Keep your Motorcycle Riding memories alive!

Posted: November 3, 2017 in Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides
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As another motorcycle riding season begins to slide into winter here in North America I started to think about how best to keep the riding memories alive.  While there can be as many methods as there are people to accomplish the task I have chosen a few to discuss:

Photos/Videos – With the ubiquitous cell phone camera, not to mention action cam’s, producing high quality pictures and videos there is almost no reason not to take pictures or videos of your rides.  Sitting on the couch in your warm domicile during a winter storm, watching a slide show or video of last season’s rides might be a perfect way of not only remembering what happened but scathing an itch for spring. Or, at least you can annoy your friends and family.

Photo Books – This is a favorite of my wife’s. She loves compiling the pictures from the year and then sending them off to one of those on-line photo processing companies. A few weeks later we have a book documenting our motorcycle vacation for that year!

Blogging – Blogging, of course as that is what I like to do. Writing about the ride for the world wide web is one way but, not one that most folks will want to use. If you do want to jump on the blogging bandwagon there are many places that will help you get started for little to no cost.

Writing it down – Whether or not you are blogging you can take some notes about your trips. Stop at a cool location and take some cool pics, write yourself a quick note about what is going on to help jog the memory later on. Your phone’s notepad is one way but something a simple as a pocket notepad will work as well.  You can also use the notes to add context to your video’s or photobook.

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Comments
  1. Bob says:

    I like the photo book idea. Great winter project.

  2. zed14 says:

    Photo books are a great way of having something tangible from your trip. I tend to make my photo books more coffee table books with minimal text letting the photos and a few well placed headings tell the story.

    The story is left to the blog. I find it also a good way of reflecting on the trip/day to think about and write down what happened. And all my stories are in one spot to go back and reread at a later time to remember that time when…

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