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  • Why Do You Ride Motorcycles?

    Some may have viewed this, and for those who have not enjoy the ride!

  • #2
    Freedom!

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    • #3
      I don't love motorcycles at all or riding them. I love my wife, kids, family and friends. But motorcycles, riding and working on them are on the top rung of like! For me especially when younger riding was the most natural activity in the world. More natural than sex, playing music, other sports, dating, creating. Getting on a bike is pure bliss, it's where I'm supposed to be. And I can express myself with a wonderful skill set. I can go full juvinal or geezer. I can dance on my bike or break every freakin road or social law in the world. Is it a lifestyle for me?? No, it is my life! It is a major part of my life that I am very grateful for. Buying a new motorcycle is still the biggest fizz of my life. More exciting than getting married or becoming a father. The hunt, research, years of experience all coming to a head for that new bike. And the most important of them all is that beat to death 1968 Honda 50 MiniTrail. When it was torn down for restoration it still started, ran and worked. If it's in your blood yeah have to ride or die,,, or die riding. I get so excited when a new riders come on board. Watching or helping kids learn. And so happy when I see a adult take the needed steps to start the journey of a lifetime. It's much harder for adults to learn how to ride and those drops hurt a whole bunch more. The whole two wheel experience is a blessing in my life at levels I can't even express.
      Ride or Die!

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      • #4
        The smells, the temp changes, the views, the differences across the states, etc. Spent about 20 minutes explaining this to someone earlier this evening. Wished I was instead on the bike the whole time.
        2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
        USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
        US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
        2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
        2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

        50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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        • #5
          Why Do You Ride Motorcycles?

          Because here in CA, I can't legally Lanesplit in my cage.

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          **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**
          "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"
          1981 CB900C -DCT
          1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
          2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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          • #6
            If you have to ask........you wouldn’t understand.

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            • #7
              Because they are there......

              mattbcnv
              "2018 Turd Brown Metallic sissy shifter"

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              • #8
                Just love to ride especially the Wing 3 months 5000 plus miles.
                2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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                • #9
                  Because once the snow finally goes away the snowmobiles are sort of useless....
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                    Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

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                    • kwthom
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                      Apparently, someone made up these cards - hands them out to nearly anyone that approaches & looks like they want to chat.


                      I like 'em!

                  • #11
                    Beyond the usual reasons, because it's the one thing I can do and still look graceful.

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                    • #12
                      Top 14 Reasons "Why we Ride"




                      https://medium.com/@MotoGarageIndia/...r-cdd1324ffa7b
                      **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**
                      "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"
                      1981 CB900C -DCT
                      1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
                      2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Rocky View Post
                        I can associate with 9 of the 14. Speed, Easy Peasy, showing off for Girls and being Mr Cool aren't my things. Love of the bike is a borderline issue. She definitely takes care of me, but she can also put me in the middle of the worst weather without her losing any sleep over it at all. But I kind of like her for that, too.
                        2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
                        USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
                        US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
                        2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
                        2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

                        50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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                        • #14
                          Why Do You Ride Motorcycles?

                          Because it's faster than walking??

                          George, High in the hills of Jersey!

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                          • #15
                            I've been on two wheels for so many years now I wouldn't be happy anywhere else. 54 years and uncounted miles. I don't plan on quitting till I have to be carried to the bike or I'm dead whichever comes first.

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                            • #16
                              Originally posted by Xfyrfiter View Post
                              I've been on two wheels for so many years now I wouldn't be happy anywhere else. 54 years and uncounted miles. I don't plan on quitting till I have to be carried to the bike or I'm dead whichever comes first.
                              Welcome aboard!
                              2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
                              USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
                              US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
                              2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
                              2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

                              50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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                              • #17
                                Why do I ride??

                                That's the only way to get High!

                                say no to Drugs.
                                **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**
                                "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"
                                1981 CB900C -DCT
                                1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
                                2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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                                • Rocky
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                                  Nice to hear that hasn't failed you yet.

                                • biglefti
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                                  I didn't say I could comprehend!

                                • Rocky
                                  Rocky commented
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                                  Life is full of mysteries my friend.

                              • #18
                                Can't remember...just seems natural to swing a leg over a bike and go. Growing up in New England it was dirt bikes and snowmobiles as a kid, and road riding since 1974 when I got my learners permit. Had some good times on my 1st road legal bike... 1973 Hodaka Combat Wombat..... B.

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                                • #19
                                  Its in my blood especially with this new Wing and or any Wing just want to get on it and go not so much with other bikes i am addicted to Gold-wings thats for sure. Mine is in the shop now being repaired and I miss it bad cant wait to get it back and get riding again.
                                  2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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                                  • #20
                                    Originally posted by Yellowbird View Post
                                    Its in my blood especially with this new Wing and or any Wing just want to get on it and go not so much with other bikes i am addicted to Gold-wings thats for sure. Mine is in the shop now being repaired and I miss it bad cant wait to get it back and get riding again.
                                    What was the estimate for the crash repairs?
                                    Location: Vancouver WA Former name: CAWING '04 GL1800
                                    When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
                                    Jimi Hendrix
                                    Vietnam Veteran, Patriot Guard Rider

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