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Feb 1, 2012
What does riding your motorcycle mean to you?
02/01/2012 9:07 AM (General Riding)


What does riding your motorcycle mean to you?

Traveling by motorcycle is a unique and peculiar thing that is understood by few except those know of it first-hand. The independence and freedom of the open road is something that is lost when traveling by car. You are intimately connected with your surroundings. You see a wider range of sights uninhibited by the cage of a car, a vivid array of scents pass into and out of your helmet, the subtle texture of the road is felt through your grip on the bars and you sense tiny temperature changes on the back of your neck. This is what riding is all about.

Riding. Riding just IS, it’s not euphoric. It’s not work, it’s not fun. It just is, and it’s great.  I’m on the edge…I’ve finally started realizing this, but when I’m riding, something is happening in my mind that hasn’t happened before. I think it’s just being in the moment. Thoughts come into my mind and they go out. I don’t really have a thought, then go onto another, into infinity.  My shoulders don’t hurt anymore, and it’s because I’m not speeding through, I’m just taking it all in. Every revolution of the wheel gets me closer to the next place down the road. Revolving wheels; it’s mesmerizing and it puts me in a really good place. It’s something I always want to come back to.

 

Jan 17, 2012
Tips for Riding in SD
01/17/2012 10:06 AM (Tips)


What do you, as a local/resident rider in SD, want to share with visitors who come to SD to ride?
  1. Watch for deer at dusk/dark. Be extra careful in the Hills riding the curves. It’s so beautiful that it’s hard to keep your eyes on the road.
  2. There are some very nice roads to ride on and that there is very beautiful country to look at.
  3. Recently I discovered the Mobridge/Bismarck 1806/1804 round trip! What a ride! I think there are a ton of these types of routes in this state that usually only the locals know about.
  4. Regardless of what you may hear, there is a great variety of riding conditions in South Dakota. There are long straight roads, curvy canyons and the beauty of the Badlands. Weather conditions are predictable for the most part and riding in South Dakota is just plain fun.