Over the years Insane Throttle has been highlighting Biker News, we must say this story takes the cake as many would say. We all know that Canada is a little weird when it comes to motorcycle clubs, well all except the Hells Angels. Besides the Hells Angels, you have clubs that are a bit off kilter when it comes to what a motorcycle club is. You have clubs like the Rock Machine that will patch in guys that don’t have a motorcycle, or with this club that we will be focusing on in this article, The Satan’s Choice.
Now the backstory of the Satans Choice is one of over 4 decades of hardcore clubbing. It was Canadas best clubs back in the day, the Satans Choice decided to hang up their rags to patch over to the Hells Angels. That was a huge thing in the Canadian Club world for Satans Choice to patch over. If readers need explaining on what a patch over is, I cannot go into it all here because of time restraints, but it comes down to one club welcoming in another, the one club going into (Like this example Satans Choice becoming Hells Angels) another cease to exist.
That’s usually the end of the club. In today’s times of the internet, you have ass-jackets like these in Canada that have no idea what the hell they are doing in trying to start a club, they think it’s cute to try and use a name and design of a club that was very well respected and take it for themselves. Well, I guess the ass-jackets didn’t get the message that the club they were forming was already consumed by the Hells Angels, they probably didn’t realize that members of that former club were still active and would be pretty pissed off about what they were doing.
A group of Ontario bikers is having second thoughts about calling themselves the new Satan’s Choice Club after a harsh Facebook condemnation of their club by a senior Hells Angel.
The new club is taking a Facebook slamming by online friends of GTA Hells Angel Donny Petersen.
“Those who take a patch from a respected club, one that has history, courage, who have paid their dues, died, done time and all the rest . . . like what are you thinking?” Petersen himself wrote.
“You are pretenders,” Petersen wrote.
Petersen’s comments received resounding approval from his Facebook friends.The old Satan’s Choice was on the road for four decades before it ceased to exist when it was absorbed by the Hells Angels in December 2000.
They were once the world’s second largest outlaw motorcycle club, known for their grinning devil patch and their proud Oshawa roots.“We’re evaluating everything,” a spokesperson for the new club said on the condition of anonymity.
That ranges from changing the name to pulling the club off the road, the spokesperson said. He maintained that the Facebook criticism isn’t a factor.
The comments come a few days after the new club was ridiculed online by Petersen, a longtime GTA biker.
“THE MAN MAKES THE PATCH,” Petersen posted. “THE PATCH DOES NOT MAKE THE MAN.”
Lorne Campbell, a longtime Satan’s Choice member, said he agreed with Petersen’s comments.
Campbell predicted that members of the new club run the risk of public humiliation and beatings if they didn’t immediately fold and stop wearing their grinning devil patches.
“They’ll be laughed at,” said Campbell, who was a member of the Satan’s Choice for 35 years. “They’ll be punched out. They’ll be jumped.”
Campbell stressed that he was not threatening the new Satan’s Choice members himself — just warning them that they can expect a rocky ride from other members of the outlaw biker world if they appear in public wearing the patches.
“It’s an insult,” Campbell said, adding that formation of the new Satan’s Choice is huge news in outlaw biker circles.
The old club was known for frequent clashes with the law, which landed some members in prison.
The new club planned to be law-abiding and participate in community-minded charity events, its spokesperson said.
It has kept a low profile this summer, Det. Sgt. Len Isnor of the OPP biker squad said.
“We’ve only had a few sightings of them,” Isnor said.
Isnor earlier said police would be watching to make sure there isn’t a threat to the general public.
The new club is made up of Durham- and Ottawa-area bikers.
They moved into the Ottawa area last month and have 48 members and two “strikers” — or prospective members — the spokesperson said.
Campbell said they can’t just put on patches modeled upon the old club. Members of the old Satan’s Choice fought — and sometimes died — because they cherished their patches and being a part of the club, he said.
“I’ve been involved in shootings, stabbings, beatings, the whole gamut,” Campbell said.
Campbell said he thinks the new club should hand in its patches to him and then apologize to the Hells Angels, whose members still include former Satan’s Choice members.
“These guys can’t be proud of who they are,” Campbell said.
Now back about 3 months ago, this spokesman for this reincarnation claimed that they spoke to former members of the original Satans Choice, they claim to have got the green light to start again. Insane Throttle very much doubts that claim, but hey that’s their story and they can tell it any way they want. These New Jacks as we over here at Insane Throttle like to call them, have no clue at all about how stupid that excuse sounds. For one, if they did contact former members, they are just that, former members who decided not to participate in the Patch-Over and thus have no rights to give anyone the go-ahead to restart a club that members decided to end and patch over to the Hell’s Angels.
So kids, the moral of the story is simple, don’t be a bunch of ass-jackets and think you can just go out there and re-start a club that you have no right starting. Learn that lesson and you won’t have to worry about being shut-down because of a bunch of Facebook Flak. Oh by the way, if your re-thinking shutting down because of a bunch of comments on facebook, it shows you dip shits didn’t have the balls in the first place to use a name of a club that actually stood its ground back in the day. What we over here at Insane Throttle would suggest, pack it up, hand in the patches and go to the local ice cream shop and hang out. After all, that’s really where you all belong anyways.
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