Hello Everyone! I have been looking around and I noticed that there isn’t much by or for Lady Riders. Well lets not forget clothing, seriously is that what HD and the rest think we are interested in? Do not mistake my tone here, I am just saying I like to ride for personal reasons, its not about the apparel for goodness sake! So I want to hear from other lady riders and that means everyone that rides and drives. What would you like to see more of?
I have found a few good social media groups that lady riders can chat in and ask questions. I even went out and looked for Blog posts and what I found alot of was photography challenges and that’s great and all and i have to say I am intrigued myself. But there isn’t much out there with dialog about Lady Riders, so I am attempting here to get things in gear by using the hashtag #ladyrider on these types of posts.
So, to answer the question “Why do you ride?” I asked a few hundred Lady Riders, to include a few in Europe. For me personally, I think it boils down to being able to just ride, the freedom to do just that. To not have to think about all the stuff that is always rolling around my brain. Riding allows me to put that all aside, like mentally closing that door for awhile. Know what I mean? Many of the Ladies I know ride or drive with their husbands, boyfriends, significant others and etc. They ride mostly to spend time with each other, to enjoy the AMAZING fresh air. Also, many of the ladies that answered my questions like to ride because it also allows them to do something with their husbands and etc, to have something in common. So many of us get caught up in our days that we often don’t talk to each other much or if we do its a singular topic relating to us each personally not as a pair or team. This revelation made an impact on me, how bout you?
Now about some of the reasons I ride, I have a hang-up (at least that’s what I call it) for the smell of the air and I can tell you from personal experience that different areas have a unique smell. I live in Florida so depending whether you are in or near a city you might smell more exhaust and fast food joints. But if we drive out in the rural areas, you can smell exhaust, Rain, the forest, dead animals (lol well you do sometimes), Honeysuckle, water (fresh and salt depending) and so on. What’s your favorite smell?
I also love the wind or air and sun on my body. We call it “Wind Therapy” and it just dusts off your soul. Remember I said, “riding allows me to put stuff aside”? Well in doing that, it seems to just lighten your mental load.
Please comment and share, I really would like to hear your thoughts and suggestions.