20 Random things riding a motorcycle has done for me

A motorcycle is machine, right? Just two wheels, some metal and couple hundred moving parts. So what is it then that makes the motorcycle such a conduit to great adventures in a life?

I don’t believe that I could ever be as excited about driving somewhere in a car as I could riding there on my motorcycle. To me, there is no such thing as a pleasure drive. But, a pleasure ride? Absolutely. Outside of the simple enjoyment of the act of riding, motorcycling allows me to explore my own humanness, to broaden my horizons in a way that I have yet to experience with any other activity. Just a machine? I beg to differ.

Because of riding motorcycles…


  1. I have met my partner in this life.
  2. My feet have walked in many of America’s great states.
  3. I have friends that live around the world.
  4. I have watched someone die.
  5. I have watched people truly live.
  6. I have learned that the world is huge.
  7. I have also learned that my universe is small.
  8. I now know that I want to go everywhere and see everything.
  9. I’ve learned that motorcycle people are weird and wonderful.
  10. It seems that I have become rigid in some of my beliefs.
  11. I have learned to be flexible in my actions.
  12. I have learned to have respect and to have fear.
  13. I’ve been fearless and stupid.
  14. When I wonder what’s down that road over there, I’ve learned to go find out.
  15. I have fallen in love with my friends.
  16. I’ve learned how to see.
  17. Into each life a little rain must fall makes sense to me now.
  18. I have seen many shining examples of how the people of the world are the same everywhere. Doctor, lawyer and Indian chief, we all do the same crap. Riding is a great equalizer.
  19. I have decided that people are curious and friendly and for the most part good at heart.
  20. I will always be looking forward to my next ride.


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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1 Response

  1. goldenchild says:

    Because of mc’s…

    1. Most importantly, I’ve and befriended met so many amazing people from all walks of life.
    2. I’ve finally managed to scare myself.
    3. Have rekindled old interests. Specifically, words and pictures.
    4. Have been to so many places I wouldn’t have otherwise been to.
    5. Have also learned a lot about myself as a person. Namely, that I’m a really good leader and that my “limits”, while still in the human category are still a tad higher than the average Joe’s.

    I’m sure that there’s a lot more to add to the list, which I’ll do, but not until I’ve ingested some more morning caffeine!

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