Why We Ride (?)

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by DAKEZ, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :ricky
    This may be the answer for some of us older folks...
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  2. tommysmothers

    tommysmothers Flamesuit equipped

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    I was promised beautiful women.

    :dunno
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  3. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    ^THIS^
    The $ ta performance value w/ bikes have alwayz made 'em appealing to me. :lol3
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  4. SteelJM1

    SteelJM1 Undercover KTM rider

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    I sometimes have half a crazy mind to pick up an old smoker streetbike to fix up just for the shits and giggles of a street smoker.

    Or if I had more money than sense - fabricate a 600cc twin cylinder KTM smoker engine and stick it into some modern sporty frame.

    <sigh>
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  5. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Marco Island, FL breakfast ride Monday morning.
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  6. wolfbuzz

    wolfbuzz Been here awhile

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    Are those Urals?
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  7. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Three Urals, one Can Am, one BMW, and my Kawasaki W650.
    Diverse group.:rofl
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  8. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    For me it is the Thrill of Acceleration, Cornering and Sliding around on gravel. :ricky
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  9. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I ride to travel and explore remote dirt roads. When I was young I raced motocross for a number of years. But injuries, family and career got in the way. 20 years later I was smitten by a Ducati so I bought it and rode that around for a few years. Then I found this website, which introduced me to a new type of riding. I was going to buy a BMW GS, but I stopped into a tiny KTM shop and sat on a new 2004 950 Adventure. Dang! Sat like my old YZ's. She came home with me and I rode two Alcan 5000's and explored the west with her. Today I still have that old Duc and ride it enough to keep her going, but my main rides are a KTM 690R and a Yamaha Wr250R. I have become proficient making and riding GPS tracks. I have ridden routes from Maine to California. Pony Express, Oregon Trl, CDR, and am discovering and acquiring new routes every year. I do a few dual sport charity rides every year too. I guess I do it because I still can. You never know about that.
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  10. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    Way too fast! :D

    That sort of speed might encourage hooliganism of the worst sort. [If you say that in a Russian accent, it sounds far more sinister.]
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  11. PalePhase

    PalePhase Humour Noir

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  12. Falconpunch01

    Falconpunch01 BraAaAppp

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    More freedom riding a bike then driving a car (driving a dualsport I can go anywhere !). Plus the power of smokin everyone around you with a simple twist of the wrist :)
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