riding for me is definately an escape, and i seem to enter a very clear, sharp, creative state of mind during my rides.
often, the incessant rhythm of the peddling causes a fluid train of thought, and i begin to ponder a sort of hypnotic existential philosophy.
sometimes the act riding itself is the only thought in my mind, like i'm on some intense training ride- my mind acting as a coach, constantly telling me how i can be a more effective and efficient rider.
then sometimes all i can do is marvel at the beauty of life around me, and it feels like a dream...
i was wondering what other people are thinking about on their rides-- does your mind seem clearer while riding? are you more focused on the act of riding, or do your thoughts wonder off to something less tangible?