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How to Be a Motorcycle Biker

Updated on June 23, 2015

'Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.'

— Anonymous

I had a dream of becoming a biker. Perhaps someday I will put in practice what I have found to be one. I will share in this article my search and experience.

There is a misconceived thought that all motorcycle bikers are gangsters, bad people, or drug users. It is also wrong to label females bikers as crazy...or freely irresponsible women. People shouldn't be labeled for their likes, just because others have made wrong use of an auto, ideas, or etc, etc...

Motorcycle safety riding rules

A motorcycle is an automotive vehicle with two in line wheels, or three. It is the same idea as a bicycle without pedals, instead it moves by an engine. You will be called a biker riding either one of them.

Love for motorcycles has no age, color, attitudes, social status, nor gender. It is another way to move or travel. It is another hobby for many. For some, it is another way of entertainment or relaxation. Whatever the reason bikers ought to follow some basic rules in order to enjoy around others in behalf of safeness for themselves and the rest.

Nice bikes!


Selecting a motorcycle

A motorcycle is also known as: bike, moto, motorbike, or cycle. There are so many different styles and uses, that if you really want one the first advice is to know them. Not only by a photograph or just by seeing it, you need to know what do you want it for; and if it really suits with your physical, health, and emotional status; as well as capabilities.

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

— Unknown

Love for motorcycles has no age


There is a motorcycles that soothes each one of us

Familiarize yourself with the motorcycle you select. Not all of them are made for the same uses or roads. The best you can do for yourself, as well as, for the motorcycle is to read the manual first.Out there somewhere is a motorcycle that will go along with your personality, even as a passenger. An unknown author quoted:

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

— Anonymous

Kind of motorcycles


Motorcycles biker's gear

Protect yourself wearing the right gear. Avoid serious injury in a collision.

  1. Approved helmet
  2. Protect your face, eyes and ears
  3. Long sleeves
  4. Long heavy pants
  5. Boots over the ankle
  6. Leather full fingered gloves

First and last class in 2010


Get trained and licensed

Getting trained and licensed is about being a responsible motorcycle driver. Insurance will favor this action. Becoming a life long learner is required in every field that life provides. It is about being safe and having others enjoy life safety also.

Everybody has something to teach and everybody has something new to learn about handling bikes in conditions such as:

  • wet roads
  • sandy roads
  • high winds
  • uneven surfaces

Be visible

Motorcycles may become invisible on the road. You may change this by riding extra defensively:

  • Follow road rules.
  • Learn about blind spots of cars and trucks.
  • Use the horn to alert.
  • Ride with headlights on day and night.
  • Use reflective strips and decals on yourself and on the motorcycle.
  • Flash brake lights to let others know you are slowing down.
  • Avoid frequent lane changes

Bikers riding

Bikers on the road
Bikers on the road | Source

Ride safe

My father always said that a driver had to drive his own vehicle, the one in the front, the one in the rear, and the others to the right and left side of the road. Keep in mind:

  • Space and time for actions
  • Turning vehicles
  • Signals

Motorcycle Hand Signals


'Safety doesn't happen by accident.'

— Anonymous

Be aware of customized or used motorcycles

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Final words

Enjoying the ride does not mix with:

  • Road irresponsibility
  • Alcohol
  • Drug use
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness

Learn more from each place's road laws. The above given are mainly the basics everyone should follow to be a motorcycle biker. Live simple, care deeply, love generously, and enjoy the

Blessings to all enjoy the ride!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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

— Unknown author

Become a life long learner

Enjoy the ride!


© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Froggy213 thanks! If we think about hospital bed or morgue; we will never enjoy. I have tested my faith sitting on a plane.

    • Lastheart profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      7 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Ericdierker thanks....that was a quite good odyssey. I have heard that the Triumph Trident was fantastic and the fastest street machine.

    • Froggy213 profile image

      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      A great hub honey. I hope everyone will consider safety first and foremost when getting on a motorcycle. Too many people think they can just ride no matter what and we soon find them in a hospital bed or morgue.

      Voted up and up

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      7 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      If someone is not a biker -- and claims they have never dreamed of being one they are one of two things: A liar, or rather pathetic.

      Got mine in '76. A Triumph Trident. I think 1960. It was left in a garage I was paid to clean out. My partner found the other gem a Begay painting now worth 80K.

      I tuned it up and headed on a 2,000 mile odyssey through every inch of the Navajo Indian Res. Sold it that year for new snow skis and boots and bindings.

      Great hub. thanks


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