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    Getting Older Isn't What it Used to Be.

    So Friday night we went to Action Park.

    It was a good night. We went 2, 2, 1, 1, 1. Both of those seconds involved a fall and a restart. One of them was my over commitment...

    The second was the result of us getting straight up taken out by a young kid who only seems to know how to go fast on one line and one line only and he will run that line whether or not someone else is already on it.

    I got this..
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    Some swell-knee and a slightly enlarged decently sore left forearm.

    These are pretty common things for my body. We do this often and don't pay it much mind.

    BUT THIS TIME..

    We went racing again Saturday. Not the first time racing injured, not the last. You count on the intensity of the starting grid drawing your attention away from the pain and adrenaline carrying you the rest of the race. Feel the pain later when there is time.
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    Something strange happened. Although ignoring the pain went as well as always, my body decided to back door me on the game plan.

    I would send a request for a muscle to do something, the muscles would send back a "Request Denied" form, and that was that.

    The large majority of these requests are muscle memory ones, not really conscious requests, thus these failures where not pain related rejections. Just straight up "unable to process" denials.

    This is new. Brand new. I don't like it. It's unpleasant.

    Getting older so far has involved having to work a little harder to stay in shape, taking a few extra days (ok, sometimes weeks) to heal, and being a little less able to live off ramen and Coco Puffs for extended periods of time.

    this is different.

    I either need to get on the Joe Rogan hormone diet or start an actual exercise routine to combat this. Maybe both.

    Daisy and I have always said when the time comes we sell the race bike and build a race car. Do not feel we are there yet, but this was the first sign that it may be on the horizon.
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    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

    #2
    The guy who sold me my last R1200GS is an active bicyclist, motorcyclist and wind surfer. Hurt himself. Right now his fun ride is a Miata.
    But keep having birthdays. When you stop, that is even worse than getting old.

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      #3
      Originally Posted by ricksax View Post
      The guy who sold me my last R1200GS is an active bicyclist, motorcyclist and wind surfer. Hurt himself. Right now his fun ride is a Miata.
      But keep having birthdays. When you stop, that is even worse than getting old.
      Buddy, when you're dead, you're a dead pecker head.
      When I get to Heaven by John Prine
      Last edited by Ziggy; 08-23-2021, 08:00 PM.
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        #4
        Originally Posted by ricksax View Post
        . When you stop, that is even worse than getting old.
        You are probably right. No one knows . Maybe when I die I come back as Rossi. That's what I'm banking on.

        This trip through has not been the best or easiest, that's for sure.
        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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          #5
          I've had the 'request denied' syndrome as early as 18, from horsing around in college. There were times I'd get into my car, go to buckle my seat belt and my arm would just sit there, across my lap, buckle on top of the latch but WOULD. NOT. GO. IN. I could lift my arm, could NOT get it to move down with any effort. No pain, not even any odd sensations, it just would not move that way. Freaking bizarre sensation.

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            #6
            The only time I have not had my muscles react when I told them to was when I was around 8 years old.
            Got a pretty good whack to the back of my neck just before bed.
            Woke up in the middle of the night to turn over and nothing worked.
            Nothing.
            All I could do was yell for my parents.

            Almost had my neck sliced open to see what was going on in there.
            This was long before MRIs and whatnot so the doctors wanted to slice me open to see.
            Ended up being that the hard impact to my neck caused an infection to set in around my spinal cord and it was squeezing the spinal cord so much it cut off all signals to everything from the neck down.
            Got some heavy duty intravenous antibiotics and 3 or 4 days later I was able to move again.

            Was pretty scary for a kid to feel that way.

            But just remember, all of the damage and bad things you do to your body now will come back to haunt you when you do get old.
            My back and everything from the waist down hates me now after years of abuse.
            In my younger days, between running 12 miles a day and working on construction type crews running a jack hammer or rock drill has finally started to catch up with me.

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              #7
              As I’ve gotten older I’ve found a regimen of stretching, Advil and my inversion table have kept me going. But I’ve also learned to listen to my body when it says “enough”. At least usually. 2 weekends ago the lake was like glass for waterskiing, I was still feeling it going into the following weekend. But I was pleased to hear my 19 year old nephew say “how are you still doing slalom skiing at your age?”
              Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
              I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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                #8
                I practice what I tell my wife. Wiggle a little every day. If you don't pretty soon you can't wiggle at all.
                Bill,
                88 Blue Hawk (bike #39), 89 Red Hawk, 2021 Rebel 1100 (bike 41) Some Past/sold in reverse order:,FZ09,97 Magna #1&2 , 97 VFR750F, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 triple, Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, CB550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley and my 1st bike-1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave in1963.

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                  #9
                  Advil or Aleve. Sounds too simple but they are the best for congenital aging pains. Anything other than that seems to be habit forming.
                  88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction but rideable (guest approved)
                  89 BlackHawk 2.0 - On the lift and being assembled
                  90 Hawk GT (color as to yet be determined) - Still on the shelf in crates

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by BillnOroville View Post
                    I practice what I tell my wife. Wiggle a little every day. If you don't pretty soon you can't wiggle at all.
                    My mom does a cartwheel every week. She has since she was 20. She is in her mid 60s. She wants a to be able to do one on her 80th birthday.

                    That's very good advice bill!

                    Fortunately for her, she never takes shit-wippings.

                    Shit whippings are turning out to be bigger setbacks than they used to be.

                    I'm a week and a few days past the last one. My ass still hurts.

                    I got back on the mountain bike and started doing my block again. It's about 4 miles, dirt roads, and the whole thing is either down hill at 30mph or cranking up hills my bikes a single speed 26'er.

                    Nothing hurts when I ride it (assuming I don't sit) But my physical strength/condition seems to have been affected by the shit whipping??? I'm slower and more tired,.....

                    How the hell does that work?

                    I'm not sure what I'm rambling about. I'm not sure where this ends.

                    I am sure I'm running the AMA nationals this weekend though. Curious how this all wraps up. My body seems to no longer have the drive that my brain does and I'm nowhere near done.
                    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                      #11
                      To be honest I am fu****ING surprised I am still here after the stupid shit I used to do. If you don't want to have joints that sound like a ratchet wrench in the morning don't play Rugby for 25 years and don't ride two wheels of any type.

                      Now where's my armchair and comfy slippers Midsummer Murders is just about to start and I need a snooze with the cat on my lap

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by ricksax View Post
                        The guy who sold me my last R1200GS is an active bicyclist, motorcyclist and wind surfer. Hurt himself. Right now his fun ride is a Miata.
                        But keep having birthdays. When you stop, that is even worse than getting old.
                        Right now I'm nursing 2 broken bones in my foot and a broken ankle, a little dual sport mishap. And for the first time ever, I thought about giving up riding. But honestly, I can't think of anything that would scratch the itch. A miata would be fun, but wouldn't be the same. I guess I have a few months to think about it and I probably won't stop riding, but... yeah, getting older is no fun, when it comes to injuries.

                        The other thing, I really like riding alone, but if I had been alone on the trail when I broke my foot, I would've been screwed. Time to reassess riding solo as well.
                        sears

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                          #13
                          I pulled something in my back over a week ago and I am still not back to being 100%.
                          All of the usual remedies like heating pad and rest has not helped it to heal completely.

                          Getting old really does suck some times.

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by bones View Post
                            I pulled something in my back over a week ago and I am still not back to being 100%.
                            All of the usual remedies like heating pad and rest has not helped it to heal completely.

                            Getting old really does suck some times.
                            4 days before my wife and I were flying to Hawaii I pinched a nerve in my lower back. She went and her daughter went. I went to a doctor, then the Gym, Water aerobics to get weight off back. Hot tube/cold pool. Rotated heat/cold. About 2 hours a day. I learned how to sit/sleep so bulging disc was not touching the nerve and spine not compressed and so my disc went back into place. After 50 days I was able to lay on my back and sleep because pain was very low. Fully healed in about 100 days. Was on pain meds for several weeks but that's not good either.
                            Bill,
                            88 Blue Hawk (bike #39), 89 Red Hawk, 2021 Rebel 1100 (bike 41) Some Past/sold in reverse order:,FZ09,97 Magna #1&2 , 97 VFR750F, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 triple, Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, CB550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley and my 1st bike-1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave in1963.

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                              #15
                              Inversion table is great for helping to decompress your spine, alleviate the bulging disc a bit
                              Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
                              I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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