Sometimes life takes you to places you never thought you would end up. When I was a teenager I got my first motorcycle, rode it around town and on the dirt tracks in empty fields. As a young adult I only rode it when I couldn’t afford the gas for my car. Soon it went unused for months, then years at a time. Then one day I sold it.
Once again I found the increasing cost of gas becoming a burden. This brought me back to riding a motorcycle, but something was different.
Riding a motorcycle keeps me in the moment, because it requires total awareness and focus on what you’re are doing. There is no room for mistakes! However you’re are also moving along the road connected and in touch with everything around you. Your ears are filled with the sound of the wind and the rumble from the mufflers. Connected and totally involved, yet free with no room for worrying or second-guessing.
Riding my motorcycle make me feel better. It relieves my stress and clears my mind.
Don’t know if my younger self just missed it or age changed me. But now I’ve found something fantastic and I’m thankful I did.
Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.
Started Bikers Ride Report as a way to record and share my rides.
It’s my hope that other riders will use this site to report on their rides and share their experiences.