I find solitude for 30 minutes at the end of each day, sometimes more in the evening... The part of the day most people hate, I relish.. The commute!
I can choose a multitude of routes to commute to and from work, I can choose to be stuck in traffic mindlessly following the car in front or I can choose to bypass the traffic. I can choose a sedate pace or I can choose to move like the wind taunting and tempting the grim reaper:
During this time I am on my own, the bike does as I tell it which, after decades of riding just happens. I can recollect events of the day. Plan for tomorrow or just focus on the ride. While not silence this is my meditation time, my time with no colleagues petering me, no wife, no kids, no boss.. Just me and the machine!
A bike is one of the best purchases I've ever made and I will have one until the day I die!