At Learning Curves: Wanna Stay Young
I was reading a biker magazine recently and this information popped out at me. Of course, if it is in print, then it must be true. You can take it for what it is worth.
A recent scientific study conducted by Yamaha and Tohoku University of Japan shows that riding motorcycles helps keep riders young by invigorating their brains.
The driver’s brain gets activated by riding motorbikes, in part, because it requires heightened alertness. In a convenient and easy environment, the human mind and body get used to setting the hurdle bar low. Riding your motorbike, or if you prefer, playing Nintendo, offers great “Brain Training” exercise to help keep our minds young.
I have often wondered why I have aged so gracefully. Now I know it is because I began riding at age 14 just a short 55 years ago.
Laugh out loud. Roy
There’s No Together Like Together on a Motorcycle
As this 2010 riding season comes to a close and I have the blessing and joy of once again having a riding partner at my backside in the passenger seat, I must share this thought that I know I have shared before:
“When we get away on the bike, we really get away.” “Except from each other.”
“The bike changes the whole equation. We’re in the environment, not insulated from it. And we’re in it together.”
“Riding the bike helps us remember all the things that got us together in the first place. It’s kind of hard to explain.”
“It’s more of a relationship thing than a travel thing.” “We just know it works.”
Our 2010 Season is concluded and we in the Hammond Family want to thank each of you for your support of Learning Curves in whatever way you were able to do so this past year.
Many of you road with us, or maybe you told a friend about us or maybe you subscribed a friend to our newsletter. It helps us get the word out to what we do and why we do it. Eighty percent of our riders are return riders. We need new people to know about us and ride with us and allow us the privilege of meeting them and serving them. Thank you again.
—Roy and Glenda and the Hammond Family