Why We Ride

I finally got to go see this, after being in Kentucky for the first showing and being iced in for the second one. I almost didn’t make it to this one though. After a nice dinner with my sweetheart and a chat with Reese, I hopped on the bike, and headed out. Since I was part way there, thanks to a doctor visit, I decided to avoid the rush hour traffic by sticking to surface streets. Bad idea. Everything was a parking lot. I left at 6:15 and it took me an hour and fifteen minutes to ride about 20 miles. I got there just before the movie started, a little frazzed, but eager to see it.

It’s a great film about motorcycling, told from the riders’ perspectives. There’s some great shots of some of the really early stuff, like board track racing, as well as shots from Bonneville, Daytona, and more. It really did cover the spectrum of riding, from commuting to touring to the various kinds of racing and competition. There was a little more of a slant towards that aspect, but that didn’t detract from the picture at all. If you’re a motorcyclist, you really should go see it or even buy the DVD.

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