My Motorcycling Days are Done – Game Over

Wife, mom, grandmother, motorcyclist, and blogger.

My motorcycling days are done. As I’ve been reminded several times lately, four out of four neurologist said no more riding. This week I sold my bike a Suzuki 650 V-Strom. Many tears were shed. Thankfully my blog has many of my riding memories!

My motorcycling days are done - Saying goodbye to my Suzuki 650 V-Strom motorcycle
Saying goodbye to my Suzuki 650 V-Strom motorcycle

My Motorcycling Days are Done

Not sure what is on the horizon for me or the blog. I’d love to hear your ideas. Should I still profile women motorcyclists? Y’all have been so great and I’ve connected with so many fabulous friends. Comment below, I’d love to hear what you think.

My motorcycling days are over - Pam

My name is Pam and I am so glad you stopped by today! I started this blog to document my journey into motorcycling and along the way I met so many other lady riders with inspiring stories to tell I began to share theirs as well.

About the same time I started this blog I joined Twitter (@helmetorheels) and began to meet other female motorcycle riders. These ladies were so inspiring to me because I found other newbies like me to life-long experienced riders who were willing to share encouragement, tips, and their friendship. I was welcomed where I was on my journey. What an incredible community I found online to fuel my desire to ride. Catch us on Instagram @helmetorheels and Pinterest @helmetorheels – we are just getting started!

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14 Responses

  1. I’m so sorry to hear, but you can’t define yourself by a “thing”. You are who you are not because of a machine, but because of the beautiful person who is you.

    The world is a wonderful place full of amazing adventures. It’s time to discover your next great adventure 😉

    It’s crappy that it wasn’t your decision, but sometimes life has a way of finding new paths that we didn’t expect, and some of them wouldn’t have been discovered without a shakeup in our landscape.

    I hope you find the beauty in your new scenery.


  2. I cannot speak for you but I tend to write for a ton more reasons then my love of riding. I write to express my inner self and would feel rather empty without it. What ever you decide, keep writing.

    This will sound rather bazaar but remember its whats in our soul that makes us bikers not that we actually ride. Find another such expressive outlet and tackle that with the same passion you put in biking. I hear scuba diving kicks butt.

  3. Sorry to hear, but it’s important to focus on what we have, not what we lose. Much of the joy of motorcycling is still available to you, so I encourage you to hang on to that. Friendships, interest in common activities, travel… You can still enjoy these. And consider adding something new to your life, for the spark of novelty.

  4. It might be tough now, but it’s not the end of the world. Life has so much to offer that is fun and has nothing to do with motorcycling. You’ll find it. Have fun. Life is good!

  5. I too write about more than just motorcycles.

    It is sad you can’t ride when it was something you enjoyed. You’ll just have to think of another hobby you can do instead of riding.

    I say if you want to keep blogging go for it, we’d love to still now how you are doing.

  6. Pam, I am so sorry that this had to be the decision, but in the end you are what is important. Have you ever thought about teaching motorcycling? I love reading the profiles of other riders. I am sure too that your zest for life will provide you with other great topics for your blog, don’t give up writing! Hugs lady!

  7. So sorry to hear of the decision. But, as others have said, there’s a whole lot more to life than riding. I’m hoping that you keep up with the blog posts as folks may have originally arrived at your blog looking for moto-content, that isn’t what keeps the from returning.

  8. When I saw the title of your post, I knew what it meant…and that you were understandably disappointed. Life hands each of us lemons and we are measured by what we make of those lemons. Carl Jung said, “I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” One door has closed and you are free to go through another one in search of new passions. If you have thoughts and experiences that you want to share, there is an audience ready to follow and support you as evidenced by the comments. Please continue to take good care of yourself and remember that you have made amazing connections with so many women riders. You are inspiring.


  9. Once you have the writing bug you just have to write more. There is so much of the world out there…try politics, food, love, travel (non biking), history, sex….hell, it’s wide open.

    Ever consider fiction?

  10. That is a shame, but as many others have said, there is more to life than motorcycling. There are people to meet, family to see, places to go, new views to see, music to listening to, books to read, new food to eat….. heck, how did we ever find time to ride motorcycles anyway?

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