In my last post I wrote about using a motorcycle as everyday transportation. The same as if I chose a car or truck. In other words, the bike is as much a part of getting me from place to place as a car is for most people.
I do have to admit, though, that there are some fun differences. There's something I do when riding that I seldom do when in a car. That's checking out where a road goes. Just for the sheer heck of riding. I'm always checking out roads then filing them in my mental map system. I've gotten to the point over the years where I can take off for a few hours of riding and string all these roads together. Never coming close to a main road and never backtracking. Unless,of course, a road's so awesome I want to go ride it over and over.
One thing I've never done is set out in the car to do the same thing. Have you ever noticed that something that seems to be such a chore in a car is so much fun on a bike? Just another item in a long list of reasons to ride, I guess!
Miles and smiles,