So, I was just going through some of my books and came across one I was asked to write something for. The Book is titled “Why We Ride” and it’s 101 inspiring stories about women and their motorcycles, written by a friend Tami Walker of Diva Customs. I thought I’d share with you what I wrote for the book and was hoping you would share with us why YOU ride.
“I ride for the uncomfortable silence. You know some people out there hate silence,hate being around other people and not talking. I get on my bike for that silence. Of course I don’t ride a mo-ped my 1200XL with headwork and supertrapp exhaust makes noise, but it;’s the silence in my head that riding gives me. I don’t have to have a conversation with someone that doesn’t really interest me, I dopn’t have to tell the same story to yet another stranger I have just been introduced to. I don’t have to explain myself to anyone. I can just enjoy the silence of my mind as my motorcycle becomes an extension of my body. It connects me to the mechanical aspect of the machine. I can feel the piston pounding up and down with every beat my heart makes. I can feel the mix of fuel and air with every breath I take in. I enjoy the silence in my mind while this all take place simultaneously, and my motorcycle makes me one with the environment, this is my time to enjoy that uncomfortable silence. ” ~Sara Liberte