Guest Author - Nancy Brotherton
I have listed some top reasons to ride a motorcycle in no particular order. We all know that there are more than ten. I hope I haven’t missed any obvious ones. If I have, be sure to send me a note or post in my forum.
•Riding a motorcycle is all about the three F’s: Freedom, Fun, and Friends. Whether you like an individual sport or a group sport, it doesn’t get any better than being out on the road with just you, or your friends, and your motorcycle. You choose your path and destination. When you are out on the road, there are no bosses or no telephones, just freedom to go when and where you choose. The other added bonus is whenever you pull in and there are other motorcyclists, it is like an instant bond and conversation.
•Riding a motorcycle is always an adventure. You never know what adventures and fortunes await on the road ahead.
•Riding a motorcycle is economical. In today’s world of unreliable gas prices, getting more mileage from a gallon of gasoline is important. Motorcycles can get from 30 miles per gallon to 75+ miles per gallon depending on the make and model and type of riding. Riding a motorcycle not only saves you money on gasoline but also on up front purchase costs. New motorcycle prices range from $3,000 to as much as you want to pay. It would be impossible to find a reliable, fuel efficient new automobile for $3,000.
•Riding a motorcycle has a cool factor because not only does riding a motorcycle feel cool, but you look really cool, not to mention sexy. As portrayed in the movie “Wild Hogs”, even everyday geeky type guys can look cool when they are on a motorcycle.
•Riding a motorcycle is a way to showcase your individuality by riding your own ride, your own way. You can customize your bike to reflect your personal sense of style and accessorize yourself with all styles of motorcycle clothing.
•Riding a motorcycle can help you get dates by getting others to initiate a conversation about your ride. Once you get the conversation started, offer to take them for a ride and exchange numbers.
•Riding a motorcycle is more “green” or environmentally friendly than automobiles because of less wear and tear on the roads, less gasoline consumption, and less traffic congestion. An added benefit in traffic is that most states allow motorcycles to ride in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane, which means you get home faster.
•Riding a motorcycle gives you confidence. When you are out on the road, there is nothing between you and the pavement but your skills and gear. A seasoned rider has an easy confidence that others can readily see.
Until next week, ride safe.