Thursday, December 29, 2005

Cures What Ails Ya!

Last night I had to work disgustingly late, due to incompetency on my part and on the part of others. I didn't leave the office until 8:00 pm. By then I was in a rather foul mood, and just wanted to get home.

According to the various items I have read on motorcycle safety, one shouldn't ride when angry. When you commute by motorcycle, however, your mood can't dictate when you ride.

It's a good thing, too, because if I'd left work irritable and driven home in a cage, chances are I'd be even more pissed off by the time I got home. Then, I'd probably go sulk and wonder why the world is such a terrible, terrible place.

When I have to ride home, I ususally only make it a couple of miles before I'm merrily singing into my helmet (better than the shower, it's surround sound) and generally happy with life, the universe and everything.

So what do you poor souls who live in frozen places do to keep your mood up during the winter?


Gymi said...

No better therapy than a bike ride. We work on our bikes for our winter therapy. It is a double edged sword as you well know. sometimes working on your bike gets you in a foul mood.

Surly said...

Yep, the other day I wanted to kill everyone. So I went out in the garagemobile and wrenched on the Sprint for a few minutes. Stared at my bicyle prject, sat on the Sprint and made motorcycle noises. I felt better. Didn't kill anyone.

red said...

wrenching is the best therapy, no doubt about it. but gymi is right, it can be a double edged sword.

i think everyone has spent sometime sitting on their bike making engine noises or daydreaming.

winter sucks but this winter has been really light, even high 50's and sunny. so that makes it even worse that my bike is belly up right now.