Why do I ride? Given the choice, I almost always choose two wheels over four. Granted, I make exceptions for snowy weather and carrying big loads, but seriously, how often do I find myself in those situations? Never, anymore.
Why do I ride? Because my brain lights up and my worries wash away. Because I am integrated with amazing machinery and with the road. Because it's serious fun.
Years ago I read an article that tries to answer the question of why people ride, and I recently found it again:
Freedom. Fun. A clear mind and a clear conscience. These are all powerful reasons for staying in the saddle. But an even simpler truth about motorcycling keeps me coming back for more: I always feel better after a ride than I did before.