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Old 01-17-2019, 06:10 PM   #1
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Science sez: Motorcycling reduces stress

So Harley funded a neurobiological study of motorcyclists, and this is what they found:
  • Riding a motorcycle decreased hormonal biomarkers of stress by 28%

  • On average, riding a motorcycle for 20 minutes increased participants’ heart rates by 11 percent and adrenaline levels by 27 percent—similar to light exercise

  • Sensory focus was enhanced while riding a motorcycle versus driving a car, an effect also observed in experienced meditators vs non-meditators

  • Changes in study participants’ brain activity while riding suggested an increase in alertness similar to drinking a cup of coffee
There's more in the Harley press release, Riding a motorcycle improved metrics of focus and decreased stress biomarkers, according to a new neurobiological study. And be sure to watch the 2-minute video at the top. It's not an ad.

For more coverage of this story, see stories at Roadracing World, Cycle News, and TotalMotorcycle. The latter has what appears to be an excerpt from the paper that is not yet published.


EDIT: I thought I recognized the location where much of the video was shot. It's Lake Henshaw in San Diego County, near East Grade Road, one of the two roads up to Palomar.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:34 PM   #2
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We all already knew this though, amirite? 8-)
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:45 AM   #3
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If HD funded the study it is not exactly a non-biased source...
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:51 AM   #4
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Whammy knows riding gives me a big.
So stress is already reduced!
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:24 AM   #5
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Maybe these types of reports are needed to increase ridership.
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:08 PM   #6
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Thanks Dan... super cool!

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Maybe these types of reports are needed to increase ridership.
I think it will have a shot at getting some to ride.


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If HD funded the study it is not exactly a non-biased source...
I personally don't think the Dr's involved would put their reps on the line for bullshit.

I for one believe it. I have always felt the moto makes the brain healthier. As a well concussed boyee I am counting on it actually.
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:13 PM   #7
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:04 PM   #10
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The guy in the picture is riding an Indian. Hmmmm, food for thought.
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someone should do a companion study of motorcyclists when they arenít riding. they can be a hand-full. a bit like addicts without their fix. my SO rides 99.9% of his transportation miles. the .1% he drives is pure murder. his stress level goes off the charts. itís gotten to the point where if we have to drive anywhere - heís relegated to the passenger seat. he still behaves like a caged lion, but at least he doesn't have his foot on the gas.
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Thanks Dan... super cool!



I think it will have a shot at getting some to ride.




I personally don't think the Dr's involved would put their reps on the line for bullshit.

I for one believe it. I have always felt the moto makes the brain healthier. As a well concussed boyee I am counting on it actually.
That was my thought as well

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someone should do a companion study of motorcyclists when they aren’t riding. they can be a hand-full. a bit like addicts without their fix. my SO rides 99.9% of his transportation miles. the .1% he drives is pure murder. his stress level goes off the charts. it’s gotten to the point where if we have to drive anywhere - he’s relegated to the passenger seat. he still behaves like a caged lion, but at least he doesn't have his foot on the gas.
What......... I have never even met you let alone be your SO The caged lion analogy however rings true. Two wheels pretty much de-fangs all the passive aggressive bull shit. Wonder if riding reduces stress or if it just appears that way when compared to the stress of having to mix it up w/ all the self righteous idiots we have to share the road with.

edit: Kind of thought the neurologist's opinion was based upon a scientific study and not some "fake news" published to support H.D and bikes in general because well....... when was the last time DateDan posted b.s? Anyway, had to run over the peninsula and figured it would be a good time to run my own scientific study. Pulled the '07 off the trickle charger and geared up. Just back and I no longer feel the need to kick the dog or beat the wife. I even unblocked the libs on this forum. That and I'm sure my IQ went up a few points.

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My wife knows it is true... "your stressed, go ride and come back happy"

It always works.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:39 AM   #15
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Zen is achieved, for me at least, at about 2 a.m. in my garage as I finally put the tools away, clean my hands, put some Miles Davis on the stereo and wait for my wife to appear with the question: "Aren't you ready to come in yet?"

Ride, wrench, repeat=lower blood pressure results. But
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