I love riding my bike, it's hard to describe but I feel like I step out of myself for a little while, at one with my bike and with all that surrounds me. I love exploring new territory, I throughly enjoy riding along water and pretty much everything else.
I find it clears my mind, helps me to think - I get the most creative ideas while on a ride.
Robert Pirsig, author of 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance', wrote "You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.”
and that seems to sum it up!
Today it was beautiful out and although it was easy to get distracted with all I wanted to get done, a ride was high on my list. I didn't get out until 2 ish, but I was happy to get started, with the sun shinning I was ready.
I made a circle around Essex county, took a break in Kingsville and finished the journey, Essex County has some of the most beautiful rides, one of the best parts I look forward to is at the end of my ride, just before I arrive in Amherstburg - the views of Lake Erie are amazing.