A: Awakening the Inner Biker Chick

Who would have thought that I would find so much of myself by awakening my inner biker chick.

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
~Carl Jung

I was introduced to motorcycle riding on the second date with my now husband, a life long biker. I had never done anything like it before and to say I was apprehensive was an understatement. Yet I did it…

My first motorcycle ride in ill fitting clothing on a cold day.

My first motorcycle ride in ill-fitting clothing on a cold day.

It was two years until we saw each other again. (You can read that story in the post, Happy Second ‘Second First Date’ Anniversary.) But from the moment we got back together in 2012, and I took my second motorcycle ride, I was hooked. Who would have thought that this timid, artistic, whimsical, nose always in a book, silly heart of a girl would grow up to LOVE riding motorcycles!!!!!  It’s a conundrum.

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Biker Chick

Why do I love to ride? It’s exciting to move fast and travel somewhere new… wind whooshes by… sights and sounds surround you… everything is so immediate.  Smells overwhelm, senses soar, thoughts are freed and life is intense. And sharing it with my husband makes the ride so much sweeter.

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I am a lover of the curvy road and a lover of my newly awakened biker chick who is brave and daring, and passionate about the ride.  And I can’t wait for our next one.

As always I welcome your comments on this or any other part of my blog. I’m linking to Ese’s Shoot and Quote, with awakening.

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For Awakening

For Awakening

(Yes this is the second A for the day on the A-Z Blogging Challenge… I promise I won’t write two posts for every letter this month!)

21 thoughts on “A: Awakening the Inner Biker Chick

  1. Ese

    You rock! I have had a taste of it and I am all for. Roads, wind and adventures…a wonderful combination! 🙂

  2. Meghan Post author

    It’s so much fun to find all these women who ride either on their own bikes or as a passenger… Who knew! I’m so glad to meet another Biker Chick!

  3. Meghan Post author

    Thanks Felicia. That’s me taking a selfie in the rear view mirror on the motorcycle as we are driving. Trusting your driver is imperative! I considered the fact that he had been riding for 50 years and taught all 3 sons to ride and they are still intact and thriving so… I just let go and trusted… quite a challenge for me as well.

  4. Felicia

    I’ve heard riding can be such a thrill, but I’m not sure it’s something I would ever be able to get myself to do, haha. I just don’t trust other drivers enough. I also have to say that I love the last picture, I’m not sure what it is, but it really caught my eye. Have fun, but remember to be safe!!

  5. Gemma

    I understand your passion for the bike and the open road. I go my license when I was 50 – a little beyond mid-life crisis – but prefer to be a passenger. There’s nothing – not a thing! – like it. Have fun. Be safe.

  6. Vikas Khair

    In India bike is a necessity and major mode of transport and yes I have a bike too. But people here are also gearing up to be bikers 🙂 Nice post and nice pics.

  7. Meghan Post author

    Very awesome… I didn’t start riding (as in passenger) until age 55 so I’m doing it flip flop of you. 😉

  8. Meghan Post author

    I haven’t learned yet because I am still leary of doing it with my bionic hip. Maybe in a year or so when I feel confident about it. It seems like it would be wonderful.

  9. Caren Gittleman

    I am old now (in my 50s) but I used to LOVE LOVE LOVE riding when I was in my 20s and 30s. I used to date a guy that owned a dealership and we rode all of the time!

  10. Karla Akins

    I love riding my motorcycle! I didn’t learn to ride my own until age 47. It’s absolutely the funnest thing ever. My favorite quote about motorcycle riding: “Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out the window.”

  11. Karla Reisch Akins

    I love riding my motorcycle! I didn't learn to ride my own until age 47. It's absolutely the funnest thing ever. My favorite quote about motorcycle riding: "Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out the window."

  12. Mary

    I loved riding. As I said before, I do miss my Harley. I prefer to drive my own as opposed to being a passenger.

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