Riding seems to push everything out of my usually busy mind except the one issue that is most troublesome to me. Doesn't matter what it is at the time. Relationships, work, future plans. The one issue goes to the back of my mind and I slowly pick it over. I usually come to a solution in a half a tank of fuel. Worst one ever took me 4 tanks. Nolt saying it's always the right solution looking back, but it was the right one at the time with the info I had at the time. I really don't think the one thing in the back of my mind detracts from my riding, when it gets technical I don't even hear the music I have playing.
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." - Oscar Wilde