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I Ride Motorcycles

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    I Love Having Someone to Ride With

    besides how i feel for bikes themselves and the ride, it sure has brought me out into contact with other of the same passion and urges for excitement. i enjoy the freedome people feel to just come up and say hi; it is such a good ice breaker to all different kinds of equally...
    RealMe RealMe 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 30, 2006

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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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    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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    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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    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 :)
    popuptarget popuptarget 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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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

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    My Little Bastard

    I started on an '81 Yamaha Maxim 750.  It was a good, reliable bike for me until just before I sold it.  Now I ride my little bastard... a 1000cc '84 Harley Sportster.  I love it to death, but it frustrates me just as much as the joy it brings.  Something...
    emperorspartacus emperorspartacus 26-30, M 5 Responses May 3, 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 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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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 2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Cant Wait 4 Rally Season

    I HAVE ATTENDED the sparks america many yrs  even though its hot in june its so much fun. i found if u stay up late u can see the most interestin things:)
    toasty9999 toasty9999 36-40 1 Response Jan 7, 2012

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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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    Perfect Preparation Prevents **** Poor Performance.

    I've taken a break from riding for a few months for various reasons and in the meantime, I've decided to take the opportunity to do some maintainence and get the machine operating like new for when I get back in the saddle. I've already opened the motor and replaced the...
    velosapien velosapien 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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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 3 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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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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    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 4 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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    How's It Hangin'?

    So how's it hangin' ?   Not talkin' 'bout that superstion bell hangin on yer scoot.   Nope, this isn't the greeting of yore.   This isn't to have you check yourself for ED. (yer old lady has it covered)   This is a question about the castrati government we...
    MFBG MFBG 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 19, 2012

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    Love My Bike

    It's old, it's slow, but it is always there when I need it. I have owned a dozen bikes over the years but this seems to have my heart. I don't get to ride much as I used too, but every second is worth it. 76 Kaw Zed1.
    Avgjoe812 Avgjoe812 31-35 Feb 15, 2013

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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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    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 7 Responses Aug 7, 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

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    Not Much Of A Joiner.....

    I started riding bikes when my uncle told me I could ride his Triumph Tiger around the field at home. I was ten. I couldn't reach the ground with both feet at once so he wouldn't let me ride it on the road. That was 60 years ago. I have to admit there have been a few years I...
    VeryOldBiker VeryOldBiker 66-70, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2012

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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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    Ex Motor Cyclist

    I no longer own a bike. I had give it up when I met my last partner. That after a stupid idiot almost killed both of us. I do miss it, but have now got so used to my car that I could justify the additional cost. I still take the occasional ride on a pal's bike in office. He has...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M Jul 24, 2012

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    Lots of People So Few Posts

    I suppose we are out riding instead of posting in here, but since it is Monday, well ya know I am a motorcycle rider with a job problem.  I love riding my 2006 Kawasaki Concours nicked name IsheelaghI.  I love the ability to have a bike that travels well for long rides...
    KingofPain KingofPain 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2008

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    www.bikerdatingornot.

    com is worthy a try
    BikerSingle BikerSingle 31-35 1 Response Feb 19

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    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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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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    There's No Rush Like It.

    First of all I'd like to say that I truly believe the R6 is the best 600 super sport on the market.  With that said, I just wanna say that I love riding.  The freedom, the exhiliration, the speed.  There's no feeling like rounding a corner with your...
    Quakee Quakee 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 20, 2008

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    I'm Young But Feel Like A Old Rider

    It's been awhile since I've actually ridden daily or long distance on my bike a Harley 1987 fatboy, i was young 10 when i started the love affair with gears an grease of a small engine bike dreaming of owning a beautiful Harley like my sun beaten limping uncle who taught me most...
    lordvolkhark lordvolkhark 26-30, M 1 Response May 20, 2012

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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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    No Stereotypes Aloud

    I had been riding in the dirt for quite a while before I finally got the nerve up to hit the pavement. My cerebral state just couldn't muster up the confidence to join the traffic of cough syrup induced, mascara smearing, Big Mac eating, under-rested, texting and god-knows-what...
    Undefined13 Undefined13 31-35 May 28, 2013

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    It'S In My Blood

    I grew up riding dirt bikes in a small, rural farming community, and have moved on to a cruiser that I have loved having for almost 10 years. I will ride in just about any weather as it is mostly a case of how good is your riding gear. The rule is that we usually won't leave...
    selaparty selaparty 46-50, M Mar 28, 2013

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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 2 Responses Mar 20

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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.
    SydBarrett06 SydBarrett06 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 21

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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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    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 6 Responses Aug 4, 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

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    2 Wheel Therapy

    Time to put my knees in the breeze and clear my head. Enjoy the day all and put some miles in your saddle today. Lord, know I am. Peace and cya if I cya.
    selaparty selaparty 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    I Love Long Distance Touring

    What a feeling; both the rigors and the rewards that come from long distance riding. Now I am planning a trip sometime this summer and the choices are: - Around Lake Superior - Around Lake Huron - Highway 20 from Chicago, past Valentine NB and then up into the Black...
    GTR1400 GTR1400 61-65, M Jun 1, 2012

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    Yes I Do!

    I was 8 when I first rode a bike. It was in my dreams. At age 17 I began riding. Again, in my dreams. But then I went to college. Yes, riding my Harley but nowhere outside of my dreams. Just turned 56 and guess what? Yes I Do! A great looking Honda Shadow 1100 ACE. What a...
    Morenf17 Morenf17 56-60, M Jun 25, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I used to have a Suzuki GS 500 F blue and white. I loved it!! Was gutted when it was written off after a stupid driver hit me because he was racing his friend. Thanks to him I have...
    Clagerag Clagerag 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I ride a Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic and a TriGlide. This will be my third season riding. Unless you ride your own bike, you have no idea the feeling of freedom and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 24

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    Godiva has a close male friend who own a beautiful Anglo Arab chestnut mare. He lets me ride her often and if we are alone and not too cold I ride naked.
    YoungGodiva YoungGodiva 26-30, F 15 Responses Apr 1

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    Haha this is pretty embarassing. When I was younger I could ride the three wheel bikes and a 2 wheeler with training wheels. But when I was 6, my older brother let me use his two...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Mar 19

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    I'm planning on going to the NYC or Philly world naked bike ride. Anyone else in? I've never done it and I want to give it a go.
    cbrXX cbrXX 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    Hello i Mayiun ride galop horses i pratice for a galop trainer who have 23 horses today is only my 3 day at the trainer ^_^ i like it alot there horses and a great staff xD
    Mayiun Mayiun 22-25, F Apr 2

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    We got number ten limousine licence and insurance , I ask my partner can i use the limousine this weekend i had thing to do ,,, Reply yes, you can have it all weekend ,, I reply...
    pullupgirl103 pullupgirl103 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    its one of the most thrilling experiences to go for long ride allong the country side and enjoy the views the company of a beautyfull creature ........
    romell romell 36-40, M Apr 7

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    Something that's almost top of my bucket list is to go on a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia.
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I feel like if some of the stories were true on here this should be bigger. Anyone attending nyc or philly's ride this year?
    cbrXX cbrXX 31-35, M Apr 8

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    Riding is my therapy. I ride a Boulevard M50 in charcoal and yellow. Great mid-level cruiser but I'm looking to upgrade....thinking Victory Hardball.
    Bullbuddy Bullbuddy 31-35, M Apr 9

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    I've always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride! Enjoying the beautiful scenery as the breeze flows through my hair. Sounds amazing....however I am terrified of heights so I'd...
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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