I’m constantly being asked for some advice and tips for new bikers, so my goal in this post is to summarize what I tell every new person who asks me that.
Without further ado, here are 4 tips for every new biker:
1. Always choose a beast you can handle. Starting from the ground up, in order to be a biker, ones needs to purchase a motorcycle. You ain’t getting into a biker club if you ride a moped. That’s a fact! Whether you’re looking for a sports bike or a cruiser, you must consider your own weight and strength.
For example: a two hundred pound wrestler might buy a big old cruiser knowing that he’d have no issue handling the beast… On the flip-side, a hundred forty pound female motorcycle enthusiast will most likely get one of the smaller, lighter Harley’s that she can pick up in case it falls over. Which brings me to point number two… Continue reading 4 Tips For New Bikers
I’ll start off by saying that I’m a cruiser guy all day, but the reason I’m writing this is because my son in law bought a sports bike and we had a long conversation about which one is best and why… All while having wine and steaks out back…
I’ve summarized, if you can call it that, so please see below for my 5 cents on each one. Enjoy!
Benefits of a cruiser:
I will start off with the cruiser type, because it’s my personal preference.
I’ve owned a Harley cruiser for most of my adult life. It was never my only form of transportation, since I also an old Toyota 4X4.
The Harley I own is extremely comfortable to ride and is perfect for cross country trips. Throughout my lifetime, I’ve done 17 different trips across the US and my Harley never let me down. I can’t say the same about a Volvo we had… It broke 3 times in 3 years, and then we sold it! Crazy, right?! Continue reading Cruiser vs Crotch Rocket
An old friend of mine Freddy, is coming over all the way from Arkansas. He was in the club as well, but left not too long before I did.
We’ve been talking about him visiting for 3 years now and finally he decided to come after hiring a manager for his tree service company. Soon after he left SCRC, he started the business and apparently has been successful enough to hire a manager. It’s been 7 years since we’ve seen each other, mostly because all of those years he’s been grinding non stop to make the company what it is now, a success.
Honestly, and I hope that Fred doesn’t read this, but I do look up to him. It has nothing to do with the fact that he’s 7 years older than me, but with his dedication to achieving success. Even though we didn’t see each other for so long, doesn’t mean that we didn’t call and check in every once in a while. We did! Continue reading Freddy’s driving over
My favorite thing about being a biker is probably the experiences you have unlike any other.
You don’t understand how close one group of people can grow until you’re in a biker club. You do everything together. I know this sounds typical, but they literally become your ride or dies.
I remember when I got my first bike about thirteen years ago. It was a Harley Davidson bike and I had gone out with a few of my friends and ended up buying the bike. About a month after I got my first bike, I found a local bike club while out riding. They were at a local bar and I walked in and began to talk to them about bikes. I told them this was my first bike and I was kind of new to the “biking scene.” Continue reading Being A Biker