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Last edited at 8:08PM on 3/20/2013
It is called proprioceptive memory. Any physical skill that requires practise to get perfect develops it's own set of nerve endings in the brain. Your body faithfully repairs and replaces the same memory circuit every few years, so your teenage skills are still there as fresh as the day they were laid down in later life. They say you learn to ski in summer and swim in winter - which just means your brain is constantly upgrading your proprioceptive skills to keep them sharp.
Well for one, we usually learn it when we are very young. Humans tend to catch on to things faster when our brains our younger and we tend to carry those techniques on with us for our entire lives (that's why schools taught us the basics of everything).
It's because in you frontal lobe of your brain you have something called the neuro-chrono-meto system (NCMS) I shortened that because the full word is about 90 letters long. But in your NCMS there is neuro activity that controls thing such as muscle memories and physical nerve systems. Basically, a person remembers how to ride a bike because a chain of neuro-cells travel through the frontal lobe of your brain to switch on muscle memories. It's way your muscles can take over leaving your other neuro-cells to do more important tasks.
Either that or I just pulled it out off my ass. But in all seriousness, it's just muscle memory.
it's like how we memorize a song yet we sometimes forget the lesson in class... we remember something that cause happiness to us.... once we knew it--we will always remember it and with the help also of practice and exposing ourselves to biking; It's difficult to erase it from our memories......