I’ve got a prescription in my pocket I bet most people around here would kill for.”
I was invited to the Americade Motorcycle Rally in Lake George, NY, to present a few seminars. Everybody thought my script was for medical marijuana! And they guessed wrong!
My presentation, MotoMedicine: Riding for Medicinal Purposes explores not only how riding a motorcycle on a regular basis is fun, healthy and a social good, but how riding every day might also be used for medicinal purposes, a treatment for all types of ailments. The golden ticket in my pocket was an official doctor’s order to ride my motorcycle up to eight hours per day as needed to relieve my MS Symptoms!
For me, riding a motorcycle has become an intricate part of managing the progression, and treating the symptoms of my Multiple Sclerosis.
There are many known social benefits to riding motorcycles. They are more fuel efficient and less expensive than cars and trucks, easier to maneuver in traffic, take up less parking space, easier on the infrastructure, and motorcycles reduce traffic congestion tremendously.
Riding is also a physical, or moderately physical activity, a huge stress reducer, and loads of fun. You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to understand riding on a regular basis is good for our planet, keeps the body in shape, mind focused, and refreshes the spirit. But what if— ...To read the full article, login or become a member --- it's free!