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View of Tremblant from St Jovite. The immediate vicinity of the mountain hosts many technical mountain bike runs which are a delight to discover...

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Please excuse for refraining from presenting such runs which are beyond my capacity to use... Hopefully there is no ressemblance to the 4 mile ski run ! Oupps !

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RayMondoSign of ageing

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

I sometimes humour myself when I head past a series of speed signs that go 30, 40, 50, imagining that the ride has been so long that the signage represents my age.

The relief comes on return when the effect of relativity dispells the notion and I end up with a young gal on my porch. Well, at least sometimes.
Posted Jun 7, 2010 5:24 pm

rustybikeRe: Sign of ageing

rustybike

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We are really past our prime when we cannot relate to the state of mind of those prepared to tackle all the challenges existence can offer... I for one despite my youthful age felt disconnected from what people my age were tackling, which was the cause of much fear. I just didn't have the guts and intellectual vitality to stand up to the challenges offered by others, without mention of the lack of physical and intellectual vitality to live up to the wealth of challenges there are in this modern society...Actually, despite my attempts to get back in shape, every time I tried mingling with the crowd I was rapidly advised to move on !...

I'm certain this is not your problem ! I for my part had to go on the NET and interact with just about anybody to get back into shape ! It seems to be working ! Although I feel uncomfortable with a crowd. I still am much more comfortable alone at home ..or, even better still, out in the woods ! Such uneasiness contrasts markedly with the time when working for Pinkerton securty I would mingle with the public with much self assurance obviously without any of the current problems...

Thus age is a state of mind even if a faulty diet can accelerate the timely death from which we all end up suffering once past our prime if you take into consideration what the small sins can accomplish even if it isn't the occasional beer or something for the sweet tooth. It brings to mind what I had observed with people which over endulge in high protein foods who consequentially suffer from inflammation (without mention of what may be occuring in the brain...).

With regards to assuring proper nutrition, I had read several decades back about tribes in asia whose members live a very very long time consuming..abricots ! But then my solution would be (apart from the vitamins and nutrients to uncover in apricots) vitamin E , lecithin and glucosamine without forgetting all the other essentials such as the B complexe vitamins etc.

Obviously everything is best consumed with moderation !
Posted Jun 11, 2010 11:00 am

RayMondoRe: Sign of ageing

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

As for aging, apart from us bikers, young and older, society has let itself slide into a decrepit state. My thinking remains unchanged in that I believe I can go at the same speed, run as fast, bike as far, though the body does not quite always follow. Nevertheless, I am pleased. Though gone are the days where I ate manufactured food. It has no place in the body.
As for my mother, who is in her 90s, quite regularly passes the "youth" on the street.

Though I do aspire to the pursuits of others, especially Yosemite rock climbers, but then again, some of my longer rides set the record straight. More recently, I have been following the rides by Mark Beaumont, and I have the desire to ride the South Americas, particularly the road route he took through the Chilean and Atacama deserts. Stunningly beautiful. As for crowds, I gain no pleasure from the rabble and utterly avoid the melee.
Posted Jun 11, 2010 2:51 pm

junodirtriderRe: Sign of ageing

junodirtrider

Voted 10/10

Another good sign of anti-aging medicine lies in the ability to copy our younger cohorts or even better, to act like the children old people scold and scorn... that is the litmus test of youth right there, brothers!!!
Posted Jun 11, 2010 5:44 pm

RayMondoRe: Sign of ageing

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Yeah, how true.

I went back to college at 42 and made up for all the things I never did. I sure created havoc !!
Posted Jun 12, 2010 3:30 am

rustybikeRe: Sign of ageing

rustybike

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Despite the reality of an advancing age ultimately depriving us of the vitality of our youth, a sense of humour and proper detachment seems to be of help even if there is some foolish pride involved to appear as alert as the younger crowd which mind you doesn't have the wisdom those that have borne the burdens of existence can dwell upon !

I in having been subjected to much isolation since an extremely young age doesn't find it difficult to be condemned to further isolation which considering what keeps most people around and sane should have been a cause of death ! Studies have demonstrated it; a good social life promotes a good state of mental health...Once dwelling on the social aspects of such a reality with regards to more global social implications no need to be a genius to grasp that nations that are condemned to sanctions formalising isolation and depravation ultimately demonstrate unruly behaviour culminating with very tragic consequences... The mind frame of the individuals indirectly subjected to the formalised negative stereotypification is also to take into consideration being consequentially altered ...On an individual basis; some like myself prefer the isolation staying occupied in other constructive ways...I am deeply empassioned by the woodlands which risks becoming the driving imputous to tackle the future undertaking projects resulting from my interest in it...

Mind you, MBpost for me is the place to tackle dreams which materialise with a good descriptive image and the accompanying comments which may occasionally include anecdotes with regards to my personal life being an orphan whose mother (Muguette DeschĂȘnes) a chronic alcoolic ultimately lost her life to the illness after so often complaining about those deemed as accountable for her problems seeing herself as someone unjustifiably the object of perduring latent intimidation leading towards a poisoned attitude in response to the oppression she felt the object of which culminated with the murder of the old lady she shared her room with in the psychiatric ward of the hospital in Sorel Quebec in 1983...
Posted Jul 22, 2010 6:35 pm

RayMondoRe: Sign of ageing

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

We can take a lesson from my mother. She just fell down and broke her leg at the hip. "Aged" 93, she had a couple of screws put in, and two days after, she was walking. Temporarily with a Zimmer frame, it has been renamed "Zoomer Frame". Still refusing to use a calculator, she totes up the supermarket bill with complete accuracy.

As for myself, I often heard remarks of "why do you run everywhere". Well, as the years have moved on, and I bike quite a bit instead of ambling, I nevertheless remain with a good sprint, when required. So nowadays, the remarks that I see, rather than hear, are "...man was seen running from the Bank...". Thus, my ability to remain youthful is as much genetic as it is essential, as whilst I too enjoy a quite solitary life, more important is not to enter into "solitary confinement". Hahaha !!
Posted Jul 23, 2010 5:43 pm

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