Motorcycle Rider Basics

I Love my Motorcycle!

I love my wife (she's the one), I love my life (I'm a happy guy), but I really, really love my motorcycle.

Every single time I get on my motorcycle I get energized. Even before I start the engine, just rolling it out of the garage, switching on the ignition and putting it in neutral, gets my juices going. When I hit the ignition and the engine roars to life, it's like my own engine just started up. I get so excited I have to just sit there for a few moments and enjoy the feeling. After I take off and head down the street, I become so immersed in the thrill of riding that I almost feel the motorcycle has become a part of me.

My wife likes to ride with me on the weekends and I kid her about, "You need a destination but all I need is a direction." The fact is that I don't even need a direction. I just love to ride. I have been known to ride off to Home Depot to buy couple screws and then end up two hours later in the Sierra foothills riding alongside the American River. I can smell the pine trees and hear the engine roaring right now as I sit here writing this post.

I love everything about riding a motorcycle. I love the leathers. I love my boots. I love stopping for gas and then spending the next 30 minutes talking to another motorcycle rider at the gas pump. What do we talk about? Well, motorcycles of course. The motorcycles we are riding, the motorcycles were used to ride, the motorcycles we want to ride, the motorcycles our friends ride and we even talk about the motorcycles, that people we never have even heard of, want to ride.

We talk about riding in the rain, we talk about saddlebags, headlights, helmets and windshields. If the subject is even remotely connected to motorcycles, it seems to be the most interesting and fascinating topic in the world. We interrupt each other because we can't get enough motorcycle information, out of our mouths, fast enough.

Did I tell you that I really, really love my motorcycle?

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  1. hi i just felt like making a comment here on why i love motorcycling ,i live in Dublin Ireland .
    I have always been attracted to things mechanical just something there that draws me ..anyway in trying to sum up why i LOVE motorcycling if I can ITS a feeling a unique feeling that fills me with an independence and freedom combined ,,
    this is deep but i feel its in us all some more than others
    .Its a feeling it fills a deep curiosity that “whats over that hill” hunger to know.
    its a balance act with nature and her forces…its a mind reading process both mine and other road users .
    .it provides an adrenaline off course but not just the sugar rush type its more of a general blanket feeling of “freedom,independence,curiosity,respect.balance “..when all these feelings combine that’s motorcycling to me ….wow!!!!!

  2. I have wondered about this …. I have given up cages completely, have 3 two wheelers and enjoy every minute.

    TY for the conversation!


  3. Amen brother! I’ve also been guilty of cruising down the street for a slice of pizza at 11:00 am with the intent to return right after and not gotten home until 10:00 pm! There’s something fun about driving somewhere I’ve never been and gassing up in a small town and having to look on a Map to see where the heck I ended up! Everything about motorcycling is great. The community, the smells, the different types of bikes…all of it.

    Safe riding….is it summer yet?


  4. well put, as a t shirt once said – “If I have to explain – you wouldnt understand” when I am sitting on my couch, and I realize I have a red box movie to return? I get a big grin on my face – “its 2 mile bike trip time” lol. I get excited putting on my gloves, I smile when I see her, when I turn the key my stomach gets butterflies….

    ….I do not get that with my 2014 nissan frontier, lol. I cant believe i ever lived w/out one of these.

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