Yes every year of my life since I was 14 years old. It is the most fun and the best way to put a grin on any persons face possible.
The issue is that car drivers think that because you are smaller than them you don't need as much space to function on the road as them.
This is completely untrue. As you only have 2 wheels with much less surface area connected to the road you require more road space to stay safe so please think about this when you next see a biker on the road. We don't just say oops and call the repair shop.
It is nearly always broken bones or death.
Many years ago when I was around 15, I sat at the back of a motor bike with a boy that was a little older and interested in me. Old days, no cover on the exhaust pipe, burned my leg! Ouch! Had some explaining to do to Mum as I was supposed to be somewhere else! LOL.
Yes, for over 20 yrs and loved it. Even raced a TZR250 of my first boyfriend and ridden many track days at Phillip Is & Broadford race tracks on a 1000cc sports bike. I couldn't reach the bars when pregnant with my twins and only just getting back into it now 4 yrs later. I'm trying to find the thrill again but my maternal instincts for my own survival means I now have little interest in chasing an adrenalin rush. The up side is I probably won't lose my licence! :-)
Yes! It is a total adrenaline rush. Going around corners however sends my heart into my mouth and i think in my mind 'dear God, the bike is about to fall on its side", thankfully however it never does.
Yes, have had Honda CB250, Yamaha RD250, Honda FT500. Most exciting rides Vincent Black Shadow 1000, Triumph Bonneville, cannot remember engine size. The Vincent went over 100mph! I did not tell my mother!
Once saw a smartie come so fast around a corner, the bike slew from underneath him. It went under a bus, & he smashed, literally, into road kerbside. I HEARD his helmet crack open!
My light turned 'green', so don't know what happened to him, but his bike was a certain write-off!
Yes - as a teenager with my husband, who was then my boyfriend. In those days crash helmets were not mandatory and we had an accident where I flew over his head. Luckily, my husband had insisted I wear a crash helmet (I didn't want to spoil my beehive hairdo) or the result could have been much worse than just general bruising.
My brother gave me a lift on the back of his, to my b/fís house, up hill, 3 ks away. I certainly was terrified! He told me to lean around the corner, & swore at me, when I was too scared to lean properly! No, I havenít been on once since that 1st time! (Yes, I did marry that b/f) That was about 50 years ago! (My brother went on to ride his bike around Australia.)