this weekend an_urban_pirate
and i met up with the east midlands group of the gbmcc
for a meal and drinks. having only joined a few weeks ago and with heading into winter there's not much going on right now so this was a good time to introduce ourselves to them.
to be honest, steve and i, neither of us really relate with anything stereotypically gay, despite being out and having no hang ups with ourselves. usually we prefer to just head down to the local pub where we know we can relax and get a good pint of beer. this does however mean that we don't really have any gay friends in our daily social circle at all, and certainly none that we could relate to in terms of shared interests. a minority in a minority you could say. this sucks.
meeting up with the 'gay bikers' was a real welcome breath of fresh air. we had a good time, had a nice meal and really enjoyed the company. i mean talking to a bunch of guys about bikes, engines, ride outs and the adventures you get up to with your boyfriend
in the same sentence without it being one hell of a conversation stopper;... it's something that can be taken for granted by some people, but for me it's pretty special stuff. gay bikers ha, i'm loving it!
we did all head to a gay bar afterwards for drinks which turned out to be a little too much for us to the point where i could hardly hide how stressed i was. wasn't really our scene at all but i'm not sure anyone was really enjoying it there. i just hope i didn't come off as being arrogant as like i say, i'm totally stoked to have met these guys and i'm looking forward to heading out for a ride with them very soon!