I’ve Been Training for This My Whole Life!
In many ways, I’ve always viewed motorcycling as something that is done alone, together. Or just alone. Either way, it has always been an activity in which I exist inside my own little bubble for even when in the company of other riders.
Perhaps that’s why the idea of social distancing hasn’t entirely cramped my ability to get outside and do stuff. I can still ride around and look at things, maybe snaps some pics the way that I normally would.
The nature of my movements has generally been socially distant for many years now. I don’t like people in my personal space, or having them touch me, I don’t like crowds, and I feel best with a helmet on. It isn’t hard for me to keep people 6-feet away at all. Finally, my years of training with social anxiety pay off! 😀
While I do get out on day rides, I’m not really interested in traveling and staying in hotels and whatnot, right now. So, that is a little bit of a change for me this year. I don’t foresee wanting to head off on a rideabout this fall or getting on a plane to ride somewhere else. While I’m not happy with the world’s circumstances in general, I’m happy with my choice.
Luckily, I did squeeze in a trip to California to ride around and do SoCal Supermoto School riiiiiight before the pandemic broke loose. That was a great trip. I’m grateful to at least have gotten a little bit of a travel-fix.
While the world is seemingly imploding, I’m still able to find happiness and enjoyment when I’m riding my motorcycle.
Motorcycles – they’re good for you.
How’s things goin’ with you?
8 Replies to “I’ve Been Training for This My Whole Life!”
You are so right, for introverts, social distancing is not that big a change, is it?
Nope. But I will say the first couple weeks of someone ELSE telling me to stay home were the most uncomfortable.
Good for you. Riding locally has been my salvation since the pandemic began.
Motorcycles can save the world 🙂
Social distancing mandates didn’t change much. Maybe not shaking someone’s hand when introduced but that’s about it.
It seems that some men are just hardwired to never forego the handshake. But I’ve seen it morph into the first bump, too.
Heat, humidity and afternoon storms have slowed my Florida riding. Still, to head out early Sunday morning: Few people, little noise, the shifting of gears….It’s all I need to pick me back up.
…the little things. 🙂