Motorcycle rider –
Now riding a 1984 Yamaha FJ1100. Comfy, looks good for its age, decent fuel economy, seriously hauls the mail at times and generally easy to handle. Preferred riding: 6+ hours putting on the miles anywhere in Ontario’s cottage country.
My sanity saver. You never see a motorcycle in the parking lot of a psychiatrist’s office.
My canoe paddling? – not so much since I got into motorcycles, but for years prior, it provided the same escape; bringing the mind into focus to constantly manage the task at hand, eliminating thoughts of anything else. Both activities are great therapy.
Motorcycle riding can also be more physically demanding than you might think, but not close at all to the work out you can get in a canoe with the wind pushing you back into the shore when you’re trying to set off.