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    I bought my first bike about 3 years ago.

    It's a 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1600. I love it. I'm hoping to ride with the Michigan Motormen this summer.
    Bikernovice Bikernovice 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    I Am An Enduro Racer

    In 2004 I bought my first dirt bike. I could barely ride it. Since then I have competed in dozens of races and enduro events. I've covered thousands of kilometres. Crossed rivers, reached peaks, ridden down treacherous mountain passes. I've known what it feels like to twist the...
    velosapien velosapien 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 30, 2008

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    A year ago I was driving my motorcycle heading

    home from downtown, i was about to make a u turn when suddenly a traffic enforcer showed up in front of me looking ahead and I was not sure (although there was no sign) that i would be making a legal turn. So I ask the traffic enforcer but he seems to be very busy looking at...
    datj datj 36-40, F Nov 29, 2013

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    I love ridding out in the open!

    !! I feel so free I love it!!!!!!
    drummerboyJames drummerboyJames 18-21, M Feb 23, 2014

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    Buell Blooded

    I ride an 08 Buell xb12r. It provides me with freedom and great therapy!
    Ssgsmith77 Ssgsmith77 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    I don't ride motorcycles

    that often and I don't own one. A couple of weeks before Christmas and old flame called me and asked me for a date. We were going to a North Shore Cinema and to dinner so I got all dressed up. It was a warm day for here and he showed up on a motor cycle. These shoes are not made...
    Donna717 Donna717 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 5

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    Ah, I Remember Why Now...

    April 2007.  The last time I rode a bike.  The day I took my one and only pregnancy test. Although I knew I was pregnant I still took my bike out.  120-130mph on the clock.  And I never rode again. Until today. My husband has been...
    psyko psyko 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    My Sanctuary

    Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.
    adarkhunter adarkhunter 51-55, M Jan 9, 2011

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    Current ride: Yamaha XS750 Special 1979.

    ...triples rule! With the engine and trans from the 1980 850 Heavy for it's size.. A bit dated for handling but will run like a scalded cat. Nice sound too.. A decent grumble from the triple that fits :)
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    I Love My Bike

    i got my first sport bike 10 yrs ago. i loved the idea long before, but since it has become a dream come true to get out on two wheels. i love being alone and blasting around curvey country roads as much as putting around downtown with a partner hanging on. the season is...
    RealMe RealMe 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2006

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    Meet Local Bikers Who Want To Ride And Hit The Road With Them Today

    Hi, nice to meet you here. Are you looking for riding buddies? http://www.datebiker.webs.com is more than a dating arena, it is a place to hook up with bikers for ride-outs, events, rallies, bar hops and the having the chance to possibly hook-up! It's not just about dating, it's...
    molly24 molly24 26-30 Oct 21, 2013

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    My husband has a 2001 Harley Davidson Heritage

    Springer that he customized. Since my eyes are really green, he painted it a beautiful green & my name is on one tank and his on the other. He also has lights on it. It's really nice!
    toots01 toots01 56-60, F Jan 12, 2014

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    I love riding my 2003 Suzuki Bandit.

    I ride everyday to work. I love the feeling of the wind rushing over me. It makes getting thru traffic easier too. The only down side is in the summer in Texas. It gets hot on the ride home and I get stuck at a traffic light
    txbandit70 txbandit70 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    On the Topic of Loneliness And Bikes

    for guys and girls - ever took a long ride before - on the back or as the pilot or just alone? the wind and hum blurs into a sereness that after a short while you feel in bliss, but just as a mute and blind, like a fetus happy in the womb. all there is is focus on the...
    RealMe RealMe 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 2, 2006

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    Mine is a CBR 600. Nothing like opening her up

    on a nice dry stretch of smooth road :)
    DogeBestFriend DogeBestFriend 26-30, M Feb 10, 2014

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    Sometimes, getting run over,

    is just not enough. We, as road users, will be encountering an onslaught of "Smart" devices, upon our roadways, under the guise of safety. Other than skill. caution and paranoia, the following links may present an overview to ponder the problems that we will face every time we...
    MFBG MFBG 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    I'm a motocross rider.

    . I play sometimes here in japan all japan motocross ..
    brettikoshigmailcom brettikoshigmailcom 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    there is nothing like climbing on the back of a

    bike behind your man and going for a ride. to feel the air in your face and hair. the freedom of the ride. i love it.. i wish i could find someone to love and ride again with... stay safe and watch out for the bikers please..
    ruforme ruforme 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    The Perfect Passenger

    Yesterday was a wonderful day....10 hours in the saddle, boy did we turn some miles. I was asked last minute if I would take my buddies girlfriend's sister with me on our ride yesterday. I am actually no one for taking someone new especially on the long run we had planned. After...
    noexperienceNec noexperienceNec 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Successful Biker Most real bikers are

    distinguished by the fact that they refuse to allow themselves to be defined (and limited) by others’ assessments. Your problem is how to become a real biker. And here are some tips. Learn to look at yourself honestly and objectively. Remember, you spent the time in high...
    MFBG MFBG 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    I have a street fighter style bike

    that I love riding in the city in the early hours of the morning. The street lights and the open streets are so relaxing.
    Lone1y Lone1y 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    Now Or Never

    "The Parents" forbade me to ride when I was in my teens. OK . . . so that was likely a good thing as most of the guys I would have ridden two-up with belonged to the "wild-child" bunch in the 60's. Then came college, little cash, working, marriage, two kids and more work. Got...
    Ladyrider Ladyrider 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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    www.bikerdatingornot.

    com is worthy a try
    BikerSingle BikerSingle 36-40 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    I have a '92 Harley. My uncle custom-built the

    S&S motor and transmission. Luckily, it only has 3000 miles. Talk about fast, it goes 0-60 in about 4 seconds. :)
    LifeofLewis LifeofLewis 22-25, M Jan 21

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    Have been driving my motorbike

    for almost 4 years now. Its just a 110cc Honda but its very reliable especially during rush hour and the traffic here in our little city is worst. Making going from one point to another so much easier, saves me a lot of time to do other important things. Although, I can drive a...
    datj datj 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2013

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    The Wave

    If you don't ride you may not realize it but bikers generally wave at one another on the road. There are exceptions. The dude on the Harley with ape hangars and a bandana for a skull protector may not return the wave but generally it's true. Ever wonder why? It's because given...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    The snow and ice are melting,

    temps above 40, time to drag the hog out. First ride if 2014! She's been parked too long. It sure felt great to ride today.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 21, 2014

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    Riding Is Great

    I have rode for almost 40 years off and on and met a lot of great people doing it. Have been to Sturgis and on lots of poker runs and rides with Patriot Guard and American Legion Riders also but most of all just lioke to get out and go whenever we can
    rlj52 rlj52 51-55 2 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    My First Bike...

    ...Was a Sears Allstate motor scooter. Not the Vespa with Sears brand logo, but the Puch, manufactured in Austria. Step-through frame, gas tank where it belonged, 59.6cc self-cooled two-stroke with 3-speed transmission, controlled by the left twist grip on the handlebar. Front...
    billybcgn25 billybcgn25 61-65, M Dec 6, 2011

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    checknitout checknitout 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    I ride to experience

    that delicate and sensitive dance of momentary and precise control of time and space. The power of 50 horses sits right between my legs and just below me, and I control it with gentle and measured movements through the palm and fingers of my right hand. Add in tender touches...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 9, 2014

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    Two Down... One to Go....

    got my vehicle control in sept, got my theory yesterday... next step open road exam....
    delt delt 41-45, M 5 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    THE Feel

    The way it feels....when you first start the bike, and the motor is just humming...Then as you lay on the gas the raw power just by the twist of your wrist wow.....The wind screaming though your hair 20 30 40 50 60 70 and beyond.....you come to a curve and you lean into it never...
    longgun longgun 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2008

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    Love My Kawasaki's

    I've been riding for 5-6 years now, I learned partly how to ride on a Honda XR 650 and then got my first bike which was a XR400 which my mate crashed 2-3 weeks later causing too much engine damage so I got a brand new Kawi KX450f the next year and loved it and now have a Kawi...
    Rogue10 Rogue10 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    Freedom Is Just Another Word....

    ....for nothing left to lose. I was a lucky kid who had parents that took camping vacations, discovering the sites, people and history of this wonderful country - USA. Getting out on my own, I really wanted to take trips and tried one in a small 4 cylinder truck to Virginia...
    holeyturnedon holeyturnedon 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    I am new to riding. I have been riding

    as a passenger for just over a year now and on my own for nearly 6 months. I had always wanted a bike but had never road when my bf and I started dating he would give me rides on the back of his and I loved it. So in February I bought my own a 883 iron and practiced in the...
    danie410 danie410 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I Ride Alone

    I love to ride motorcycles and I love to hang out with other bikers and talk bikes and look at others bikes but I prefer to ride alone. I guess you could say I'm a lone wolf but it's the way I feel. It my castle of solitude. I feel free and easy when I'm riding alone.I don't have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 5, 2013

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    Therapy

    Riding my motor cycle is my therapy love to hit the road and just go heading out with no plans of where I may be going just riding and enjoying my time alone
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 16, 2010

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    I got the bug when I was young riding dirt

    bikes. Now I have been riding street bikes for over ten years. I live in the southwest so we can ride year round. Its such a blast to go for ride and just lose yourself for a couple hours. My favorite is riding in the mountains, the smell of pine trees in the air, nice twisty...
    1bingcherry 1bingcherry 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 21, 2014

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    Therapy

    Riding is therapy for the soul but everyone who rides knows that already ;) I'm lucky enough to live in the south where we pretty much get to ride year round. I can say this lifestyle has helped me heal because it's the only time I really get to free my mind & leave my problems...
    gatorgirl013 gatorgirl013 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    In Houston

    Anyone in the Houston area want to get together for rides once in a while? Have always wanted to go on a long distance trip.
    fastanez fastanez 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    My Wife's Bike

         To understand the story of my wife's bike, you first have to go back to the beginning of my own, on again, off again life on motorcycles.  My infatuation with motorcycles began when I was eight years old, and Dad came home with his first Harley.  It was an old 125cc...
    NudeMarty NudeMarty 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    Ldalg Ldalg 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2014

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    I got to learn how to ride last winter

    and I absolutely fell in love, it was when I was on vacation and I rode up and down the same street for hours a day. I'm trying really hard to convince my parents to get me a bike now, I know everything I need to do for getting my license and everything I just need money for the...
    Sajsd67 Sajsd67 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    Ranting about Three-wheeled Motorcycles

    It was some years ago when I first noticed that it was guys over 50 who were driving all the Harley Davidson "Low Riders" and its clones. It wasn't because they were particularly popular... It was because, after 50, it's hard to swing your damned leg over the seat as gracefully...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 6 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    She's a 1980 Harley Ironhead. Looks her age but is gradually being restored and is slim unlike many Harleys. We don't have the road space here in the UK for the wide bikes and in...
    notext notext 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    When I race my mustang on the highway, and I'm passing cars at 130mph and drifting and pulling dangerous maneuvers, or when I ride my Harley and the throttles open and I feel that...
    welchbw welchbw 18-21, M Jan 14

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    My Boyfriend like to ride a Harley, last month, He join a Harley dating site . Named "harleydatingsite.weebly.com " He spend his most time on the website. I don't know why he...
    karallylong karallylong 26-30, F Jan 19

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    I dream too about Yamaha R1. This is the first bike that I liked. It happened in 2012. When I saw this bike in the picture I immediately liked it. I started to dream as I ride it...
    lonelyrider95 lonelyrider95 18-21, M Jan 2

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