The Way of the Bike

I have been asked countless times why I ride, followed right up by countless lectures of the dangers of it. Most of the time, these questions and lectures come from people who have either never ridden in their lives; or didn't grow up around motorcycles so the more you try to explain your point, the more they refuse to understand the logic behind your actions.

I have been riding since I was 5 (at the time of writing this I am 25). I have ridden everything from dirt bikes, to street bikes, to four wheelers, to just about everything in between. Riding is in my blood. Still, no matter how many times I try to explain that people just don't understand.

Yes, I am worried about the dangers of what is out there, but at the same time I also want to live the life I want and know God is out there watching over me. No matter what anyone says I am a rider and will ride till my body will no longer allow me to.

As the saying goes you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. This saying holds true for people who don't ride and they will never understand the feeling of it and how it resonates in your core.

Here are a couple pictures of the bikes I've own throughout the years. The first one was my 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R. I bought it right out of highschool and had it till it was totaled back in 2013 when I was hit.
Kawasaki Ninja

Here is my current bike, a 2002 Honda SuperHawk (VTR1000F). This is the bike I bought to replace the Kawasaki I had lost. I have this one since 2014. It's bigger than the previous bike and still holds value close to my heart just as my Kawasaki did to me being my first bike.
Honda SuperHawk

Thanks for reading my small rant about motorcycles and what they mean to me. Riding is a way of life, most people won't understand it and that is okay.

Don Oerkfitz

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