The Mentality When Riding Motorcycle
No, we’re not saying that motorcycling is mental as in crazy – yes, motorcycling carries with it certain inherent pitfalls and dangers, but you can avoid a motorcycle accident as long as you have the right preparation and mindset – anyway, we mean mental as in motorcycling is an activity that requires not only a focused mind but also a clear mind. When you’re out on the road, you need to be aware of what’s going on ALL around you: vehicles behind and in front of you, pedestrians, bicyclists, road conditions, debris, weather, the angle of curves, the speed limit, and so on.
There are so many things that can happen, so many things that can go wrong, situations that can change from one moment to the next – you need to be 100% present, meaning your mind needs to be totally focused on the here and now. Otherwise, even a momentary lapse of inattention could lead to you ending up in the hospital, or worse.
That is why you should stay away from your bike if you’re dealing with any problems, no matter how much you feel like riding. From simple everyday work stress to a death in the family, problems both large and small can distract you, causing you to make a critical mistake on the road that you wouldn’t make with a clear head.
So next time you have an argument with your spouse, get worried about a job performance evaluation, miss your rent deadline, etc., forget about the bike ’cause you won’t be in any condition to ride – safely, that is. Instead, decompress on the couch with your favorite book, TV show, video game, or do whatever you need to do to relax. There’s always tomorrow to ride.
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