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July 18, 2021

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  • Coffin Cheaters

    • Veterans of Vietnam Motorcycle Club

      • Charlie’s Angels

        • The cloud riders

    • Magnificent Seven Sisters

    • Purled Choppers

  • The Darwin Award Wannabes

  • Round and Round

    In my region bikers go from Tim Hortons to Tim Hortons. Around and around and around. BUT this is also a knitting reference as we make socks, hats, mittens, and sweaters!

    • That’s really clever!

    • Charlie’s angels

  • Yamaha Mamas

  • Trekkers

  • Denny’s Darlings

  • Riders on the Storm

    • Born to be Mild.

  • Steel Pony Posse

  • As an actual riding knitter I’m a Solitaire

  • Riding a motorcycle looks terrifying. I’d have to go with Future Organ Donors.

    • So true!

    • The best of them all!

  • Sisterhood slickers

    • Born to be Wild

  • Steel Bikemen

  • Wicked Skulls

    I sometimes work with a friend whose company sells sterling silver jewelry at bike shows and fairs. The bike show tent is “Wicked Skulls.” The county fair tent is “Very Beautiful Things.”

  • Harley’s Darlings

  • Ladies in Leather

  • Loner Donor

  • Peace Breakers

  • The Ewe Knits

  • Midcoast Yarnies

    • Midcoast Maine? Me too!

      • Me three!

        • Me four!

        • Sisters Rising

  • Wish I had a Corvette instead? It’s my fantasy!

  • No Drama Mama’s – just ride!

  • Hells Angles

    • I’m going to have to go with Modern Daily Choppers. With club leaders Ann Sane and Olive Yalongtime. I have a thing about roller derby names.

    • Fiber explorers/wheels up

  • Pocket rockets

  • The Yarniacs!

  • Gummikuh Süße

  • Valkerie Riders

    • love it! I hear the screaming!

  • Revving and Roaring!

  • Keep blathering! It’s true, I don’t know why I look forward so to reading it, but I do! Thanks.

  • Bedrock Riders…(as in the Flintstones) because the only bike I’ll be riding will be powered by my own puny legs.

  • Roll’in mAmAs

  • The Stranders

  • The Yarnovers

  • My husband has a Harley and it’s red it has its own room.

  • Yarn Hog Riders

  • Knitwits.

  • Bruiser Cruisers

  • Psycho kittens, just like our own furry marauders

    • Wildflowers Bikers. Because why not?

  • ‘Snack Attack’. Isn’t that the point of owning any kind of two-wheeled transportation?

  • The question is whether you’re blasting Markos Vamvakaris or Roza Eskenazy?! 😉

  • Spinning Wheels…

    We have a local restaurant that has a Friday fish fry with Perfectly Parked Bikes at the curb every week!

  • Silent Riders

  • Swineherds

  • Into the Hoods

  • Wild Skeins

    • I love Wild Skeins!

  • RipNBacks.
    Sadly.

  • Knit Slickers

  • Park and Drafters

  • The Yarnbirds

  • Isn’t there a movie with Brad Pitt on a motorcycle?? If not, there should be. Thats what popped into my mind while I was reading your awesome inspiration.

    • Any chance that you are the Dawn Frank that lives in Indiana?

  • Born to be Mild!

  • My choice would be “Scooter Babes”

  • MDK WIPs

  • So many good ones already! Midcoast Marauders.

  • Old Farts Riding Club

  • Gassed Grandmas

  • Stash Busters

  • Black Cats

  • Leather Ladies

  • Roaring hogs: pigs with lions manes, roaring

    • I love the picture in my mind to go with Roaring Hogs.

      My husband and I ride but haven’t had the bike out recently. Too many crazy things going on in our lives. Hopefully before Winter.
      I’m thinking maybe Victory Vixens.

      DG I always love reading your posts. But this one makes me think of my dad. He worked with wood as a hobby and made many beautiful things. You’re right about the wood aromas. I love that!

  • The Cast Offs

    • Love it!

    • LOVE this one!

    • There are many really good ones, but The Cast Offs might be the best yet.

    • Cute

  • Knitting Knockouts

  • Moon Shadow Maidens. Clearly all girls club!!

  • Harley Yarnies

  • Knitters Knots

  • Llamas momma’s

  • Stash of Steel

  • Al-pack-a Angels

    • Love!

  • Musketeer Mamas

  • Back in the 1980s I painted the back of an old army jacket with a cow skull and the words Devil’s Herd. Ay yay yay. Those were the days?

  • Bad Grannies

  • Open road riders!

  • The Skin Donors

    • So true!

  • Hell on Needles!

  • Pink Ladies

  • Roxys Angels

  • Hard Tails (could fit in w/ the last entry of eatery/here in town, great burger place!! Get their Iron Head: mushrooms, grilled onions, swiss on BIG burger & home fried chips)

  • Pearl’s Purls

  • Think I would call my group the yarnistas.

  • “Nice bike!” (Can’t help myself, DG-with whom.)

  • The Snarks.

  • Color Cycles

  • Hog Tied

  • My brother had a dog named Chopper (named after the leather gloves, not motorcycles) and he was the sweetest boy. I used to call him Chippity Chop, so I think my motorcycle club would be named just that in honor of him.

  • Curl up and Dyers.

  • Biker babes

  • Oma’s Roll

  • Amy’s Army

  • Circular Spikes 🙂

  • Thundering Carbs (They also enjoy baking bread)

  • ‘Sidekicks’

  • Murdercycles!

  • Unwinding Ball

  • Yarn Winders

  • Road Hogs

  • Garter Guard

  • Knitting Mafia

  • Pointy Sticks Riders

    • I love this one!! I would join in on my tricycle! Maybe be the driver of the toy carrier that follows along on the long trips so the bikes can get fixed as needed!!

  • Burning rubber gang

  • Sons of Anarchy! loved that show

  • Balls Belles

  • The Tripsters

  • Future Donors Club

  • MKAL Society. A knitter on every cycle and a project in every saddle bag. Knitters would know, and non-knitters will spend hours trying to figure out MKAL.

  • Screaming Sisters of Wheels

  • Nu Movables

  • name for motorcycle club; The Knitass riders.

  • That yarn in Caton is so exquisite ! And to think it is Organically dyed is wonderful. Must put on my list to purchase. I would be able to sit on the back seat and knit while Hubby drives the motorcycle .

    • Like Elizabeth Zimmerman used to do!

  • My motorcycle club would be EZ’s Gaffers

  • The Charismatic Megafauna. (also my pick for my heavy metal band name).

  • The balls on fire

  • I think f call them the Fiber Hogs

  • Wheeler Dealers

  • Mountain Timers.
    In the mountains, we all live on mountain time.

  • Born to Be Mild

  • Two makers shops side by side, so wonderful !

  • Sticky Buns Society

  • The Barefoot Knitessas

  • Cycle Sisters

  • As a former rider: The Red Nails

  • I’d like to belong to the Cat Mommas.

  • Pretty Pumping Pedal Pushers
    Cause my bike club allows only bikes of the self-propelled variety!

  • Happy Tinkers. DG, it sounds like you might enjoy DAKHABRAKHA if you aren’t already listening to them…

  • Tinkers

    • Love it!

  • Stash Sisters

  • Three Wheelers

  • Wild and Wooly

  • Widow sisters

  • Worsted Weight Wheelers

    • Metamorphosis Mamas
      Changing the world stitch by stitch

  • Mollie’s Merry Motors

    • 40 Milers— that’s how much road there is here before you’d have to get on a ferry.

  • Wild Widows

  • The Steekers

  • Kell’s Angels

  • Limberdik Rumblers

  • The crafty coven

  • Mathy ladies

  • Rowdy Ravelers

  • Yikes! the Trikes

  • The Stash Hiders

  • The Knitting Marauders

  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Knitters

    • Love this one! The members could pass a log cabin afghan back and forth, each adding a layer to the afghan that represents their latest cross country riding adventure.

  • Twisted Purls

  • The Toecutter’s Gang 🙂

  • Fantasy bike club would be something simple like “The Lady Bikers “

  • Chicks in faux leather

  • Knit Pack

  • Spinning Wheels

  • Motoring DoGood Krafters

  • East bay Ducati daredevils

  • Freedom Riders

    • Knot Angels

  • Harley’s harem

  • Crown Royals. ❤️

  • Thunder Road Bike & Social Club

  • Vroom Vroom

    I can’t get over the noise. You gotta go with the noise.

    • When my brother was little he had a v room attachment on his trike !

  • My motorcycle club would be the Flying Cowls!

  • DG you now have us all a flutter thinking about ( in no particular order) tacos, yarn and men on motorcycles. My bike club would be “The Yarn Bombers”

  • Ooo, Ooo! My husband & I joke that the tough guys on little scooters belong to the Moped Marauders!

    My own scooter is 600cc, so not a little toy

  • Free Wheelin’ Bikers

  • Silent Muffler Cougars

  • I heard someone say that it’s not a stash, they are souvenirs. So I would be part of Souvenir Hunters.

  • Ride or Dye! Motorcycles terrify me.

  • The 3 Boumigos

  • Your musings are my favorite! How ’bout Purly Gates?

    • Purly Gates is it! I have a friend who is owned by 2 Great Pyrenees, Pearly and Gates.

  • Rhoda’s Roadies

  • Cast off

  • I’m laughing because after a divorce from my physician spouse my children were trying to decide what kind of guy would be good for me and they decided on some one with a big bike that I could meet in Sturgis ! I am not that kind of person but we had a good laugh

  • The Organ Donors

  • Mom’s Gang

  • Garter Choppers

  • I think maybe we would be “The Yarn Stormers”

  • The Gardenias.

  • Motor Mamas

  • The Wheelie Bobs

  • No idea, really. The Wild Ride?

  • Mobile organ donor transport vehicle

  • Full Leathers

  • Shake Rattle and Rollers

  • The Lost Herd

  • Death’s Riders…morbid, I know, yet……

  • Moth Riders (it needs to be scary, right?!)

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Club

  • Beethoven’s Babes.

  • Pronking Alpacas

  • Sons of Anarchy

  • Beach wine peps

  • We live in the seaside town of Bandon, Oregon
    We are the MILD ABANDONS

  • Yarn Bombers

  • my biker club would have to be Cats n Gramma’s, just because I’m a gramma with a cat. i will come and knit with you to the smell of wood cutters working!

  • Rowdy Crowd

    • Knitches

  • Blogville Bombers

  • Mau tutu pupule (crazy grandmas)

  • The Lopi Pacers!

  • As coordinated as I am, it would have to be The Trikers & Bikers for me to be inluded. Keep up the blathering, you’re very good at it!

  • Slow Riders…because we’d probably be a golf cart club…

    • LOL Lisa!

  • I will be sniffing my next yarn order to see if it smells like toast…..

  • The free spirit club

  • Share the Road Riders

  • We live in a beautiful little community called Mountain Meadow. My husband rides, and one day he said he’d like to start a riding club. His suggestion for a name was Meadow Muffins. Wha, what?? True….

  • Mischief riders

  • Wheels of Love

  • Over the hill

  • Rev in heaven

  • Vroom Brooms

  • My Motorcycle gang would be the Killjoy Feminists. I heard the phrase on Fresh Air in a Terry Gross interview with Tahmina Anam.

  • Riders of RabbitHash

  • The Ridiculous Riders

  • MotoMoms

  • Gingersnaps. We’d all dye our hair red and snap our fingers a lot.

  • The Devil’s Bind-offs

  • The Yarn Cats

  • Close Knit Gang

  • Chain Gang
    SSKs – Scooter & Skein Kids

  • Scooter Gang

  • K2TOG’s

  • Babes with Stix

  • Book and bike club. I am a librarian.

  • Holy Cowabunga Leatherettes. Really had a great time reading your post.

  • We always joked that we were “Motorcycle Trash” to the uninformed. (P S We are both successful professionals,)

  • Bunny’s Babes

  • Purl’s Garter Gang

  • H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) It’s a real one! And, yes, I do often carry knitting in my saddle bags!

  • The Road Burners

  • Purl girls

  • Used to ride, can’t any more because sometimes I get vertigo. Didn’t belong to a club. The group I rode with were just independent bikers. Now my group has been christened the Fiber Mafia by the adult child of one of our “members”.

  • Inker babes

  • Hell’s Knitters

  • Wild Wings

  • This is a hard one for me as I am not a fan of motorcycles. Do-Gooders.

  • My fantasy motorcycle group would be The Krazy Knitters.

  • Motorcycle Mamas!

  • Psycho bike chicks

  • The knitting Ladies

  • “The Speed Kids”

  • The Worsted Wriders

  • Twin Valley Riders Club in VA. I’m always up for tacos too.

  • Road Eyecandy

  • Leather & the Suedes? (Owning my nostalgia for “Happy Days”)

  • Dream Weavers.

  • Fugitive Glue, which I learned is that only slightly sticky rubbery stuff that attaches inserts in magazines and so forth.

  • Imperial Batsh*t Crazies

  • Tangled Laceweight

  • Windy Women

  • Road Ragers

  • Slipped Stitch Sisters

  • The Yarn Chickens

  • Wild Piglets

  • Dream cycles.

  • Wild cats

  • Granny’s Bikes

  • Tangled tires

  • Hog hookers

  • Reckoning Road Rash

  • Wooly Mammoths

  • Road Rash

  • Harley Honeys

  • Motorcycle Mommas……

  • Sissy Sockies

  • wise river riders

  • Chicks with Sticks

    • I hit enter too soon….Chick with Sticks and Kickstands

  • Skins and skeins!

  • The Iron Needles!

  • I have a t shirt from the History Hogs cycle club for the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. Their motto is Born To Read.

    • Also…My group of knitters is affectionately known as Sock Monkeys.

  • Roxy’s Riders (named after my dog)

  • Angelitos

  • I don’t ride but I think I would call my group The Red Hot Mamas!

  • Silver Streakers

  • Hippie Chicks Rule

  • Yarniacs Amok!

  • Left Coasters

  • Bookish Bikers

  • Cat Herders

  • Road Rash Riders. Also loved the “PeeWee’s Big Adventure” reference too. Brilliantly used!

  • Yarn or die

  • WIPits

  • Naughty knitters

  • Heck Fire?

  • I actually met my fantasy club. When I was 17 the Hell’s Angels hit Daytona Beach, Fla. for the Daytona Motorcycle races and show. So of coarse this crazy girl made a bee-line to the beach to see the bikes. There were show bikes as far as I could see down A1A (beach road that follows the beach). Yeah they were cool. A memory I won’t forget. Oh, it was 1964.

  • I’m going with “Squeals on Wheels”!

  • Tink or TAAT

  • Cast-offs

  • Works in Progress

  • CC Knight Riders

  • My fantasy motorcycle club is “Knit Witches”

  • The Flory Dory Girls – the Our Gang version!

  • Mamacita’s motorcycle mamas

  • Squishy Hanks

  • Wheel Girls

  • Stash Busters MC

  • S’Kool Club, That’s what I would call it.

  • The Roving Riders

  • Ladies Sticks and Gears Society

  • Electra Gliders

  • Rocket Riders

  • Knit Demons

  • Knotty Knitter

  • The Weekend Wakeup
    My personal name for the neighbourhood contingent. 😀

  • I’m a member of a cycling club – does that count? – called Severn Belles, because we’re near the River Severn in beautiful Gloucestershire 🙂 cyclists appreciate cake and coffee the same as knitters do! I wonder if there is a cabinet maker’s blog that mentions the MDK warehouse next door and wonders what you’re doing in there – like a parallel universe!

  • Vroooom.

  • Mean Machines

  • Hot Momas

  • “46 Sisters”
    For all of us oldies but goodies born in that year!

  • Green giggles

  • Happy Riders

  • Rolling Roamers

  • Cryptid Caravan

  • Cycle Cats

  • Woke Spokes

  • Menace to Macadam
    Momercycle Moto Club
    Wild Rider (this name is a caution to other drivers because I don’t know how to ride a motorcycle & it might be wild NOT in a good way, haha)

  • Motorbike Mamas

  • The Scotiables

  • Hog Wild Knitters

  • Big Uglies

  • LYS Travelers

  • Ride On

  • Grim Reapers

  • Swifts N Sticks

  • Ruff Riders and we’d all have sidecars for our doggos

  • Ignore Mom Motorcycle Club

  • Organ donors

  • I’m adjacent to the Classic British Motorcycle Club of Cincinnati. My dad’s a member and they put on a great show every year. (Weekend after Labor Day, Boone County KY fairgrounds)
    My fantasy MC would be the Sidecar Knitters MC, where we all had sidecar rigs and took turns riding the bike vs in the sidecar knitting, and all our rallys end at LYSs.

  • Crash Dummies

  • Motor Maids, the oldest Women’s motorcycle club in the US founded in my hometown of Detroit

  • after my brother’s bunch of old guys who go on sedate road trips on their Gold Wings: Sons of Arthritis

  • VA Explorers

  • The Leather Hampsters.

    • The L7s (aka the Squares)

  • The Wiggly Puppies

  • Spinner knitters

  • I would belong to the Fraidy Cats

  • The Swarm

  • Wraith riders.

  • My motorcycle group would be women only and we would call ourselves “The Gray Ladies”.

  • Big Sky Bikers

  • Hot Needles

  • Road Rash Riders

  • Harley’s Angels
    Leather and Lace
    Ball Winders

  • Rolling Fat

  • Sons of Slipknots
    —-Born to Knit—-

  • Colour Wheels

    • great name!

  • Actual. South county riders. And only remember this because I found my vest with patches. I also in women on wheels orange county Quit riding with first hip replacement. Lining bikes up to park is not hard. Riding in a pack is hard

  • Roo Riders

  • Girls Ride Too

  • Higher Noise Riders-the local gang roaring though city streets from midnight to 3 am

  • Swan Lake Riders

  • Fantasy biker group would be The Side Cars

  • Rolling Oldies

  • Three Wheelers – at this age, I shouldn’t try to ride anything else!

  • Dragon Cruisers

  • The Dusk Pixies

  • Rolling Thunder
    I miss seeing these guys (and gals) on Memorial Day in my neighborhood.

  • Loose Cables

  • Bud’s Bunny Band – for my uncle, nicknamed Bud, who wore a bunny outfit for several years of his childhood, and then grew up to be a motorcycle racer until he switched to being an architect. His films of wild racetrack wrecks kept all of us from ever wanting to get anywhere near a motorcycle. He rode his until well into his 80s.
    My husband thought I was saying “Hex Angels” when I told him about that giveaway.

  • I’m going with Future Organ Donors as noted below!

  • Robin’s Revenge — Robin is my younger daughter and this would be an inside joke/name. But she, her older sister, and her dad would really “get it.” And she lives in Baltimore.

  • The fighting mongooses 🙂

  • I’m too chicken to be in a motorcycle club, so maybe I’d be a Velociraptor or a Bicycle Belle? (Also, my in-laws live in Canton, the neighborhood of Baltimore the colorway was named after!)

  • Roadyarns Riders

  • Hot Wheeling Knitters

  • Motorcycle gang: The Gnarly Yarns

  • The Wheels Go ‘Round

  • The Yarn Swifts

  • Knaughty Knitters

  • Legal Eagles

  • The Knitwits!

  • Organ Donors Detail

    • Ha!

  • Old Chicks on Bikes

  • ABEC-9 (google it :))

  • Bad to the Bind-off

  • Chicks with Sticks

  • TBI Precursors

  • ICU Waiting Listers

  • Nashville Hotties

  • Donor not quad motorcycle club!

  • My fake biker club is called Sockaholics because I am on a streak with sock knitting!!

  • Road Runners

  • The Spin Cycle Devils

  • Mild Things (with the tag line ‘Yarn makes our hearts sing!’)

    • WINDY WOMEN

  • Gravel Rollers

  • Windy Women

  • Purl Posse

  • Mothers of Purl

  • Club Tri-umph – because my club is all about three wheelers!

  • Born to be mild

  • YOLO yarnies

  • The Yarn Chickens or perhaps Skeinin’ Along

  • Hocus Pocus/Three Sisters

  • Grateful Grandmas

  • Merino Motor Mamas

  • MamaJamas

  • The Double-Pointed

  • “Wyvern Riders”

  • Wooly Riders

  • Samara Liberators!

  • Roll Me a ‘Yarn – as my imaginary motorcycle group would be going from yarn store to yarn store

  • Circular Wheels

  • Just got home from an 1,800 mile trip on our BMW sport bike. I’m going with Iron Butts

  • Tricycle Travelers

  • The Crotch Rockets

  • Wind Riders

  • Bookdragons

  • Southern Cruiser Riding Club (my friend’s MC)

  • Cycles of Silence

  • Knit Hogs

  • Hog-sters in Pink

  • Toy Poodles

  • SSK Mavens!

  • Dead Giveaway (unless in helmets)

  • Pack in the Saddle… DG’s photo of the yarn helped me think of that. Just took my knitting to the County Fair today, and this year’s theme is “Back in the Saddle Again” since everything was shut down last year. I wouldn’t be in a motorcycle club called ‘back in the saddle’ since I’ve never been ‘in the saddle’, but I could pack my knitting there and be a happy camper.

    Love your weekly posts, DG! Thanks a million.

  • Inneemeenimightymotorcycle band

  • I’m smiling as I type my motorcycle gangs name … “unicorn girls”. I figure that sounds pretty bada$$.

  • Wool on Wheels

  • Goodness, Gracious, Great Yarn Balls of Fire!

  • Yarn on Wheels

  • The Denali Rally!

  • Chopper Chix

  • The Pearls because it sounds like purls 🙂

  • Fiber Femmes

  • Woody’s Roadies

  • The Loquacious Sisters of the Order of Fiber Addicts.

  • Spinning Wheels 😉

  • I’m not part of an imaginary motorcycle gang but I am part of an imaginary roller derby team. The (word that can’t be used in mixed company) Unicorns. Long story short, my friends and I found an abandoned roller rink and used it for couple of nights while in a girls trip in our 40s.

  • Caffine and Machines Club, We would just ride from one coffee stop to another.

  • Pedaling Purlers! I’d have to be part of a gasless group of ‘bikers’

  • My fantasy motorcycle club would be “JUST ADD ASPHALT”

  • Knitting Knight Riders

  • Mine would be called Drinks on Us

  • EZ Riders. I can’t believe it hasn’t been listed so I’ll claim it- in honor of finding Elizabeth Zimmerman’s books in the library, which brought me back to knitting.

  • My husband is part of the FoVaMoRi motorcycle club – It seems more secretive than it is as it’s just the first 2 letters of every word for Fox Valley Motorcycle Riders. But he does love riding his Triumph. And in this group most of the guys don’t ride the same bike, so they are all inclusive. And it just so happens my husband is pretty good with a router and table saw. Hmmm. He’s also good at tacos!

  • The Cabled Choppers

  • the Knit Mistresses (sort of a knitting/motorcycle gang/dominatrix mashup)

  • TINK Girls….

  • The Frog Jumpers

  • The knit avengers

  • Purl Trikers

  • Motorcycle momas

  • Slippery Skeiners

  • The Okie Wheels were the last motorcycle club I road with. They gave me a Radio Flyer wagon as a baby gift for my now-30-year-old daughter. Having a little one curbed my reckless tendencies.

  • Drunk Camels

  • they probably are, like me, SO happy you introduced them to Amythyst Kiah!