Why Do You Ride?

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.

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15 thoughts on “Why Do You Ride?

  1. Riding is the closest I’ll ever get to being a fighter pilot. After that, it’s the adventure, the bike is a mode of transportation that takes me anywhere I want to go, paved or otherwise.

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      1. The best ride for me is one curve after another, aside from a gnarly off-road adventure, on the pavement I want nothing more than endless curves for hours and hours. There’s nothing like the feeling of being pushed in the seat and mastering the machine. It’s a dance, and I love every minute of it.

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  2. “Wind therapy”. I like the sound of that. I feel that way on a windy day walking in the beach. As for riding, I love the reasons that people are giving, I can feel the excitement and connection but atlas, I’m even afraid to drive my bike (as in bicycle) on a busy street or bike trail. Thanks for sharing sounds like there is enough interest. All the best.

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  3. I love how riding is paradoxically exhilarating and calming. 😊

    As for riding gear? Ha! It’s difficult enough finding nice (and functional) gear for females, but exponentially more challenging when you’re a petite female. I tried on so many helmets to find one that fit properly, that by the time I was done, my brain was thoroughly rattled. I’m surprised I have any brain cells left. 😜

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    1. I’ve only ridden a horse once, and it was scarry, someone thought it’d be funny to spook my horse;Never ride again. But as for riding a horse seems like it could be the same as riding a motorcycle just alot quieter! Lol

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      1. that is unfortunate that you had a bad experience with a horse. I guess the main difference between riding a horse and a motorbike is that horses have a mind of their own and do not always do what we ask them to do.

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  4. Hahahaha, I do agree for the clothes. As you said, it is not clothes that matter so much, but geez, things really need to change in that department. I want functionality first and that I don’t look like a freaking construction worker 😀 Or all that “sexy” stuff which is entirely ZERO safety and definitely not suitable for riding.

    Quirky Girl mentioned she has problems because she is petite female – I am larger for sure, with a big butt I might add – I have the same troubles (ok, not the helmet one though 😀 ). And to find something that fits nice and actually looks decent – nope, no luck here. Ok, I finally found a pair of pants that I can say are the best: http://www.gogogearla.com/protective-leggings-made-of-100-dupont-kevlar-fibers/

    But anything other than that, not much. And I mean, what is with the color? I want something in purple 😀 😀

    And for the question; why do you ride? For some reason, I’ve been in love with motorcycles since I was a kid. I dreamt about owning a Harley, and just knew one day I will. In EU they are more expensive than in US, so, I wasn’t really sure I will get one before 50, but, here I am 🙂 For me it is a complete freedom I love more than anything. When I ride I am happy. If I ride solo or with my partner, the same feeling. 🙂
    Love your blog, love the main pic, would love to hear a story (if there is one) behind it 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment! The main pic on this post is of us driving the Smokey Mountain Parkway, it was so beautiful but as you say I had to ride “safely first” and that road had alot of low speed turns. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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