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Hello fellow rider,


If you'd like to contribute to M2R, send through your answers to these five questions:

1. WHEN DID YOU START RIDING?

2. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BIKE?

3. WHAT BIKE(S) DO YOU HAVE NOW?

4. WHAT BIKE WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE?

5. WHY IS RIDING IMPORTANT TO YOU?

Email your answers to graydenprovis1@gmail.com (include pics if you want).

I hope you enjoy the stories collected so far and look forward to hearing yours!

Grayden Provis
Perth, Western Australia

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Kristie

WHEN DID YOU START RIDING? 
A late bloomer, I decided at 30 to get my licence. I'd been a passenger in my younger days and had often thought about it but was never brave enough. With age came courage!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BIKE? 
The first bike I looked at was a beautiful Honda Rebel 250 but I looked at many more before finally coming back to the start. She was like new in looks but was a bit of a ratbag to start in the cold.


WHAT BIKE(S) DO YOU HAVE NOW? I have a 2011 HD Sporster Superlow 883 - a beautiful bike, perfect for me.




WHAT BIKE WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE? 
If I had heaps of money, I'd possibly upgrade to a new Harley LowRider 103 - lots more guts but still a good size for me. Otherwise, I'd keep my current bike, which is pretty much my dream bike.

WHY IS RIDING IMPORTANT TO YOU? 
I feel so good out there on the road. I mainly enjoy cruising out in the hills and the countryside and feeling like a part of it. Unlike being cocooned in a car. It makes me feel really alive and hap…

Chris

WHEN DID YOU START RIDING?
I got my license when I was 18 years old, living in Minnesota. However, the scene there at the time was not one that I really wanted to be part of (I ran into a lot of sexist and racist people), and I ended up falling out of love with bikes for quite a while. My passion was reignited when I moved to the United Kingdom in 2006.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BIKE?
First bike that I personally owned was a 2005 HondaCBF600SA. The least sexy of all the unsexy bikes.

WHAT BIKE DO YOU HAVE NOW?
Currently ride a 2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRX. It's also terribly unsexy but goes fast and is damned useful.

WHAT BIKE WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE?
I often think about getting an Indian Scout and customizing it. I also daydream about using a Harley-Davidson Road King or Indian Chieftan Limited as my everyday bike. That all assumes that I kept my day job of riding a lot of different bikes. If I had to give up moto-journalism and settle on just one machine I'd probably stick with …

Robert

"You see things...on a motorcycle in a way that is completely different from any other. In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realise that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame. On a (motor)cycle the frame is gone. You're completely in contact with it all. Your IN the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming."

Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Rick

"Because there is this moment where everything comes together. You stop thinking of the next turn, stop focusing on the details and you feel like your machine and you have just become one. A zen-like state settles on your shoulders and you just glide through the world, a part of it, immersed in it, in total harmony. This is why I ride."

Rick Higgins