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    Why do you ride?

    Let me hear your reason for riding motorcycles. Go to

    www.swriding.blogspot.com

    and click on the article on "Why do you ride a motorcycle?". Scroll down to read it and give me your reason for riding. Also include how many years you have been riding. I think our reasons mature just as we do.

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    Cars move the body,.....motorcycles move the soul.

    I like to think our soul as eternal, but only hanging around in our body for our time on earth. Short time that it is, anything we do for the soul to happily carry it along makes for a much better journey. On a motorcycle, my soul is happier, and then so am I. Like listening to sweet jazz music in the arms of your love.

    Only dogs and motorcyclists understand pointing your nose into a headwind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsperez View Post
    Let me hear your reason for riding motorcycles.
    sent you a PM
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsperez View Post
    Let me hear your reason for riding motorcycles. Go to

    swriding.blogspot.com

    and click on the article on "Why do you ride a motorcycle?". Scroll down to read it and give me your reason for riding. Also include how many years you have been riding. I think our reasons mature just as we do.

    Thanks,
    tsp
    I think I know. Check here

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    I ride because I can afford to, am capable of riding and because I want to.
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    Freedom, control, exhilaration, being "there", it is a spiritual experience for me.

    I wasn't aware not riding was an option. I started riding when I was 11. I road raced, toured the country, went on epic rides with my friends, camped with girlfriends and later wife. Motorcycles are such a huge part of who I am, my wife gave me a Yamaha Venture Royal for a wedding present (tho I think there was some self serving in there too since my sport bikes were not that comfortable on the back). I rode every day rain or shine. 16 years after I started, when my daughter was born I decided that I was no longer going to ride. It lasted almost 4 months. I did not feel complete and my personality changed. My wife also said I ride better than I drive and she preferred I ride. over 37 years on bikes (less that 4 months there) and over a million miles ... the day I can no longer ride will be my final day.

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    In less than 600 words - it's better than yoga.

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    It's how I get around. My first choice is always to ride. I've been around bikes all my life and riding my own for 43 years. It's not something I even think about most times.

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    Just about everywhere I need to go it's to far to walk.
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    [QUOTE=ANDYVH;669708]Cars move the body,.....motorcycles move the soul.

    What AndyVH said.
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    The first ride who knows how long ago as a kid on that mini-bike left a lasting impression. Riding legally for 20 years, my first ride on my first bike was 300 miles to go 40 to return to the shop. I ride now because It just lets me think and be to myself even when riding two up. When my helmet is on, the world opens up and I am more aware of everything. My wife says my attitude is better when riding season is here, when its not, that means I just want to go riding.

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    Little too much caffiene there Mike?

    Its just a theoretical question.

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    My Dad taught me how to ride when I was 11, and he had a new R50/2. I drove it in big parking lots from then until street legal in NY at 17, and then to school for a year.

    Lost it and Dad when he left Mom that year. He took it, and later remarried and when the young step-bro became FL street legal (15), I got the bike in a crate in Tucson, AZ. That was '81 and I rode it 'til almost '91 when he told me to park it, and later sell it, as it was "dangerous" now. I did, and ran other bikes for some years.

    My current ride moves just like the R50/2 just goes, stops, and turns much faster. But COG of the low boxer engine makes its ride lovable and familiar. And, with ABS/strong disk brakes and Telelever, it can handle a crazy fast city like Phoenix.

    The weekend treks are more fun, though. The bike handles anything I throw at it in our twisties around AZ, NM, UT, CO and other places.
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