I Ride Motorcycles

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    I drive, not ride. I know there's a conflict in

    the wording but I consider riding to be on the back while someone else drives. Go for a ride or go for a drive? I like driving better than riding....well in this instance anyway;)
    gypsiejenny gypsiejenny
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Feb 25

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    HeyLookItsGemma HeyLookItsGemma
    22-25, F
    7 Responses May 4, 2015

    I ride motorcycles and I love it.

    I guess I'm mostly a Harley guy but not the type that only likes Harleys. I don't currently own any sport bikes but I've ridden them and I love them too. I live in the Northeast so unfortunately I can't always ride year round. When I was in my 20s I would ride right through the...
    UncleAcid UncleAcid
    41-45, M
    Feb 17
    canuckrider canuckrider
    56-60, F
    7 Responses Mar 9

    Watched a program the other day about Sturgis,

    if I had any spare cash in the future that would be on my bucket list.
    deg1965 deg1965
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    My Sanctuary

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

    Anyone else on here love riding?

    If so where and what do you ride?
    dg1977 dg1977
    36-40, M
    11 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    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
    66-70, M
    1 Response Dec 9, 2014

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 13, 2015

    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

    I have had a few bike ,

    but like my classics best , 1939, Douglas , one of the only one in the UK , that was never painted military green in the WW2 , it the original metallic blue
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    Does anyone out there do their own fabrication

    for their bike mods? I'm thinking I will have to in order to get the look I want. Just about every bike I see uses the same products... Memphis Shields bat wing, kuryakyn grips, etc.
    FlauntTheImperfections FlauntTheImperfections
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 29
    GinGersPike GinGersPike
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 26, 2015

    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...
    Ninka77 Ninka77
    36-40, F
    Nov 28, 2013

    I am very excited for next spring.

    My girlfriend and I just upgraded and traded in her Honda rebel for a couple of Honda Shadow 750s. (we had been sharing it) She got an extra low white Spirit. She is tiny so this bike fit her very well. It has a 21 inch seat height and they lowered the shock setting on the...
    FlauntTheImperfections FlauntTheImperfections
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Dec 7, 2015

    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

    In my jurisdiction, it seems

    that there are a lot of visually challenged drivers who cannot see bikes. - So I have just fitted a set of V&H pipes to my cruiser. Mebbe the blind ****** will at least hear me now.
    bazzar bazzar
    56-60, M
    7 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    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

    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
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Nov 10, 2014

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2014
    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2014

    First decent length ride of the year :) feels

    good to get my little Fizzer out of the garage and stretch her legs a bit. Roll on summer! (or as I'm in Britain roll on that season where the rain gets a bit warmer for a while)
    HeyLookItsGemma HeyLookItsGemma
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 13

    Not often enough but I have a Triumph

    Bonneville lurking in the shed which I love to ride when I get the chance.
    Stillwetshisbed Stillwetshisbed
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    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

    Serviced the bike over the weekend (a Yamaha

    1100 cruiser). Not for the first time I marvelled at the engineering brilliance of this bike. To change over the oil filter, one has to take the forward exhaust pipe off to remove the plate that covers the filter. The less charitable part of me figures that actually it ain't...
    bazzar bazzar
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    I joined this group recently

    because I just got my license. I rode about 10 hours total last weekend and am going out this weekend as well for a bit. Then have to put the bike in storage. My Girlfriend got me a gift cert. for the riding course and has been riding for a few years. I'm looking forward to...
    FlauntTheImperfections FlauntTheImperfections
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Oct 30, 2015

    Not now but I ride on the back (shut up)

    hopefully when and if my dad gets a new one I will buy his old one off of him :)
    Wompy52 Wompy52
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 3, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2014

    what do you do to get your confidence back?

    had a spill at Silverstone, broke my elbow and concussion but since then I'm so nervous on the bike
    Pippa131 Pippa131
    41-45, F
    4 Responses May 30, 2015

    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

    I drive them. Not Ride on the back of them.

    Because I want to be in control of it.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    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

    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
    4 Responses Feb 20, 2008
    bazzar bazzar
    56-60, M
    Sep 28, 2015

    new back tyre fitted ,

    the ride to work makes getting out of bed worthwhile
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    Out on the bike today - its sunny,

    I've stopped for coffee and I'm chilled. Happy days
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses May 15, 2015

    I'm an assistant at a motorcycle mechanic,

    built my own out if a lawn mower engine and a bicycle a few years back (crashed it real bad and it won't run again) but now I just tear around like a dumbass on a 450 that I've gotten street legal. Been lookin at those fancy street tires for dirt bikes to. Anyways, watch for...
    howmanyletterscaniputhere howmanyletterscaniputhere
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    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

    I rode my Vulcan Drifter this morning to the

    train station. It was kind of cool, so I went with a bike that has a big windscreen, though it is not very fast, just a small cruiser. Of course, wouldn't you know it I pull up next to a guy at a light that is on an HD, ratted out, and the typical HD rider, meaning overweight...
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    Maybe im insane... But its not really a form of

    transportation for me... Sure i use it like that but 95% of my riding is at 3 in the morning ******* around with my own mortality at just under 90... From all i know its like that for alot of guys that ride.
    iforgotmynameagain iforgotmynameagain
    16-17, M
    Mar 15
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