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Old 12-21-2014, 07:16 AM   #1
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Riding is a Way to Live Some Life

Riding is a Way to Live Some Life
Two wheeled adventures exploring Ontario,Canada.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:36 AM   #2
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Location: The far east of the far east of North America
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It is my grocery getter.
It is my method of calming.
It is my method of exciting.
It is my exploration vehicle.
It is my RV.
It is my snubbing of societal norms.
It allows me to live within the norms of society.
It is the way I choose to live my life every day.
It makes my day happen.

Being a year round rider I get stared at and laughed at.
The only time other peoples reaction register as a care is when a kid in the back seat of a car smiles or waves or stares. It makes my day.
R1150 GSA, KLR650, K75s, RD350, PS250 (Big Ruckus), R65, 990 Spyder
If I still had every dollar I spent on motorbikes I would be a richer man but a poorer person.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:43 PM   #3
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Well I am a fairly new rider. Had my bike a little under two months now. To me riding is a thrill. It makes me feel alive. It makes me feel free. It makes me feel liberated. And thats everything to me. When I ride it clears my head, if I've had a long week everything seems to melt away behind those two wheels. So I guess it is a bit of an escape, but I'd prefer to call it a passion.

Really it comes down to the freedom I feel when I'm riding. And while I haven't gone on any extensive trips yet, I can only imagine the freedom and liberating feeling that will give me.

Also off roading is just downright fun!
96 Suzuki DR 350
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:47 PM   #4
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Location: Bucksport, Maine
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Why do I ride?

Because my brother let me try out his old Indian bike in 1949, that's why.
We had a road near our house called The Four Mile Square. By the time I
got around the four mile square I was hooked.

I have had a bike since I was 19 years old. I am now 81 and still have 2
bikes tucked away for the winter out in the garage. My desire to ride is a
strong as ever and I intend to ride as long as I still feel safe doing it.

I no longer go on extended trips because I don't have the stamina I used
to have. 250 to 300 miles a day is about my comfortable limit now but I
enjoy it every bit as much as I ever did. Usually, when my head hits the
pillow every night my thoughts wander to rides I took this past summer or
rides I'm going to take this coming summer.

I find riding to be very relaxing. I enjoy the sights, smells, beauty of
whatever area I'm in and hope to be able to until I can no longer ride.
When that time comes I will be perfectly contented to lay down and meet
my maker.
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