The Freedom of Motorcycling

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic
There's a quote I read recently attributed to Dan Aykroyd that goes something like this: You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle. And this got me to thinking, what is it about riding a motorcycle that think is so great?

Submitted: January 18, 2020

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There's a quote I read recently attributed to Dan Aykroyd that goes something like this: "You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle."  And this got me to thinking, what is it about riding a motorcycle that think is so great?

For me, there is no better way to rejuvenate my mind, body, and soul, than to ride a motorcycle.  People try to find all kinds of ways to make them feel better and get well.  Heck, there is a huge and growing global "Wellness Industry" catering to all aspects of personal well being, from eating right, to getting better sleep, to exercising.  Life is hard, stressful, complicated, and hectic.  So it's no wonder that people are searching for ways to disconnect and find meaning in their lives. 

For me, riding engages my whole being.  It heightens my senses, allows me to focus on one thing and not get interrupted.  It is just me and the bike on the open road.  Riding allows everything that is going on in my life to fall away.  I feel the sun on my face, my senses take in the air around me and sometimes, they take me back to another place and time, allowing me to be retrospective about my live which helps me think about what I want the rest of my live to be.  My bike takes me places that I can't get to in any other way; physically, mentally, and spiritually.

I feel lucky that I found something early in life that It allows me to feel most like the person I want to be.  If you want to try something new, try motorcycling.  And you already ride, don’t let that bike sit in your garage.  Love it, hold on to it, keep the tank full, and keep riding!

 


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