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Define "RIDE" ..
What do you call a "RIDE" ??

Everytime you ride ..
Only weekends with mates ..
Planned events with groups ..
The ride is just that, to be riding ..

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Talking to a few mates & reading comments posted here & other sites .. got me wondering ..

What is constituted as a "RIDE" ??

Every time I ride .. {even just down to the local coffeeshop}
Only weekends with mates .. {it's a group thing}
Planned events with groups .. {has to be structured & organized}
The ride is just that, to be riding .. {by yourself or with mates}

To me ..

When I rode to work on a daily occurrence .. I don't consider that a  "RIDE" .. [even though I ride]
When I rode into town for 'whatever' .. round trip 70 km {if no running around} .. I don't consider that a  "RIDE" .. [even though I ride]
When I rode over to Esk to catch up with a mate .. round trip 300 km plus .. I don't consider that a  "RIDE" .. [even though it was a decent ride]
When I ride with no destination in mind for at least 3 hrs .. that is a  "RIDE" .. [riding by myself or with wifey]
When I ride with mates .. after meeting up, we all ride to a location before parting ways .. that is a  "RIDE" .. [no matter the distance ridden]

So, for me ..  to differentiate between what determines the trip taken & to be considered a "RIDE" or not .. even though EVERY ride is therapy ..

It comes down to the purpose of the ride ..

Riding because that is the mode of transport .. that's not a  "RIDE" ..
Riding with mates or by myself, just to be riding .. that is a  "RIDE" ..


 




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I don't ride to work no more...So I cant comment on that one.
When I use to ride from Mount Morgan to Rockhampton back in the 80s for work...Only 35km each way...
That was a ride. Up and down the worst range in QLD back then. The skinny arse fucking road with shoulders that dropped off about 6inches that was lined with Roos bigger then Davo.
Ridding that short distance every night of the week for 5 years was a true blast.....Had some moments on my old XV 750....
Nowadays with my time limited lifestyle....
Anytime I hit the highway. Be it to for a day ride with the wife. Or a day ride with me mates.
Or even a run up to Rocky and home is enough to fill my lusts for the bike nowadays....
Even better when we get away for a weekend with the mob like the up and coming Imbil....
I don't judge anyones riding time....

That's mine....I'm happy.
 




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I don't ride to work no more...So I cant comment on that one.
When I use to ride from Mount Morgan to Rockhampton back in the 80s for work...Only 35km each way...
That was a ride. Up and down the worst range in QLD back then. The skinny arse fucking road with shoulders that dropped off about 6inches that was lined with Roos bigger then Davo.
Ridding that short distance every night of the week for 5 years was a true blast.....Had some moments on my old XV 750....
Nowadays with my time limited lifestyle....
Anytime I hit the highway. Be it to for a day ride with the wife. Or a day ride with me mates.
Or even a run up to Rocky and home is enough to fill my lusts for the bike nowadays....
Even better when we get away for a weekend with the mob like the up and coming Imbil....
I don't judge anyones riding time....

That's mine....I'm happy.


I hear ya Robo ..
A mate see's it a "RIDE" every time she is on the bike, yet, her ex boyfriend calls a ride that is done through an organized event ..
I'm not stating what should make it a "RIDE" & what not .. or arguing with anyone else's "RIDE" term .. just curious ..
There has been times that I have returned home from a ride .. & thought .. FAARRK what a 'ride' .. whether it be from conditions [weather, road surface, caged cockheads] or the distance & or style I rode in [hard & fast] .. or all three .. I still call it a trip done on the bike if that's what it was .. or a "RIDE" if it was for just that purpose of the ride itself ..

 




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All good Rxes man...
I know there is some louts out there that thinks if you don't ride 900km a day its not a ride...
Or ya aint no biker and bla bla bla rant rant rant and all that rot.
Each to their own...
Some dudes are just happy to throw the ol leg over and run around the block..
I reckon I could name one ol mate that would love the hell out of being able to ride again even up and down his driveway...
I says it all the time...
Be happy with what you can do ol mate...
Theres a lot of ol mates out there that cant do anything no more due to ol age and illness......
ut I'm diggen ya Rxes man....
Cheers all...
 




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Ya right about that Robo .. all good here ..
I feel for those that can't ride at all ..

& dreading the day that when it is forced upon me    

 




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I voted - The ride is just that, to be riding.

Even though I don't consider my riding to work to be  ride, mind you it's only 1.1 k's.

Anytime on the bike aside from going to work is a ride for me, be it 20, 40 or 300 k's.
 




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A rides a ride a rides a ride......doen't matter if you do 200k or 2,000k..
It's about the ride...every bend is a different page in your ride..
 




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For me it's about enjoying the moment the wind , the scenery and while on my bike I forget all problems and just enjoy.short ride or long i enjoy both and do both and am always grateful for good health to keep on riding
 




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Not that i ride but to me a ride is whatever whether it be 600kms or 6km around the corner for a coffee.
 




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Not that i ride but to me a ride is whatever whether it be 600kms or 6km around the corner for a coffee.


Wifey has the same view as you Marg ..

 




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Coz I ride most of the time, a ride to work for me isn't a "ride". A ride for me is going with a group at a moderate pace, covering at least 400kays, or a half day of 200+ kays
 



 
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Im with Marg, every time I throw my leg over my bike and ride down the road, regardless the K's I ride, its a bloody ride, I do that every week because I love it, not because I have to.

Im hopeful to be able to do that for another 10 years on two wheels, my body allowing it.
 




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I don't care about anyone else's definition of a ride, they don't pay my bills.
 



 
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EZI63 wrote: [View Post]
I don't care about anyone else's definition of a ride, they don't pay my bills.


Good answer. And isn't that the truth Mr Eziman...
Talk of such. Finish work thus morning at 7...Had me a little nap...
Ima just about to ''Pull My Blue Jeans on''.
Ill Pull my old Blu jeans on....
Sing along ifya nows the words....

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Classic old song .. thanks Robo ..
 




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EZI63 wrote: [View Post]
I don't care about anyone else's definition of a ride, they don't pay my bills.


I'm with you Bill, your opinion means shit my bike my ride my life plus real mates don't care
 




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out of the drive way is a ride for me .I am only a motorcycle enthusiast
 




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