Riding Motorcycles – Discombobulated Thoughts On Bikers

Bike at work sm
’83 Goldwing ready for me to ride it home from work

With great freedom comes great responsibility – Eleanor Roosevelt

This is a post of random thoughts regarding riding motorcycles. Share your story in the comments if you wish. Ride on my friends.

Motorcycles represent freedom in many ways. You have more control. You’re encouraged to explore. You travel to enjoy the journey more than simply arriving at a destination. You can go pretty much wherever you want. You can fit in places that cars cannot. You feel compelled to help people more. Bikers have a certain camaraderie that car drivers cannot understand. And for some reason, time feels less important when you’re riding a bike. The minutes feel like seconds when you’re dipping and swerving on a back country road. Traveling is simply more enjoyable on a motorcycle.

“I’d rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.”

There are those who choose to use the freedom to do good by respecting the rules of the road, being curious to other drivers and pedestrians, as well as helping people along the way. There are those who choose to abuse this freedom by speeding, swerving in and out of traffic and putting themselves and other drivers and pedestrians in danger. If you’re a biker, please strive to be the former rather than the latter. From all of us who drive on roads with you, thanks.

This biker gave the following top 10 reasons he rides in this video:

Top 10 Reasons:

  1. Passion
  2. Freedom
  3. Excitement
  4. Fulfillment
  5. Speed
  6. Force of the wind
  7. Feel of the road
  8. The smells
  9. Individuality
  10. Camaraderie

Let’s Face it, bikers are cool.

Here are some great quotes that I enjoy:

“Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.”

“You start the game with a full pot o’ luck and an empty pot o’ experience…

The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck.”

“Never trade the thrills of living for the security of existence.”

“Sometimes it takes a whole tankful of fuel before you can think straight.”

Ride on my friends.

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