Be generous – buy a motorbike

Be generous – buy a motorbike

There are a great many advantages to owning a motorbike – you’re not at the mercy of traffic jams if you’re able to deftly weave in and out of gridlocked cars; you use less fuel; you don’t find it hard finding a parking space; and eventually you’ll likely make a very poorly person very happy due to your generous organ donation (assuming the crash isn’t that bad).

But the advantages don’t just lie with the owner of the bike, because for every bike on the road it’s one less car, and that means less congestion. For every bike on the road it’s less steel smelted and less shipping oil burned. That means bikers are not polluting the factory areas of China and Japan quite so much. Yay for the Yangtze Dolphin (if there are any left.)

And, if you’re really ‘cool’ you can buy a scooter. Scooter-folk are different to motorbike folk. Most people buy a scooter for the purpose of getting to and from a place they have to be, like work, or the mosque. Many people buy a motorbike for the purpose of riding with no purpose of place – just the sheer exhilaration of thumbing your nose at your maker.

If you’re particularly generous you could instigate ‘motorbike-pooling’ – not as catchy, it has to be said, as ‘car-pooling’, and it requires a passenger with the same fear of life. But, what’s the point in motorbike-pooling? People car pool to avoid traffic and save money on parking and petrol. Seeing as these are barely a concern with a motorbike, perhaps it’s ok to be a bit selfish sometimes!

There are a great many advantages to owning a motorbike – you’re not at the mercy of traffic jams if you’re able to deftly weave in and out of gridlocked cars; you use less fuel; you don’t find it hard finding a parking space; and eventually you’ll likely make a very poorly person very happy due to your generous organ donation (assuming the crash isn’t that bad).

But the advantages don’t just lie with the owner of the bike, because for every bike on the road it’s one less car, and that means less congestion. For every bike on the road it’s less steel smelted and less shipping oil burned. That means bikers are not polluting the factory areas of China and Japan quite so much. Yay for the Yangtze Dolphin (if there are any left.)

And, if you’re really ‘cool’ you can buy a scooter. Scooter-folk are different to motorbike folk. Most people buy a scooter for the purpose of getting to and from a place they have to be, like work, or the mosque. Many people buy a motorbike for the purpose of riding with no purpose of place – just the sheer exhilaration of thumbing your nose at your maker.

If you’re particularly generous you could instigate ‘motorbike-pooling’ – not as catchy, it has to be said, as ‘car-pooling’, and it requires a passenger with the same fear of life. But, what’s the point in motorbike-pooling? People car pool to avoid traffic and save money on parking and petrol. Seeing as these are barely a concern with a motorbike, perhaps it’s ok to be a bit selfish sometimes!

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