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I Ride Motorcycles

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 830 People

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

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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 3 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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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 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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    Anyone else on here love riding?

    If so where and what do you ride?
    dg1977 dg1977 36-40, M 12 Responses Apr 15

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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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    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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    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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    Out on the bike today - its sunny,

    I've stopped for coffee and I'm chilled. Happy days
    JAK6803 JAK6803 46-50, M 4 Responses May 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    www.bikerdatingornot.

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

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I ride a 1982 honda goldwing

    and I love the idea of riding a motorcycle that is older than me
    thatguymurph thatguymurph 26-30, M Mar 10

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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 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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    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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    I ******* love riding!

    I'm much better at riding quads but I still love riding motorcycles as well. I love the solidarity, just you and your machine. Sometimes it feels like we are one and the same. Gah! Hate living in the city lol
    Lynzeelionhair Lynzeelionhair 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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

    got my vehicle control in sept, got my theory yesterday... next step open road exam....
    delt delt 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 20, 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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    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 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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    GinGersPike GinGersPike 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Sanctuary

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

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    Decided as most of my friends ride that

    as a new years resolution I would go out and do my big bike test. Here in the UK that means over a thousand pounds and 4 separate tests to take but true to my word I did it, passed all 4 first time and am now the holder of an unlimited motorcycle licence :) Now just saving up so...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 5 Responses May 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So my dad doesn't like motorcycles cause people die on them. He even calls them murdercycles. My uncle on the other hand owns a Kawasaki and I want to learn to ride even though I'm...
    thatyoungmetalhead thatyoungmetalhead 16-17, M 6 days ago

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