Three Ways Your Motorcycle Can Alter Time Itself

September 14, 2023

We’ve all got the same 24 hours in a day to work with, right? In that way, time is the great equalizer. And try as we might with stories about time travel and multiverses, the only way to experience time is in a plain old linear way — like riding down an open highway.

But even if you can’t manipulate time (with apologies to aspiring time travelers out there), one thing you can definitely do is optimize it. Make the most of it. Take t

hat 24 hours you’ve been allotted for this day and squeeze everything you can out of it. And you know what helps you do that?

A motorcycle. Here’s how.

1. Commuting becomes fun.

If you’ve ever had a commute, you know that it can be a drag. But if you’ve ever commuted on a motorcycle, you know that it’s a completely different experience.

Commuting on your bike has a way of turning something you dread into something you enjoy. It gives you a way to reclaim your time. You know — take back a few of the moments that have been allotted to you and do something you actually love instead of just traveling from point A to point B. Again, it’s about optimizing your time. (Plus, never underestimate how cool you’ll look showing up to work on your motorcycle.)

Just remember that it’s still important to properly gear up, even if you’re commuting to work. You still want to arrive safely. And while not every day will lend itself to riding to work (those days where you’re suited up for that big presentation, for instance), you’ll probably have pretty good luck finding some gear that fits over your typical work clothes. Throwing a change in your motorcycle bag is always a good way to go, too.

No matter what, the chief upside is that you’re going to arrive at work feeling better about your day, and you’re going to come home feeling that way, too.

2. Your travel becomes more efficient.

Here’s the thing: efficient travel is never about speed. Speed, in fact, can be highly inefficient when you consider the potential time-suck of getting pulled over by a police officer or, worst of all, involving yourself in an accident. Plus, the faster you go, the more fuel you use.

But there are real ways to optimize your time with efficiencies. For starters, plenty of states allow motorcyclists to ride in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or express lanes. So while John Q Motorist is stranded in bumper-to-bumper gridlock, you can probably enjoy the wide open spaces of that coveted other lane. Just be sure to check your state laws first.

One thing you’re sure to encounter as a rider rather than a driver: better parking. Dedicated motorcycle spaces are typically closer to the front entrance of most businesses, so that’s definitely a few moments optimized, too.

3. No time wasted worrying about car stuff.

Not only does a car take up a lot of space on the road. It can also occupy some serious space in your head.

Let’s think about maintenance. A big repair bill on a car can definitely set you back. Generally (though not always), the repairs on your motorcycle will be more reasonably priced. So you don’t have to spend so much time worrying about that.

Now, consider fuel. How often do you see gas prices dominating the news (and an outsized proportion of car drivers’ budgets)? But for motorcycle riders, this is typically less of a concern thanks to the generally greater fuel efficiency of our rides of choice. All those high gas prices won’t worry you as much. Less time stressing, more time living — that’s how you optimize.

While your motorcycle won’t let you time travel (you need an ’81 DeLorean for that), riding one is a great way to optimize your time.


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