Sorry if this has already been asked tried searching for it and nothing came up. So I was at Wally World today letting my bike warm up after picking up some meds (sore throat). Noticed an older gentleman walking toward me and he stopped and complimented my bike, and he then asked me" Why do you ride?" So this was my answer: One word.. "Freedom"- Motorcyclist are the modern day cowboys. Being on a motorcycle is similar to jumping on the saddle of a horse and grabbing the reigns.. yelling "Yawhhh", leaning into the wind and feeling the exhilerating adrenaline rush of speed and scenery flashing by all around you and below you. Like cowboys, who might ride with a group of friends side by side with their horses, motorcyclist do the same. We can ride up next to each other, talk to each other at stop lights, laugh as we all try to be the first one to get to the speed limit from a red light, and point out wonders of nature as we role along the winding country roads. When you ride a motorcycle, unlike in a car, you don't really care where you are going most of the time.. you just ride. . In a car, you drive because you have a destination you are trying to get too.. Yeah.. going for a car ride can be fun.. but it does not compare to going for a motorcycle ride. The gentleman looked at me smiled and said "Damn good answer." He walked to the spot next to me threw his leg over his Harley started it up and as he pulled out he gave me a wave. Just wanted to share my story of why I ride. So what's yours?