Lusting for a New Motorcycle

Lusting for a New Motorcycle

I am in lust.  In lust for all the motorcycles that I do not own.  Which is quite a lot, since I own only one.  I am pretty sure that all of us with a passion for this sport, face the same problem.  How much time do you spend online looking at pictures of motorcycles?  Reading reviews of the new “new” bike?  Wondering if you should upgrade your motorcycle to the newest version? Even though the only difference is that it now comes in a different shade of blue?  Or, simply wanting more power, more suspension travel, higher/lower seat, bigger

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A Proposal for New Riders

A Proposal for New Riders

Here is a common story you find on motorcycle forums from new riders: “I have been riding for a year, 4,500 km of straight highway  and 450 m of curves, and I think I have outgrown my *insert perfectly fine motorcycle* and now I want a R6“.  Alternatively, you hear: “Hey, I am a new rider with a *insert decent bike* and want to spend $$$ buying after market components to save 12 grams of weight and make the bike go faster by adding 200 decibels”. The Boss: Uh ho, Are you going to get all preachy?Runaway Rider: No, I

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The Greatest Bad Idea – Why do you ride motorcycles?

The Greatest Bad Idea – Why do you ride motorcycles?

People, even complete strangers, regularly ask me: “Why do you ride motorcycles?”.  This question is often followed by a lecture on the dangers of motorcycling and on the virtue of staying safe inside a car.  I usually say that I ride because I cannot afford a car, which I then follow with a “Can you spare $5?”.  Sometimes, I tell them that it is hard to steal a motorcycle without riding it.  The Boss tells me that this is why I don’t have many friends.  While I find this line of questioning annoying, it is worth thinking about it.  So

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From Instagram to Motorcycle Blogging

In April 2018, I joined Instagram (@runawayrider) as a way to document my life as a motorcyclist.  At the beginning, it  was just an experiment to see what IG was all about but soon, I discovered that I enjoyed posting pictures and interacting with other motorcycle enthusiasts on Instagram.  In a little less than 6 months, I accumulated over 7,000 followers, posted over 100 pictures and a handful of videos.   I would say that my little experiment was a success.  An aspect of Instagram that I particularly enjoy is writing captions.  One of my followers pointed out that I am

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