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Old 04-19-2021, 05:52 AM   #1
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Why Do Motorcycle Riders Brag About "Freedom"?

Another cool video by FortNine.
I do like his video "style" and presentation method.


youtu.be/KLOlPBGlq0U

Do you feel "freer" when riding?
I believe I do.

Also.. waving with your longest finger!
Sound familiar?
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:33 AM   #2
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That line about presence is spot on.

As they say, "You never see a motorcycle outside of a therapists office."
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:02 AM   #3
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It's not so much actually riding the motorcycle that makes me feel free, it's being in the awesome places it can take me. Being able to see horizon to horizon, and being in the great wide open makes me feel free, and bikes are the most fun and efficient way of getting there.

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Old 04-19-2021, 08:36 AM   #4
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If it is not the destination, but the journey, a motorcycle enhances the visceral experiences of the path.

Not always a good thing, though those stories are the most told.

Yeah, I know...preaching to the choir.
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Many good points made. It's not necessarily the political context of freedom (Murican freedom) but the free feeling of being in the world, and the presence - the pavement near your feet, seeing the world around you behind a helmet instead of in a cage, etc, but also the state of mind of riding / exploring.

Best feeling I ever had was on a multi-week cross country trip, waking up one day and thinking "all I have to do today is get on my bike and go ride" and that's AWESOME.
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:23 AM   #6
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Many good points made. It's not necessarily the political context of freedom (Murican freedom) but the free feeling of being in the world, and the presence - the pavement near your feet, seeing the world around you behind a helmet instead of in a cage, etc, but also the state of mind of riding / exploring.

Best feeling I ever had was on a multi-week cross country trip, waking up one day and thinking "all I have to do today is get on my bike and go ride" and that's AWESOME.
Agree 1000%. I love the freedom to just go with the day and do whatever we please. One day my husband and I set out for a ride, was going to be several days. We found a beautiful spot on a granite creek bout 30 miles from where we started. We'd been on the road about an hour. We stopped and camped for over 24 hours and had a blast. I love that kind of freedom.
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:39 AM   #7
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I love a good journey whether it's riding hotel to hotel over the course of 300 mile days or spending days out of cell range only surfacing for gas and food. Every time I park the back after a long ride, all I can think about it getting back on it.
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Old 04-19-2021, 10:07 AM   #8
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Also consider a lot of people weren't allowed to ride growing up or didn't have the financial means for awhile. It's 'freeing' to them once they get out there.

Cars and bikes are different but people had that same feeling when they got their license at 16 and didn't have to ask mom and dad to take them to Target anymore.

I didn't really feel that way but a lot of my friends did.

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Old 04-19-2021, 01:50 PM   #9
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Also consider a lot of people weren't allowed to ride growing up or didn't have the financial means for awhile.
I wanted a Vespa as a teenager, and my parents said "hell no," so I bought my 15-year-old self a 33rd birthday present.
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Old 04-19-2021, 02:02 PM   #10
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Same story. Parents didn't have anything against bikes morally or concern for my safety, just weren't gonna help with buying a secondary vehicle. Had a good enough job when I was 21, went through all the steps, came home with a bike one day and they never said anything.
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Considering the input I used to get working and media input freedoms just another word for feeling good. I’m about a mile from SFO and whenever I’m on the bike heading up 101 I feel a certain relaxing pleasure. On my covidiot ride last June I enjoyed taking pictures again of scenery I’ve ridden by many times, just because.
The irony of the need to concentrate providing that Be Here Now oneness by ignoring what isn’t in our immediate path. My smile precludes any need to brag.
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as a city kid, there's just something about getting away from all the stuff usually in my face everyday ...
stop signs, red lights, all the city traffic and people.

then, there's something about finding yourself "out there" and making your way back home again ...

enjoyed the vid, m0t0_ryder, thanks for the link.

having waded through ZAMM a few times, it's always fun to see it being made reference to ... get out of the frame and find a place where quality and truth are the same thing again.
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Old 04-19-2021, 03:56 PM   #13
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It's not so much actually riding the motorcycle that makes me feel free, it's being in the awesome places it can take me. Being able to see horizon to horizon, and being in the great wide open makes me feel free, and bikes are the most fun and efficient way of getting there.

That is really a great photograph and says it all! I was lucky enough to have a Father who was a motorcycle enthusiast (started riding in 1930). I was washing cars to buy my first motorcycle (actually a glorified moped) in the sixth grade in 1961.

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