The everyday grind can take a toll on the average worker, but free time after work can provide a much need reprieve. Try some of these fun, recreational activities to add a much needed spark to your evening routine.
Take a drive
At the end of stressful work day, the best way to unwind is to simply take a drive and enjoy the scenery. Pick a picturesque state park, a favorite back road, or an easy country tour and let the tension melt away. And, if the mood strikes, you may consider turning your weeknight excursion into a weekend road trip.
Go for a ride
If the pace of a drive in the country isn’t enough to get your blood pumping, try those same scenic routes and winding mountain roads on a motorcycle. Riding doesn’t just get the wind in your hair, it allows you to relieve stress and reinvigorate your week nights. If you haven’t ridden in a while, consider checking brakes and tires before going out and replace them if worn. Be sure to check online resources, like SimpleTire.com, for the best values on maintenance items.
Reconnect with nature and get your thrills off road by going four-wheeling. An ATV, or all-terrain vehicle, can be a great way to get away and trails are available in many state and local parks. Beginners, experts, nature enthusiasts and sight-seers can all enjoy the experience of an evening on an ATV.
Get some air
Sometimes the sight-seeing route just isn’t enough excitement for your evening. If you’re the athletic type, consider a dirt biking excursion. Much like ATV paths, dirt biking trails can be found in many state and local parks. The jumps, ruts, and switchbacks that are typical of dirt bike trails are not for beginners, but they certainly can be invigorating to the experienced rider.
Be a daring pair
Do your evenings include a special someone? Often, when the work day ends, your time with your spouse or significant other begins. To plan an activity that you can enjoy together, consider off-roading or rock crawling. While both involve taking your four-wheel-drive vehicle off road, rock crawling is far more intense and requires a more experienced driver. Either way, you can have leisure time and quality time, all at once!
Any and all of these sports can bring delight and an added dimension to your after-work routine. However, before undertaking your chosen recreation, make certain that your vehicles, whichever you choose, are properly serviced and maintained. This includes brakes, lights, all fluids and tires. If you find any of these areas lacking, be sure to address the situation before heading out for the evening.