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john grinsel
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PostSubject: Health--old farts riding and staying with it.   Health--old farts riding and staying with it. I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 24, 2019 12:39 pm

Since most on this forum are old/old farts or act old, as old fart who has been riding everyday since 1955 would like to pass on some tips I've learned---I will be 80 in May.

1.  You are only as old as you  feel.  I have lived thru 20 years of military/stroke and heart attack/chemical exposure and still feel fine because I want to.

2. Aging eyes---get them fixed. I had  surgery a couple of years ago when I did not know I needed it---restored vision to 20/20...I did not take the more expensive option of using no reading glasses. I should have.

3. Never trust Doctors in US--US ranks 36th in the world, TN 46th in US=really not great.   I get pills from only one Internal Medicine DR, and then another Dr at the VA checks his works---seems to work.   Over 75 in TN everybody wants to give you pills...people do not live very long here.

4.  Riding and peeing often--Cialis seems to fix that.

5.  For me good day of 8-10 hours riding, get tired---I can sleep all nite without getting up.  This does not happen at home.

6. Good riding/rain clothes/warm do wonders.

7. proper boots(lace on safest) rubber boots for rain work and of course good rubber soles that do not slip when you put your foot/feet down.

8. practice your riding skills take a course if you can....learning how to do it right.


Never done it before (long trips) etc just do it---can be fun!
I fall to sleep just sitting at home
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PostSubject: Re: Health--old farts riding and staying with it.   Health--old farts riding and staying with it. I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 24, 2019 5:41 pm

john grinsel wrote:

4.  Riding and peeing often--Cialis seems to fix that.

It should stop you from accidentally rolling out of bed too! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Health--old farts riding and staying with it.   Health--old farts riding and staying with it. I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 25, 2019 7:58 am

Good advice, John. Especially about the doctors. Big Pharmacy loves to sell us pills. I refuse to take most of them... And they push our doctors to give us more pills, sigh. I don't use cialis but then I have noticed that on a long scooter ride I do not need to pee near as often as in a cage...
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