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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't gone very far, I am pretty much a solo rider, but I love cruising around town styling and profiling with my 2003 VTX 1300. It is a beautiful bike and I love showing it off. I know many other riders feel the same. What is it with bikes? I have had some nice cars, but I never just showcased them. Cars are good transportation, but a pretty bike is so much more. I love looking at pretty bikes (mine or otherwise). Any thoughts on why we tend to raise our bikes above any other type of transportation?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 09:48 PM
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My bike is my everyday ride when it's not raining or snowing real hard. I go on rides with my wife and friends too but my bike is not saved for special occasions and sunny days. I spend a lot more money on gas than I do on wax and chrome polish.
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To show off a bike it needs to stand still.
Ain't happening when my bike leaves the garage.
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I haven't gone very far, I am pretty much a solo rider, but I love cruising around town styling and profiling with my 2003 VTX 1300. It is a beautiful bike and I love showing it off. I know many other riders feel the same. What is it with bikes? I have had some nice cars, but I never just showcased them. Cars are good transportation, but a pretty bike is so much more. I love looking at pretty bikes (mine or otherwise). Any thoughts on why we tend to raise our bikes above any other type of transportation?
Why we ride...? No other feeling like it, not a car, truck or boat. Being out there with the wind all around you, the open road, the power of my VTX under me. Even very familiar sights or roads seem more picturesque or exciting on a bike but my favorite is to explore roads and places I have never seen before. This is a huge country, with plenty too see and every bike owner owes themselves the chance to see as much of it as you can before you hang up the spurs.

I started riding dirt bikes when I was just a kid, hit the streets when I first got my licence at 16 and been riding every since, I'm now 65 and will continue to ride as long as I can. Why do I ride... it's not just a "mode of transportation", it's special way of life, a special way to look at life, on the back of my bike. Like I started out saying... No other feeling like it.
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I thought cruising was when Gay men went looking for casual sex. In the UK its called cottaging and is normally done around public toilets at odd hours. (no I am not gay) so when you say you like to cruise............ :+)
See Al Pacino movie of the same name
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Star Trek got its Transporter....H.G. Wells had his Time Machine...we gots the VTX...


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A thrill, addiction, or therapy. Call it what you will. I've enjoyed biking since my cousin took me on my first ride at 6 yo on his Kushman scooter.
Have even been told my bike was an idol..
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A thrill, addiction, or therapy. Call it what you will. I've enjoyed biking since my cousin took me on my first ride at 6 yo on his Kushman scooter.
Have even been told my bike was an idol..
There are worse forms of idolatry than being a biker LoL can you imagine how many Christians would have to give up if that was the case?
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can you imagine how many Christians would have to give up if that was the case?

Where is the source of this deep thought? I'm not taking your word for it.
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