9. Talk About Your Bike

9. Talk About Your Bike

We all do it. Just ask our wives or husbands or coworkers or complete strangers. When something is a focal point in your life, it’s only natural to share, right? Do people criticize parents or grandparents for bragging about their progeny? (OK, so maybe they do, but it’s not like children are something important, like a motorcycle.) As you discuss your bike, having a selection of visual aids will help. We suggest buying the largest smartphone you can carry so that your photos and videos will be easier to share at the local supermarket checkout line.

If we have to warn you that this photo is of a professional rider testing a motorcycle’s cruise control and that attempting to perform this stunt without extra lives saved up could result in scraped paint and heavily damaged organic matter – so maybe you should think twice – then, perhaps, you don’t have the smarts to ride a motorcycle.