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Why do you ride a Motorcycle?

It is your only form of transport
1 (1.7%)
It is your escape from the world in general
47 (81%)
Your rebelling against the powers to be
2 (3.4%)
Wait I am riding a motorcycle?
8 (13.8%)

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Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« on: March 14, 2012, 09:36:26 AM »
Why do you ride a Motorcycle? I thought in here it would be a good place to say why you get on two wheels, and disappear for hours, days, weeks at a time!

For me it is simple, I don't get to ride all that often due to work and young family, but to put that helmet on, quiet tunes in the background, and just take in the kilometers with no plan in general is almost perfect.

I can just block out the rest of the world, concentrate on the road ahead, and clear my head.

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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 09:40:57 AM »
If you have to ask, then you have no business anywhere near a motorbike...

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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 09:48:51 AM »
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Simple...... its there.... I own it......I love riding bikes..... and the most important ...........

BECAUSE I CAN  :nahnah :rofl :runyay :runyay :runyay

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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 12:16:00 PM »
Not sure if I can actually select a voting option so rebelling option seems the best re fuel prices

Mainly due to rising fuel costs from commuting which led me to the CX500.

Then  :bl11 because of her touring capabilties and she looked better than the new (2006) BMW R1200RT and a used K1200LT (I liked the colour mauve/purple???)which I also looked at.
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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 03:37:49 PM »
If you have to ask, then you have no business anywhere near a motorbike...

 :well :well :well
I must say this is the answer I was thinking when I read the topic of the thread. 

As has been said on FarRiders several times - if I have to explain you'll never understand. 

It isn't just one thing for me, but one of the simplest answers is:


BECAUSE I CAN  :nahnah :rofl :runyay :runyay :runyay

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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 11:47:44 PM »
Got my Bike Licence in 74 I had always wanted a bike I was 28 before i got a car licence I did not have a car. Just the missus was due with our first & said you better get a licence so you can drive me to the hospital in hers.
I've always had a bike since & while I can I will, don't ride as much as I used to or want to but the bike clears the head that's for sure.
No real reason just that I am a motorcyclist like my father before me It's in my blood
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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 12:01:02 AM »
Got my Bike Licence in 74 I had always wanted a bike I was 28 before i got a car licence I did not have a car. Just the missus was due with our first & said you better get a licence so you can drive me to the hospital in hers.
I've always had a bike since & while I can I will, don't ride as much as I used to or want to but the bike clears the head that's for sure.
No real reason just that I am a motorcyclist like my father before me It's in my blood

Interesting route through the licensing maze.
I got mine for personal transport when I went to Uni.  A thumping great Suzuki 80   :eek
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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 12:24:49 AM »
Hey I'll need a couple of hours for that one
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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 08:23:00 AM »
....an escape from reality- for hours at a time whether just wandering off for a cruise or pushing it harder around the track there is no thought other than what is in front of you at that time. 
 

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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 08:31:47 AM »
to escape from the mundane life i seem to live, also to bond  a little more to she who matters (sounds corney but has worked). down side not enought me time with ST
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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 11:17:13 PM »
Well, if I didn't ride it I'd have to use it as a book-end and seeing as I've only got one bike, all the books would fall over.  :crazy

Silly question !  :think1
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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 11:41:08 PM »
They won't let me drive a car without a front windscreen  :fp
It's too hot to ride a pushbike with leathers on  :crackup
I have a medical condition that requires lots of fresh air :butt
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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2012, 04:20:11 AM »
My answer would have to agree with what both Brock and Tack said.
Add to that, 'cause I just love riding.

Every chance I get, whether its to work, wet or dry makes no difference, long run or short, just up to the shops or to go visiting mates.

What I can't understand about a lot of owners/riders is why they have a bike and don't/wont take it out in case it gets dirty, gets wet or if its too windy or too hot/too cold, or it's too far/not far enough.

You either love it or it's a status symbol.

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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2012, 06:32:18 PM »
Love the feel of wind in my hair, hang on I don't have hair :hatwave.it's the best feeling, getting on the  :blk13 beast forget all  your troubles with a few mates :beer :beer and good times.
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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2012, 01:01:54 PM »
Really you have to ask that question, do me a favour get on your bike go for a ride, make it over 1 hour long, when you get back you answer your own question. :thumbs :rd13
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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2012, 02:21:18 PM »
'Cause I can!!!

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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2012, 02:16:12 PM »
Because I cant hear the missus whinge when I'm going tooooooo fast
I donít wanna a pickle just wanna ride my moto sickle
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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2018, 05:38:43 PM »
 :dred11 In my younger days, only had one thought on my mind 300+ . the need for speed and riding as fast as your poor bike could go for extended periods calmed the monster inside ... i loved it . this is how i eode from 17 till i was 42 , never in my wildest dream i would have picked up a sports / tourer .
Time out of the saddle and changing ideas on what riding meant for me , brought me to my 95 st .With out a shadow of a doubt i get more enjoyment doing the speed limit + a smidgeon on my big Honda .
I cant stop riding it and when im not i wish i was . Big heavy , solid bike which is no speed demon makes me forget everything i shouldn't be dwelling on , made my life complete again . :thumbs
 
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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2018, 06:31:00 PM »
I was a relatively latecomer to motorcycles.  In my youth I cycled, pushed wheelbarrows and walked pretty much everywhere.  That came to an end when I moved to Cairns and the heat sapped all the energy out of me by the time I got to the letter box.  I'd always lived close to work or had a company vehicle up until I came to Adelaide.  I bought a motorcycle for the commute and then when I said I wanted to do the Great Ocean Road the wife said go for it, so I booked it before she changed her mind.  From that point on I started going everywhere and the journeys getting longer.  These days it is more than a commute and more a way of life.
 

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Re: Why do you ride a Motorcycle?
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2018, 09:56:52 PM »
I needed to get to uni, it was cheap & my dad & brother-in-law had been riding.  Rebuilt the engine on one bike,  introduced then girlfriend to riding, she got her license.  We continued to ride on & off for years, married had kids, got back into it. Still riding, now much more for enjoyment than commute.
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