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. A motorcycle is an independent thing. Motorcycle riding has been a passion of mine since my teens. I cuss like a sailor; I smoked cigarettes for many years and have never looked back; also, I ride a motorcycle... in Dallas along I-35E... so there ya go.
. I really love to ride my motorcycle. When I want to just get away and be by myself and clear my head, that's what I do. All girls like guys who are tough. Obviously, riding a motorcycle - I don't want to say that there's a bad boy quality - but there's definitely a tough and macho thing about a guy who rides a motorcycles and that element of danger. I look my best when I take my helmet off after a long motorcycle ride. I have a glow and a bit of helmet hair.
. The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike... you have to understand what she wants. I think of a motorcycle as a woman, and I know that sounds silly, but it's true. The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon... it sounds romantic, but it's true - the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine - a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special.
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. A motorcycle is an independent thing. Motorcycle riding has been a passion of mine since my teens. I cuss like a sailor; I smoked cigarettes for many years and have never looked back; also, I ride a motorcycle... in Dallas along I-35E... so there ya go.
. I really love to ride my motorcycle. When I want to just get away and be by myself and clear my head, that's what I do. All girls like guys who are tough. Obviously, riding a motorcycle - I don't want to say that there's a bad boy quality - but there's definitely a tough and macho thing about a guy who rides a motorcycles and that element of danger. I look my best when I take my helmet off after a long motorcycle ride. I have a glow and a bit of helmet hair.
. The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike... you have to understand what she wants. I think of a motorcycle as a woman, and I know that sounds silly, but it's true. The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon... it sounds romantic, but it's true - the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine - a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special.


I totally get what you're saying. The problem with the "girls" part for me now, is that when I take my helmet off, they all look away.

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You ride I-35 in Dallas Yea you're a brave guy....
Yes for the past 35 years I have been riding my motorcycle to work from Carrollton, Denton County, to north of downtown Dallas, Parkland Hospital. For 1980-1986 1979 KZ-750, from 1986 to two weeks ago a 1986 ZL-900. I am now in the break-in period for the 2015 Versys 1000.

I have the ZL-900, the 'Lil Girl', posted on Craigs and ZL-OA.com. The bottom has fallen out of vintage bikes. It is like I am giving it away. The ZL has less than 40k miles. I live 30 miles round trip to work. That is equal to an estimated 1,333 days I have driven the ZL on I-35E, north Dallas, to work.

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Yes for the past 35 years I have been riding my motorcycle to work from Carrollton, Denton County, to north of downtown Dallas, Parkland Hospital. For 1980-1986 1979 KZ-750, from 1986 to two weeks ago a 1986 ZL-900. I am now in the break-in period for the 2015 Versys 1000.

I have the ZL-900, the 'Lil Girl', posted on Craigs and ZL-OA.com. The bottom has fallen out of vintage bikes. It is like I am giving it away. The ZL has less than 40k miles. I live 30 miles round trip to work. That is equal to an estimated 1,333 days I have driven the ZL on I-35E, north Dallas, to work.

Watch the 'Walk-Around' of my ZL for sale on YouTube:

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