What is it about motorcycles that gets your motor running? The look? The sound? The feeling? Which of your senses gets best stimulated by these machines?
“To those who love motorcycles deeply, there is usually one aspect of the machine that broadcasts it’s allure in advance of all others… For me, it is their sound that makes the heart race.”
– Melissa Holbrook Pierson
For me, it’s the feeling of a bike’s vibration beneath me, as the sun shines on my skin, and breeze is all around me, as I ride down a winding country back road at 70 mph.
But it’s not that feeling. It’s the one that comes after, when I survey myself, and survey my surroundings, and I realize that so long as that engine stays running, so long as my feet stay off the ground, I haven’t a concern in the world.
That’s around the time when I realize there’s a huge smile on my face and I have no idea how long it’s been there, and I don’t care to question it. I’m just moving forward, through the wind, under the sun, over the motor… smiling.