The Evolution of CityBikerBlog
I started off wanting to write a NYC motorcycle blog because there wasn’t much out there for people who love to ride and happen to live and work in NY. I should have figured out pretty early on that city bikers aren’t just a NY thing…City Bikers go through pretty much the same issues all over.
The second realization was that there’s no way to live and work and ride consistently in the city without (at some point) riding or being interested in scooters (for die hard sport bikers, Valentino Rossi rides around on scooters sometimes – so if it’s good enough for him…) Scooters are the more civilized species of the two wheeler. They get through traffic better, use less gas, are easier to park, easier to ride, and come with nice amenities like trunk space and cigarette lighters for phone chargers. So City Bikers aren’t just motorcyclists, they’re also scooterists (is that a word?). Another good reason for including scooterists is that I think scooter riders can benefit from the constant rider training and practice that many motorcycle riders put themselves through… It’s great to just get on and zoom off on a twist and go, but all the finer points of motorcycling and safety apply to scooters as well.
So for the time being CityBikerBlog is still very NY and motorcycle centric – but we hope to be useful to the wider City Biker audience as well…
Who We Are
It used to be that all motorcyclists were either bandanna-and-leather “biker” types or bright leather racer-boy types… And that’s cool. But City Bikers are just regular people who think two wheels is better than four – who love the sounds bikes make, and the feelings of taking the twisty road (or zooming thru city traffic)… City Bikers are actors, architects, teachers, lawyers, analysts, traders, students and writers…(just to name a few) with a passion for riding.
If any of this sounds like you, then grab your helmet and welcome aboard! Cheers!
Why We Do This Blog
Because it’s fun to talk and read about things we love.
Also because riding is a lifelong passion. So whatever you ride whether it’s a Stella or a Hayabusa, and no matter how long you’ve been riding, there are always skills you can improve upon to make you a better safer rider.