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12-27-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,474
Posted By donheff

I turned 73 this year and ride about 20 miles a...

I turned 73 this year and ride about 20 miles a day. I am still comfortable with longer rides but don't go after them. I have Parkinson's so things may slow down further over the next decade but...
11-05-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,931
Posted By donheff

when I was 65 I had a custom steel sport touring...

when I was 65 I had a custom steel sport touring frame built and outfitted it with drop bars and SRAM Force drive train. A couple of years ago I put in Shmano GRX to ease my aching bones. Then a year...
10-22-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,161
Posted By donheff

My wife had similar issues with statins but she...

My wife had similar issues with statins but she has very high cholesterol and wants it lower. She has good results with Repatha, an injectable non statin. She had to jump through a lot of hoops to...
10-13-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,931
Posted By donheff

I'm 73 with Parkinson's. I ride a custom sport...

I'm 73 with Parkinson's. I ride a custom sport touring frame with drop bars. I don't use the drops but like being able to move from the hoods to the tops. I had the bike built for a more upright...
09-26-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,830
Posted By donheff

DW and I have done about 12 trips with VBT. They...

DW and I have done about 12 trips with VBT. They have all been excellent. They are pricey but better than Backroads even though they often stay at the same places. We are scheduled for the...
06-30-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By donheff

6:30 AM and I am getting ready to ride in 30...

6:30 AM and I am getting ready to ride in 30 minutes. Hot and humid in DC.
06-20-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,328
Posted By donheff

I am a couple of months short of 73 and have been...

I am a couple of months short of 73 and have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. I am still riding but my trips have gotten shorter (typically 20 miles with a snack break mid way) and any kind...
04-24-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 85,606
Posted By donheff

I use Procreate. I did a little drawing with...

I use Procreate. I did a little drawing with pencil and paper about 15 years ago and then briefly tried drawing on a Wacom tablet and enjoyed that but dropped it after a month or two. I got the...
04-22-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 85,606
Posted By donheff

I have been fooling around with drawing on my new...

I have been fooling around with drawing on my new iPad mini. Here is a self portrait using a recent photo as a guide.
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04-06-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By donheff

A cyclist on the English Landscape

This article in the NYT (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/05/travel/sussex-bicycle-portraits.html) has beautiful photos by an English cyclist. I was inspired to render one as best I could on my iPad...
03-20-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,843
Posted By donheff

I would guess that accidents are up because more...

I would guess that accidents are up because more people are riding bikes and many of them are pandemic newbies. That said, I have become more cautious in recent years. I'm 72 and broke my hip in a...
02-27-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,733
Posted By donheff

Thanks. I read about Rock Steady Boxing and...

Thanks. I read about Rock Steady Boxing and could not find any classes in the DC area. I have joined a three times weekly Zoom session coached by a guy who was on the board of the organization. It...
01-16-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,663
Posted By donheff

Thank you. Mine is very mild so far so I hope to...

Thank you. Mine is very mild so far so I hope to get quite a few more years of riding in. Exercise in general, and cycling in particular, are good for people with Parkinson's.
01-16-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,663
Posted By donheff

I recently swapped Shimano GRX into my custom...

I recently swapped Shimano GRX into my custom bike. 46/30 front, 11/30 rear. I don't need a big front ring anymore. The only conceivable use for me would be trying to blast past reasonable on a...
12-27-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,733
Posted By donheff

Riding with Parkinson's Disease

I'm curious if anyone out there has any lessons learned from riding with Parkinson's. I'm 72 and was diagnosed in October. I have a mild resting tremor in my right hand and my other cluster of...
06-07-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,673
Posted By donheff

Awesome. Both the bike and your ability.

Awesome. Both the bike and your ability.
05-13-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,245
Posted By donheff

I broke my hip in a crash 5 years ago and got a...

I broke my hip in a crash 5 years ago and got a "post and beam" repair. My doc wanted me off it for longer than a hip replacement so I didn't get back on the bike for 5 months. That was into winter...
05-04-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,204
Posted By donheff

+1 This is why I follow this forum. I am 72 and...

+1 This is why I follow this forum. I am 72 and still in OP's situation. I don't yet "need" an ebike but I am interested. Already, at 72, I have days that knock me out sooner than I would like...
04-02-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By donheff

You do realize you are supposed to self...

You do realize you are supposed to self quarantine don’t you? The evidence on sneezing and coughing is that the virus can be spread far and wide. I hope no one else follows your recommendation.
01-18-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,017
Posted By donheff

Two kids and three grandkids. The grandkids are...

Two kids and three grandkids. The grandkids are 10, 8, am 6.
09-28-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,928
Posted By donheff

Leave the ebikes alone. This is akin to the...

Leave the ebikes alone. This is akin to the reaction to snowboards a couple of decades ago. You are on the wrong side of history suggesting a ban. We would be better served by more efforts at...
08-28-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,938
Posted By donheff

We’re Irish.

We’re Irish.
08-13-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,560
Posted By donheff

Sounds like caution is probably warranted in your...

Sounds like caution is probably warranted in your case since you have had issues and your eye surgeon urges caution. When I was on a bike trip in New Zealand I did a bungee jump but two doctors on...
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06-27-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,613
Posted By donheff

I am more interested in trim, wrinkle free, quick...

I am more interested in trim, wrinkle free, quick dry pants. I like them for travel. I see lots of them in REI but they almost always have shallow front pockets and can't securely hold keys or...
09-19-18, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By donheff

Hah. This one hit home. I just turned 70 and...

Hah. This one hit home. I just turned 70 and mild arthritis has limited my hip flexibility. I still do cowboy starts and stops (I know that is not advised) but won't be able to do them for long. ...
12-10-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,241
Posted By donheff

Back home feeling fine after surgery yesterday. ...

Back home feeling fine after surgery yesterday. The doc talked me into a laser prostate process with TURP as a fallback if the laser wouldn't suffice. The laser worked fine (so he says) and from my...
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