How to Be a Motorcycle Biker
'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.
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.
- Approved helmet
- Protect your face, eyes and ears
- Long sleeves
- Long heavy pants
- Boots over the ankle
- 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
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
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
Motorcycle Hand Signals
'Safety doesn't happen by accident.'— Anonymous
Be aware of customized or used motorcyclesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Enjoying the ride does not mix with:
- Road irresponsibility
- Drug use
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