Why I Ride: Meet a Man with Motorcycles in His Blood

Meet Matt Work in the latest video from Esurance and find out how he ended up with motorcycles in his veins.

Some guys* know a motorcycle is more than a motorcycle and a road is more than dirt and gravel. They know every back road and alley, every side street in town. They know it’s not always about the destination, and they know exactly how much fun you can have between Point A and Point B.

Some guys know what it’s like to have bugs in your teeth and dust from the road in your hair. They know there’s more to life than heated seats and a couple of cup holders. Some guys know adventure has 2 wheels and handlebars and everything can revolve around that machine.

Matt Work is one of those guys. Owner of Piston & Chain motorcycle club in San Francisco, California, Matt’s obsession with motorcycles began while putting through cornfields as a kid. Then, one day, he felt that tire hook up on asphalt … and there’s been no looking back since.

Meet Matt in the latest video from Esurance and find out how he ended up with motorcycles in his blood.

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Motorcycle music

If you’re lovin’ the music from our “Why I Ride” video, you’re not alone. The Sam Chase is a San Francisco band that won Best Singer-Songwriter in the SF Bay Guardian’s Best Of The Bay Readers Poll 2013. Check out their video for Perfect World.

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*Some girls know this too. And we salute all you motorcycle mamas out there.

9 Responses to “Why I Ride: Meet a Man with Motorcycles in His Blood”

  1. Richard
    November 14, 2013 #

    Thanks for the video….keep them coming

  2. John Mathesius
    November 20, 2013 #

    Excellent, couldn't say it better myself

  3. Richard Nevills
    November 27, 2013 #

    A reminder that when you are on a motorcycle, you are never lost, you are just exploring a new road.

  4. Gary Roth
    February 15, 2014 #

    He's right! We're only here for a little while. Two of the guys I traveled with are now gone. I'm 79 and couldn't do it today but, still vividly remember those trips we all took. Wouldn't have it any other way.

  5. KayGB
    February 17, 2014 #

    Statistically, motorcycles make life go by just that little bit quicker. This is a bit of a drawback so that's why I've stopped at 36 of them haha.

  6. BeverlyandDennis Drew
    February 20, 2014 #

    I am 71 and have 4 Honda V65 Magnas, a Suzuki Bergman 650, a Honda trail 110. I can barely mount the V 65's any more! Love the 650 Bergman scooter – fully automatic and made like a girls bicycle so I can get on and off! Go up and down the California coast for a ride and sometimes when I want the taste of death, Malibu Canyon Road. Mainly the fear there is other riders on pocket rockets going way too fast.

  7. gregory
    May 26, 2014 #

    im 65 and been rideing a long time have a bmw r 1100r road bike and have covered a lot of ground , on it still enjoy it a lot ………ride safe

  8. Larry
    June 1, 2014 #

    My road king was for sale, just took it off the market.

  9. leon foonman
    June 20, 2014 #

    But motorcycles scare responsible people in their cars. they should have to follow the same rules as the rest of us. Seatbelts, airbags, and no sneaking in between lanes!

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