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Feb 1, 2012
What does riding your motorcycle mean to you?
02/01/2012 9:07 AM (General Riding)

What does riding your motorcycle mean to you?

Traveling by motorcycle is a unique and peculiar thing that is understood by few except those know of it first-hand. The independence and freedom of the open road is something that is lost when traveling by car. You are intimately connected with your surroundings. You see a wider range of sights uninhibited by the cage of a car, a vivid array of scents pass into and out of your helmet, the subtle texture of the road is felt through your grip on the bars and you sense tiny temperature changes on the back of your neck. This is what riding is all about.

Riding. Riding just IS, it’s not euphoric. It’s not work, it’s not fun. It just is, and it’s great.  I’m on the edge…I’ve finally started realizing this, but when I’m riding, something is happening in my mind that hasn’t happened before. I think it’s just being in the moment. Thoughts come into my mind and they go out. I don’t really have a thought, then go onto another, into infinity.  My shoulders don’t hurt anymore, and it’s because I’m not speeding through, I’m just taking it all in. Every revolution of the wheel gets me closer to the next place down the road. Revolving wheels; it’s mesmerizing and it puts me in a really good place. It’s something I always want to come back to.