If dreams come true...
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
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!
Rules for motorcyclists of Puerto Rico by the Law 107 of August 10, 2007:
- helmets specifically authorized by the State Department of Transportation (DOT)
- gloves that cover the palm of their hands
- closed shoes to the ankles
- goggles if your helmet does not have a visor
- vest with reflector device
- limit of .02% of alcohol
- prohibits the carrying of passengers who are under 12 years
- you can not carry packages in the hands while riding a motorcycle
- prohibited from driving between lanes and passing vehicles using the same lane as both occupy
- will be driven with headlights on at all times
- 2 motorcycles can not travel next to the other
- be licensed to drive motorcycles
Riding motorcycle in Puerto Rico
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
- 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
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.
- BIKE-STAY European Motorcycle Touring Advice
Europe Motorbike Tour Operators Worldwide
Asia motorcycle riding guiding
- Puerto Rican Biker
Participating clubs and organizations
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
© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill