I Love Motorcycling Because...
Anyone who knows me will know that I pretty much live and breath motorbikes, and I have done ever since I got my first little 125cc Suzuki back in 2003. 12 years on, I've had a number of bikes. But as time has gone by, I've grown to love being on my bike now, more than I ever have.
So, why do I love motorcycles? It would be easier to list what I don't like about them - NOTHING
. But that's not what this post is about. Rather than listing all the things I love, I'm going to give you an example instead.
Back in June, my Granddad unfortunately passed away, due to cancer. I was very close to him, we would go out for a drink every Friday night, and it was him that actually got me into motorbikes when I was a kid. The last bike he owned was a Douglas Dragonfly 350cc horizontal twin. Beautiful bike.
The morning after he passed, I had to get away. We are a close family, but we're not an emotional family. We don't kiss, we don't cuddle, we're strong & silent people. I was starting to break though (I'm tearing up typing this, even now). I had to get out of there, so I did what any biker would do - I headed to the garage, I put my gear on, and off I went.
I didn't have a destination in mind, I just wanted - no, scrap that - I NEEDED
to ride. I headed into Wales, and what started out as a quick ride to clear my head, turned into nearly 8 hours of some of the best riding I've ever experienced, covering nearly 300 miles. No phone, no Facebook, no people; just me and the bike.
When I finally got home, my head was clear and I was ready to help the rest of my family through it. I just needed to sort myself out first. I know my granddad would have done the same if he could.
You see, riding a motorbike can be all about the speed, it can be all about the fun, all about the touring, or all about the community. But on this day, it was all about me, my bike, and the open road. It was better than any therapy. You just can't get that feeling from any other machine, not in my option at least.
I always wear a camera when I ride, and this day one was no different. The video below is a compilation of that ride.
The guys at World Motorcycle Community want to know why I love motorcycles. Hopefully this answers your question guys. I hope you enjoy the video...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTFLmaYhKAI#womoco25000 +Firecrest Motorcycle Outfitters