I forgot to include a link that Zack sent me to reading the article ONLINE at their site, for those preferring that:
Control and Consequences on Motorcycles and Planes | Motorcyclist
FWIW - on my LAST flight before retiring, my first-officer (FO) brought a video camera, then sent me a copy of it afterwards. Of the four legs [Vancouver-Calgary-Frankfurt (24 hour layover)-Calgary (20 hour layover)-Vancouver], the one that stood out was #4.
We took off from Calgary, chinook-clouds ahead over the Rockies, so we climbed to 35,000', and as we leveled the low clouds ahead dissipated, so I instructed the FO to request 19,000' to give the passengers a view. (At that altitude it appears that we are just OVER the "hills", while in fact AT LEAST 6,000' above them!)
As we flew along the FO said "There's NOTHING like this, is there Ed?"
I pondered that, then replied "This is good, but flying a single-seat ejection-equipped aircraft is the BEST!"
Then I thought another minute, said "No, riding a good motorcycle, on a challenging twisty road, when you're 'in the Zone'.... THAT IS THE BEST!"
I had TOTALLY forgotten that conversation until reviewing the FO's video, a month or two after my last flight (incidentally, on an Airbus AE340, the SAME airplane serial number in which I had flown my FIRST 340 flight some years earlier!), and at the reception after the flight I was presented w/ a photo of the SAME AE340 in flight, in a left turn...!