I ride because it is who I am, not what I do.

by Lorine
(Seattle, Wa)

I started being on bikes when I was two years old. When my family went trail riding, I would sit safely nestled in my moms arms on the front of her bike. The rhythm of the motorcycle would lull me to sleep and she would have to stop and wrap my dads belt around her and I so I would not fall off. This proved useful while camping, she would put me on her bike and go around the campsite and I would instantly fall asleep. And yes, I have broken the sleeping while biking habit!

My family's weekends were dedicated to riding with my dad and older brothers racing and with my mom and sister participating in poker runs (not to sound sexist by segregating these styles of riding, but it was the 70's =-)). I started riding on my own around 10 (my mom says younger). I rode my dads 1972 Suzuki 200 racing bike (which my nephew completely restored a few years ago.)

I have ridden dirt bikes and quads since then. In my twenties, I had a 450 rebel and sold it when I did not have a place to safely store it. I swore when I turned 40 I would buy another street bike. And that is just what I did two weeks ago; I bought a BMW 800 ST. With the rains in WA State, I have not had a chance to ride it much since my 300+ mile bike trip back from Portland where I bought it. However, in a few weeks I am planning on a small but fun road trip with my partner, sister, bro-in-law and nephew.

I am sure whoever has taken a hiatus from riding street bikes knows the feeling to get back in the saddle and ride, ride, ride!

We ride because it's who we are, not what we do.

This ain't no bike b****! ;-)

Comments for I ride because it is who I am, not what I do.

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 20, 2009
I Ride Because it is Who I Am, Not What I Do
by: Anonymous

Amen sister!!!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Why do you ride.

Her Motorcycle

Our Newsletter



Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Her-Motorcycle.com Ezine.

Most Popular Discussions
All Forums Her-Motorcycle Forum Ask A Motorcycle Question Women's Motorcycle Clubs

Guest Content

Your Bikes
The Bikes Women Love To Ride

Just Ride!
Learn to Ride Best Motorcycle For A Woman Sport/Touring Bikes New Bikes Used Bikes Bike Values Insurance

Road Trips
USA Road Trips Europe Road Trips Motorcycle Friendly Accomodation

Gear & Gadgets
Helmet Hair Motorcycle Riding Gear Online Partners Parts & Gear Search Motorcycle Accessories

Archives & Resources
Guest Articles History Maintenance Winterizing A Motorcycle
[?] Subscribe To This Site

follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines

| Home | What's New | Site Search | About | Contact | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy |

Return to Top
Copyright© 2007-2013 Her-Motorcycle.com. All Rights Reserved.