Drugs rot your mind and body. But, people use them for a reason. They get you high, they take away your worries and they’re, well, addictive. So are bikes. If you’re going to take up an addiction, it may as well be this one. Here are 8 reasons why motorcycles are the best drug.
1) Motorcycles Are Legal
Want to get into motorcycling? Just walk your way down to the DMV, apply for a learner’s permit and sign up for a class. A few weeks later, you’ll be handed a license and getting your jollies in a legally-sanctioned manner. All 50 states allow the recreational use of motorcycles and you can even take yours across the border to Canada.
Who would you rather deal with, a shady drug dealer in a dark alley or your “friendly” local motorcycle dealer…wait, don’t answer that. You see, the deal here is that, so long as you aren’t bothering other people, the cops will sometimes leave you alone. But, riding a motorcycle may impact the way you’re treated at hospital if you hurt yourself on one…argh. Our legal system may also discriminate against you for using them. OK, let’s just say the counterculture element can be part of the fun.
2) Motorcycles Are Safe
The high you experience from motorcycles has not been conclusively shown to clog your arteries, impair your brain function, shut down your heart or collapse your septum.
But, it’s one of the most statistically dangerous things a person can do in this modern age. A lifetime of motorcycle abuse has left me with metal body parts, hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, months of pain, significant scarring and permanent hearing loss. But, the feeling you get from overcoming that danger is also a part of what makes riding worthwhile.
3) Motorcycles Make You More Appealing To The Opposite Sex
Leather jacket? Check. Dirty jeans? Check. Confident swagger? Check. Devil-may-care attitude? Check. There’s a reason bikers are one of the most iconic images of the American male in his prime — women dig us. Are you a female? Do you ride bikes? Can I have your number?
4) Motorcycles Make You Confident
Somehow, using nothing but your wits to overcome danger has a way of making more mundane problems like a difficult job, a crazy boss or striking up conversation with a pretty girl just pale in comparison. What other people consider scary, we simply scoff at.
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