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Mr.Mazza

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Road Therapy
« on: December 05, 2013, 11:00:04 AM »
Hey guys, weird sorta thinking going on here
I'm sure you've all heard 'You'll never see a bike outside a Shrinks office.'

I was wondering, do you guys think that's true? Does riding clear your head and help you come to terms with things?
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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 01:28:37 PM »
It's BS.  I used to ride to my therapists' office once a month.  But for what's it's worth, I haven't gone there in a long time.

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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 03:53:58 PM »
Depends. If i am commuting to work, rest assured its not going to clear my mind of the upcoming project issues. If I am riding back home, it does :)

If i take it out just for a spin, it does again.
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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 04:26:35 PM »
Yes and no.  If there is much traffic, traffic is all I think about.  If I'm free of cages and on "B" roads, I'm just enjoying the ride and scenery.  Riding in heavy or nuisance traffic is more work than work and stressful.  Riding free of people and cages, I'm more relaxed when I'm done.
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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 07:24:39 PM »
Well, I've been riding fopr0ver 50 years. Haven't been to a shrink's office yet! I guess it works for me.
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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 12:17:50 PM »
I still see two shrinks regularly: my bike and my sailboat.  Both clear my head and renew my spirits.  They probably still cost me a few hundred bucks and hour if the truth were known but the treatment has been 100% successful.   I'm still sane after 50 years of riding and about 60 of sailing. 

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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 03:55:23 PM »
People keep telling me I'm crazy to ride a motorcycle.  I look at it this way; as quirky as bikers are, what do you think we'd all be like if we didn't ride?  :o  Yep sir!  :o
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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 04:33:21 PM »
I still see two shrinks regularly: my bike and my sailboat.  Both clear my head and renew my spirits.  They probably still cost me a few hundred bucks and hour if the truth were known but the treatment has been 100% successful.   I'm still sane after 50 years of riding and about 60 of sailing.

Amen brother! I think you have the perfect combo there.
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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 04:45:03 PM »
Riding is good for the soul...Friends wife just started to see a psychiatrist, the initial appointment took 3 months to get...It's a full house at those places...Keep riding..
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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2013, 02:22:58 AM »
Since I am not smart enough to figger out how to do meditation,I go for a ride,or kill some hapless critter.Sometimes I just sit and stare at pretty much nuthin,this is not meditation,just staring at nuthin.

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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2013, 02:33:31 AM »
Since I am not smart enough to figger out how to do meditation,I go for a ride,or kill some hapless critter.Sometimes I just sit and stare at pretty much nuthin,this is not meditation,just staring at nuthin.

Staring at nothing is every morning for 30 minutes.
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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2013, 02:34:07 PM »
Since I am not smart enough to figger out how to do meditation,I go for a ride,or kill some hapless critter.Sometimes I just sit and stare at pretty much nuthin,this is not meditation,just staring at nuthin.

Staring at nothing is every morning for 30 minutes.

I stare at the computer for a good 30-45 minutes before I even decide to get dressed for work.   :-\

And for what its worth.......  A payment on a bike is much cheaper than seeing a therapist with no insurance.  Those jerk offs want $80-$200 just to to analyze you for 30 minutes, tell you all your faults, and tell you to come back in a few weeks so we can do it all again.  The last shrink I was seeing seemed to be a cool dude and made me feel better.....  For about 8 months after I realized he just kept telling me the same crap over and over again.  the only relief I got was bitching about my wife.  But hell!  I can do that with my friends over bikes and beer!  Right?!  Am I right?  Seriously.  Am I right?  ;)

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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2013, 06:23:16 PM »
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the only relief I got was bitching about my wife.  But hell!  I can do that with my friends over bikes and beer!  Right?!  Am I right?  Seriously.  Am I right?  ;)

Absolutely!
Or as a shrink would say, "Whadda you think?"

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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2013, 06:03:09 AM »
Interesting responses guys, seems like there are two camps to this story :P
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Re: Road Therapy
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2013, 10:06:56 PM »
'You'll never see a bike outside a Shrinks office.'

......Unless the shrink rides to work !