More Motorcycle Reflections: Un-amazing Luck with Women – Sweat, the Secret Weapon.
“Once you realize that the road is the goal,
and that you are always on the road,
not to reach a goal but to
enjoy its beauty and its wisdom,
life ceases to be a task and
becomes natural and simple.
In itself an ecstasy.”
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
I’d like to say that when Jeff and I were touring the lower states on our motorcycles I had amazing luck with the ladies. Like to say it, but it wouldn’t be true. First of all Jeff didn’t let his eyes wander. He was always devoted to his wife of 26 years. And the only women who seemed interested in me were the B52 bouffant-haired waitress on Mother’s Day at Susan’s in Springdale, Arkansas and an attractive, Eastern European woman in Henderson Nevada at the casino, who tilted her head from side to side and told me I looked a bit like Pushkin. To be honest, I think both just wanted money from me. At any rate I always behaved myself and acted like the clean, gentleman biker my momma raised me to be.
It’s ironic because of the new research which has come out recently on sweating, something Jeff and I did profusely and with abandon.
It seems that my routine shower taking after the long rides actually dampened my chances of enticing women. Apparently, research has shown that Androstadienone, a chemical compound found in male sweat, actually boosts hormone levels, increases blood pressure, and raises the rate of breathing in women. According to the studies male pit sweat has been shown to improve women’s moods and stimulate the secretion of “luteinizing hormone” — a chemical involved in triggering ovulation.
I don’t know about Jeff but I’ve stopped showering entirely.