Have you ever wondered how it would feel sitting on a powerful motorcycle and cruising down the road? I watch motorcyclists go by and ask myself the question: Would I like to do this? Would this be fun?
Motorcycles always intrigued me. Not only did the bikers have a certain charisma, but just imagining being on the road, the force of the wind and a feeling of complete freedom was fascinating to me. I never have pursued this activity except during one short period when I was young and a boyfriend had a motorcycle. So, when our friend and neighbor prepared for a special motorcycle trip with friends, I had to find out more about it. I had to find out what made them want to ride a motorcycle, what do they feel when driving down the road through beautiful scenery, in fair weather or foul. Assuming that you would enjoy more hearing directly from them, I organized an informal interview during which they could share their experiences, their thoughts and feelings. It was plain fun to watch them, the passion showing in their voices and faces, the love they have for their motorcycles and mostly, the camaraderie and friendship amongst them. As they said, you can ride the bike alone but it becomes truly special when you can do it with some friends sharing the passion with you.
They left for their trip – the knights of the road, as I see them. Maybe because I am European, it just strikes a very romantic cord in me. In a way, I wish I could join them on this adventure, experience the road, live the adventures of the road, and most of all, commune with nature. It would be a thrill for me and satisfy the four parts of total health: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I truly believe that having a passion and combining it, like in this case, with physical activity, mental alertness, friendship and fun can only have a positive effect on our health and well-being. Anything which allows us to grow, stretch, strive and achieve is beneficial and should have a place in our lives. There are many different avenues; let’s take one and stop being a bystander. These three guys have been very inspirational to me and I am very grateful for their time and willingness to share their uplifting spirit.
We will follow them during their trip and find out from time to time how they are doing and where they are. Let’s experience this road trip with them and have a blast! We will publish the updates in “The Forum” and your comments would be welcome and appreciated. Their first destination is the motogpmotorcycle races in Austin.
Enjoy the video in “spotlights” giving you some insight of what a biker feels and experiences. The interview was very impromptu and the “real” thing. Have fun!