There are many reasons to Ride. Some people like to Ride in sports cars down long winding roads. Others like to take four wheel drives down the beach, Me personally I like to ride my motorcycle out in the country. It is a stress reliever. It helps me forget the hustle and bustle of life and just concentrate on the road, the country and the view.
Things to Notice on the Ride
When I go out to ride I do my best to stay away from traffic. I don’t want the stress of watching out for everyone else that are not watching for me. I like to notice the scenery. Whether it is desert or mountains it as all beautiful. The things to notice are the flowers, the rock formations, the view from hilltops, even the changing colors of fall.
One of our relaxing rides came across an entire skunk family, I didn’t know whether to awe or hope they didn’t spray me. We stopped let them cross and off we went.
If you are riding down the coast or up a mountain, you might just find a pull off to get a better view. Looking over the water or down in a valley can be so relaxing. Finding a little Mom and Pop, restaurant sitting talking to the locals can be fun.
My Favorite Rides
Spearfish Canyon in South Dakota is a beautiful ride. Looking up at the cliffs, around the bends to a wonderful waterfall. That was an awesome ride.
Riding out to Possum Kingdom from Fort Worth is a pretty ride. You see vast areas of open land and cactus. Near water are lots of trees. I usual stop on the bridges where it is legal and check it out to see if I see any wildlife or can find a cool rock. Yep I fill my saddlebags with rocks while I go hunting scenery.
Riding from Dillsboro, Indiana ( a really small town ) to Friendship, Indiana ( another small town ) is a wonderful Ride. There are lots of curves, There is a creek you follow for a bit. Cliffs on one side and drop offs on the other. Trees close to the Road. Is a slow ride but absolutely beautiful.
Before You Ride – Take into consideration.
Before you go on that stress relieving ride, take into consideration the traffic. Going through a lot of traffic is not stress relieving. We don’t want road rage to come into play. Plan your trip. Make a day of it. Decide where you are going and what is the longest way to get there with the most scenery. Map it out. When You see something interesting, Stop, check it out.
Always be safe, wear your safety gear. Make sure you have gas. Check your air pressure. Test your brakes. Make sure your lights are all working. Do a pre-check on your bike before heading off. It’s also a good idea to check the weather.
Remember you are doing this to relax, Don’t stress, breathe easy and enjoy the ride.
This was my Husbands answer to the question, “Why do you love to Ride?”
WHY I RIDE???
I ride because I absolutely love the rush.
If you are not a rider you might not understand. I know I put my life at risk every time I get on my Motorcycle, that’s why I say a prayer before every ride, and I thank the Great Lord for everything I have been able to do in my life good or bad. I also add in there to keep people around me safe and alert.
It makes me feel better to know that should something happen my life’s right with God.
First off, I don’t ride in the congested city traffic trying to find stress relief, that would have my adrenaline and blood pumping at a dangerous level.
What do you know about the beauty of spring. Have you seen it behind the bars of a cruiser. The morning starts with glistening dew on everything. The trees and plants are beginning to flower, you see the whites, lavenders, pink blossoms and even some light green leaves starting to appear. The temp in the morning starts around 50 degrees, as lunch time rolls around its in the 70’s what a beautiful day for a ride. It is awesome, even the smell is delish. When you go on a ride where the trees form a light see through canopy over the road, It’s like Wow. Makes you appreciate this great land of ours. The crops in the fields, and the leaves on the trees are still minimal so visibility is as far as you can see. It seems as if you can see for miles, you can see up the hills, down in the valleys, and through the woods. It seems as if everyday you see something else you didn’t see the day before.
If you have any comments or thoughts, Please let us know. We are happy to here from you. So why do you love to Ride?