Why do you ride?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by BOBFLHTC, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. BOBFLHTC

    BOBFLHTC Active Member

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    At first glance it may seem like a dumb question but after taking a 3 day trip recently with a neighbor who owns and rides a Harley it became obvious we ride for different reasons.

    Safety
    When I was younger coming home safe and consistently finding ways to avoid getting run over seemed like a necessary evil and an impediment to the riding experience but more recently I’ve have come to enjoy applying the skills I’ve acquired in 40+ years and coming home safe.

    Maintenance
    I didn’t always enjoy working on my bike. I didn’t have a garage, the right tools, manuals or temperament for it. I’ve come to the place where I actually enjoy planning and doing the work. Although sometimes the old temperament does rear its head but the accompanying vocabulary is not nearly as salty as in the past.

    Traveling
    I also enjoy backpacking, canoeing as well as motorcycle touring. I never connected the dots and then one day it dawned on me “you must like to travel”. I love to take long and for the most part unplanned trips as far off the beaten path as possible.

    So why do you ride ?
     
  2. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Because the freaking scooter is too heavy to carry.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  3. gasbag

    gasbag Active Member

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    Because when I ride the world and all it's stupid problems disappear.
     
  4. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

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    I am so with you. when I am on the road I forget all that troubles me.
     
  5. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    Way to go Gasbag I think you nailed it.... I also Love to hear this Baby Run !! :D
     
  6. mnultra

    mnultra Active Member

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    On my own, it's a fantastic way to leave everyday stresses behind and get some good "me" time.

    I also love riding with my family and friends to someplace we have never been and seeing this beautiful country of ours. You can't beat the scenery from two (or 3) wheels.
     
  7. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    You got it, plus so I can hear the twice pipes not the OL Lady. :rofl
     
  8. ruley007

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    It's my drug of choice, stay high!!!!
     
  9. Trek

    Trek Junior Member

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    Way too many reasons too list indeed.
     
  10. 92FXRS

    92FXRS Active Member

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    as the old saying goes:
    I "LIVE" to "Ride" & "Ride" to "Live"