Originally Posted by icy
...some ride to live, some live to ride, and some like riding when they feel like it. it's all good in my book.
but I do reserve to grin a bit when I hear the words "dude, it's raining || it's cold || there is no sun || it's windy || there's a thunderstorm || a blizzard || nor'easter || it's dark || traffic lights are not working... how can you ride in this?"
Maybe a bit dramatic icy. You sound like a young guy itching to ride every day.
Good on you.
Let talk again in 30 years.
I have done rides where the sleet/rain does nothing but freeze you (me). And thats with a hundred miles to the next gas fill up. With three hundred miles to the days destination. Makes for a very long and frozen day not to mention poor vision, spray etc.
Fun? Ya we laugh through the day.
My group is usually not on dressers, so less protection. Man it gets cold lol.
Not at all like a city jaunt across town.
My lifestyle revolves around motorcycles too. I have a Triumph, BSA and a beemer. One I don't give a shit about the weather it sees.
I am now waiting to receive my new Sportster (out of close to 30 I've had over the years). Maybe I shouldn't be here yet...
But a bike is a bike.
I guess there is no point other than I am able to choose when I want to ride my beloved ride.
I understand when its transpo! I craved it then too.
No offense icy, just different takes.
This is holding me over to my Sportster comes in. Its seen rain mud and lots of Captain Morgan.
Lifestyle comes in many forms.