Back to Motorcycling After All These Years

Wife, mom, grandmother, motorcyclist, and blogger.

I’m back! Yes. I am back to motorcycling after all these years away. 

Brief history behind stopping

It was recommended by a few neurologists that I stop riding because of a health incident – that was nine years ago. If you really want the deets check out this post What is Wrong with this Picture.  

Back to the Present

Fast forward to April 2022 and my hubby’s birthday was coming. I wanted to get him something motorized with two wheels to ride to work. His commute is about 2 miles round trip. And he has arthritis that bothers his hip joints so a scooter would be a good solution – pass leg through rather than throw over.

With the help of my son we found a used 2013 Honda PCX 150 for around a thousand bucks! What a fun ride. Just twist and go! Ladies or gentleman, if you are unsure about riding a motorcycle a scooter would be a great place to gain experience and confidence on two wheel.

Check it out. I took a ride around the block and was bitten (again) by the riding bug.

My hubby was thrilled with his surprise birthday present. He rides to work almost everyday. Easy to handle and goes for miles and miles on a tank of gas.

And so the conversations began about me getting back on a motorcycle. I have not had another “event” in all these years so what was stopping me? We had a few more talks about me riding. That was it.

Back to Motorcycling after All These Years

Helmet or Heels Back to Motorcycling After All These Years - Royal Enfield backrest

Our 43rd wedding anniversary was coming up and hubby took me shopping at the ROYAL ENFIELD dealer GoMotoMN! He had done some research and thought that the Meteor would be a good bike for how I would ride but left the decision up to me. 

I so appreciated Adam, owner of GoMotoMN, who was so helpful and spent time talking with me about the different motorbikes and a new helmet. Ladies, if you go shopping for gear or a motorcycle make sure the sales person gives the attention and respect you should receive.

Back to Motorcycling After All These Years - 2022 Royal Enfield Meteor
2022 Royal Enfield Meteor

My New Motorbike

Threw one leg over a Blue Meteor and it felt right. Had a bit of fear wondering if I would remember how to ride after all these years. After a quick review, I rode the Royal Enfield home. Thank God for muscle memory. On the way home I was riding everything from city streets to highways to residential roads. It was glorious! 

Helmet or Heels - Back to Motorcycling After All These Years
Getting ready to ride my new Royal Enfield Meteor home!

I’m back to motorcycling after all these years and loving it! Have you ever had a gap between riding and/or owning a motorcycle? What is your story?

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9 Responses

    1. Thank you! It is good to be back to motorcycling and blogging. I really like the Royal Enfield. It has enough power for me to commute and so easy to handle. Appreciate you stopping by!

  1. And, welcome back to blogging! The RE bikes seem to be getting more popular. A friend had become a dealer after he was persuaded to give up the BMW dealership.

  2. Congratulations, and welcome back to both riding and blogging 🙂 So great to see you back online.

    I love that you said the scooter put a massive smile on your face….I still have both a scooter (for around town) and a motorcycle for longer runs. I can never wipe the smile off my face when I’m on the scooter, there is just something so great about it.

    1. So good to hear from you! Thank you for stopping by the new blog. The scooter is so fun to ride. I like to “borrow” it from hubby just to take it for a spin. Glad you are still riding too!

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