Went for a nice long motorcycle ride through the back country roads today. I think the thing that makes even a simple ride so enjoyable is that you have to give yourself over to the ride completely.
Safely riding a motorcycle means you need to concentrate on the ride, leaving all your worries and concerns behind. Completely giving yourself over to the ride, you are no longer the person who has to worry about bills, work or anything else in your life.
You are just part of a moving team of motorcycle and rider. Nothing more. Nothing less. That can be immensely relaxing while at the same time exhilarating.