If dreams come true...

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If dreams come true... I would be riding on a Harley Sportster Iron 883.

I have been a dreamer since I have known who I am. My father's approval of knowing that one of his three daughters was on a motorcycle would have made him chain me into the dungeon!

Not everybody loves motorcycles as I do; and not everybody that loves motorcycles has a chance to ride one, purchase one, the ability to ride one, or even the understanding of some family members... unfortunately like me. Until now, that has been what made me retreat, because of my love for my children that lost their Father on his motorcycle in an accident and they do not want to have the same experience with me, their Mother. We parents have to respect our children's feelings; it does not mean weakness or giving away authority...but dreams...for a while.

One day I will finish my riding classes

L.A.M.A. patches

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In 1999 L.A.M.A. became an International Association with Chapters in Puerto Rico, Mexico, USA, and Cuba
In 1999 L.A.M.A. became an International Association with Chapters in Puerto Rico, Mexico, USA, and Cuba | Source

Riding as a passenger

Risk is in everything we do and where we are. Riding a motorcycle as a passenger was a great experience. The groups we have here in Puerto Rico are not formed by gang members. They are riders that follow safety rules and they have lots of fun cruising the island. One of the best groups I had the opportunity to ride with was the American Motorcycle Association (L.A.M.A.).

When I met Greg (Froggy213), one of the things that made me know we would have a good relation was his love for God and that he also loves motorcycles...and especially Harley Davidson. Amos 3:3 says: "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" We want a motorcycle but we will not sweat it either, if it comes we will welcome it.

Motorcycles are great, but there is also fun in other activities. Happiness comes from inside out!

Law 107

Rules for motorcyclists of Puerto Rico by the Law 107 of August 10, 2007:

  1. helmets specifically authorized by the State Department of Transportation (DOT)
  2. gloves that cover the palm of their hands
  3. closed shoes to the ankles
  4. goggles if your helmet does not have a visor
  5. vest with reflector device
  6. limit of .02% of alcohol
  7. prohibits the carrying of passengers who are under 12 years
  8. you can not carry packages in the hands while riding a motorcycle
  9. prohibited from driving between lanes and passing vehicles using the same lane as both occupy
  10. will be driven with headlights on at all times
  11. 2 motorcycles can not travel next to the other
  12. be licensed to drive motorcycles

Riding motorcycle in Puerto Rico

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Regulations

The regulations have resulted in a safer transit for riders. Precisely it strives to provide security for motorcycle drivers through education and prevention.

According to official figures the different types of injuries have become the leading cause of death among riders around 35 years. The increase in cases is due to:

  • the lack of helmet use
  • speeding
  • odd maneuvers
  • alcohol level in the blood
  • inexperience at the wheel facing complex traffic conditions

A fact is that 90 percent of those injured are men and the most common injuries occur to the head, legs and arms.

State by state motorcycle laws

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Europe motorcycle laws linked below

Motorcycle laws are good

Motorcycle laws are good and they do not spoil your freedom of adventure. Read the laws from your place to assure a good ride. Regulations are different from place to place, but you ought to know them and do what is right even though it is not written anywhere...'common sense' leads wise people.

Below I am sharing link to motorcycle laws, for your benefit.

Asia motorcycle riding guiding

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Freedom

Freedom does not mean craziness, neither does fun mean to break the laws. Laws are put to save others also from those that do not have auto-control. Let's learn to do things the way they are meant to be; the law of attraction is a simple nature rule of cause and effect; what you do is what you get.


Have fun and ride safely!


Blessings to all! and may good dreams may come true


© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

Iron 883

© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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Comments 11 comments

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Froggy213 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

This is a great hub; when are you gonna buy us one?? lol

He, do the police know about these laws? They sure break a lot of them.


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Froggy213 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

woops--that meant hey


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Hey, if it's your dream, then go for it and enjoy!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

I am sorry to read about your family tragedy. I am happy to know Froggy and you have found each other.

I lost my best friend on a motorcycle. I believe motorcycles do not gain enough respect from non-bike automobiles on the road. I can not tell you how many times I've seen automobiles put a bike driver in danger.

Stay saf and always be happy friend.


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

billybuc, that short exclamation was an exciting encouragement.

shiningirisheyes, Bikers become invisible on the roads and others become bullied by car drivers. The thing is to stay safe and like our friend says ...enjoy!


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I love to ride too! I am not sure what other feeling comes close to the ones I have when riding a motorcycle: freedom, cheerfulness, it's all there ...

I don't own a motorcycle because I find them impracticle for my life-style but when I do get a chance, I always hop on one and go for a ride.

Fun read.

Cheers!


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Mr. Happy I am happy for your visit and to know that you also love to ride.


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Enjoy your dreams, interesting hub.


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

girishpuri thanks for enjoying my dream!


Claribel 21 months ago

Now if it was like some of the festivals in Spain... they bring in trukcs filled with peas, which the drunken young Pea Enthusiasts then proceed to throw at each other.Well, I'd all for that.The modern frozen baby peas are pretty popular in our house. Our kids will pour them cold into a bowl and snack on them.And a "Pie Floater" is popular here. A meat pie swimming in mushy canned peas. All your meat and vegetables in a convenient pre-chewed form.


Danice 21 months ago

People norllamy pay me for this and you are giving it away!

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