Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
bornagainbiker

Managing Stress While Riding

Recommended Posts

bornagainbiker
FBZ6RIJA63HSE4W7Y6HKBJV6YQ.jpg

The best riders frequently check themselves for signs of stress and then act to regain relaxed composure so they can enjoy a safer and more gratifying ride.

 

  • Like 1

Give Respect To Get Respect   https://jgphotoart.pro/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RobZilla

I find wearing earplugs greatly helps with this. Brings the noise threshold down 15 dB or so and i find i can concentrate better and am less fatigued. Similar to wearing noise canceling headphones on an airplane for wind and engine noise.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bornagainbiker
30 minutes ago, RobZilla said:

I find wearing earplugs greatly helps with this. Brings the noise threshold down 15 dB or so and i find i can concentrate better and am less fatigued. Similar to wearing noise canceling headphones on an airplane for wind and engine noise.

I've found the same thing--makes riding a more "zen" experience.

  • Like 2

Give Respect To Get Respect   https://jgphotoart.pro/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9JUAN8

Earplugs are the best...especially when you have a loud exhaust as well. I still get excited to ride which already puts me in the "riding mode" which tends to alleviate any outside stress.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
scat2me

I do my best to leave my stress at home...she prefers shopping

  • Like 3
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Beemer

That's a good article.


Beemer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
klx678

I ride solo, no stress...  as long as I stay off I-71, I-270, and any other four-six lane crap.   It's less stressful riding through town.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MrGym10
14 hours ago, klx678 said:

I ride solo, no stress...  as long as I stay off I-71, I-270, and any other four-six lane crap.   It's less stressful riding through town.

Columbus? That I70, I71 & 315 junction is shet!!

I’m in Zanesville and travel there a lot(though, usually in my truck)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shinyribs

I ride to be me for a bit. Nobody can reach me and all the cares of the world, business, life, bills, family, etc is stuck outside my helmet until I decide to return. There's no stress on a bike for me. 

 

But panic? Yeah, that happens sometimes lol

 

 

IMG-20191223-WA0002.jpg

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1tondriver

I too wear earplugs to salvage any hearing I have left for the most part but to also block out the outside world. Really the only stress when riding is created by myself pushing to hard on those Sunday morning twisty rides when nobody is on the road. If I take it slow no stress really at all. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
klx678
9 hours ago, MrGym10 said:

Columbus? That I70, I71 & 315 junction is shet!!

I’m in Zanesville and travel there a lot(though, usually in my truck)

You betcha!   I'd rather ride/drive down Cleveland Avenue to down town than I-71 or 315!    I'm up in Delaware and previously lived in New Philadelphia in the east - aka God's country by many motorcyclists.   Being in Zanesville, with 666, 93, 78, and so near to 555,  you can understand why I really didn't like moving to the flat lands here and love to go back east.   I actually started teaching in Zanesville at the old Muskingum Area Joint Vocational School and lived just across the  6th Street bridge on the corner of Woodlawn and Adams street, house is apparently still there.  

image.thumb.png.a4a4a1a5e2485a8bfdc23201425e62d2.png

The school was out on Richland.  I was there from 1978-1980, back when I rode a MotoGuzzi 850-T Interceptor.  Every couple years we get down there going out to 555.  I do have to say lots of good stuff around there when it comes to roads.  Never quite got that far south on the dual sports though I have to think there would be lots of good dirt/gravel roads out around there.

Edited by klx678

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MrGym10
1 hour ago, klx678 said:

You betcha!   I'd rather ride/drive down Cleveland Avenue to down town than I-71 or 315!    I'm up in Delaware and previously lived in New Philadelphia in the east - aka God's country by many motorcyclists.   Being in Zanesville, with 666, 93, 78, and so near to 555,  you can understand why I really didn't like moving to the flat lands here and love to go back east.   I actually started teaching in Zanesville at the old Muskingum Area Joint Vocational School and lived just across the  6th Street bridge on the corner of Woodlawn and Adams street, house is apparently still there.  

image.thumb.png.a4a4a1a5e2485a8bfdc23201425e62d2.png

The school was out on Richland.  I was there from 1978-1980, back when I rode a MotoGuzzi 850-T Interceptor.  Every couple years we get down there going out to 555.  I do have to say lots of good stuff around there when it comes to roads.  Never quite got that far south on the dual sports though I have to think there would be lots of good dirt/gravel roads out around there.

That’s pretty cool, I teach in Duncan Falls. Definitely lots of great roads around here and really good gravel roads with great scenery out east near The Wilds in a place called AEP ReCreation Lands. You could spend a few hours out there and not travel the same roads twice. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.