Spring is here. Flowers are blooming and it's time to grab your camera, put on your helmet and go motorbike riding. Can anyone relate here? If you can, let's talk about having some fun with motorbikes/motorcycles and going on shooting outings or just going riding.
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I used to ride a lot, had a Harley Road King (No relation to David) Classic, there was a group of us that would ride but those guys paid no attention to cars, cattle, or other riders so I stopped riding with them, and just rode by my self, sometimes with my son to whom I sold the Road King, now I like to ride in my BMW Z3 with the top down, it's just like a Motorcycle, it holds two people, and no luggage space, but you don't have to put your feet down at a stop light/sign, and if it rains no need for rain gear, just flip the top up.
I did like riding the bike tho, when I took it down to my son, he lives in SLC I was wondering if I made the correct decision...until I got back in traffic, then I couldn't wait to drop it off!!!
Abbie, "tearing up the road" doesn't mean "speeding". You can do that in places where there is no speed limit. Also Police just don't like bikers, so that gives them something to do....lol.I guess whatever someone says we apply to our neck of the woods.
David, why in the world do you want to live where there is too much traffic? Where I live you might see two cars on the road in 20 miles.
TL, I hear you on convertibles, but only if you have a hot blonde next to you...haha.
"David, why in the world do you want to live where there is too much traffic? "
The Salt Lake Valley used to be a real nice place to live, it's gotten crowded over the decades. I'll probably move when I retire, for now I need the job though. Hard to make any money out in the country as a mechanical designer.
If I ever get a bike it would have to be a vintage (as in 50's or earlier) Harley or Indian. It's far more likely though that I'd get a hot rod roadster, though that's not exactly likely either. The most likely thing is I'll get hold of a reasonably priced survivor vintage car from the 60's to tinker on and cruise around in.
I understand Ron. Not that long ago I hit a deer at speed and that almost killed me. But bikes are like women, just because one or two or three almost caused your demise, do you set it all aside? I ride as brave as ever. I just hope I don't have to deal with any more uh...
After a break of almost 20 yrs (caring for parents and other issues) i bought myself a motorcycle and started riding again with this on:
The 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan S - 650cc in touring edition with saddle bags, windshield and light bar underneath the headlight (fog lights to both sides of the headlight). Man this is SUCH an awesome and great looking bike, it could easily become the next classic.
Looks a bit like the police bikes from the front, i think - wich i like very much.
The bike is so nimble and easy to manouver you can ride it almost like a bicycle.
I did some individualization on my one. To name a few - i removed the passenger seat and placed a luggage carrier grill instead - i replaced the ugly looking rear mirrors with mirrors from the Kawasaki Versys and i placed some decals and stickers (skulls and star wars) to individualize the bike quite a bit.
Ordered larger, leather saddle bags lately to have a bit more storage room.
Before the break i had a 750cc Africa Twin from Honda so the riding style and seating position is quite different this time (feet closer to the front wheel) but i like it a lot!
At this time in my live i have no (more) parents, no wife, no girlfriend, no pets to care for and no friends living close by so no one really cares if i would be gone - that´s when i decided to do something again i really like - riding a bike.
Started really slowly with a lot of respect but now that i am doing it for 2 month, confidence comes back and i fully start enjoying it.
Perhaps there will be another bike in the future (thinking about a Kawasaki Versys 1000cc). That would be something like "back to the roots" for me because it´s an Adventure sports tourer again. We´ll see ...
Great Hans. I miss the Autobahn. Now I have the perfect bike for the Autobahn but have to settle for the best America has to offer for roads. These roads are great, but many obstacles, like deer, squirrels, and other animals that are often in the road on a blind curve. That makes for keeping your reflexes sharp..haha.
The bike I get to ride is the same one Joey Dunlop is sitting on with the statue made of him.
Hey David I had a similar experience years ago on my Kawasaki 750 and the bike had no damage but it was I that flew right over flew over the hood of the car. It prompted me to sell the bike even though I was not hurt or the bike damaged. Miami's mean streets not meant for motorcycles, not to mention the drivers.
David, I know people who died from bug bites and I get bit every day running around in the back woods without a shirt on. Do I not go out because a bug might bite me?
To be able to control a big/powerful motorcycle makes a man have to keep fit and have good senses and reflexes. All good stuff that you don't want to loose forever. Today I rode to town and when I got there, it started raining, so I sat it out and had something to drink and visited some. Then when it cleared up I thought of going back home the 20 miles. When I was gassing up, suddenly the sky got really weird and I hear someone say that golf size hail was coming and should be here any time, so I headed out. A mile down the road, I felt hail hitting me and nowhere to turn off, so I decided to try to outrun it. Either that or have a busted up bike (with no full coverage) and probably some bruises to boot. So it was a case...do you go the speed limit?
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