I always get a kick out of reading some biker’s comments on a motorcycle forum or on our Facebook Page that goes something like… “Who wants to listen to music when they’re out on a ride?” Or, “When I ride, I just want to hear the sound of my pipes”, and “I ride to get away from my phone”. Makes me think of an eye-patched pirate, as I can’t help but say “ARRRRGH” and then smile at our rough, tough biker comments.
Apparently, in some eyes, all that ride MUST adhere to the strict stereotype of being a bad-ass biker. Almost makes me want to get a Live to Ride; Ride to Live tattoo before I saddle up again. ARRRRGH!
What’s funny to me is the irony. Think about it… picture the meanest looking, hardest ass biker you can imagine. Now picture him (or her) typing away on their Facebook account. ARRRRGH!
Seriously though, I do get it. Some riders want to hear the wind rush past their ears once in a while. It can be a very peaceful source and really allow one to clear their thoughts. On the other hand, there are also times when your favorite tunes, blasting away are not only equally peaceful, but a really great ride enhancement. Especially, if you really enjoy music! A really great song can be very therapeutic. Personally, my iPhone contains my iTunes Music Library, Pandora Radio, and I’m able to use my Sirius XM subscription (from my truck) with an app on my iPhone. I enjoy many genres of music, so depending on what I’m in the mood for… I just pick one, set it, and GO. I love the sound of my Rhinehart true duals, but if Roll Me Away (Bob Seger), LaGrange (ZZ Top) or any Fleetwood Mac or Eagles song is playing, then the volume goes up and my pipes understand.[fourcol_one][/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one][/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one][/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last][/fourcol_one_last]Until next time: Ride safe and remember YOUR Ride…YOUR Music (or not). ARRRRGH!