Which brings us to the end of… Season 1?

November 10, 2023

This Motorcycle Life is taking an open-ended break from releasing new episodes. It’s been one of the great privileges of my life to be able to tell these stories for the last seven years, but I’m ready for a creative re-boot *deletes long, self-indulgent explanation*. It’s becoming difficult to find fresh stories and the hours it takes to produce an episode in this format, and I’ve realized the problem is likely me… I need to get my inspiration level back to its peak. You deserve no less.

In the meantime, I’ll continue to make sure the full catalogue continues to be hosted and available to new (and repeat!) listeners. I’ll also continue to keep this site up, moderate comments and monitor TML’s email. So if you have some thoughts to offer about what might come next for This Motorcycle Life, I’m happy to hear them, and I’ll be delighted to reply.

In the meantime, thank you for being there. I can’t tell you what it’s meant to me to have spent so many hours with you, and to feel part of this truly special community. See you on the road… and keep stayin’ alive out there!

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6 comments on “Which brings us to the end of… Season 1?

  1. Randy Nov 18, 2023

    Hi Bruce. I hope it is temporary and you find that you miss it too much to stay away. Maybe your inspirations will take the podcast in new directions along with your continued riding experiences.
    Funny note. I chuckled at your anecdote about your friend’s emergence from riding retirement, as I listened to today’s hiatus announcement while riding 500 miles across NM into TX … on my CRF300 Rally.

    Thank you for all the stories and insights. Every episode was thoughtful and thought-provoking. I would enjoy an occasional update from you, even if it’s just to tell about a simple ride.

    All the best.

    • Thank you, Randy… I really appreciate the understanding. And how about that CRF, right? I bought a well-worn CRF250L Rally this past season, and I just love it. So capable, so forgiving and easygoing, and an amazing amount of character. Ride safe, and thanks again for the encouragement.

      • Randy Nov 22, 2023

        Oh how cool… glad to hear you are enjoying your own CRF. I’ve had several large bikes but found them boring. For some reason, I’m drawn to that ability in the lightweight ones.

        As Don mentioned, even if no more episodes are released, you have added a lot of value with unique perspectives and depth I never hear from other sources, and that body of work has made this rider’s rides richer. Many thanks for all the work behind your efforts.

  2. Don Lambert Nov 21, 2023

    Bruce, This has been not less rewarding for your listeners! For myself, I was able to inspire and took that big ride with my brother this summer. This Motorcycle Life was definitely a positive influence to bringing that along.
    I hope to see you on the road someday. If this break should prove to last, you will have given all of us a much wider prospective and more full appreciation for this regal passion and if more episodes are more forthcoming I will pounce on them with the same furvor of a hiker to a mountain stream.
    Your Road Brother,

    • Thank you, brother. You shouldn’t give me too much credit for what you made happen, but I’m honoured to have been along for the ride. Thank you for the kind words and for supporting the show. See you out there!

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