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Old January 7th 17, 05:32 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1:47:05 PM UTC-8, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per Frank Miles:
Incredible and inspiring!

http://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/n...ing-22-547-km/


I hope somebody has collected/frozen some tissue samples from this guy.
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Why, are you hungry? Living to old ages isn't unusual. You need to not have inherited genetic conditions that cause your body to degenerate more rapidly that it should. And you have to avoid diseases that can kill you. I grew up from a little kid walking around in salt marshes hunting little animals to take home, put in aquariums and study. I've been bitten by just about anything that walks, crawls or slithers in those areas. At over 72 I have people pushing me out of the way with their canes saying "you youngsters have to give us old folks room. I'm 60 years old already."
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Old January 7th 17, 05:34 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:28:13 PM UTC-8, Tim McNamara wrote:
Wow. I'd be fairly surprised just to keep waking up at 105, let alone
to be riding my bike for any distance. Good for him.

Back in my racing days we had an older gent, in his early 80s, who had
raced six day events in the early part of the 20th century. He pushed
the velodrome at Blaine very enthusiastically and would show up as a
spectator at races on his track bike. He still had a very supple spin
and was very, very comfortable on what he called "track iron," would
even do a few tricks on it.

If I get to my 80s and can still ride a bike, I would consider that a
pretty darned big win. I'm delighted to still be riding in my 50s.


One of the guys we ride with is 83 and can ride right along with us without straining. While we have another that's 60 and rides just to be able to keep moving from Arthritis.
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Old January 7th 17, 05:37 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 6:22:05 AM UTC-8, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per Tim McNamara:
If I get to my 80s and can still ride a bike, I would consider that a
pretty darned big win. I'm delighted to still be riding in my 50s.


I think your chances are pretty good. I'm in my late 70's and can
barely walk - but riding a bike has not yet become a problem
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All my joints are as good as new. My eye pressure is down even though my father, mother and older brother all had glaucoma. I do need glasses but sooner or later will have that taken care of.
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Old January 7th 17, 05:50 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Per DATAKOLL MARINE RESEARCH:
why not walking ?


Something called "Insidiously-progressive idiopathic peripheral
neuropathy"... which seems to be medical terminology for "Your nerves
are slowly dying; we have no idea why; there's nothing we can do; that
will be $150; you can pay the receptionist on the way out.....and, oh
yeah, be sure to come back in 3 months."

Bottom line is that I do not have much of an idea where my legs and feet
are without looking at them.

Also, it's getting into the motor nerves now so I cannot push off when
walking.

OTOH, once I get the feet strapped into a set of old-school toe clips
things pretty much take care of themselves. Only problem is getting
out of the saddle: I can do it, but there is the chance of a foot coming
out of the clips.
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Old January 7th 17, 06:28 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 9:50:14 AM UTC-8, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per DATAKOLL MARINE RESEARCH:
why not walking ?


Something called "Insidiously-progressive idiopathic peripheral
neuropathy"... which seems to be medical terminology for "Your nerves
are slowly dying; we have no idea why; there's nothing we can do; that
will be $150; you can pay the receptionist on the way out.....and, oh
yeah, be sure to come back in 3 months."

Bottom line is that I do not have much of an idea where my legs and feet
are without looking at them.

Also, it's getting into the motor nerves now so I cannot push off when
walking.

OTOH, once I get the feet strapped into a set of old-school toe clips
things pretty much take care of themselves. Only problem is getting
out of the saddle: I can do it, but there is the chance of a foot coming
out of the clips.
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Pete Cresswell


Sorry to hear of your problems Pete. My experience is that if you cannot get an answer from one doctor you find another. I was essentially unconscious for two and a half years and apparently went to several neurologists until my friend took me to Palo Alto Medical Center where one of the neurologists there was familiar with my sort of seizures.
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Old January 7th 17, 06:30 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:13:09 AM UTC-8, Radey Shouman wrote:
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On Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 6:22:05 AM UTC-8, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per Tim McNamara:
If I get to my 80s and can still ride a bike, I would consider that a
pretty darned big win. I'm delighted to still be riding in my 50s.

I think your chances are pretty good. I'm in my late 70's and can
barely walk - but riding a bike has not yet become a problem
--
Pete Cresswell


All my joints are as good as new. My eye pressure is down even though
my father, mother and older brother all had glaucoma. I do need
glasses but sooner or later will have that taken care of.


Sorry, but you'll almost certainly always need glasses. Even if you get
surgery to correct your eyesight, presbyopia will prevent accomodation
for distance, meaning you'll need reading glasses. Now that I have lost
most accomodation I'm not all that disappointed to be myopic.


Taking my brother to an absolutely top-rate glaucoma specialist he said that very soon they would have flexible replacement lenses to fit in your eyes which would mimic the original lense. They are still in the testing stage but they are working.
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Old January 7th 17, 07:31 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:13:09 AM UTC-8, Radey Shouman wrote:
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On Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 6:22:05 AM UTC-8, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per Tim McNamara:
If I get to my 80s and can still ride a bike, I would consider that a
pretty darned big win. I'm delighted to still be riding in my 50s.

I think your chances are pretty good. I'm in my late 70's and can
barely walk - but riding a bike has not yet become a problem
--
Pete Cresswell

All my joints are as good as new. My eye pressure is down even though
my father, mother and older brother all had glaucoma. I do need
glasses but sooner or later will have that taken care of.


Sorry, but you'll almost certainly always need glasses. Even if you get
surgery to correct your eyesight, presbyopia will prevent accomodation
for distance, meaning you'll need reading glasses. Now that I have lost
most accomodation I'm not all that disappointed to be myopic.


Taking my brother to an absolutely top-rate glaucoma specialist he
said that very soon they would have flexible replacement lenses to fit
in your eyes which would mimic the original lense. They are still in
the testing stage but they are working.


Any product, company, or researcher names?

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Old January 7th 17, 08:23 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Per :
I do need glasses but sooner or later will have that taken care of.


Think that one through before you make the move.

My rationale (as one who is near-sighted):

- After a certain age, *everybody* has a problem with focusing on
close things. Something about the lens becoming turgid and
unresponsive to the focusing muscles.

- If I got the surgery, my far vision would be better, but then
I would be unable to read without reading glasses.

- OTOH, outside, I need sunglasses anyhow to prevent damage from
UV.... whether they are prescription or not is almost moot
convenience-wise.... so "needing glasses" for distant vision
is a wash - at least outside.


That decision was made about 25 years ago - when my far vision was so
bad that I could not see the big "E" on the eye chart.

Now, for some reason (and I can't imagine it's good... but still...) my
nearsightedness has diminished to the point where I can navigate indoors
quite well.... so well that I tend to put my glasses down somewhere, not
wear them for 2-3 hours, and forget where they are.... -)

Bottom line for me: I am *really* glad I did not get the surgery because
needing glasses to read would be a major PITA for me whereas "Needing"
glasses for distance is really just a matter of prescription sunglasses
instead of plane sunglasses.

In the interest of full disclosure.... my range of focus has now
deteriorated to where I actually do use reading glasses for extended
reading. Not because I cannot see without them, but because it's more
relaxing with them.... still a major improvement over *needing* them to
be able to read.


OTOH, if I were far-sighted, I might have opted for surgery just to get
out of needing reading glasses.....
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