- because I want to! It's the closest thing we have (other than walking) to traveling the way that pioneers traveled hundreds of years ago. Every trip is an adventure, even commutes to work. You see things that you would never see in a car. You feel every bump in the road. You work for every turn that you make. Your senses become acute and you take that with you all day.
- —Guest Joe Wallick
Its a state of mind.
- I grew up on mountain bikes, would, and did ride almost every day. Then I grew up and got a car, the biking went out the window very shortly after. Nearly 10 years of driving pass me by, and all I got from it was the feeling of stress and claustrophobia. I then decided to do the bike licence and it was the best thing I have ever done. Sure there are risks to riding, but nothing comes close to that mind state of being on a motorbike. Nothing and everything go through your mind when you’re flowing those corners together, or opening up that throttle which is directly linked to a power station. Rain or shine, I’m on my bike. Two years and 30,000(+/- 1000) miles later and it’s as fun as the day I started. I cannot understand why people drive……
- —Guest L4Leezus
With my son
- I'm 70, he's 38. We share our passion for motorcycles on the phone, visits beteen our homes and trips across California and Nevada. Equals, we each have our own handlebars. I usually make enough riding infractions in a day to get a gentle lecture from him at dinner. The time he spends with me makes me the richest Dad I know.
- —Guest Redpawdave
It's the right thing to do
- Being a rider makes you hyper-aware of everything around you, and overall a better driver. The feeling you get mid-way through the turn when you accelerate to feel the gravitational pull, well that is definitely a bonus. :-)
- —Guest CanyonQueen
The culture and the history
- I love sportbike culture. Motogp and professional roadracing culture is something I can't get enough of. Being able to flick a machine like that in and out of turns and chicanes especially is amazing! Not to mention being able to go out into the mountains and being one with the nature. Everything about motorcycles is amazing. Sometimes I will wake up on Saturdays and just instantly have the urge to go for a two hour roll around the back country. Nothing else can do that. Oh, and the adrenaline!
- —Guest flylikechris
possible hook ups
- The only reason to ride a bike is a possible hook up with some strange hot leg but only if they have their own bike. It really is insulting to ride a woman on the back of your own bike. Just another humiliation allowing women to bum using their body as leverage. How revolting!
- —Guest soapberryusa
- Because its one of the few rights we have left. That, and you just never forget or stop longing for that feeling.
- —Guest Lady Rider
Reason to Ride
- One word.. "Freedom"- Motorcyclist are the modern day cowboys. Being on a motorcycle is similar to jumping on the saddle of a horse and grabbing the reigns.. yelling "Yawhhh", leaning into the wind and feeling the exhilerating adrenaline rush of speed and scenery flashing by all around you and below you. Like cowboys, who might ride with a group of friends side by side with their horses, motorcyclist do the same. We can ride up next to each other, talk to each other at stop lights, laugh as we all try to be the first one to get to the speed limit from a red light, and point out wonders of nature as we role along the winding country roads. When you ride a motorcycle, unlike in a car, you don't really care where you are going most of the time.. you just ride. . In a car, you drive because you have a destination you are trying to get too.. Yeah.. going for a car ride can be fun.. but it does not compare to going for a motorcycle ride. Add a set of blue tooth headsets-and its even better!
- —Guest Mark
Same reason I breathe
- Most of life in modern life is so programmed. Riding is one of the few things I look forward to that allows me to step out side the boundaries a little bit. There's a relationship you develop with the machine. The sound, the way it handles, that occasional wide open acceleration when you see the safe chance. It reminds me that I'm alive. Been riding over 40 years and still every time that bike starts, I think, "something's good gonna happen now!"
There's nothing better!
- Been riding for 40 years now and still enjoy the freedom and excitement. Plus, find a hilly and curvy road- crank the sounds on my motorcycle sound system and throttle and get lost in the thrill!
- —Guest Boatman
- To get from point A to point B, Man! Seriously! I've been riding for 45 years. Let's not over-romanticize it. It's transportation. Dig?
- —Guest RocketMan
Love Passion Pride Respect
- Im a green rider...just 21..but ive done some 25000kms in the last two years on my hand crafted in Chennai Royal Enfield Bullet 350...i ride because i love the freedom the road, wind, and the elements allow...to be one with the machine in its iconic thumping that has been a legend for over 60 years. To my love my wings my freedom...my bike Made like a gun....goes like a bullet
- —Guest Tanmay
To Get There
- It might be to the store or it might be to peace of mind. The bike is the way to get there.
- —Guest fourdog
- I ride for the pleasure of riding and I ha e been riding for 25 years. There is nothing better than your toes up and wind in your face. Plus motorcyclist are way more friendly than cagers are. I have made some awesome friends and I will continue on in the wind.
- —Guest Motorcyle dude
Can't imagine not riding
- I got my first motorcycle 3 months after I got my drivers license at 16. That was 40 years ago. Its the right thing to do. Its flying on the ground. I can dip and soar and carve canyon until my behind is so sore, I have to stop for the day. Its being out in nature. And, there is nothing like hitting the top of the power curve accelerating up an entrance ramp and coming onto the freeway at speed or faster.
- —Guest Katgirl