Everyone wants to ride a motorcycle, but they never really understand all of the things that go into owning and riding a motorcycle. From experience, I had friends who would come up to me and say “that looks so easy, I can ride that thing”, when in all actuality they had no idea of the technique and knowledge that a person needs when deciding to be a motorist.
Here I wanted to confess not only to my friends but to every other person the hidden truths and responsibilities that come along with riding on the open road. If you’re still tempted to be a part of the “bike life” after reading this, then you have what it takes to be a part of the motorcycle community.
We Drive Way too Fast
Yes, this is true, many of us who take on the challenge of riding a motorcycle can admit that at times we drive way too fast (especially on open roads).
Other Drivers Hate Us
Maybe it’s because we can squeeze into compact spaces or cut them off in the middle of the road, but drivers just seem to hate us motorist.
Wearing Protective Gear is Important
You may see it time and time again, people riding on a motorcycle without wearing the proper equipment. This should never! Wearing protective gear protects your from any debris or potential harm that can be done while riding.
It is NOT Like Riding A Bicycle
This has to be my favorite misconception of motorcycle riding! It is not like riding a bike and should be taken seriously! Before I rode my first motorcycle I had to learn the gears, shifts, and changes. It is not as simple as pushing your legs and keeping upright.
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