What do you get out of riding your bike?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Lady Nina, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Lady Nina

    Lady Nina Guest

    Mood = thoughtful.

    I was hunting for a piece of information elsewhere and found my answer
    to this question back in 2004. I don't think my answer has changed
    much in the meantime, less danger perhaps as my skills have improved.

    How would you answer the question? Has the answer changed over time?
    Lady Nina, Apr 3, 2008
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    Ben Guest

    Once it as "adrenaline rush".

    Now it's "me time".
    Ben, Apr 3, 2008
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    Colin Irvine Guest

    Exhilaration. No.
    Colin Irvine, Apr 3, 2008
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    Used to be because I could, and what a rush ... Nowadays it's more to
    get away from 'stuff'.

    Actually, thinking about it, there's so much that you get from riding
    that there isn't a simple or single answer applicable. Some days I
    want a blast, some days just a tootle round, some days a race, some
    days scratching, some days wandering ... always different, thank
    goodness. ;)

    Paul - xxx

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    CT Guest

    Mine used to be that, but now more often than not, it's "to work".
    CT, Apr 3, 2008
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    osvif Guest

    Could be worse, at least the answer isn't "piles" :)
    osvif, Apr 3, 2008
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    Beav Guest

    The wife gets broken if that's any help.


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    For me it is the enjoyment of doing it, the fresh air that you dont
    get in a car unless you drive with the windows open, the thrill of
    opening the throttle and somehow being on a bike brings you closer to
    the environment e.g. closer to great scenery or the feeling of the sun
    on you.

    I think also it is because it is cool, it is not a thing that
    mainstream society as a whole will do in their lives, not exclusive
    but different. Also because bikers look out for each other - if you've
    broken down then you can expect other bikers to stop and help, a stark
    contrast to being broken down in a car.

    I think also when you are a biker, you take more of an interest in
    your method of transport and stuff like giving the control cables an
    oiling or washing the bike gives an instant feel good factor.

    All of the above, the fact that frankly it lifts my mood and obviously
    no traffic jams for me.

    Has it changed over time? - yes, i only started out because I thought
    bikes were cool.
    Miles Reading, Apr 3, 2008
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    sweller Guest

    You've got built in obsolescence.
    sweller, Apr 3, 2008
  10. I was pondering an answer and I can't better what Champykins has said.
    It's just exactly that.
    Simon Atkinson, Apr 3, 2008
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    Lozzo Guest

    I'll add an AOL to that

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    Lozzo, Apr 3, 2008
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    Hog Guest

    Indeed. I rode the Duke to work today, I've been driving for a few weeks due
    to knee problems. Took it easy for a couple of miles then red lined it for
    20 miles of A road. I think it's the first time in that period I put all the
    hassles of house hunting and other *stuff* right out of consciousness.

    I felt *much* better.
    Hog, Apr 3, 2008
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    Lady Nina Guest

    The day I didn't go to Jools funeral I was a bit of a mess. Michael
    said 'Go out on the bike'.

    It was the right thing to do and I also felt *much* better.

    Debating using it to go meet a friend later but if I do I can't get as
    disgustingly drunk as I'm intending to.
    Lady Nina, Apr 3, 2008
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    Derek Turner Guest

    On Thu, 03 Apr 2008 17:07:31 +0100, Champ wrote:

    I find being extremely
    Literally? eeeyoooow!
    Derek Turner, Apr 3, 2008
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    Lady Nina Guest

    Oh damn it I missed that literally.

    Still I suppose it goes to the 'shit for brains' adage.
    Lady Nina, Apr 3, 2008
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    Rick Guest

    A feeling of identity and my place in the landscape.
    Rick, Apr 3, 2008
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    Tim Guest

    No, I have a KTM.
    Tim, Apr 3, 2008
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    Speedgazebo Guest

    There's a lot of bollocks about "freedom" written with reference to
    riding a bike, usually by someone who dosen't ride, thinks that all
    bikes are Harley Davidsons, and has just seen "Wild Hogs".

    If you think about it 'though there is some truth in it, when I ride,
    it seperates me from the everyday tedium and responsibility, it
    dosen't matter if it's freezing and snowing or a balmy summers day,
    it's always the same sense of seperation from it all, and no, it
    hasn't changed, it's the same now as it was back on a summer evening
    (1) in 1975 when I took my first long trip, on a ST70 from Harrow to

    (1) and half the night !
    Speedgazebo, Apr 3, 2008
  19. I just *bet* it was because there was a shag waiting for you at the
    other end.
    The Older Gentleman, Apr 3, 2008
  20. Prostate Massage ?
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