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post #1 of 18 Old 03-06-2008, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Why We Ride - An Essay

I did not write this, but it welled me up with knowing I have found something, a part of me that I looked for too many years.

I love my Vstrom, I would love it if it were a BMW, a Yamaha, a Triumph, a Royal Enfield or a Harley.

I was reading more than a few things online to see if I could understand why I get such a glow, a warmth or satisfaction and how even 30 minutes on my bike can kill ANYTHING the rest of the day brings.

Although I am envious of those of you who started riding early, I am at least glad I can ride anytime weather depending.

For those who are willing to spend the short minutes reading this, I am glad to share :


Why Do We Ride - An Essay

http://www.ianchadwick.com/motorcycles/whyride.html <------ Clickies not working... hmmm, here is the link to copy/paste.

Ride safe, see you all out there.

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The link isn't working, I can't view the essay.

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me clicky clicky, it no worky worky. :cry:

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Maybe it's a "think" piece where we're all supposed to imagine what it says and then just ponder it.

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Clickies not working for some reason, even direct links, so here is the address to copy and paste.

http://www.ianchadwick.com/motorcycles/whyride.html

I think it's a great read.

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Good reading, great points. Nice post -thanks.

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That was a good read....now I'm all weepy. Thanks for the link.

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I love my Vstrom, I would love it if it were a BMW, a Yamaha, a Triumph, a Royal Enfield or a Harley.




Why We Ride - An Essay

http://www.ianchadwick.com/motorcycles/whyride.html <------ Clickies not working... hmmm, here is the link to copy/paste.

Ride safe, see you all out there.
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It really doesn't matter what the ride is. Every bike I've sold, even the ones I cursed at constantly, gave me pains when it went away. Just sold my '87cbr1000 on saturday, and I still keep thinking it's in my driveway. Don't know about you all, but I've had that feeling rarely when getting rid of a car. Something goes beyond the bodywork...it's simply the feeling of freedom and connectedness. Dude, what a groovy trip!! Zen moment over.

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Very nice article. Hits home and a lot of feeling we all are aware of.
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nice article. i peed my pants laughing at teh list of road hazards...
look it up. it's hilarious
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