It’s a sad fact that many people will go through their entire lives having never ridden a motorcycle. Not even once. Some might go through life without even thinking about riding one, and that really is a crying shame. Because everybody that can, should make sure they ride a motorcycle at least once in their life, and this is why.
First of all, there’s a good chance that the moment you begin your maiden voyage on a motorcycle, you’re life will be changed, forever. And for the better. Like it has for so many people, all over the world. Because once you realise how liberating it can be, setting off into the sunset, with an engine, two wheels and zero worries, you might never look back.
Personally, I haven’t found anything that can relieve my mind of the stresses and strains of daily life like a quick ride on a motorbike; and I’ve tried all sorts! (It’s saved me from a life of alcoholism, too – Al)
No, when you give your mind and body something like riding a motorbike to concentrate on, you’ll quickly forget about that looming tax return, that broken washing machine, or that shed roof that’s pissing rain water all over the kid’s toys. Even if only for an hour or so. But sometimes that’s what we all need.
Everyone should have a hobby that’s a little bit more engaging than watching the TV or going to the pub. And taking your first tentative steps in to the world of motorcycling might be the start of a new chapter of your life. A reason to get out more, a reason to explore more and a reason to make more friends.
Not everyone’s cuppa
Of course not everybody that decides to ride a motorcycle takes to it. You might absolutely hate it. And I suppose there is nothing wrong with that. But there’s no harm in trying, is there? You’ll never know until you try it, so what have you got to lose? Nothing? But you’ve got something incredible and potentially life-changing to gain.
And even if you don’t like it, experiencing the roads from a different perspective will almost certainly change the way you view other road users, when you’re bombing about in your car. And that, potentially, could make you a safer driver. So you’d be doing us all a favour!
I’ve heard too many people tell me they discovered the joys of motorcycling far too late in their lives. I understand why that’s quite often the case; there are plenty of reasons not to bite the bullet and do your bike test. Work constraints, family commitments, cash-flow issues are all legitimate barriers. Buying a bike and learning to ride it takes time and money that, for most of us, are in short supply. But if you don’t make time for yourself to live your life, you’re not really living it. And if you don’t spend at least some of the money you earn on enjoying yourself, there’s not a lot of point in earning it in the first place.
Save a life
I know I’m probably preaching to the converted here. If you’ve found yourself on 44teeth.com, it’s probably because you’ve either already got a bike, or are desperate to have one. If that sounds like you, but you haven’t got one yet, there really has never been a better time. You’re not getting any younger, don’t forget.
If you do have a bike, you’ve always had a bike, and going out for a ride is your favourite thing to do, you already know why everyone should ride a motorcycle; because it’s the best thing in the world. So spread the word. If you’ve got a friend that’s never done it, or perhaps never even thought of doing it, plant the seed. Preach on, brother (or sister). Save them from an existence without motorcycles. Save them from themselves. Help them find happiness. It might be the kindest thing you’ll ever do.