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Cycling Helps ADHD

In 1986 Greg LeMond became the first American and the first non-European cyclist to win the Tour de France. He went on to become a three-time winner of the Tour de France.

“It was my’s kids who had shown stuff. ADD was just getting out in the news and the teachers recommended for one of my kids to go see a doctor for ADD While they were getting examined I read this 20 question, questionnaire and I had every one of them and now I look back and I laugh about it because it explains a lot of stuff.”

Exercising and ADHD

Greg LeMond – I just was into skiing and they recommend riding a bike for conditioning for cycling and I came back, cut lawns for about six weeks four weeks actually, I made enough to buy $130 Raleigh Grand Prix and I started riding with my Dad that August of 75 and they didn’t make snow back then for Ski Areas and there was no snow in the Sierra Nevadas so I kept riding and I was already got I got kind of into it about 6 weeks into it and it was like I was but I didn’t know anything about racing to know anything about the sport and just met somebody in a bike shop in Reno and got me to go to the Rina Willman Cub and they got me into a club race and then I went to my first race for the like three weeks and won my first race that was like hooked.
It’s like a I can imagine what a drug wouldn’t be like that was a strong drug you know, and so you know when I got into cycling it was just all this self consuming I got it in school it was there during class the only way I could keep myself awake in French I was it was the magazines and looking at food. Or the girls and women in it but I sit there and make training schedules for the next week and then you know it was like I was it was like really great to find it a sport like cycling that was exciting, new, it was like opening a whole nother door.
Because at that time it was it was actually a big underground sport in America for relative you know like twenty five thousand races today there’s fifty thousand but in the 70s there are more young riders than there are today there were in Northern California which open one hundred juniors my 15 18 right now there’s like 10 in the bay area so it’s that sharp a road race it’s really it’s crazy, but there’s more options for kids now so I think there’s just a more dispersed interest. It’s like when you’re out there exercising I have some buddies always like telling me to do yoga and I you know it was great but you know about you can get inside yourself that’s exactly what I do when I’m cycling.
I’m out there and it’s the time I think the time I don’t have to think if I don’t want to but all my ideas come in on a bike I’m exercising and it’s you know I have to keep reminding myself now that I have to do it that I gotta keep doing it, but I love I do love cycling I love cross-country is kind of like down has gone like a lot of different sports.
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