Last week I took a trip to Northern California on "Big Blue" my '08. (I posted pics on the trip report page.) It wasn't teribly long, only about 760 miles each way, but every since I got back I can't wait to take another trip. Before my trip, and for the last 2 years, it was a big deal for me to ride it for a 70 mile round trip now I routinely do that and don't even think about it. I originally bought the bike when gas prices soared just to save money. Now I find myself being imprisoned inside a car and wish I was on the bike.
I feel normal but this is all new to me, I just want to ride, ride, ride and not stop. (Unless you think I need help)
I've been on bikes for 35 yrs,,,and its really the only thing I enjoy ,,,well not the ONLY thing but,,,,,,some doctors and health related people say that the "GYROSCOPIC" effects you get on a bike,,,or motorcycle are some type of THEREPY if you will. The fluid movement through the air does something to ones moods,,feelings ect.. And you get a much closer "feel" of whats around you than when your in a car,,,,,sortof like when a dog has its nose sticking out the window of a car when moving,,its just enjoying the movement,,and the environment around it,,,,.. And by the way,,,there is no such thing as " normal" in this world today.