Of the 33,000+ ADD Crusher™ fans on Facebook, a disproportionate number are connected to the worlds of motorcycles and motorcycle racing. Not a majority by any means, but certainly more than their representation among the general population. As I’ll cover in a couple of posts to follow this one, it’s no coincidence, for we ADHDers all share a gene for stimulation-seeking and risk-taking…which are of course both intertwined with motorcycles and moto racing.
Motorcycle Racing as ADD Altnernative Treatment
Of the many purported natural remedies for ADD/ADHD, there’s one I know that works pretty good as an ADHD alternative treatment: motorcycle racing…
- If you’re a spectator, watching this beautiful-yet-dangerous sport is healthy downtime — perhaps even a natural ADHD remedy in the form of quasi-meditation. (Think of the bliss you’re in as you watch any of your favorite sports – or your kid playing one: this one is very ADHD-friendly.)
- If you’re a motorcycle rider/enthusiast, it’s a celebration of the art and science of man-and-machine and, as such, a mind-soothing joy.
- If you’re a track day junkie like me, it’s psychotherapy, pure and simple. When I’m on the racetrack, every trouble disappears and all mental noise ceases – as it must, lest your thoughts drift to the proverbial squirrel/butterfly and you crash at 165mph.
Then of course there are the sounds and smells of the sport that cater to our inherent demand for general stimulation. Blasting engines, roaring crowds and the lovely scent of expended racing fuel.
ADD Crusher™ Puts Its Money Where Its Mind Is
All this affinity between moto racing and ADD/ADHD is why we were proud (and wise) to sponsor AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Racer Josh Galster #74. I’m here today at Miller Motorsports Park watching Josh compete in the fourth round of the AMA season, and sitting among a stimulation-seeking audience of tens of thousands who are probably disproportionately ADHDers.
So, if you need an invitation to take up moto racing as a new sort of ADHD alternative treatment for yourself, here it is. If you like, kick off your new hobby by Liking Josh’s Facebook page!