Why do you ride?
Wanted to start a thread about why you started riding a motorcycle and then why you still have one today. Might be a cool thread to hear some stories.
I got my first bike when I was still going to college as a way to save gas. That was back in 2007-2008 when gas prices were first starting to skyrocket to $4 a gallon and above. My motorcycle got over twice the gas mileage my car did at the time and the money I was saving in gas taking it to school about 15-20 miles a day more than covered my loan payment for it. That's where it all started for me, was simply a poor college student using a motorcycle as a commuter to save money. Now on my 4th bike, I have fallen in love with the sport and would much rather be on two wheels. In Wisconsin I ride about 8 months out of the year, which is considered a die hard rider around here. As long as the roads are clear of ice and snow, I ride. The coldest I've riden in has probably been 15-20 degrees, that's where I draw the line. For me motorcycle riding is a release, a "me time" so to speak. It's just me, the machine and the road. I'll always have at least one bike until the day I die.