Originally Posted by d.burbach
This has got to be the saddest thread in all of ADV. Clearly, very few people have any idea what marriage truly is anymore, and clearly have no value for it. It seems like a lot of the guys on here use motorcycling as a way of running from their problems and god forbid their wives call them on it! Riding a motorcycle is great, it's a blast and I love it, but at the end of the day it's just a hobby and it's not what's most important in life, do you think your GS or whatever's coming with you when you go? Being man has nothing to do with telling your woman what you will and won't do, it's about being strong enough to love well, to lay your life down for your wife and family, even if that means motorcycles, and to confront your problems head on instead of hopping on your bike and pretending they don't exist.
Just a hobby? Wut are you outta yer mind?
Ride'in is everythang; a necessity, cheap joyful transportation, therapy... And be'in a man is lay'in yer pimp hand on any nasty skank that getz between you 'n yer scooter.
I told mah sister that the bike is the center of mah universe, and she's down with that, so I dun married her.