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OK about twice a year my optimistic, happy self crashes and burns. This past weekend was one of those times. I usually hide from all humans until this passes. No need to unleash my darkness on others. This time I did feel the need to get out and chose to do so on my Burgman. I rode for three hours or so through the desert where I barley even saw other riders or drivers. Even found some twisty roads. I'm sure this helped my dark cloud move on!
Maybe I don't ride enough! HA! Happier days ahead.

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I believe there was a long thread on ModernBuddy very similar.

Every now and again, you just need to do something that you really wanna. Clears me right up!
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I agree.. always riding with a smile on my face,

.......... X
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So interesting on your post...I just finished sending a reply to someone on helping her friend thru a tough time.

I myself have occasions to face the same and need to find something to reduce the bouts of the "blues" / depression...recently quit smoking (7 months ago) and retired in December and there is an issues regarding both that can lead to bouts of depression and having to deal with it...that's another subject matter.

IMHO it is most important to acknowledge and then take approporiate steps to remedy...exercise....an activity (like your ride)...even talking to someone.

What you did (enjoyable activity) was one of the recommendations that can help.

Thanks for sharing and now I need to go out for a ride...weather has been terrible this past week! Flash floods, landslides, water spouts / tornado and even hail (yes...hail on the windward side). We are drying out as I type...
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If you loved that ride you really have to try with your favorite music on a smooth twisty backroad with a not to fast pase, i know i do, it really calmes me down.
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^^ I know that twistie road and I'm heading down it today with my spanky clean scoot! (no tunes though maybe one day I'll try that
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I do therapeutic rides a swell but am careful if i'm mad. If you have to think about other things when you ride it's not a good idea to ride. When you ride he mind needs to be on riding IMHO. I rode once when i was really mad at something and almost got hit. Now i clear my mind before i get on the scooter. AZ hope your alright now.
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I plug in the noise isolating earbuds put on a good audio book or tunes and concentrate on getting out of traffic. Things have been very stressful arround here lately because of some litigation with an asshole neighbor (family land in Oklahoma which adds to the difficulty) so I am so looking forward to my ride to DC starting next Sat I just wish I felt I could leave the computer at home

Back on topic by the time I've cleared city traffic I'm in a much better mood.concentrating on staying safe riding forces frustration and black moods away.
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CD isn't it legal to shoot them in OK?
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judy wrote:
CD isn't it legal to shoot them in OK?
Sadly, no though assault charges have been filed against the neigbor for threatening to flip a bulldozer over on my brother but that's a long story best not cluttering up the far more pleasurable topic of this forum. If you are really itnerested we can talk off group.
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I am taking one those therapeutic rides tomorrow.
Have not had a good long ride for a while, and just feel the need to unwind.
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My optimism crashes and burns often. To me riding is amazing. I read on here some time ago that therapists acutally advise patients to ride scooters to fight the blues. I believe in it wholeheartedly. I seem to notice things more when I am on my scooter. Of course I try to focus of positive things: a full moon rising, the sun setting, a nice set of storm clouds forming, a flock of birds taking flight, a jet plane landing. I sometimes look at the road ahead too.
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