Have you been on a motorcycle?

Like Tree2Likes

I've ridden on the back of many motorcycles over the years. Have only driven one a few times. Not interested in owning my own. I prefer to ride on the back, talk to the driver, and take lots of pictures. I'm a really good rider and it makes it safer for everyone when the rider is relaxed on the bike.
Mr Harley always has 2 or 3 Harleys at a time and we ride often in the summer (he goes south for the winter so no riding for me til he comes home in the summer).
It can be extremely dangerous. I have seen more than a few fatal crashes. Mr Harley has been in some minor wrecks and one very bad crash. We've had many close calls but we don't wear helmets and we ride very fast. We love it and know the risks.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Yep...I know that well from the experience of not being relaxed with my brother driving. He has a sporty bike and zips around and dips while turning...the dips felt too low for me that I had a hard time going with the flow, was trying to fight my instincts and losing pretty much the whole time.

In the moment I felt like counteracting him may have been saving us from hitting the ground, and he was new to it at the time. He had good judgement for himself on it, and I'm so light that it's like I wasn't there to him sensation wise. So maybe it did matter (would have surprised him that my weight pulled us down more during the dips). But aside from those exact moments my desire was to go with the flow. It was frustrating.

On the other hand, I think I would love driving one myself. Or being with a SO on one as opposed to my brother.
“It was only a sunny smile and little it cost in the giving but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

3B ■ Medium/Course ■ High Porosity
I rode on the back of a Goldwing Friday evening. I prefer Harleys. My ex had several of them when we were married. I never desired to drive one myself. I like being the passenger.
From Michael Berg:

Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
Rode on a lot of Harley's in my youth never wearing a helmet! Would I do it now.........NO!
I wont get on a bike. Between my DH and I we personally know of 7 people who have been killed or seriously hurt from bike accidents. Most of these accidents wernt the bikers fault either. One guy was at a stop light, went on the green and was hit & killed by a SUV that tried to run his red light. Another guy we know was hit on his bike and survived, went to take his helmet off and it snapped his neck, which must have been injured from the fall.
My dad is a nurse, DH is a volunteer emt/fireman and the stories I hear are terrifying. My uncle thinks I'm crazy for not wanting to go for rides on his big Harley . I just cant do it.
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
Yes, when I was young and reckless and stupid. Now - NO! older, cautious and not so stupid, hopefully.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
We have two Harleys and I have my motorcycle license. I took the class and practiced a few times in a parking lot after I got my license but I never felt confident enough to ride on the street.

Hubby only just recently started riding the bikes again after at least three years. His friend died in a motorcycle accident and he was too shaken up to ride much after that. Even now, he rides over in Eastern Washington, where he works. He's not ready to ride around the city yet.
Josephine,
I haven't read all the responses but wanted to chime in. I am a newer motorcyclist, got my first motorcycle in 2008. I bought a Yamaha V-Star 250 which is a perfect bike to learn on. I never in a million years ever wanted to ride on a motorcycle, let alone own one, but when my husband got one, I was hooked. So that year we both got new motorcycles and I have had a blast with it.

This year I upgraded to a Yamaha V-Star 650. A little heavier then the 250 - ok, a LOT heavier - but I am doing great with it.

I say if you are interested, get a cheap used 250 somewhere. Learn how to ride and then decide if you'd like to continue. Let me tell you, it's a lot of fun.

Make sure you take the riding course. It really helps to keep you safe and learn to drive defensively.
´¨¨)) -:¦:-
¸.·´ .·´¨¨))
((¸¸.·´ ..·´ -:¦:- Debbie
-:¦:- ((¸¸.·´*

Cowash: Suave Strawberry, Tresseme Naturals Moisture
Lopoo: L'Oreal EverSleek
Style: Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel, Aussie Instant Freeze Gel, sometimes Alba
Techniques: Just use ShamWow after I put product in damp hair and crunch. Works well for me, my hair holds a good wave all day. 2nd day hair is even better.

Guide18
Guest
Posts: n/a
I've ridden on the back of many motorcycles over the years. Have only driven one a few times. Not interested in owning my own. I prefer to ride on the back, talk to the driver, and take lots of pictures. I'm a really good rider and it makes it safer for everyone when the rider is relaxed on the bike.
Mr Harley always has 2 or 3 Harleys at a time and we ride often in the summer (he goes south for the winter so no riding for me til he comes home in the summer).
It can be extremely dangerous. I have seen more than a few fatal crashes. Mr Harley has been in some minor wrecks and one very bad crash. We've had many close calls but we don't wear helmets and we ride very fast. We love it and know the risks.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Yep...I know that well from the experience of not being relaxed with my brother driving. He has a sporty bike and zips around and dips while turning...the dips felt too low for me that I had a hard time going with the flow, was trying to fight my instincts and losing pretty much the whole time.

In the moment I felt like counteracting him may have been saving us from hitting the ground, and he was new to it at the time. He had good judgement for himself on it, and I'm so light that it's like I wasn't there to him sensation wise. So maybe it did matter (would have surprised him that my weight pulled us down more during the dips). But aside from those exact moments my desire was to go with the flow. It was frustrating.

On the other hand, I think I would love driving one myself. Or being with a SO on one as opposed to my brother.
Originally Posted by sew and sew
An inexperienced passenger tends to try to shift to counterbalance the lean, which is exactly the wrong thing to do. That can actually cause a crash. You should just stay upright in relationship to the seat, even if the seat and bike are leaning.

It always freaks me a bit to see people without helmets (legal in a neighboring state). I don't think I would be able to enjoy it. I would be too nervous, plus bugs in my face, blech. I'm fine with my full-face helmet, even if it does squash my hair.
Jeep, what do you do about the bugs and the wind if you don't have a face shield? (I'm not trying to be funny, I'm genuinely curious.)
Originally Posted by midgi
I like the wind and sometimes don't even tie my hair back. But I usually wear a doo rag so my hair doesn't get in my face so much.
I wear good biker sunglasses or goggles so I don't worry about getting anything in my eyes. Getting hit with a june bug, whether it's my face, knee, or chest, hurt like a bugger. Just part of riding.
We even go on Bug Runs where you put a bull's eye target on the front of the bike and whoever gets a bug on it gets a prize at the end of the run. : )
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Aug 2014**
https://www.facebook.com/lifetheuniverseandtodd
Banned
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 41,043
gemidevi, why are you giving up riding?
Does the new guy not like it or too many memories?
I will try to post a pic or hubby and I.
I love to ride, tho you have to really trust the driver...
gemidevi, why are you giving up riding?
Does the new guy not like it or too many memories?
I will try to post a pic or hubby and I.
I love to ride, tho you have to really trust the driver...
Originally Posted by WileESteelNervs

There are few reasons why I am giving it up. My mom and bf are truly the biggest reasons. I don't need to give them additional reasons to worry and quite frankly, I think I am mentally done with it too. I haven't been on my bike in over 1.5 years, so what's the point, you know? I loved riding!!! I am so jealous when I see people riding, but the accident rate and fatality rate here is high for riders and I just want to be safe.

The best advice I got for riding on the back - let your body be like a sack of potatoes. Ride with the rider, don't try to correct the rider, you are there to enjoy the ride, so let the rider have control. If you have control issues, riding on the back will be a hard adjustment. Trust me, I had to make that adjustment. hehehehe
*disclaimer* spelling, grammatical and psychological errors are for your enjoyment.
Banned
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 41,043

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com