Something about hoping on a motorcycle brings a feeling of freedom that just can’t be explained to someone that has never experienced it. The smells are crisper and more vibrant, and the temperature change you feel when going through a shaded part of the road, if you have not experienced it you might not believe me.
It is hard to convince someone that has never experienced the feeling of freedom that you get riding down the road. Your view of your surroundings is so much different on a bike compared to in a car. There aren’t any pillars holding the windshield in place blocking any part of your view. The hyper awareness you are in while on a motorcycle may play into this but I am not a scientist or doctor so I really can’t explain it.
The smells that you encounter seem so much more potent, good and bad unfortunately. Something about being in a car keeps those smells of fresh cut grass, cookouts and freshly cut wood from being as strong as they are in even a closed helmet.
Driving down the road in a car when you enter a stretch of road that is totally shaded, you usually do not feel the temperature change unless maybe you are in a convertible. On a motorcycle this shaded area feels like you just rode into a refrigerator sometimes. I have seen the temperature on my motorcycle dash drop as many as 5 degrees going into the shade. This just adds to the feeling of freedom you get on a motorcycle.
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