A New Two Wheel Adventure: From a Bicycle to a Motorcycle

I learned how to ride a bike at a very young age.  I’ve had forays into other activities (some quite healthy and others not so), but ever since I was able to pedal without falling over, the bicycle has been the solution to every conundrum I’ve ever had. It took far too long for me to make that connection.

The bicycle is a means of transportation.  It got me to the corner candy store when I was 8 years old and later, when I was 17 and without a car, to my girlfriend’s house.  Now I ride my bicycle to and from work about 50 miles per week (soon to be 65 miles when I move next month).

The bicycle also saved me a ton of money.  My daily commutes to work and trips to the grocery store save me on insurance, gas, expensive car repairs and the unmeasurable health benefits that kept me from spending money on doctors and the latest exercise gimmick (I’m looking at you Vibro-belt).

That’s not what this blog is about though. This blog is about adventure.  That and learning to ride a motorbike after a lifetime of cycling.

At the top of Logan Pass in Glacier National Park
At the top of Logan Pass in Glacier National Park after climbing 3,477 feet biking 32 miles along the the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Going down was a lot more fun.

The bicycle has has taken me on numerous adventures from ocean shores to 6000-foot mountain passes.  When I buy a motorcycle this March,  I’ll kick my two wheel adventure up a notch with a bit of motorcycle fun between my legs.

Why am I making this transition?  Well, simply, for adventure. I’ll never stop riding a bicycle.  It’s my first and true two wheel love.  The motorcycle is an extension of my love for all two-wheeled transportation.

This blog will touch on why I chose a certain motorcycle to ride, learning to ride a motorcycle, how to safely ride a motorcycle, the differences and similarities between cycling and motorcycle riding, and, most importantly, all the adventures along the way. What I hope you’ll see in early post on this blog is a ton of cycling adventure-related images and posts.  As my motorbike adventures increase, I hope to have a balance of the two. Maybe one will overtake the other at times, but there will many adventures along the way.

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