I have been riding motorcycles for about four years now. I started out as a passenger on my fiance’s motorcycle and eventually got my own. I have not found that riding upsets my indeterminate colitis. Now, I definitely don’t go riding while I’m flaring or not really feeling all that well. I don’t recommend that at all! Not something that you really want to have to worry about when you’re on a motorcycle!
If you are worried about riding while having IBD there are a few things that you can do to try and be ready for any situation. You could carry an emergency kit with you just in case something happens and you’re not around a toilet. Here are a few things I keep in my emergency kit:
I also pretty much always have Imodium on me but it’s not normally something I take with me while riding. Like I said, I don’t normally ride my motorcycle when I’m not feeling well. I don’t have to depend on it to take me to work or anything, fortunately. I ride for fun when I can.
I hope everyone has a good week! Safe travels!
**Do you ride motorcycles? What kind of bike do you have?
I currently have a 2012 Honda CBR250R for my motorcycle. It’s the first one I’ve ever had. It’s been the perfect starter bike but I’m ready for a bigger one. My Honda does great on the back roads but I definitely don’t have enough go on the highway so upgrading to a bigger bike for me is a safety issue. I definitely need to be able to get out of the way in case something happens and my Honda does not allow for that.
The next motorcycle that I want is a Kawasaki Ninja 650. I sat on one of these motorcycles this past weekend at the dealership and I’m already head over heals in love with it. The seat is low enough for me to be able to at least tip toe it(I was in some pretty flat shoes when I did this, it’ll be a little bit easier with boots on) and the throttle and clutch leavers are adjustable which I was pretty excited about. I’m a pretty tiny person at 5’1″ so finding a bike that fits me well is huge for me.
I’m not sure when I’ll be able to get a new motorcycle though which is pretty depressing for me. With all of the medical bills that are coming up this year and the ones that I have gotten so far I really need to watch my spending right now. Getting a new motorcycle would cost me around $100 more a month right now and it is too soon to tell if I can afford it right now or not. I’m hoping that I get either a decent raise this year at work or promoted. Preferably promoted though. I’m definitely ready to take my career to the next level. But anyway, I won’t know about that until next month or sometime in March so it could be a few months before I figure out if I can get a new motorcycle or not. I really hope I’m able too though. I really want a new motorcycle 🙂