbike territory... I allways give riders a nod - whatever the f$#@ there on - I'd stop and ask anyone if there ok on the side of the road. Funny - even when I'm on the sporty I find it's the HD riders who won't nod back? Sooo anyway - FTW. Keep your knees in the breeze!!!

BigDan75
05-09-2010, 2:33 PM
Ftw= forgot to wipe

Earthbender
05-09-2010, 6:14 PM
Hmm. How many here have paid for their "old iron build" with a credit card? Just saying is all.

beanhead78
05-09-2010, 6:20 PM
Ftw= forgot to wipe

i always thought that it was some old 1% badass guidos initials Frankey The Wopp!!

xllance
05-09-2010, 8:27 PM
I always thought it meant Full Throttle Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!


Not really.
Geez, why does half of the threads on here seem to take on the same subject over and over. People are different. Tastes are different. Bikes are different. Who cares?

beanhead78
05-09-2010, 8:53 PM
i just thought of a good tattoo while i was taking a piss. a decapitated whale with a banner through it that says " FUCK THE WHALES" sorry to all the brittish people

xllance
05-09-2010, 9:11 PM
i just thought of a good tattoo while i was taking a piss. a decapitated whale with a banner through it that says " FUCK THE WHALES" sorry to all the brittish people

You really thought of Mobey Dick AS A MINNOW, didn't you? Sorry it was too easy!! Hahaha!!

xllance
05-09-2010, 9:15 PM
Ftw= forgot to wipe

That's two shithouse related posts now. Maybe that's where this thread is headed.

REV
05-09-2010, 10:56 PM
FTT= Fuck This Thread

jazzmans
05-09-2010, 11:05 PM
Next up on Dr. Phil: Angry bikers and why they should get along and WTF does FTW mean.

Stay tuned.

Where Titties Flop are you talking about?

jaz


Fuck The World.


Forever two wheels is what the pansies lied to their mothers about what it meant.

jaz

StoneHead
05-10-2010, 5:04 PM
Not that it ever meant anything to me, but since I was a rug rat, it's been Fuck the world.

I actually run with a lot of those hard core harley or no way dickheads, and we tend to piss each other off on that account more than once in a while.

To me, if you ride, and you wrench on your ride, and your not a total douche, then you ok in my book.
I'm not real fond of the rocket jockeys actin the fool, but thats more of an age thing than a bike thing. I have friends who ride sportbikes and hate harleys. So be it. I happen to like American V-Twins.

Bottom line for me is are you real , or a chromo. I mean are you the type who rides in the rain? Or will bust ass home to hop on your scoot and get an hour in before a storm, or snow, or the ole ladies parents come over. Or do you take your plastichrome covered liberachi cycle to the stealership when your mirrors are out of adjustment?

Brat, Bobber, Chop or Bagger. Sport, Cruiser, Fighter, Winnebago or Tard. The only difference between real and a wanna be is attitude. Just like with anything else.

And if they look at my rat and turn up their nose, Fuck The Fuckin Fucks!!!

Now CTFS!!!!

xllance
05-10-2010, 5:25 PM
Not that it ever meant anything to me, but since I was a rug rat, it's been Fuck the world.

I actually run with a lot of those hard core harley or no way dickheads, and we tend to piss each other off on that account more than once in a while.

To me, if you ride, and you wrench on your ride, and your not a total douche, then you ok in my book.
I'm not real fond of the rocket jockeys actin the fool, but thats more of an age thing than a bike thing. I have friends who ride sportbikes and hate harleys. So be it. I happen to like American V-Twins.

Bottom line for me is are you real , or a chromo. I mean are you the type who rides in the rain? Or will bust ass home to hop on your scoot and get an hour in before a storm, or snow, or the ole ladies parents come over. Or do you take your plastichrome covered liberachi cycle to the stealership when your mirrors are out of adjustment?

Brat, Bobber, Chop or Bagger. Sport, Cruiser, Fighter, Winnebago or Tard. The only difference between real and a wanna be is attitude. Just like with anything else.

And if they look at my rat and turn up their nose, Fuck The Fuckin Fucks!!!

Now CTFS!!!!
Sometimes I take off when a storm is brewing just to see how close I can get to it and then try to out run it!! Good times.

oldmansporty63
05-10-2010, 6:23 PM
Fuck The Fuckin Fucks!!!

my sentiments exactly!!!!!!!!!!!

fuck the fucking fucker fucks in the fucker fucking fuck holes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ARBY
05-10-2010, 7:54 PM
"FTW ... does that mean anything anymore?"


NO.

albertahawk
05-11-2010, 2:16 PM
i agree fully with this thread around these parts ever since i got my first street drivin bike ive waved to everyone old young little bike shit even scooters cause i respect and love the two wheeled monsters regardless of what they are. now that being said i might get a wave or finger lift from bout 20% of those people. no one has respect or interest in any one else these days. the good ol days of opening doors for strangers and saying please and thankyou. that shit doesnt happen in our modern world its all about your self image and how an object can make you something your not. our breed of motorcycle enthusiasts are a dying breed..

xllance
05-11-2010, 6:57 PM
Fuck The Fuckin Fucks!!!

my sentiments exactly!!!!!!!!!!!

fuck the fucking fucker fucks in the fucker fucking fuck holes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SOA must have played out! Made Oldmansporty mad.

Coco
05-12-2010, 9:29 AM
FTW = fuck the world. the 'forever two wheels' crew was too afraid to tell their wives the truth about what they got tattooed last night.

A guy I worked with had the home made FTW tattoo on is hand. My guess he was drunk one night, had a bic pen, a needle and a lighter and got bored.

Anyway, he would always joke and say it stood for "Frank The Welder" so we always called him Frank after that.

jwhite
05-12-2010, 10:42 AM
In 1972, my brother Tony was already home from Viet Nam, my brother Joe was still over there. I was sitting in my buddy’s house, we were bitchin about how the world was all fucked up and the "man" was always fucking with us, keeping us down and shit. I was bitchin about how the hippies were spitting on our boys coming home from Nam and calling them baby killers and shit. Man everyone but us was really fucked up. The man keeping us down, the hippies hating on our boys in uniform...everyone sucked.

We were feeling pretty rebellious and talking the same ol' shit about how we would someday change the world by rebelling against it. I remember my kid brother Mike sitting there (RIP lil bro) with this worried look on his face as me and my buddy Eric smoked a little grass and talked about changing the world and being all bad ass. Fuck man we were just a cpl of kids talking shit. But man we felt it, we meant it too. We were going to buy some basket cases and build a cpl of bikes and go see America, spreading the truth and living free on the road.

Well the talk went on and the smoke got us feeling pretty brave and serious about our convictions. We had to do something to prove to ourselves and the world we were not just slapping our lips together. So out came the India ink a piece of thread and a sewing needle from his moms kit. My first ever tattoo, and his were three little letters "FTW" to us it could only mean Fuck The World, Fuck the man, Fuck the hippies, Fuck you, and Fuck him too.
My tatt went on my right shoulder blade so the whole world could see it as I rode off to share the word of freedom.

A year latter I was in uniform serving in the US Army. That’s when I met some righteous dudes, guys that had seen what a FTW attitude can do, what it can destroy. I changed my mind in those few years. I came home different then when I left. I was more aware of reality and hopefully a bit more tolerant of those that hate me. When my Mom passed away a few years later I covered that FTW tatt up with a black rose for Mom. FTW just didn’t have the same feeling anymore, it carried no weight or meaning it's all bullshit.

It's funny that today 37 fucking years latter people are still trying to find a way to define who they are and trying to find a way to prove it. A FTW tatt, patch, shirt, banana hammock whatever is just the same ol shit that has been going on before my time and will go on long after you and me are gone. So to answer the original question. To me at least, No it does not mean anything anymore. It's just three little letters that's all. They could mean anythign to you though, that's your call. Just dont be suprised if some day you feel different then you do now.

The world with all its bullshit and hate is still a beautiful place. I think you should all get on your bikes and go check it out.


Fredo: this was one of the best posts in this otherwise ignorant thread. Great story. Hope you don't mind, I re-posted this, to your credit on my blog.

-Jeff

dalebfast
05-12-2010, 11:19 AM
FTW? Who cares?
Just fucking ride your bike. Isn't that what life is for?
I've always thought that when I'm on my deathbed, I'll be a little disappointed I didn't get some more riding in. I love riding my bike.

Dale

Markee
05-12-2010, 12:06 PM
http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/files/2008/06/willow-warwick-davies.jpg

Follow The WIllow

jwhite
05-12-2010, 12:55 PM
http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/files/2008/06/willow-warwick-davies.jpg

Follow The WIllow


Marc: While you're BSing, FMB.

Finish My Bars.

Ogbobber
05-12-2010, 1:14 PM
FTW...Fuck These Words

1. Bro
2. Scoot
3. Cage
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Markee
05-12-2010, 3:40 PM
Marc: While you're BSing, FMB.

Finish My Bars.

When i'm on lunch break I BS, I don't work, if I worked, it wouldn't be a lunch break.

number1son
05-12-2010, 4:46 PM
FTW...Fuck These Words

1. Bro
2. Scoot
3. Cage
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

4.old skool
5.bobbah
6.choppa

number1son
05-12-2010, 5:11 PM
I am also pretty sure it's"For The Weekend".It might be "forever too Wenie"though.

xllance
05-12-2010, 6:49 PM
4.old skool
5.bobbah
6.choppa

7.rad

jwhite
05-13-2010, 7:57 AM
From The Wilderness.
Best one yet.


http://www.fromthewilderness.com/

beanhead78
05-14-2010, 6:35 AM
7.rad

that was not rad of you bro.

xllance
05-14-2010, 11:38 AM
that was not rad of you bro.

Good, bro.

Joneo
04-04-2011, 7:12 AM
always thought FTW ment,,, fuck the world

Saltytonk
04-04-2011, 2:37 PM
I often go comando.......especially when I ride. FTW= F

REE THE WORM.

badmojo
04-04-2011, 3:22 PM
Your all wrong,can't you remember when Michael Jackson said Feed The World!!!

badmojo
04-04-2011, 3:29 PM
Or,it could be Fuck The Winter!!!!

Sighless
04-04-2011, 4:17 PM
Or,it could be Fuck The Winter!!!!

A-fuckin-men to that!

Saltytonk
04-04-2011, 4:26 PM
I once had a girlfriend that was a Freaky Tongue Wrestler.

wickedblockhead
04-04-2011, 4:34 PM
as lame as i thought this thread would be, i found quite a few pearls of wisdom.

BigDawg: If you wanna fuck the world, dig a hole and stick your dick in it.
Fuck the world? Naw...I'm into girls.

Fredo :The world with all its bullshit and hate is still a beautiful place. I think you should all get on your bikes and go check it out.(there was actually a whole lot more from him, but this part hit me the hardest)

JoeTCreep: Once people drop the "I'm more hardcore than you" attitude then you can really get to enjoying riding and breaking things and fixing them together.

PoorBastard: To me, it means riding every day just because you love it, not because its nice out, or because its Sunday, or because you're trying to get some trim, or whatever. You love riding, and forsake all other means of transportation.Riding makes every day better.

Kuda: I've always thought of trailering bikes in this way: Say you're a mountain climber, and you and your friends have just climbed a mountain. So you're sittin' on top, maybe havin' a beer or whatever, talkin' about the trip up. You hear a helecopter, and suddenly this dude jumps out in full gear and plops down in your circle. "Wow, what a climb, huh? How about this weather?" I mean, really, what's he even got to talk about?

Bujah: Brat, Bobber, Chop or Bagger. Sport, Cruiser, Fighter, Winnebago or Tard. The only difference between real and a wanna be is attitude. Just like with anything else.
And if they look at my rat and turn up their nose, Fuck The Fuckin Fucks!!!

wickedblockhead
04-04-2011, 4:35 PM
FWIW, ive rocked a FTW patch for a few years now. but im always angry about something.....

ARBY
04-04-2011, 5:11 PM
always thought FTW ment,,, fuck the world

It does but the yuppies cleaned it up into that forever two wheels crap so theY could wear it on their stuff to wine and cheese parties.

I just tell everybody it means, "FOLLOW THE WORMS!!!!"

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/b1f823c649.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/6e91b9d410.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

LinkBelt
04-04-2011, 5:38 PM
Forever two wheel? What the fuck is that shit. Fuck that FTW means Fuck The World and always will.
Fuck the world meaning fuck what anyone else thinks do it your way. Forever Two Wheels how fucking retarded. Get a life you Homos

wickedblockhead
04-04-2011, 5:44 PM
check it.

http://www.ftwracing.blogspot.com/

purerockfury
04-04-2011, 5:54 PM
real bikers don't even no what the internet is never mind use it to have a debate about who and who isn't a "real" biker! or what FTW means their to busy doing biker stuff...

just my 3 cents

LinkBelt
04-04-2011, 6:04 PM
check it.

http://www.ftwracing.blogspot.com/

Gay

wickedblockhead
04-04-2011, 6:44 PM
so im not a real biker? time to swallow my XD

doubt
04-04-2011, 7:49 PM
Gay

"FTW Co. will be sponsoring a number of racers for the 2011 season. We will be doing vintage road racing, motocross, enduros, road racing, flat track, drag racing, and a couple of others. This summer looks to be busy. We will be using this site to document all that we sponsor and more. For too long the racing scene has struggled, while brain dead team sports seem to hypnotize. We know that what we do probably won't make a dent in the grand scheme of things, but as motorcycle enthusiasts we will raise our drinks in the air to racers everywhere. If you race and like what we do, hit us up for some support....Cheers, and see you at the starting gate."


sounds like a pretty good thing to me. What am i missing?

tokes61
04-04-2011, 7:52 PM
forever two what , we were puting F T W on helmets in the 70s and it didnt mean forever two wheels , just rideing a bike dont make you my brother, friend , or foe ,

wickedblockhead
04-04-2011, 7:58 PM
FTWCO aint gay at all. Or maybe it is, but then again i may be gay as well....

Allen
04-04-2011, 8:03 PM
I think it's time for a little love milkshake boys and girls....

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8730972@N05/4379066377/" title="cartoon by Allen Hayden, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2725/4379066377_c433fc46f5.jpg" width="500" height="356" alt="cartoon"></a>

purerockfury
04-04-2011, 8:27 PM
doesn't gay mean happy?

doubt
04-04-2011, 8:40 PM
i'm gay for that h-d speedway bike

ridemore16
04-04-2011, 8:43 PM
"FTW Co. will be sponsoring a number of racers for the 2011 season. We will be doing vintage road racing, motocross, enduros, road racing, flat track, drag racing, and a couple of others. This summer looks to be busy. We will be using this site to document all that we sponsor and more. For too long the racing scene has struggled, while brain dead team sports seem to hypnotize. We know that what we do probably won't make a dent in the grand scheme of things, but as motorcycle enthusiasts we will raise our drinks in the air to racers everywhere. If you race and like what we do, hit us up for some support....Cheers, and see you at the starting gate."


sounds like a pretty good thing to me. What am i missing?

Sounds good to me!!!

Joneo
04-05-2011, 7:04 AM
or could be,, fuck the wenches:)

rickboyd
04-05-2011, 7:34 AM
My FTW patch has seen many miles and so has my FTF patch, never meant anything to me except Fuck The World and Fuck The Factory

TheYetti
04-05-2011, 8:36 AM
I always thought it meant Fuck the World, nothing else

ARBY
04-05-2011, 3:18 PM
doesn't gay mean happy?

It used to, but not anymore.

LinkBelt
04-05-2011, 4:54 PM
"FTW Co. will be sponsoring a number of racers for the 2011 season. We will be doing vintage road racing, motocross, enduros, road racing, flat track, drag racing, and a couple of others. This summer looks to be busy. We will be using this site to document all that we sponsor and more. For too long the racing scene has struggled, while brain dead team sports seem to hypnotize. We know that what we do probably won't make a dent in the grand scheme of things, but as motorcycle enthusiasts we will raise our drinks in the air to racers everywhere. If you race and like what we do, hit us up for some support....Cheers, and see you at the starting gate."


sounds like a pretty good thing to me. What am i missing?

Yup sounds like you guys are doing it up and are doing good things in the racing scene. But your name is still Gay. Check this which is cooler Forever Two Wheels Racing or Fuck The World Racing. See what I mean.

purerockfury
04-05-2011, 5:35 PM
It used to, but not anymore.

gay

–adjective
1.
having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music.
2.
bright or showy: gay colors; gay ornaments.
3.
given to or abounding in social or other pleasures: a gay social season.
4.
licentious; dissipated; wanton: The baron is a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies.
5.
homosexual.
6.
of, indicating, or supporting homosexual interests or issues: a gay organization.
–noun
7.
a homosexual person, especially a male.
–adverb
8.
in a gay manner.

oh shit...i think i should get rid of my GAY patch & maybe some laser tattoo removal for that big GAY tattoo on my back... ugh!

badmojo
04-05-2011, 5:38 PM
Keep the gay tattoos they rule!!
FTP

Fight the Power

ThrottleRock81
04-05-2011, 5:57 PM
All You guys are wrong.
WTF = Find The Women

on the biker scene as a whole, I think there will always be huge gaps in all
the different styles (of bike & rider), & I dont see any problem with it. Gotta have something
to laugh about, & to Me the biggest laugh is a chapped out poser on a dark "Custom".

i sold my shovel and bought my self a "dark custom" it keeps my tits in the wind everyday and i dont have to turn around to pick up fuckin parts off the highway, i might just get some chaps if its cold enough out. next year youll be bashing metal flake and 3/4's because its not cool in "so-cal" anymore., i love the word poser it reminds me of 3rd grade skateboarding in the school parking lot learning to do kickflips before the fat kid could.. the biggest laugh to me is talking shit about someone you probably dont know for what they are wearing and what they are riding. :clap for you: think about it.

LinkBelt
04-05-2011, 6:17 PM
My FTW patch has seen many miles and so has my FTF patch, never meant anything to me except Fuck The World and Fuck The Factory

Just what I thought these guys don't know there history. It's always been FTW Fuck The World.

aaronc
04-05-2011, 6:46 PM
FUCK THE WORLD thats what it means not forever two wheels thats powerful gay

purerockfury
04-05-2011, 7:51 PM
here's my opinion on this whole debate...i like animal crackers, i really do! they're delicious...

aaronc
04-05-2011, 7:55 PM
They are very tasty

Joneo
04-05-2011, 8:05 PM
ok guys dont get ballistic always ment ,,,,,fuck the world ,,,,just funny seeing diff meanings here,,,,..that reminds me you know what you get with fat tattoed wimmen?heat in winter,,,, shade in summer,,,, and moveing pictures all year long!

TXLucky
04-06-2011, 8:41 AM
This whole "FTW" debate is awesome. I'm not sure which category I fall into when it comes to "biker types." I have a 2008 Heritage Softail Classic, it has 37,000 miles on it and it's the only vehicle I own. I don't wrench on it myself because I don't have the knowledge or tools to do so. I wear chaps and leathers when it's cold or wet outside but I ride year round damn near every day. My payments are too high and the Army still doesn't pay enough but I still get out and ride every chance I get and drink and party with my friends that ride baggers, shovels, rockets and metric cruisers. If your'e not a douche bag I will talk to you and buy you a beer. If you are a douche I will tell you to fuck off and leave me alone. I own Harley t-shirts that I've bought in Alaska and Montana and San Antonio and various other places that I've ridden to. I don't wear plaid, Vans, skinny jeans or sideways hats. I don't get all "dressed up" as a biker either. I wear jeans and a t-shirt because they're comfortable and practical when putting miles on the scoot. I've been in a club, I was Road Captain because I rode more than the other guys in the club and know damn near every road in the Killeen/FT Hood area. Now I'm an independent again but I still have respect for PatchHolders because I know what they go through. So what kind of "biker" am I?

FTW means Forever Two Wheels and Fuck The World to me depending on the mood I'm in.

A better acronym is LFG: Laugh Fart & Giggle or Little Fat Girls.

badmojo
04-06-2011, 10:08 AM
You sir are a biker.period!!

doviefreak
04-06-2011, 8:31 PM
I run around all the time with FTW on my hat all the time on base and off base and it means Fuck The World..............because it's all about being a individual........not following the fads and rules on how to dress or act.........do what makes you happy in my opinion


I’m all for working on bikes.......My current and first true build is 84 ½ ironhead(Chopper) the first year of the alternator and oil filter..........but in the mean time I ride a 08 Super Glide Custom and my wife rides a 883 low……..I’m all about building bikes but……..If people ain’t got the fortitude, knowledge, or mechanical skills then I’m cool with them just buying a bike and riding as is…as long as they ride hard…….because everyone in life wasn’t meant to be a mechanic…………because I know I wasn’t meant to be a brain surgeon, flight stewardess, computer person and so forth………..I was meant to be a professional solider…in the USAF…..thank god


DOZER

ercle69
04-06-2011, 8:55 PM
FUCK THE WORLD thats what it means not forever two wheels thats powerful gay




????? seriously?

Allen
04-07-2011, 9:14 AM
Ftw...

Magickman
04-07-2011, 6:48 PM
Let the thread die already...oh wait....

purerockfury
04-07-2011, 7:11 PM
wouldn't ...two wheels forever sound better than forever two wheels anyways... FTW TWF WTF!!!

idonttkso
04-07-2011, 7:24 PM
i like fuck the world

Skyhigh88
04-07-2011, 7:55 PM
got it tattooed on ankle...was told had too much ink to not have one...i always says means free the whales though

ARBY
04-09-2011, 9:29 PM
Fuggin' Tally Whackers

gyro
04-21-2011, 6:51 PM
here ya go

doubt
04-21-2011, 7:08 PM
already fucked it like a zillion times, i'm bored of it now i need a planet thats gets a little kinky

crawler65
04-21-2011, 10:58 PM
Just hate everyone, and they'll love you for it.
Fuck me, that is my whole gig right there man!! I don't get it, at ALL! I am a bit anti social, 'cuz I got friends, and I just don't meet many people worth spending time with any more. But it seems every ass hole in the fucking world wants to hang out with me.
I just want to ride, and have fun doing it. Not hang with ass holes on BMW's, or RUBS that want to take a road trip to the country club.

doubt
04-22-2011, 11:44 AM
my problem is also that everryone wants to hang with me, but i'm way too cool for that shit

REV
04-22-2011, 11:49 AM
Friday's two women?

CreatureFucker
06-02-2011, 4:40 PM
I will throw my 2 cents in on this matter. Now I always thought FTW was Fuck The World. Now I also know it means Forever Two Wheels which is what is like. Now on the I HATE OTHER RIDERS subject....... where I am from 95% of the Street Bike Riders think there so damn cool riding wheelies down the road tryin to impress bitches by acting like a bunch of Fags at stop lights and everywhere else. I have no problem riding with Street Bike Riders and have before and still do. But most of them seem to have Bikes to impress women.

Another group...... the (HOG RIDERS) dont wrench on thier bikes and all thier shit is bold on shit from Harley. Now I love Harley and own on. But I dont drop thousands of bucks on bolt on shit that everyone else has from the Harley shop. Those guys think they are badasses with thier stock bikes however they call them Customs because they bolted on a NEW Harley air filter cover of forward controls.......that shits gay as hell. I have riden with people who ride stock Harleys but THEY dont think thier to good for anyone because they have a Custom bike that cost them 70 grand and is a Gay piece of Shit in my opinion.

I will ride with anyone but dont be a Fag and dont think your shit dont stink. I tend to hang around people who are down to earth and dont care about what people think of them. People you can rely on when the shit hits the fan and when you need someone to talk to or help you fix your ride. Its just a personality issue between individuals who all in all have BLINDERS ON and dont see the real riders that are truley brothers and just plain good ole people.

jpfxst
06-02-2011, 4:52 PM
Hey DEW, 13th letter of the alphabet "M" in turn stands for the good smoke, and as far as I knew FTW stood for fuck the world, times they are a changin