Riding alone provides extended opportunities to think. It’s one of the unlooked for benefits of riding that partially fuels my year round riding. That thinking serves to clear out the noise and cobwebs that collect between my ears on a minute by minute, hour by hour basis and can lead to a wonderful variety of concerns, frustrations and generally annoying states of mind.
Spending time on the Vespa is good medicine for the mind. That prescription provides relief that can be described in four simple words — ride more, worry less.
Comfortably reclined in my first class easy chair this evening, I spend some time inspecting those words. I’m generally skeptical of slogans and other textual pablum that infests the interwebs. But this one, it works. So off I went to create a graphic reminder of the discovery I’m sure has already been made by thousands of other riders. To non-riders still grinding their teeth in the comfort of their SUVs, or talking to the terribly under-skilled drivers in other vehicles, I can only suggest their is a path available to improve your mental wellbeing that doesn’t involve Pilates, yoga, therapy or drugs. It merely calls upon you to step away from the maddening crowd and say you’ve had enough.
That and a scooter or motorcycle.