Sleeping On Motorcycles- The Iron Butt Motel

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Alicia of MotoLady naps on a 2012 BMW f650gs in Ontario, Canada

Sleeping on a motorcycle- also known as the Iron Butt Motel.

I’ve taken my fair share of naps atop various motorcycles, including the BMW f650gs pictured above. You know what they say- even a 15-20 minute nap can help recharge your system, which is incredibly valuable when you’re doing something that requires your attention… ohhh, like riding a motorcycle. I found myself rolling through the gentle curves with the group, so relaxed that my eyes started to get heavy. When we stopped to check GPS and whatnot, I stretched out the most I could and closed my eyes for a few minutes. It made a huge difference.

Some motorcycles seem more comfortable than others, though… yet each rider finds the most relaxing position on their own bike. So, here’s 15 photos of motorcyclists sleeping on their motorbikes.

Motorcycle camping - Leigh Ledare

Motorcycle camping – Leigh Ledare

Tian Shan ranges, Xinjiang

Lulu naps after the Tian Shan ranges – chinamotorrider.com

Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel - Jack Malvern (flickr)

Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel – Jack Malvern (flickr)

Dispatch rider takes a moment of peace - driftingfocus.com

Dispatch rider takes a moment of peace – driftingfocus.com

ADV rider Mount Nemrut, Turkey - Julio Era (flickr)

ADV rider Mount Nemrut, Turkey – Julio Era (flickr)

Sleeping Chinese Police Officer - Greg Young (flickr)

Sleeping Chinese Police Officer – Greg Young (flickr)

BMW, Mill Valley, CA - Brian Fitzgerald

BMW, Mill Valley, CA – Brian Fitzgerald

Caleb - calebhutchings.com

Caleb – calebhutchings.com

Sleeping London courier - John Hughes (flickr)

Sleeping London courier – John Hughes (flickr)

London motorcycle courier standing by - Crispy (flickr)

London motorcycle courier standing by – Crispy (flickr)

Chinese motorcyclist - Carsten Ullrich (flickr)

Chinese motorcyclist – Carsten Ullrich (flickr)

Sometimes, you just gotta remove one shoe.

Motorcycle Taxi Driver Taking a Nap, Hanoi - Anthony Coronado

Motorcycle Taxi Driver Taking a Nap, Hanoi – Anthony Coronado (flickr)

Apparently this whole one shoe nap is a thing.

London motorcycle courier standing by - Crispy (flickr)

London motorcycle courier standing by – Crispy (flickr)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - IAMABCD.com

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – IAMABCD.com

And a cat nap, just because.

Cat Nap - hungeree.com

Cat Nap – hungeree.com

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  • amaximus167

    I have certainly done that before. So have the neighborhood stray cats.

  • Jesse Kiser

    One of the reasons I like trikes.