Motorcycling and Mental Health - Ride out

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StoneySoprano
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Motorcycling and Mental Health - Ride out

#1 Post by StoneySoprano » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:52 am

I've recently returned to biking as a treatment for depression and anxiety. Many of my friends and family think I'm crazy, saying things like "if you want an adrenaline rush to clear your mind, go for a run or if you want to relax, do something like Yoga or Mindfulness"! It does make me wonder if these people know me 🤔! Anyway I've just got a new bike (Honda CMX500 Rebel) in September and planning to ride to work, but anyone interested in some shortish ride outs over the winter, perhaps adhoc as weather permits, get in touch! Also interested in other people's experience of "Motorcycle Therapy" to treat Mental Health issues.

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Re: Motorcycling and Mental Health - Ride out

#2 Post by mikestrivens » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:01 pm

Hello and welcome. Any ride outs would entirely depend on where you are located. It would be helpful to put your general location in the user CP.
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Mike Strivens

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Re: Motorcycling and Mental Health - Ride out

#3 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:18 pm

Hi :wave:

Don’t know much about motorcycling and depression I seem to be abnormally happy but I’m certain motorcycling is good for the soul so that’s got to be a good start. I very much hope it gives you the peace and joy it brings me.
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Re: Motorcycling and Mental Health - Ride out

#4 Post by BB3lions » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:27 pm

I did exactly the same thing, @OP mate. Been back a few weeks & it's a well-noticed difference.

I don't drink anywhere near as much, as I'm looking forward to going for a ride. I go to the garage (container) every day, its helped my wife/son no end & made me realise my boss is a prick & a job is just a job.

46 married & I don't do winter riding anymore :)

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#5 Post by Muttly » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:06 pm

I find motorcycling a very consuming activity, much like climbing. In both cases I am usually mindful because my mind is full o what I am doing in that moment.

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#6 Post by onesea » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:33 am

Welcome...
A survey showed profiles with a location are 80% more likely to get a response :thumb:
To add location on phone or desktop browser:
1) Click your profile name (this brings up Popup), 2) Tap User control Panel, 3) Tap the Profile Tab Scroll down to: Location
Or click this link: https://themotorbikeforum.co.uk/ucp.php ... ofile_info