does riding a motorcycle scare you?

@redphile (2265)
Philippines
October 31, 2009 11:13pm CST
my service is a motorcycle everyday going to and from work. Before I started riding on one, I said that I'll never do that. But when I had a boyfriend that has a motorcycle, well it scared me but now its thrilling being on one. I can feel the wind on my face and the chill of the air makes me want to hug my bf more. Haha! Would you ride on one or have you been riding? How do you feel? Scared or excited?
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26 responses
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
1 Nov 09
Hi redphile, I have never been afraid of motorcycles and for most of my life, I have always owned one kind of bike of some kind. There are many people that are afraid of bikes and getting on something with two wheels and be so exposed to the elements. I have always been a biker and there is nothing more exhilarating that taking the bike out for a spin at the weekend
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
were planning to get a bigger bike so we can to provinces, longer trips. It will be so much fun!
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
1 Nov 09
That does sound fun. Nothing better than to be able to pack up the gear and tour around on a bike. Some people love taking road trips in a car but it is so much better on a bike.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
were also thinking of getting a car for long trips but a big bike sounds m0re exciting!
• Boston, Massachusetts
1 Nov 09
I enjoy riding the motorcycle. My uncle used to take me along in give me a ride to school and home when i was in my grader years together with my brother. It was really fun.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
good for you! Be careful okay?
• Boston, Massachusetts
2 Nov 09
.. i will always take extra care but i don't have any chance now to ride one. thanks for your care.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
sure thing!
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
2 Nov 09
I love riding!! My boyfriend has a Harley and we ride alot. I think it is exciting.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
how great would it be if we also have a Harley haha!
• United States
6 Nov 09
yea, it's my boyfriends bike, he has a honda also but we have only rode that once. It is too cold to ride now.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
1 Nov 09
I don't think I am daring enough to want to ride a motorcycle. My late husband's family were avid motorcycle riders. His father even worked in the motorcycle industry until he retired a few years ago. I was offered a ride many times but all I could see was me falling off. No motorcycle confidence for me!
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
try to be confident and dont think that you will fall. Mind over matter.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
1 Nov 09
Thanks for the advice. i will keep it in mind.
• India
1 Nov 09
HI redphile.... I love ridding motorcycle...I feel im flyint while riding....and wish i would have a girlfriend like you who enjoys ridding. Take Care
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
ahaha! I hope you will have one soon. =)
• India
2 Nov 09
:) Ya im hoping too..lets see when i will find one... Take Care :)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 09
I wouldn't say that this scares me, quite the contrary! I love the idea of riding a motorcycle even though I don't have one of my own. I'm sure that there are a lot of thrills to be had and it sounds like a very exciting thing to do. I believe there are risks involved but that goes with the package. I had this down as one of my goals! I want to learn how to ride a motorcycle and haven't had the opportunity as yet due to financial problems. If I ever get around to doing this I will be very excited on the day! Andrew
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
well good for you and good luck! Just remember to always be on the safe side.
@svrider88 (115)
• United States
1 Nov 09
I am a motorcycle mechanic and I ride everyday. it is fun and as long as you re careful it is safe. The only scary part is the other drivers in their cars on the road not paying attention.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
correct! Safety comes first!
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
I enjoy riding in a motorcycle if the driver is not reckless driver and always set a precautionary measures. Although, I despise riding on a motorcycle if it is not properly clean, the driver have no discipline and very arrogant. I would not make myself ride on him unless he change the momentum of his fast driving. As i now most of the vehicular the road involves a motorcycle. Especially if the driver have no helmet very fast to drives would surely met an accident unless one makes a lowdown.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
yeah some bikers do it for fun and take for granted the safety measures. Those who doesnt have discipline like drunk drivers. They should be stripped of their licenses if caught.
• India
1 Nov 09
no i can't scared riding a motorcycle because i use a stable speed of motorcycle and i know how much speed i can handle. have a nice day.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
well good for you, speed should be adjusted depending on the type of road and the traffic.
@rhan04 (309)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
I'm not scared. I guess it really depends on the driver. I grew up riding a motorcycle. Our dad used to take us to different trips when we were still kids.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
thats great because if you learned something when youre young you will never get scared of it anymore.
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
1 Nov 09
motorcycle?..ahh sorry but it's not my kind of transpo. i had several bad experience with motorcyce the worst was break is busted and i slam on a road pavement near a university, obviously i got bruises and muscle pain..it was embrassing moment for me..
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
oh sorry for that. We're always careful and traffic rules are always followed.
• Indonesia
1 Nov 09
Riding a motorcycle is very exciting indeed, i also uses it to go to work since my workplace is about 50 KM from my house, but be careful though, because riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, i got a few broken bones disfigured pinky thanks to my many accidents, so always obey the laws of the road, and always wear your helmet and body protector.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
oh too bad, be careful and yes we are always obeying traffic rules so that we'll have a smooth ride.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
1 Nov 09
Yes, I am really afraid of riding a motorcycle. For most people, motorcycling is a great deal of fun. But it's very important to learn how to ride a motorcycle safely. Sometimes, people ride it just for fun and pay no attention to the security, then carelessness may often lead to serious problems. You see, in my country, the government has take measures to forbid people to ride motorcycle on the road for its high-risk. In my opinion, people really should be careful when riding motorcycle, especially when they feel excited.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
you are correct, safety comes first and i always have my helmet on and other safety gears.
@buping (954)
• China
1 Nov 09
i redphile, i do not ride a motorcycle often, but it really scared me when i am riding a motorcyle. actually i have never ride it by myself, but my friend alway ride it in high school, first i could not ride on it coz it really scared me. but my boyfriend asked me to on his motorcycle. so i did. first it was very slowly, and i felt interesting, but he speeded up, it was so terrible.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
just be careful and make sure that youre clinging very tightly to him. Its terrible at first because its scary but you will enjoy it when youre used to it.
@carmelbg (521)
1 Nov 09
I have only ever been a passenger on motorcyles. I love them! I would love to get my licence but I think its very expensive and riding them can be complicated. My husband has his licence and has had various bikes on and off and I have always loved riding on the back of them. Hugging in close and zooming along country roads in the sunshine is so much fun! The roads are very bad where we live now with many potholes and bad stretches of tarmac so it would be too dangerous to ride here. I miss the thrill of his motorbike!
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
thats true thats why I love being the passenger. I just sit there at the back and hug my partner. So much fun.
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
i don't know how to ride a motorcycle by myself, i just ride with my husband and it doesn't scare me when i back ride at him because i know that he's too careful in riding it. I know how to ride a bike and so maybe it's easier for me to know how to ride a motorcycle someday.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
one time he was teaching me to drive it but i got scared and didnt know ha. Yeah well I know how to ride a bicycle but its still difficult for me to learn how to ride the bike. =)
• India
1 Nov 09
I love motor cycles. I have been riding a motor cycle for the last twenty five years. The only problem is I have been riding only 100, 125 and 150 cc powered motor cycles. I always wanted to ride a powerful motor cycle like Harley Davidson.Unfortunately, because of the government restrictions, we do not have any powerful motorcycles, and the maximum power is 500cc of Royal Enfield Bullet motor cycles, which are quite heavy and you can only cruize in this bike. Riding a motor cycle, is something which cannot be described in words. Particularly it will be very enjoyable to have a girl friend like you in the back.(well when I was young my wife also used to do the same thing, and at times she even used to kiss my neck)
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
ahaha good for you and your wife. 25 yrs is a long time, that gives you a lot of experience on the road. Well we only have 125cc since we only use it for short trips. Safety first! Thanks!
@beadguru (40)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
I thinks its fun riding a motorcycle. My father used to have a motorcycle when i was a kid and he used it in going to work. However, there was a time when my father met an accident with his motorcycle. We thought we're gonna lose him that time. However, God is good and he let my father survive the accident.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
God is really good and great that youre father is well now. Were always careful and always reminded that safety first.
@jerimiyah (232)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
it does not scare me since my dad use to pick me up from school on a motorcycle. though i have my own motorcycle, i go for a scooter.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
yeah its an easy means of transportation as you go to places everyday.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
I used to own a 750cc motorbike years ago and it was real fun. I can spend the whole day with my wife on that huge monster going to different nearby provinces. The thing with bike riding is the time you are really scared is when you are already at home and recalls your experiences on the road especially the near misses. When you are on the road, nothing really scares you.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
its really fun and exciting, you can really feel the wind. Except maybe if its raining or under the scorching sun.