Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
The more often we intentionally relax, the more often we'll find ourselves already relaxed. Relaxed hands/wrists/arms/shoulders/neck/face/body allows us to very quickly react to things like the gap in the pavement. Rigid hands/wrists/arms/shoulders/body would cause that wrenching motion to throw our body around, the shaken body makes new unintended input to the bars through the rigid arms, making it more difficult to recover.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero