"Riding can put your mind in a place it's not ordinarily in," said Tom Koehler, who has been a motorcyclist for 18 years. "Sometimes it can be kind of a meditative experience. There's a certain place my head goes on a ride that I can't describe exactly. Other riders would understand and those who don't wouldn't, even if I did try to explain." Still he gave it a try, vividly recalling a late-night trip along the North Shore to Two Harbors. "The only part of the world that existed was lit up by my headlight.