Seven Things You Didn’t Expect from Motorcycling

Why did you start riding a motorcycle? Have you ever given any thought to that question? The answers are just as diverse as the people who ride. Some did it because it looked cool, some as a cheap alternative to owning a car, and some just did it for the freedom. But what have you taken away from your riding experiences? You might be surprised to learn that many others have taken away the same lessons that you learned.

Seven Things You Learn When Motorcycling

  • There Are Inevitabilities– There are things in this world that are going to happen whether you try to avoid them or not. You will encounter rain while riding. You will drop your motorcycle at some point. You will crash (Hopefully, it will only be minor.)
  • Your Response to Difficulty Is Important– There are inevitabilities, as mentioned above, but they often aren’t the point. How you respond to them is the key. How are you going to handle rainfall? Will you ride through or finding a nice place to take a break? You dropped your bike, are you going to pick it up? You crashed, do you need help and who are you going to call? Keeping a level head and dealing with these situations will become something you can carry with you throughout your entire life.
  • You’re Always Learning– If you ride motorcycles, and you take a break, when you come back to riding, you’re going to need some practice. That’s the nature of the beast, and if you want to keep getting better at riding, you’re going to need to go hunting for more knowledge. Don’t assume you’ll always be able to do something just because you learned it once.
  • Mechanical Magickery– If you ride long enough, you will more than likely encounter a problem that has the potential to leave you stranded. That’s why most riders learn how to do some repairs on their ride. You should probably do the same.
  • Your Environment– Riding a motorcycle will teach you to enjoy the ride and discovery. This will lead you to learn every nook, cranny, road, diner and dive available to you in your area. Revel in the expansion of your options.
  • People Rock, Most of the Times– You’ll encounter a lot of people out there who won’t notice you, cut you off and yell at you. However, there are just as many, if not more, who will wave at you, smile and start a conversation. Motorcycling just does that for people.
  • Life Is an Adventure– No matter what happens to you out there on the road, you will find that most of those experiences add spice to your life. No matter how small or mundane a ride may seem, as soon as you tell the story of it to your friends and family, you will find that they never find your experience dull.

Cherish the time you get to ride—from the motorcycling attorneys at Metier Law Firm.

Tom Metier

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