Tom Zimmer
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
  Real Biker - UCOA Moment for August 20th 2008

I bought a new ride a few weeks ago. I still love my Road King, but since I live only a mile from work, I have to ride it about five miles out of the way just to make sure it gets warmed up. So, anyway, I bought this ride, it is a scooter. Yes, I said scooter. Worse, it is electric, and has peddles. I have ridden it to work several times, and every one at work loves it, they think I am wonderful because I am doing my part to save gas. So, I have been thinking. If I don't ride a real motorcycle, does this mean I am not a real biker any more? Once you become a biker, can you really stop being one? I guess I am of the thinking that says no, you can't stop being a biker, even if you stop riding. I think being a biker is about more than the motorcycle, yes the motorcycle is important, but it is also about attitudes, individuality, freedom, about respect and brotherhood. I thank God that he made me a biker, He gave me His freedom, and He gave me a family of brothers and sisters to share it with. I am Free indeed.

Tom Zimmer
Some of the details of my life, as I allow Christ to live out His life through me.

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Location: Austin, Texas, United States

I am a Christian, Debbie is my wonderful wife. She is also a Christian, and my perfect helpmate. I have two adult children Pam & Chip, I have four wonderful grandchildren, granddaughters Chloe & Claire, and grandsons Ezra and Corbin. I am a Biker, I ride a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King, I am a member of the New Life Riders (Austin, TX) chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), I am Chaplain of the United Clubs Of Austin (UCOA), I am the Author or Co-Author of several Forth computer language development systems including VIC-Forth, ColorForth (for the Radio Shack Color Computer), 64Forth (for the Commodore 64), F-PC (for DOS), Win32Forth (for Windows) and TCOM (a native DOS compiler), I am a Software Engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX, where I develop Windows C# applications for analytical instrument data processing and reporting.

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