New Year = New Opportunity To Take Life by the (Handle) Bars

//New Year = New Opportunity To Take Life by the (Handle) Bars

New Year = New Opportunity To Take Life by the (Handle) Bars

Biker Tunnel VisionSo 2015 is upon us. Every New Year is an opportunity to take life by the bars and make it epic! If you are the type to make those quick resolutions that just never take hold, here’s a challenge for you: try harder, go farther and make every day count.

I am convinced that 2015 will be a great year. I’m already making plans for what it is I’m going to accomplish and just because motorcycles are going to be involved only makes it better. Not only am I going to travel as far as I can every chance I get, but I’m also setting some personal goals that will take me where I’ve always wanted to be in this great industry that surrounds my passion for bikes.

If you have always dreamed of taking that motorcycle trip – do it. If nothing else, start making plans and if it doesn’t work out – don’t worry about it (at least you’re thinking about it). If you’ve always wanted to build that custom bike, what’s stopping you? Start small if the budget doesn’t allow it and then see what happens. You might surprise yourself. If you think about it, goals and dreams are very similar. If you don’t think you can then you won’t, but you have to start somewhere.

So, go forth and ride that motorcycle! Take that trip, or make your ride the bike of your dreams. Have a vision and tell everyone you’re doing it. The first step is the hardest, and boy do I know it! My first trip to Sturgis was planned on the back of a scrap piece of paper and looking back, I didn’t know anything. Oh, I thought I had it planned out, but when it came right down to it, it was more than I ever hoped for. Dare I say it – it changed my life. It took many months of not making excuses, but I’m glad I went through with it. It would have been so easy to find a way not to go. Lesson learned! Sometimes the things you want to achieve are difficult. If it was easy…say it with me…Everyone would do it.

I look back now and think, what was the big deal about taking a trip to Sturgis? It was an opportunity to go beyond the 150-mile radius we all get stuck in. Short rides, commuting, poker runs and the like will never get you out of your comfort zone.

Challenge yourself. Push your dreams until you achieve them. Ride it like you stole it. Well, let’s take it one step at a time. Have a great 2015 and let’s hear some of your goals and dreams!

By |2015-04-15T13:04:16+00:00December 10th, 2014|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles|1 Comment

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  1. Gregg B January 28, 2015 at 7:54 am

    2006 saw a 5500 mile, 2 week ride from the East Coast to Sturgis on an FLHTC. 2014 (I know, too much time but lots of local riding and commuting) was a 4700 mile run from the East Coast to Kingman, AZ via Rt 66 on an FLTRU. 2015 will be a ride from NC to Americade in Lake George, NY on the same FLTRU. Can’t wait.

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