i’ve had my motorcycle for about two months now. (in other news, i bought a motorcycle. more on this at 11.) here is a collection of thoughts about the motorcycle and riding that i’ve gathered so far:

  • make all reasonable efforts to raise your helmet’s face shield before sneezing
  • one does not truly appreciate the effect of wind chill until having ridden a motorcycle
  • most people suck at driving
  • random strangers suddenly want to talk to me about my bike and motorcycles in general. this has happened at work, at church, at the gas station, at the hardware store, and at a red light on a highway
  • filling up your gas tank for $10 is a great feeling
  • running out of gas and having to switch to reserves while on the interstate is a little scary
  • if oddly textured roadway feels funny in a car, try it on a bike