A Writing that a Friend Penned About Riding


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A Writing that a Friend Penned About Riding

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THE LIFE THAT SOME WILL NOT UNDERSTAND:

I own a motorcycle because of a personal life choice.
One day when I am very old and I can’t ride anymore; it will be in my garage as a trophy of my memories. I hope it has 3 wheels so I can ride longer than my legs allow.

I have met people who taught me much because they have the same spirit.
I spoke with perfect strangers, yet never uttered a word.

I learned through gestures to communicate with other riders.
I have spent money that I did not have, I gave up many things, but
I have received wisdom from those before me and have given it freely to those who will ride long after I’m gone.

I get wet, I get cold, I have ridden through the heat with pants dripping from sweat,
I have been afraid, I fell, and I stood up, but also, I laughed out loud with the wind.
I spoke a thousand times with myself and God. Still do. I sang and shouted with joy like a madman, when only my bike could hear me. And yes ... sometimes I’ve cried.

I have seen wonderful places because of motorcycles.
I have made curves that even my friends would be proud of; other times I made curves full of terror that would make some riders poop their pants, including me.
I stopped many times to see the landscape and the beauty of God's creations.
I’ve gone out with frustrations inside and returned home with a feeling of absolute peace in my heart.

I've always known how dangerous it is, but fear will never control me.
Every time I go out to my ride I think about how wonderful she/he is.
My bike is not a means of transportation, but is a piece of iron with wheels, and a throttle that somehow has touched my very soul, this machine I am blessed with is part of who and what I am.

I’m not asking for anyone to understand this, some do and some don’t.
Just remember, if you love someone who rides, respect their choices & pray for their safe return home.

Bless my friends and their joy of great people & motorcycles!

(I stole this from a friend and thought it deserved to be shared here as well.)

Merry Christmas and Happy new Year.


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Some people think motorcycles are toys or hobbies. To me it is a way of life. As stated in the post above, some will understand and some won't. Nothing I say will alter that.

I liked that narrative.

Sometimes you find yourself riding in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, riding in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey

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Viking wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:13 am Sometimes you find yourself riding in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, riding in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.
Love that quote. I have a hard time explaining why I ride so much. Your quote and the other narrative do touch what riding means to me. I will ride until there is snow or ice on the roads here in Michigan. Last year I road until Christmas eve. This Fall the weather has been fantastic and I've been riding nearly every day.

My buddy told me that I should put it away because people aren't looking for motorcycles this time of year. I do ride extra defensively all the time. Yes, it's hard explaining why I take the risk, but it feeds my spirit in a way that is worth it to me. Thanks for reading my post and responding.

Cheers.
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The way I see it, a motorcycle is cheaper than years of therapy, achieving far better results.
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That puts in word how a lot of us riders feel. Thanks for sharing.
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WELL SAID
Thanx for sharing that
You can't leave footprints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt
and who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time
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I really enjoy reading it. Only motorcycle owners will understand what it feels like when riding a bike.
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I can directly relate to several lines.

Funny how others will write of their thoughts & travels, spurs others to pick up a pen.
Everyone who rides (or not) has prose to share, more so than others who not dare.

__ Pat, your post spurred this quick short...

In a cage you can turn a page and imagine, but on a bike, you are part of the scene.
Matters none whether it's sunny to blustery, we aged riders know how to be seen.
After a while we ride with a smile for miles & miles knowing we're part of this world,
our gut instinctively knows there's danger ahead leaving our toes uncurled.


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Only a biker understands why a dog rides with his head out the car window. :lol:


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