Goldwing https://imrodmartin.com/ en What I've Learned After 160,000 Miles on a Motorcycle https://imrodmartin.com/blog/living-intentionally/what-ive-learned-after-160000-miles-motorcycle <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">What I&#039;ve Learned After 160,000 Miles on a Motorcycle</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Rod</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/06/2022 - 12:51</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field-blocknodeprovus-blogfield-provus-media-image block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprovus-blogfield-provus-media-image"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-field-provus-media-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/provus_landscape_large/public/2022-09/goldwing-dragons-tail-edited.jpg?h=67ed2fcd&amp;itok=w6d1K2jo" width="1600" height="500" alt="Goldwing - Tail of the Dragon" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-provus-landscape-large" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="extra-field-blocknodeprovus-blogcontent-moderation-control block block-layout-builder block-extra-field-blocknodeprovus-blogcontent-moderation-control"> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--50-50"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--first"> <div class="field-blocknodeprovus-blogfield-provus-publish-date block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprovus-blogfield-provus-publish-date"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-field-provus-publish-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2022-09-06T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tuesday, September 6, 2022</time> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region layout__region--second"> <div class="field-blocknodeprovus-blogfield-blog-categories block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprovus-blogfield-blog-categories"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/blog/living-intentionally" hreflang="en">Living Intentionally</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field-blocknodeprovus-blogbody block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprovus-blogbody"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p dir="auto">One Friday morning last month I decided to ride to Nashville, TN for lunch.  It's 260 miles so I made it right around 1:00 pm.  I love Nashville and the ride there and back on the coutry roads was incredibly relaxing.</p> <p dir="auto">On my way back I added up the miles I’ve ridden on a motorcycle… around 160,000 (about 260,000 km). Not a lot by some standards but a ton more than people who buy a bike and leave it in their garage.</p> <h3 dir="auto">A few thoughts:</h3> <ol><li dir="auto">There is <strong>nothing</strong> like the open road on a bike. <strong>Nothing</strong>.</li> <li dir="auto">I <strong>love</strong> the Goldwing (just my preference… HD riders are fine people too! :) )</li> <li dir="auto">If you <strong>appear approachable</strong>, people everywhere will ask where you’re heading, strike up a conversation and wish you well… and <strong>I love that</strong>.</li> <li dir="auto">People are <strong>generally decent</strong>.</li> <li dir="auto"><strong>Some are not.</strong></li> <li dir="auto">Even when gas is $3.79 a gallon, you can go o<strong>ver 200 miles for under $20.</strong></li> <li dir="auto">I love long stretches of straight road… the Goldwing is <strong>so perfectly balanced you can ride for miles with no hands.</strong></li> <li dir="auto">Bluetooth in my helmet means I’ve had some <strong>amazing phone conversations</strong> with friends I don’t always get to talk to.</li> <li dir="auto">In light of # 8… Secure your phone well to your bike. There’s nothing like dropping your phone on a bridge in mid-conversation with someone and the <strong>last words they hear are… "Oh crap".</strong></li> <li dir="auto">Don’t be afraid to ask for help. No matter how strong you are you can’t lift a 900 pound bike out of a ditch when it’s upside down by yourself. <strong>People are always willing to help </strong>(see #4).</li> </ol><p dir="auto">I’d love to think that I’ll get another hundred thousand miles in before I can’t ride anymore… But then there’s always a Can-Am Spider.</p> <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2022-09/goldwing-back-side.jpg?itok=OkpOstPc" width="480" height="269" alt="Goldwing Back side" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-blocknodeprovus-blogfield-provus-tags block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprovus-blogfield-provus-tags"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-field-provus-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/20" hreflang="en">Goldwing</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/15" hreflang="en">Motorcycle</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/21" hreflang="en">Joy</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="extra-field-blocknodeprovus-blogaddtoany block block-layout-builder block-extra-field-blocknodeprovus-blogaddtoany"> <div class="content"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://imrodmartin.com/blog/living-intentionally/what-ive-learned-after-160000-miles-motorcycle" data-a2a-title="What I&#039;ve Learned After 160,000 Miles on a Motorcycle"><a href="#" class="a2a_button_facebook"><span class="a2a_label">Share this on Facebook</span></a><a href="#" class="a2a_button_twitter"><span class="a2a_label">Share this on Twitter</span></a><a href="#" class="a2a_button_linkedin"><span class="a2a_label">Share this on LinkedIn</span></a><a href="#" class="a2a_button_email"><span class="a2a_label">Share this on Email</span></a><a href="#" class="a2a_button_print"><span class="a2a_label">Print this</span></a></span> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 06 Sep 2022 16:51:05 +0000 Rod 18 at https://imrodmartin.com