My name is Edwin DeVia, founder and owner of NJ Rent A Scooter. I’m a motorcycle enthusiast with a passion for anything with two wheels and a motor. Riding for over ten years, I’ve made it my mission to help as many people as I can obtain their motorcycle license. I believe the more riders on the road, the more awareness there is amongst drivers, and ultimately, the safer we are.
Like any motorsport, motorcycling can be dangerous if you don’t exercise caution at all times and respect the limits of your bike. However, with higher visibilty than cars, more evasion options to avoid danger, and less distractions to take your eyes off the road, I feel safer on a bike than I do in a car.
Motorcycle riding itself isn’t dangerous. It’s the distracted car driver that you need to watch out for.
One of the most distinct things about riding is that nothing feels quite like a motorcycle; the thrill of being at one with a two-wheeled machine that weighs only a few hundred pounds is one of the purest ways to get from point A to B, and the risks involved sometimes even heighten that enjoyment. Perhaps Robert Pirsig said it best in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: “You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.”
Whether or not you care about your carbon footprint, a motorcycle is an efficient form of transportation that minimally impacts the environment. Even if you ride just for the thrill of it, there’s nothing wrong with being a little kind to Mother Nature every once in a while. The sense of freedom feels more complete on two wheels, and riding doesn’t transport you to a destination; it is the destination.