Is your bike a tweaker magnet??

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Cali-Rider, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Cali-Rider

    Cali-Rider Member

    This is my first motorized bike and thus far I can say it is a complete tweaker magnet. I have met a tweaker almost every ride I have been on... They just show up out of the blue and start asking me all type of questions about the bike. It was funny the first few times but it is starting to get old...

    Do you all get stoped by tweakers often or is it just me?

    Maybe I just live in a bad area/big city, but it seems rediculous.:shout:

  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    We get stopped every time we ride, from kids to police asking questions. No problem with us. I live in a town of 11,000, we ride to a town of 30,000 (Alabaster) and another of which has a population of (Montevallo) 6,500.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  3. Sometimes i ask myself questions about my bike when I am out on a ride....does that make me a tweeker?
  4. Richard H.

    Richard H. Member

    Er.....I think some might have to visit urban dictionary to get the drift of this thread....but to answer the question, no, not at all and I'd move if I did, lol.
  5. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    I love the cagers that ride beside me for a way, then stop and tell me "Dude ! Did you know you were doing 30 mph on that thing ?"
  6. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Completely agree with GoldenEagleChris

    Sometimes i ask myself questions about my bike when I am out on a ride....does that make me a tweeker?

    In my situation it's more like: Sometimes i ask myself questions about the reliability of my bike when i am out on a ride and 200 kilometers from home.....does that make me a tweeker?
  7. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    @ Porkchop

    I get concerned with some cagers that drive beside me with half their body hanging out the window; trying to drive with one hand and trying to use their video camera with the other hand when i've got 6 trailers attached to the back of my bike, making a 44 foot long road train :)
  8. Cali-Rider

    Cali-Rider Member

    Tweakers, meth-heads, speed freaks, whatever you want to call them always pop up out of nowhere and start asking questions...
    I don't mind when a regular person asks about it or when I see a bunch of kids' faces light up when I ride by.
    What I DO mind is when crazy guys with missing teeth and dilated pupils start asking questions and telling me about "O I've always wanted to make one of these, where did you get it? How much was it? Well you know how you could make yours better...blah blah blah blah..."
    Maybe I SHOULD move, but I am pretty tied to the bay area since my girlfriend has a good job here.
  9. Snarfu

    Snarfu Member

    So far, in my 5 whole miles of riding, I have only encountered one 10 year old kid and his siberian husky. I didn't stop to chat but I only saw a leash in his hand, not a meth pipe. I guess it could've been in his pocket, though...

    There are way too many tweakers in the Bay Area, d00d. It's not just your neighborhood or the city in which you live, it's a freakin' pandemic. They are probably attracted to your bike because one can make meth on a bicycle, due to the vibration of riding. Now strap a motor on that thing and you've got the methamphetamine equivalent of a rock tumbler. If I were you, I'd reinforce my garage door and get a couple of those 'Protected by SuperAwesomeAlarmCo.' stickers.
  10. Cali-Rider

    Cali-Rider Member

    lol I think you might be right.... I need to move... I hope Tahoe is better
  11. geebt48cc

    geebt48cc Member

    Cali, I've found the best thing to do is never really stop in a place where there are a lot of people hanging out. I always have called most of them rubber necks..........Uno, always looking and asking about your every move on the bike.......................? Just tell them that you do appreciate, but it's all classified info.
  12. Cali-Rider

    Cali-Rider Member

    Haha, Thanks. Thats pretty hard to do when I get stranded for various reasons... Usually I'm going fast enough, or my engine is loud enough to avoid any conversation. I've had them come up to me in my driveway when I'm just trying to test something before. I've gone almost 5 years living in a major city with almost no contact with these type of people, but since I got my bike it has been a constant problem.
    I really want to move... Or just get a real motorcycle... :-/
  13. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    I don't understand the 'meth' thing and how it's a problem.

    Viewing America from Australia, we see the country as controlled by over enthusiastic, over caffeinated religious TV evangelists; some who lead a double life as politicians, conveying the image that everyone believes in the bible with American society being ruled by the word of God and the exit velocity of a bullet to back it up.

    How can America have a drugs problem under such a perfect system.

    Forgive my ignorance, but i can't seem to comprehend such an enormous drugs problem in a civilised society
  14. Snarfu

    Snarfu Member

    Ha, your views aren't that inaccurate. Those TV evangelist folks would NEVER be involved with drugs (or sex scandals with other men!). It's all of us lost souls, who are damaged because we haven't found Jesus that have turned to drugs to fill the voids in our Christ-less hearts!

    Meth is a quickly growing problem in the US, but so are Evangelicals... There are enough of us here to have huge, sickening, diametrically opposed problems. :devilish:
  15. Cali-Rider

    Cali-Rider Member

    If you can't see how meth is a problem then maybe you should do a little research. I guess you don't have to worry since you don't live where I do but for us that live in effected areas it is a horrible problem.
  16. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Again, please forgive my ignorance Cali, but in Australia we always see video footage of American police in action, where use of massively disproportionate force is applied for driving 5 miles an hour over the speed limit, usually with the vehicle being surrounded by 50 police officers drawing guns before the person gets tasered for demanding his constitutional rights be respected.

    In that environment, surely one phone call to the police about a drug user would have the whole neighbourhood being placed under a legion of itchy trigger happy police, waiting to shoot up the town for the sake of a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood.

    I don't understand how there can be a problem under such an overly policed neighbourhood presence.
  17. Cali-Rider

    Cali-Rider Member

    Well you are correct about there the US being overly policed.
    Excessive police force and presence is not going to stop criminals. The problem is that when people are on highly addictive drugs they will do anything to get more. A few hundred cops can't do much against thousands of feigns that never sleep. They arrest the ones they come across, and that’s about it. Unfortunately all that does is turn a desperate person into someone with less options and more problems. The US needs to take serious action towards helping these people instead of taking all of their future opportunities away with a criminal conviction.
    I am planning on moving out of the city in the next few years, but for now I’m stuck. It makes me not want to try to start my bike in fear of yet another confrontation.
  18. IINoxiousII

    IINoxiousII Member

    CA is infested. I used to live in San Diego right on the beach and they would rummage through our trash all the time trying to find anything of value. We slept with the windows open (bc of the great weather) so it would wake us up every time. Hated it! After a few confrontations they learned, but we were always at least an alley away from one asking for money at a 711 or liquor store so they could score a bag. I'm glad I didn't have my bike then. I had a hard enough time keeping my car from being broken into. (In the 4 years I lived there. Broken into at least a dozen times.) I didn't bother buying an alarm system since the first time they took everything including the airbags! lol. I was studying at UCSD at the time so I couldn't afford the deductible. I know what you are going through. You feel like you have to sleep with one eye open. It's a shame, because the area and weather is so nice. Good luck with the nuisance.
  19. Cali-Rider

    Cali-Rider Member

    Well atleast it is not just me...
    Would you say that other places are better than CA or do they have other issues as well?
  20. IINoxiousII

    IINoxiousII Member

    I don't have any issues out here in MD around D.C. I don't want to say it's a "West Coast" thing, but it sure felt like it when I lived out there as far as meth goes. I get attention over here too, but more out of interest and curiosity. From what I have read, heard, and experienced. CA and Oregon's coastal cities have the biggest problems with "Tweakers". There is always a thief lurking around any corner, but usually are more inconspicuous than the neighborhood tweakers. They give off a dirty vibe and are usually unaware of it.