Today’s QT comes to us from Premium Member Russ Starke, who offers a suggestion for how to not let idiot drivers drag you down during – or after – a ride. It’s about shifting your mental focus from the negative side to the positive side.
Here’s what Russ wrote:
We all have those occasions when a driver passes too closely or does something else to irritate us.
Sometimes we mentally (or verbally) fuss and fume for the remainder of the ride and often for sometime afterwards.
I make it a practice to mentally (and sometimes out loud) thank every driver who passes safely.
Even when a jerk driver does something to irritate me, my ride is overwhelmingly about gratitude and positive vibes. I get home energized and often cannot even remember the episode with the jerk.
Its a little thing, but it takes the power away from the jerks and gives it back to me and the bike.
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