Why Do Motorcycle Riders Brag About "Freedom"?

Publisert 15. april. 2021
Everyone knows that "Motorcycle" is synonymous with "Freedom" ... but why? Motorbikes have the same dynamics as bicycles and go to the same places as cars - what's so free about that?


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Fair warning - this is a challenging read. Asking what makes freedom "free" is child's play compared to Pirsig's query: what makes good "good"? Fascinating!


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  • Ahhh the freedom to do 150 down the highway while dodging people playing with their phones and arguing about covid and politics, while driving. No cops anywhere. I don't know what it's like in Canada, but that's what it's like there. Probably the same. Before I get any murica shit, half the people I'm dodging are Canadian truck drivers, doing 150, playing with their phones or beating off, maybe both. Whatever they are doing.

  • Freedom means you own your own body, time, and assets; as set forth in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, 5th Amendment, and the 14th Amendment.

  • Me: how old are you ? Guy: between 15 and 35 .. ?

  • Thank you, Ryan.

  • While many riders will say they feel 'free' when they ride, is this something that just developed naturally or is the reason they feel that way because they were told by someone else that that is what it feels like? A kind of placebo effect. Where and when did this notion of motorcycle = freedom originate? Assuming it originated at any particular time and place, I'd say in the very early days of motorcycles. Before Ford's Model T, cars were simply not affordable to every day people. Only the wealthy could afford them. For the previous two decades prior to the production of the Model T, motorized bicycles were an affordable means for people to go farther distances in a shorter time. Faster than a horse drawn carriage. It's speed was comparable to riding horse back but was cheaper and more convenient than a horse. There were trains but they adhered to a schedule and only went where the tracks took them. The motorized bicycle offered individuals a new found freedom. The first of these bikes to really go mainstream was the Indian. Named such for branding purposes. The idea was to instill notions of the wild west, a place where one can be wild and free. A sentiment portrayed in Bon Jovi's song Dead or Alive. "I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride. I'm wanted, dead or alive." After the production of the Model T, cars were now affordable and offered conveniences that a bike couldn't provide. Seating space for a whole family, trunk space, and being enclosed meant not just protection from the elements but also protection in the event of an accident. Motorcycles were falling out of favor with the public. This time also saw the start of WWI. Indian focused on producing for the military thinking this will give them a market lead over their rival Harley-Davidson, but Harley-Davidson wasn't so short sighted and was looking at the long term. They focused on selling to the civilian population and to compete with Ford, they expanded from selling motorcycles to selling motorcycle culture. Part of that culture was that while cars were for the tamed family man, the motorcycle was for the wild and free, manly man. So it may be that this notion of freedom is a marketing ploy from the early days of the motorcycle. Even so, what inspired these men who first made these machines to use freedom as a marketing ploy? Perhaps it was because when they first rode their own device for the first time, they felt free.

  • No

  • Motorcycles are an elixir of life.

  • I ditched social media and facebook back in 2012. Glad I did. I could never ditch the car though. Where I live, it's snow 5 months out of the year.

  • alright you got me im subscribing XD

  • I deal w life and death every day In My job and riding a motorcycle is relaxing to me for the focus I have to have to do it safely and make it back home. Your mind cannot wander when you’re out there. It’s such a here and now experience that you cannot drift mentally. It’s mentally cleansing for me. I have always loved it. I always will.

  • Anecdotal evidence based on a much-too-small sample set, but my personal observation is that there’s considerable crossover in terms of “Freedom” between the motorcyclist and the cruising-under-sail yachtsman. I’ve done both and believe it to be true. Try reading “Good Vibrations” by Tom Cunliffe who, in addition to being a serious rider is the consummate cruising Yottie.

    • I'm not a motorbiker, epilepsy doesn't allow me to, but I am a mountainbiker and this video rings truer than my phones ringtone.

  • … make life a ride

  • This vid is good, but read Pirsig's book "Zen or the Art of Motorcycle Maintanance". It's enlightening.

  • I love to know what that song at the end was

  • thought this was going to be a shit video, glad to be wrong.

  • Well said!

  • It's the closest you can get to flying without leaving the ground!

  • I really like this young man

  • Love your videos,man!

  • I was stuck at home for many months like most of us and at a point I realised my mental was worse than ever. As the lockdown was relaxed a little bit, I took a bike and went out on a 400km trip. It's the best thing I've done! When I was out in a dynamic environment it took some time for my brain to process all the things moving so fast around me. Everything was real and happening in real time unlike in a device I could hold in my hands. The sunrise and sunset were nothing like we see in a youtube video, it was beautiful! I'm still in college and I decided as soon as I get a job, I'll buy my own bike and rarely stay at my home

  • Sailing and riding my harley, the only 2 things that give me the "freedom" feeling

  • motorcycle riding is not for everyone.. some who love it but where never able to get over the fact that there is nothing between you and the pavement even at low speeds is not for them.. for most though, you have to work up to it.. slow rides and get familiarity.. not jumping on the interstate until your comfortable helps.

  • motorcycle riding is a ZEN like experience.. concentrating on the moment forget your troubles...because doing 70 on the highway with nothing but your ass between you and the pavement will do that,.,

  • Riding. Get on your bike and ride. No destination. No time limit. Just ride.

  • Accurate. :) Especially the freedom of the mind thing. Just did a ride with my hubby from Edmonton to Toronto and back. Every time we do a long trip like this, it's so meditative. It's nice just thinking about... nothing. (Except when it's 10c and downpouring on you North of Lake Superior, with the next place to stop 70km away and you want to die)

  • i had more fun on a 125cc taking my license then on my 500cc, feeling the wind, pushing the bike to its limit without going crazy speeds, so light like a kids bike, freedom of movement

  • This is beautiful.

    • "What could I say? Maybe this: the man hunched over his motorcycle can focus only on the present instant of his flight; he is caught in a fragment of time cut off from both the past and the future; he is wrenched from the continuity of time; he is outside time; in other words, he is in a state of ecstasy; in that state he is unaware of his age, his wife, his children, his worries, and so he has no fear, because the source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear." Milan Kundera, Slowness

  • One of the BEST ever short to point video's on NOwine. Here saith the 70 year that has been going the Lambo speed since late 1965 then warp speed in early 69-70's with one of the first CB750 Honda 4 K1's from Sydney Dealer across the road from Central Station after a 12 hour train ride. Took longer to get home as every half hour I would find a shady tree park up and just look at it and wait for my mind and heart to slow down Tony

  • Love that you sell that book on your own store.

  • Damn, this hit hard..

    • As someone who's struggling from Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, motorcycling has been a great help. Its therapeutic. Moreover its one of the few times I could really, really focus on one thing and one thing only instead of pointlessly juggling my attention and brainpower every second. Its freeing

  • listen: i'm on a binge here with every new video a source of another sparkling pearl...and thinking i have a full necklace, here comes Ryan with Jane Austen:))))) ps: bikers and jane go well together; just like Clancy and Jane - a pair dreamt up by bill bailey)g

  • But what about the glass on a motorcycle helmet?

  • He nailed it

    • As someone who's struggling from Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, motorcycling has been a great help. Its therapeutic. Moreover its one of the few times I could really, really focus on one thing and one thing only instead of pointlessly juggling my attention and brainpower every second. Its freeing

  • No frame... Except for the frame given by the helmet (if you wear one)

    • When my son asked me why I like riding. I usually bring up that feeling of freedom. Some time later, after his first Pillion ride with me, he said "I get it now dad... The freedom thing, I mean"

  • No seat belt

  • Smart. Ryan wants more subscribes for his motorcycling channel? He starts making videos that promote motorcycling to gen pop.

  • I feel most like my true self when I'm on my bike. The calming solitude, the never-ending changing landscape, just wandering. Like our ancient ancestors. Wandering, not staying in one place. It feels natural.

  • OK, so cb650r for ¥979,000 or rebel 1100 for ¥1,100,000? I'm 5'11, 235lb, live in metro Japan(so 30km~60km speed limits unless you get on a toll road, then you're up to maybe 120km), lane filtering at stoplights are legal so bike width is a factor, most rides will be around 30 minutes, maybe up to an hour, and then occasionally up to 2 hours, and maybe once a quarter for all day rides. My previous bike was a ktm Duke 390. I've trained on a Harley 650, I've test ridden a Diavel(loved it, can't afford it) and I've ridden another small cruiser and naked. I'm leaning towards the rebel 1100. I'm planning on it I can, to test ride each. What's your opinion?

  • could not have said it any better.

    • nowine.info/loft/pomEsoaddrWRoII/video I once got stung by a wasp on my wrist while riding on the highway. I've never felt more connected to nature while on a motorcycle.

  • My collection of motorcycle truisms: I have never seen a motorcycle parked at a shrink's office. Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need. Four wheels move the body……Two wheels moves your soul. You’ll get farther down the road if you learn to use more than two fingers on the front brake. It takes more love to share the saddle than it takes to share the bed. The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear-view mirror. Never be afraid to slow down. Only bikers understand why dogs love to stick their heads out car windows. Never ask a biker for directions if you’re in a hurry to get there. Don’t ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise. Mountain Dew, beef jerky, and peanut M&M’s are as important as gasoline. Sometimes it takes a whole tank of gas before you can think straight. Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees that you’ll ride alone. Never hesitate to ride past the last streetlight at the edge of town. Never mistake horsepower for staying power. A good rider has balance, judgment, and good timing. So does a good lover. Never do less than forty miles before breakfast. Your bike is your best friend. It takes you where you want to go, it understands your problems, it keeps you company, and best of all it doesn't bitch or talk back. If you do not ride in the rain, you do not ride. A bike on the road is worth two in the shop. Young riders pick a destination and go…Old riders pick a direction and live. A good wrench will let you watch without charging you for it. Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night. Always back your scoot into the curb - sit where you can see it. Work to ride - Ride to work. Whatever it is its better in the wind. Two-lane blacktop isn’t a highway, it’s an attitude. When you look down the road, it seems to never end - but you better believe it does. Winter is nature’s way of telling you to fix and polish. A motorcycle can’t sing on the streets of a city. When racing, second place is just the first loser. Motorcycle boots are not comfortable for walking. They are made that way to encourage proper maintenance. People are like motorcycles: Each is customized a bit differently. If the bike isn’t braking properly, you don’t start by rebuilding the engine. Remember to pay as much attention to your partner as you do your carburetor. Sometimes the best communication happens when you’re on separate bikes. Well-trained reflexes are faster than luck. Good coffee should be indistinguishable from 50 weight motor oil. The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome. Learn to do counterintuitive things that may someday save your butt. The twisties, not the super slabs, separate the bikers from the wanna-bees. When you’re riding lead - don’t spit. If you really want to know what’s going on, watch what’s happening at least 5 cars ahead. Don’t make a reputation that you’ll have to live down or run away from later. A friend is someone who will get out of bed at 2 a.m. to drive his pick-up to the middle of nowhere to get you when you’re broken down. Catching a June bug in the chest (or a yellow jacket in your goggles or a honeybee down your shirt) at 70 miles an hour can double your vocabulary. There’s something really ugly and obscene about a NEW bike on a trailer. Practice wrenching on your own bike. Owning two bikes is useful because at least one can be raided for parts at any given time. You’ll know she loves you if she offers to let you ride her bike. Don’t & she’ll love you even more. Don’t argue with an 18 - wheeler. Never be ashamed to unlearn an old habit. Maintenance is as much of an art as it is a science. If you think those unexplained water droplets on your face are happening because you are riding in a sun shower under a cloudless sky, look ahead because you just might be following a cattle liner....... A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of gasoline. If the countryside seems boring, get off your bike, and go sit in the ditch long enough to appreciate what was here long before the asphalt was..... The Interstate is great for getting you to your destination, but only a deserted two lane blacktop highway will get you to the time, space and place where you really want to be. If you ride like there’s no tomorrow, it's quite possible there won’t be. It will be a sad day when kick starting becomes a lost art........ Gray-haired bikers don’t get that way from pure luck. Never ride faster than your Guardian Angel can fly. Riding is the game you choose and you do it knowing what can happen, no crying, no regrets. The winner isn't the one with the fastest machine, just the one that refuses to lose. Unlike today's cookie cutter machines, the old bikes, the Brits, the Hogs, the Beemers, the Dukes, had a soul. Each and every one was just a little bit different. They shook so bad your mirrors were useless, the engines rattled and clanked, transmissions clunked, and the chain sang it's very own song. Suspensions pogoed, tank slappers were common, tires lost grip if it looked like it was going to rain, and pipes were loud. But one day on those old beasts was worth a year of sitting behind a windshield. If you remember this; Open the petcock, Tickle the carbs, Close the choke, Kick it through once or twice, Open the choke to half way, Bring it up on compression, Hit the switch, Lean over kiss the gas tank and say “you're turned on baby”, Invoke a small prayer, Open the throttle one quarter to one half, and Give it your best kick and Hope you get lucky, then you probably have a few years and more than a few miles on you and remember those magnificent machines. So now when your new machine starts to give you grief remember those old days of iron men and iron machines...........and quit your bitchin.

  • They are easer to drive than a car.

  • No frame on two legs either.

  • Best change on my bike was bar-end mirrors. NOW there is nothing obctructing my field of sight when I ride. Basically it looks and feels like you are just skimming down the road yourself with no vehicle. Yea, no frame. I like that.

    • nowine.info/loft/b4mma6zFaL6sYZg/video I happen to live with a person who has to take care of people who crash their motorbikes, so she wasnt really happy I just bought a motorbike. Its hard to explain but there's something calming to ride a motorbike, its not the speed, its not the "danger", its just peace when you have your helmet on. Stay safe fellow bikers.

  • Cruiser riders favourite George Michael track?

  • Funnily enough, the same principles apply to me riding my bicycle. Sure, the distances don't get as long but I live in a big city with nice countryside surrounding it. I don't need to go far all that often to feel free.

  • For me freedom while riding a bike is being able to take in the surroundings better. Just cruise along look at the road, appreciate the views, speed up when I want and just basically have a nice mellow ride. A car feels closed. The feeling of taking a corner even on a cruiser is just sublime. Leaning into corners in twisty roads is exhilarating. Frequently changing gears in a bike is a joy but a pain in the car. Sure a car is more comfortable especially during rains and more safe than bikes in accidents and you can sit in air conditioning and a lot more things the bike can't do but I could not care less about all those things. This carefree attitude of mine just comes alive on a bike and that for me is freedom, a few moments without care.

  • Slipping through stopped traffic while the caged lemmings sweat their seats and gawk at their screens makes me feel like I own the planet.

  • This is the best video on NOwine. Hands down.

  • Once you get done paying for them.

  • How about a convertible!

  • You, mate , are a Fucking Genious ! Honestly ! Regards, Michael C

  • This should be a commercial! The video was amazing

  • Inspired by Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance I flew across the world to USA and rode from LA to San Diego via Baton Rouge.

  • That's exactly why I got a new phone without bezels.

    • nowine.info/loft/b4mma6zFaL6sYZg/video As someone who's struggling from Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, motorcycling has been a great help. Its therapeutic. Moreover its one of the few times I could really, really focus on one thing and one thing only instead of pointlessly juggling my attention and brainpower every second. Its freeing

  • I've read the book twice, but I'm gonna dig it out and read it again now

  • I suppose any form of personal vehicle is a bastion of "freedom" . Check with the rules and bylaws of any american MC, you quickly learn they are all about anything BUT freedom. FUnny how that goes huh?

    • Ryan's attitude and tone make me expect a snarky joke at every cut but then it turns out he's actually just got a short, well made point. Concise and accurate, well done.

  • Yo, more Prisig content Ryan! One of the most influential books I've ever read.

    • Nobody : can you summarize "zen the art of motorcycling" under 4 minutes. Fort nine : hold my hot coco

  • Aesop Rock's song "Cycles to Gehenna" deals with this exact subject - with the same level of art.

  • I would say no cage rather than no frame. I would also say that the discussion of “quality” in that book also applies. Good video.

  • Still none the wiser, despite all the self pompous pontificating and psychobabble. Or is that because of.....

  • I dunno, my helmet has a frame

    • I love the brotherhood, the smells, feeling the cold and the heat, the dryness and the humidity, being able to stop anywhere... it’s not merely transportation. It’s being consciously connected, moment by moment, to the land.

  • My back and body are beat,my sportbike the hour or so I ride i feel free of that,focus on the road!my motto"a hundred(mph)a day keeps the covid away!!

  • Fweedum!

  • Mr. Canada, why done you come on down the road to Sturgis and say that?

  • I get zen for seconds at a time

  • Nice leather jacket,where can we buy one,thanks in advance!!

    • "What could I say? Maybe this: the man hunched over his motorcycle can focus only on the present instant of his flight; he is caught in a fragment of time cut off from both the past and the future; he is wrenched from the continuity of time; he is outside time; in other words, he is in a state of ecstasy; in that state he is unaware of his age, his wife, his children, his worries, and so he has no fear, because the source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear." Milan Kundera, Slowness

  • Love the leather jacket!

  • Yet 99.9999% of American bikers will never experience total freedom on their bikes. You gotta have a special something, that all or nothing, stubborn, red-blooded American, rebel way about you, the thing that makes you instinctively not have a care in the world about anything but the ride, and goddamn anything or anyone trying to stop you from riding. You gotta have that to know what I am talking about. You gotta be someone who doesn't agree with both the left and the right side of politics. You are someone who is usually routing for the bandit when you see a high speed pursuit video. You're waiting on the wayside, an adder nipping at the heel, maybe waiting for society to catch up with the enlightenment that you possess. Declared an outlaw by King George for being a free thinker.

    • When my son asked me why I like riding. I usually bring up that feeling of freedom. Some time later, after his first Pillion ride with me, he said "I get it now dad... The freedom thing, I mean"

  • As someone living in SEA, where the concept of public transport are replaced by motorcycle (except Singapore and brunei) and soo much small road and gang. Having a motorcycle is blessing.

  • I haven't had a car or truck in almost 8 years. Not because I can't get one, but because I chose not to. Sure, some things I do are more difficult, take more planning or can be very inconvenient, but the best times far out-number the difficult times. And no, I don't live in an area that is biker friendly in either climate or number of bikes on the road. We get more inches of rain per year than most places on Earth, and the number or bikes vs cars is less than 2%. But I do it because I've been on bikes most of my long life and this is the life I've chosen. I did the dual ownership of bikes and cages for many years, but then I decided to just sell the trucks and go pure bike. Some of my best friends didn't understand why I would do that, but have come to accept that in the worst weather, if we are supposed to meet somewhere, I'll get there eventually,...soaking wet...but I'll get there. Is that freedom for me? I guess if that's the word you want to use, then so be it. I call it life.

  • No Frame.. very catchy. But we also see the world through glass while riding albeit real world.

  • Theres nothing free in having to spend half an hour to jump into a leather overall and carrying a heavy helmet wherever you go

  • Just before 2:40. And I shout. I have that book, I'm 20 pages in and that line still jumps out. Go buy that book. Oh and like this chanel it great. I did not write that book. Lol.

  • another philosophical Question is : What a great Leather Jacket he wears amd where can I get it ? ....smile

  • I love overtaking old fks in their Porsche but feeling free is nothing crossing my mind while being tucked in my onepiece-leather unable to walk properly.

  • Without watching the video I would answer the title with: Because freedom is dangerous. A truly free society means that you have to be ok with someone else doing things you think are scary or unsafe.

  • Well I don't ride but I feel like it would be the same feeling I get when riding my eboard of just that one time I walked down train tracks with no real end goal, it just feels good, it feels like freedom

  • Hands down, best "motorcycle" vlog. The next gear thinking in this video needs to be done.

  • Bloody damn well right!

  • SO MISSED A OPPORTUNITY! i was expecting Morphius to jump then out of frame hop on a motorcycle and ride between the buildings!

  • Ryan your sales potential is boundless. Promoting such benefits as freedom and positive mental health in a bike shop along with whatever else you had set up would get your machine stock flying out the front door quicker than it would arrive at the back. I wonder what master piece videos we have to look forward to in the future...

    • As someone who's struggling from Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, motorcycling has been a great help. Its therapeutic. Moreover its one of the few times I could really, really focus on one thing and one thing only instead of pointlessly juggling my attention and brainpower every second. Its freeing

  • Literally every single video I think "This is the best content on NOwine". And, while I realize I happen to be wearing a motorcycle helmet in my picture and my only uploads are from driving my Yamaha Exciter 5spd manual minibike in Vietnam, I hardly even give a shit about motorcycling compared to skiing, climbing, and 10 other interests of mine. FortNine, you are an outlier among outliers on NOwine. You're in a class of your own.

  • This is the best video this channel has created so far. At least the best I've seen. Great job!!!!

    • I'm not a motorbiker, epilepsy doesn't allow me to, but I am a mountainbiker and this video rings truer than my phones ringtone.

  • He's like the Neil deGrasse Tyson of powersports.

  • In a world mediated by screens, a motorcycle (or electric bike) might be part of the solution www.amazon.com/Three-Pieces-Glass-Mediated-Screens/dp/1587434229

    • When my son asked me why I like riding. I usually bring up that feeling of freedom. Some time later, after his first Pillion ride with me, he said "I get it now dad... The freedom thing, I mean"

  • Turn the gps off, get lost and ride with nowhere to be.

  • Nice! I bought an old 400 super dream a few years a go on a whim! It was in someone's drive as a non runner! I bought it and got it working, took it to a garage and he checked it. I went to the mot station, he failed it, I fixed it , he failed it again! So I went to a different mot station, he passed it. I then rode it, and rode it. Sometimes it would not start using the electric starter, so I used the kick starter! I then won a California superbike competition and learned the art of counter steer around a race track. This was epic fun. I even lapped a Ducati! I found something inside me, it was a suppressed need for danger!aka freedom. I met new people, other riders nodded to me on the road, people would come and talk to me about the bike. A whole new world opened up! I got wet, cold, hot, smelled the air, and different scents. Bees sometimes got inside the helmet and the greasy roads kept me alert. I suppose I felt like a warrior, not knowing what was going to happen, not knowing if I would return! I felt alive!!! That is freedom to me.

    • I love the brotherhood, the smells, feeling the cold and the heat, the dryness and the humidity, being able to stop anywhere... it’s not merely transportation. It’s being consciously connected, moment by moment, to the land.

  • More freedom from traffic More freedom from gas consumption More freedom from congested parking space More freedom for adventures

  • Seriously? I love motorcycling but pls don't say "freedom" i don't buy it Free to always wear protective gear: sweat like a pig in summer, freeze your ass off in winter and get your feet soaked in raining??. Free to be a slave servicing your machine: lube the chain, check brake fluid, keep your tire pressure. ?? Free to get a traffic ticket if you park over a sidewalk ... free to get another one if you filter lanes in a traffic light. ??

  • Everything exists on the freedom vs. security scale. I have the freedom to post this comment however in doing show I present myself to all the dangers of expressing my voice. Not that that risk is very high here mind you but it exists. Take away all the safety and you will be reimbursed with some sort of freedom. Bikes do that

  • You missed the whole point... "freedom" = The wife can't reach me even if she tried.

  • Why are your Videos the same quality as a 1 million dollar short Film???????

    • nowine.info/loft/pomEsoaddrWRoII/video I'm not a motorbiker, epilepsy doesn't allow me to, but I am a mountainbiker and this video rings truer than my phones ringtone.

  • Eren Yaeger *enters his local mc dealership*

  • My man crush deepens...

  • Just to be one with a machine and understand your bike. Do 10 or 20 under the speed early on a Sunday morning feel the bike not in a hurry just go for a ride if that's freedom I guess I find Freedom

  • Why do Americans brag about their freedom when it's one of the most oppressed countries on the planet with some messed up laws. God forbid if you're caught drinking alcohol before you're 21 🤣🤣

  • Geez I love this channel

  • And hence the attraction of open face helmets. Even less “frame” to look through.

    • "Plato never intended people live in his cave." Our phones are the Cave. That is brilliant, man.

    • Nahh...I don't want any kisses from mother nature.

    • Definitely better to get "connected" with the surroundings, but after knowing helmets and crash statistics, a full face helmet is the only option. There's always the chance to have the face shield open though.

  • I was in depression for 1 year and was taking therapy, it wasn't helping. My dad bought me a Royal Enfield Meteor 350, I rode around 1000 miles on it and trust me I never felt better in my life, what this guy says is absolutely true!!

    • Take a tent, sleeping bag, set of spanners, air pressure gauge, chain lube, and ride in a direction

  • "In the scene not just watching it anymore". Freaking beautiful. I am considering getting my first bike right now, and that line actually reminds me of how I felt learning how to drive my first manual car. It forces you to be part of the car and thus the road in a way that an automatic simply can't replicate. So much is dependent on you and your relationship with your machine. It makes me even more excited to get a bike. Love this channel. Keep it up.