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Things My Motorcycle Has Taught Me

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    January 18, 2011 10:48 AM PST
    Things My Motorcycle Has Taught Me

    The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear view mirror.

    People ask us why we ride a motorcycle. For those who have experienced the joy, no explanation is necessary; for those who have not, no explanation is possible.

    I'd rather be riding my motorcycle and thinking about God, than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.

    Four wheels move the body; two wheels move the soul.

    Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.

    Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 60 mph!

    Midnight bugs taste just as bad as Noon time bugs.

    Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.

    Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.

    Sometimes it takes a whole tank full of gas before you can think straight.

    Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you'll ride alone.

    Never hesitate to ride past the last street light at the edge of town.

    Never do less than forty miles before breakfast.

    A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

    Respect the person who has seen the dark side of motorcycling and lived, and still rides.

    Young riders pick a destination and go. Old riders pick a direction and go.

    A good mechanic will let you watch without charging you for it.

    Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.

    Always back your bike into the curb and sit where you can see it.

    There are drunk riders and there are old riders, but there are not many old, drunk riders.

    Ride to work. Work to ride.

    Whatever it is, it's better in the wind.

    Two-lane blacktop isn't a highway - it's an attitude.

    When you look down the road, it seems to never end - but you better believe it does!

    Winter is Nature's way of telling you to test the electrics.

    Keep your bike in good repair. Motorcycle boots are not all that comfortable for walking.

    People are like Motorcycles: each is customized a bit differently.

    Sometimes, the best communication happens when you're on separate bikes.

    When you're riding lead, don't spit.

    A friend is someone who'll get out of bed at 2 a.m. to drive his pickup to the middle of nowhere to get you when you're broken down.

    Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt @ 70 mph can double your vocabulary.

    There's something ugly about a NEW bike on a trailer

    Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.

    If you can't get it going with bungee cords and duct tape, it's serious.

    If you ride like there's no tomorrow, there may not be.

    The best modifications cannot be seen from the outside.

    Always replace the cheapest parts first.

    You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.

    Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

    Keep the paint up, and the rubber down!

    There are two types of people in this world, people who ride motorcycles and people who wish they could ride

    • 59 posts
    January 18, 2011 11:12 AM PST
    Amen, Brother!  
  • January 18, 2011 12:34 PM PST
    I second that
    • 223 posts
    January 18, 2011 1:02 PM PST
           Gonna share this on Facebook!!
  • January 18, 2011 2:01 PM PST
    Fiction can be stated in many different ways but facts are just facts.!
    • 44 posts
    January 18, 2011 3:11 PM PST
    couldn't have said it better myself amen
  • January 18, 2011 5:21 PM PST
    Brilliant!
  • January 18, 2011 6:13 PM PST
      So much of that post is true!!! That is great Jeff nice work buddy!    
  • January 18, 2011 7:14 PM PST
    How 'bout "Old men and Old Bikes dribble at every stop"?
  • January 18, 2011 10:05 PM PST
    Well put my friend!!
  • January 18, 2011 10:42 PM PST
    Great post Highrisk
    • 202 posts
    January 18, 2011 11:37 PM PST
    I don't know if i can say my motorcycle taught me, but my motorcycle brings me to the edge of heaven. i ride along the gates and feel his presence in me.
    • 202 posts
    January 18, 2011 11:40 PM PST
    "Respect the person who has seen the dark side of motorcycling and lived, and still rides"

    Thank you.
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    January 19, 2011 12:25 AM PST
    Great posting. If I could only remember it all. The only thing is “Midnight bugs taste just as bad as Noon time bugs.” Taste bad they are all protein and some are good eating, don’t have to stop for lunch that way. Beetles on the other hand are just downright nasty.
    • 59 posts
    January 19, 2011 2:25 AM PST
    Chaz wrote...
    Great posting. If I could only remember it all. The only thing is “Midnight bugs taste just as bad as Noon time bugs.” Taste bad they are all protein and some are good eating, don’t have to stop for lunch that way. Beetles on the other hand are just downright nasty.



    And HARD!!

    • 7 posts
    January 19, 2011 5:22 AM PST
    If you left anything out, I didn't see it. And you raised a few that I hadn't thought about. Sometimes we take for granted, just how much freedom there truly is. I, for one, intend not to forget that.
    Ride Free and LOVE every minute of it....
    Tweek

    Sidebar: LaPhoenix,
    Other than communing with the Lord in nature, I too, feel closer to Him in the wind...
  • February 2, 2011 11:42 AM PST
    I would have to say.....respect for the machine and for people that ride them.
  • February 2, 2011 1:39 PM PST
    Yep!
    • 1 posts
    February 3, 2011 2:06 AM PST
    sjsak1 wrote...
    I would have to say.....respect for the machine and for people that ride them.





        
    Some rules apply to everybody.....
    • 59 posts
    February 3, 2011 7:41 AM PST
    highrisk wrote...
    Things My Motorcycle Has Taught Me

    The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear view mirror.

    People ask us why we ride a motorcycle. For those who have experienced the joy, no explanation is necessary; for those who have not, no explanation is possible.

    I'd rather be riding my motorcycle and thinking about God, than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.

    Four wheels move the body; two wheels move the soul.

    Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.

    Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 60 mph!

    Midnight bugs taste just as bad as Noon time bugs.

    Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.

    Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.

    Sometimes it takes a whole tank full of gas before you can think straight.

    Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you'll ride alone.

    Never hesitate to ride past the last street light at the edge of town.

    Never do less than forty miles before breakfast.

    A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

    Respect the person who has seen the dark side of motorcycling and lived, and still rides.

    Young riders pick a destination and go. Old riders pick a direction and go.

    A good mechanic will let you watch without charging you for it.

    Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.

    Always back your bike into the curb and sit where you can see it.

    There are drunk riders and there are old riders, but there are not many old, drunk riders.

    Ride to work. Work to ride.

    Whatever it is, it's better in the wind.

    Two-lane blacktop isn't a highway - it's an attitude.

    When you look down the road, it seems to never end - but you better believe it does!

    Winter is Nature's way of telling you to test the electrics.

    Keep your bike in good repair. Motorcycle boots are not all that comfortable for walking.

    People are like Motorcycles: each is customized a bit differently.

    Sometimes, the best communication happens when you're on separate bikes.

    When you're riding lead, don't spit.

    A friend is someone who'll get out of bed at 2 a.m. to drive his pickup to the middle of nowhere to get you when you're broken down.

    Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt @ 70 mph can double your vocabulary.

    There's something ugly about a NEW bike on a trailer

    Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.

    If you can't get it going with bungee cords and duct tape, it's serious.

    If you ride like there's no tomorrow, there may not be.

    The best modifications cannot be seen from the outside.

    Always replace the cheapest parts first.

    You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.

    Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

    Keep the paint up, and the rubber down!

    There are two types of people in this world, people who ride motorcycles and people who wish they could ride




    Highrisk, can I repost this to my FB?
     

    • 602 posts
    February 3, 2011 7:59 AM PST
    never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly !
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    February 4, 2011 12:27 AM PST
    WOW Jeff quite a great list you put up.
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    February 4, 2011 12:44 AM PST
    Thank you Rex
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    February 4, 2011 6:20 AM PST
    A biker is someone who rides through choice. Not because it's the most comfortable way to transport your body but because it can be the most magical way to carry a soul
    • 580 posts
    February 4, 2011 6:21 AM PST
    Great list Jeff and just one more to add

    Life is like riding a bike - to keep your balance you must keep moving (o: