One of the things that I like about motorcycling is that it is something that you can do solo, with a group or a one on one, and sometimes even mix and match it as the day goes along. My solo rides generally turn into ridiculous amounts of dawdling and what I would say could look like a spaghetti bowl if I were to plot it on Google maps (especially if there is a bicycling race shutting down most the mountainous hinterland roads!).
It’s generally these solo rides that make you more inquisitive and gives you the time you need to mosey around nooks and crannies. It gives you the time you need to explore at your leisure and finally find out the answer to the repeating question… “I wonder what is down that track….?”
or what over areas in life lets you do these exploratory twists and turns at leisure? In a world where there seems to always be pressure, where things had to be done yesterday (and with no signs of stopping). One is the master of the route, the destiny, the pace, the position (on the bike) and the enjoyment. The Oxford dictionary defines ‘meditation’ as: “continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation.” So if this is the case, then riding is my moving meditation. And as we all know, meditation is good for health, and even better for the soul! So here’s to moving meditations!
(Maybe there is a PhD there somewhere for someone to study the benefits of moving meditations daily, vs what most people think of meditating; sitting in the lotus leaf position possibly chanting “ohm” for an extended period of time)