I get to test the hand eye coordination most Friday nights playing darts. My game does not change much during 1, 2, or 3 beers.I think that generally speaking, given reasonable health, the hand-eye coordination doesn’t evaporate all that quickly, especially for a seasoned rider who has stayed modestly in practice… and it will surprise non-riding folks. I found out after a 3-4 year hiatus (now in the 70s) the skills come back reasonably well – a little discipline, and cautious practice… I have no intention of track days (am only a street rider), but I’m finding that I can still enjoy what I used to enjoy and for some reason this bike likes things about ten miles an hour faster than my previous two (sport-tourer v. cruiser). I always look at Steve Wittman (one of the more successful round-the-pylon race pilots), who by any measure was competitive into his mid-80s… that would be insane for a new 80-year old pilot, but he had decades of practice, and the hand-eye coordination was still there; and no, he wasn’t orbiting at the back of the pack…
Yeah, what the hell happened? I was helping a relative move today...slow going. Then 5 male relatives in their 20's showed up and the truck was loaded in what seemed like 60 seconds...this after another codger and I spent half an hour loading a single love seat...old, fat and weak...dang!I get up in the mornings, feeling not too bad, but then I look in the mirror & see this old codger staring back at me… :sad:
Thinking what the hell happened… LOL :grin: But it all goes away when I jump on my bike & start riding...
But I’m grateful that I have got to see my hair turn grey as a lot of friend I know haven’t… :crying: