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Ewa Likes Motorcycles

Ewa (like Whateva) called me Monday night. She was hooking her battery back up to her bike. The last time I saw her we were in her garage pulling the battery out of her motorcycle and winterizing it. The temperature was right around freezing but Ewa seemed unfazed and hellbent on going for a ride. You go, girl.

Of course, like anyone doing anything for the first time, the process didn’t go without questions:

“Is it black side first or red side first? …Really? …But some guy on the internet said the opposite.”

“Is there supposed to be sparks?”

“OMG I’m going to blow up. Yes, I am, Adrian, I AM going to electrocute myself!”

“Why is there a plastic red bit over the positive but not over the negative?”

“How do I get this thing to fit back in?!”

It took me back to almost a decade ago. Back then,  I was the one asking all of the questions. A friend was offering up answer after answer. It was a big bright new world. My perspective on life was forever changed. My thirst for knowledge on all things motorcycle was insatiable.

“How can I thank you for your help today?”  I would ask my buddy.

“Don’t pay it back, pay it forward.” He always replied.

I’ve been trying to help new riders ever since. That’s part of how this website came to be.

Ride safe, Ewa!


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About Adrian

Adrian is the YouMotorcycle Editor. He never planned on becoming a blogger, but liked the idea of sharing his passion and encouraging others to get out and ride. He believes that anyone thinking about buying a motorcycle should hurry up and buy one, and that everyone who already owns a motorcycles should ride more. He likes V-Twins, scooters, and breaking social norms. He occasionally wears a suit and high-top sneakers when he rides to work. Sometimes he takes out his tools and everything goes from bad to worse. Sometimes everything just falls into his lap. Whatever the case he stays grateful and always tries to learn. If you feel motorcycling is a lifestyle, follow him via social media.


  1. That blog is pretty touching actually. I like the fact that he admitted that 10 years ago he was in the same place as you are now and that he’s sharing his experience.

  2. Your friend’s website is really fine. I could entertain myself there for hours. It’s quite professionally laid out and there’s no junk on it. When I saw the tab for women, I expected sleaze but there was none. Full marks to him.

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