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Almost silly to say

I left yesterday for a brief trip down to a winery about 20 miles of nice road south of me. They were having a band and a celebration for their first year in business. I was feeling a little out of sorts when I left -- nothing particular, just a little funky. Almost thought of not going. But almost as soon as I began to ride I began to feel euphoric and a feeling of utter happiness and well being came over me. The ride was pure joy for me and I realized, yet again, what magic machines are motorcycles and how even a little ride can transform your mood into utter gladness. It lasted all day. What I wonder is, what would do that for me if I didn't ride? I mean, what would do it so reliably each and every time?

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I used to go flying. Got my mind off of everything but the task at hand. When I got back from a flight I really could tell the change in outlook. Now flying has gotten prohibitively expensive. Sort of like being in love with a prostitute. You come home with this smile on your face and your wallet is empty. Explaining to your wife where the money went is tricky as all you have to show for it is a smile and better outlook on life, at least for a day or two. Now motorcycling I can afford and it really does improve my outlook on life after a even a quick run. And the wife can come along if she chooses. The bike doesn't mind.

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I used to go flying. Got my mind off of everything but the task at hand. When I got back from a flight I really could tell the change in outlook. Now flying has gotten prohibitively expensive. Sort of like being in love with a prostitute. You come home with this smile on your face and your wallet is empty. Explaining to your wife where the money went is tricky as all you have to show for it is a smile and better outlook on life, at least for a day or two. Now motorcycling I can afford and it really does improve my outlook on life after a even a quick run. And the wife can come along if she chooses. The bike doesn't mind.
I used to fly, too. Flew for years for a company I work for. And I loved it. Felt at home and happy in the cockpit. Now it's just the MC and I don't even think about flying anymore.

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Don't you feel bad for the majority of folks that never get to experience that 'feeling" you've described? It is magical! An LT is the closet you come to flying without leaving the ground.
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