Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Motorcycle wisdom of the road

• Midnight bugs taste best.
• Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.
• Home is where your bike sits still long enough to leave a few drops of oil on the ground.
• The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rearview mirror.
• Bikes don't leak oil, they mark their territory.
• Never mistake horsepower for staying power.
• If you don't ride in the rain - you don't ride.
• A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.
• Young riders pick a destination and go. . . Old riders pick a direction and go.
• A good mechanic will let you watch without charging you for it.
• Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.
• Winter is Nature's way of telling you to polish your bike.
• Well-trained reflexes are quicker than luck.
• The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.
• A friend is someone who'll get out of bed at 2 am to drive his pickup to the middle of nowhere.
• There's something ugly about a NEW bike on a trailer.
• Practice wrenching on your own bike.
• Never be ashamed to unlearn an old habit
• Maintenance is as much art as it is science.
• If you ride like there's no tomorrow - there won't be.
• Gray-haired riders don't get that way from pure luck
• There are drunk riders. There are old riders. There are NO old, drunk riders.
• No matter what marquee you ride, it's all the same wind.
• Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

Here is one more, and I think it beats all of the above. This was sent by "A Scooter in Turkey" and I do believe, all of us "Iron Horse Riders" can really and truly and completely not only identify with this statement but actually feel it in our bones when we ride and I quote:
Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.


John McClane said...

A good list.

I especially like Young riders pick a destination and go. . . Old riders pick a direction and go.

One to add is Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.

Baron's Life said...

Thanks John...I like this one and will add it to the list

Earl Thomas said...

I agree with John, I discovered years ago that picking a direction and just "going", takes me to the most amazing destinations. I rarely follow a road map or an itinerary.

Ride Well


Dave said...

Hi Baron,

''Two wheels moves the soul'' kinda just sums it all up really....

Baron's Life said...

Earl Thomas Both you and John are right. I am very much like you, although I'm trying to get more organized now and as soon as the riding season opens up here, I will try to do/make organized trips.

Dave... Yeah John summed it all up very nicely with that says everthing and hence we ride.