Lessons from a Biker

...submitted by Martin Hobbs


o      Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

o      Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 100 mph!

o      If you wait, all that happens is that you get older..

o      Midnight bugs taste just as bad as Noon time bugs.

o      Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.

o      It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed.

o      The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rearview mirror.

o      Never be afraid to slow down.

o      Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.

o      Sometimes it takes a whole tankful of fuel before you can think straight.

o      Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you'll ride alone. 

o      Never hesitate to ride past the last street light at the edge of town.

o      Never do less than forty miles before breakfast.

o      If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride.

o      A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

o      Respect the person who has seen the dark side of motorcycling and lived.

o      Young riders pick a destination and go... Old riders pick a direction and go.

o      A good mechanic will let you watch without charging you for it.

o      Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.

o      Always back your bike into the curb, and sit where you can see it.

o      Work to ride & ride to work.

o      Whatever it is, it's better in the wind.

o      Two-lane blacktop isn't a highway - it's an attitude.

o      When you look down the road, it seems to never end - but you better believe, It does!

o      Winter is Nature's way of telling you to polish your bike.

o      Keep your bike in good repair: Motorcycle boots are NOT comfortable for walking.

o      People are like Motorcycles: each is customized a bit differently. .

o      Sometimes, the best communication happens when you're on separate bikes.

o      Good coffee should be indistinguishable from 50 weight motor oil. .

o      The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

o      When you're riding lead, don't spit.

o      A friend is someone who'll get out of bed at 2 am to drive his pickup to the middle of nowhere to get you when you're broken down.

o      Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt @ 70 mph can double your vocabulary.

o      If you want to get somewhere before sundown, you can't stop at every tavern. 

o      There's something ugly about a bike on a trailer.

o      Don't lead the pack if you don't know where you're going. 

o      Practice wrenching on your own bike. .

o      Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.

o      Don't argue with an 18-wheeler. 

o      Never be ashamed to unlearn an old habit.

o      A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

o      If you can't get it going with bungee cords and electrician's tape, it's serious.

o      If you ride like there's no tomorrow, there won't be. 

o      Bikes parked out front mean good chicken-fried steak inside. .

o      There are drunk riders. There are old riders. There are NO old, drunk riders.

o      Thin leather looks good in the bar, but it won't save your butt from "road rash" if you go down.

o      The best modifications cannot be seen from the outside.

o      Always replace the cheapest parts first.

o      You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze. 

o      Patience is the ability to keep your motor idling.

o      Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

o      Keep the paint up, and the rubber down!.

o     There are two types of people in this world, people who ride motorcycles and people who wish they could ride motorcycles.

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