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Hello everyone:

I joined here in October of '14, when I bough my 2015 red FZ-07.  Enjoyed the company and the sh*t talking :) . In the spring of '17 I started taking blood pressure medication.  Talk about woozy! 

I eventually got used to it and finally took a long ride in October of '17.  But then  I started to cough,  day and night (worst at night), a dry cough that would go nowhere but left me drained.  Then a dear friend of mine died of lung cancer... 

When you are over sixty, have had some smoking in the past and now have  a dry cough all the time, you make deductions about your own health that are not really rational...

Come to find out that the blood pressure medication I was using DID have, between other, the well known  side effect of continuous dry cough. So I switched medication, and this one failed miserably.  

Finally, about 9 months ago, on my third try, I was given a medication that seems to be working, without side effects but has gone through 3 recalls already 🤨

Two days ago I said to myself:  go ride.  If you enjoy it, keep the darn bike.  If not, sell it and face your age.  

I had not ridden in 18 months.  I pumped the tire, charged the battery and put some fresh gas in it.  The poor thing sounded awful.  After half a can of Seafoam, things started to smooth out.  Yesterday went out again:  some hesitation above 7k rpm, but better.

Today went out for the third time in a row.  60 miles later, sweaty, exhilarated and with a purring bike I told my wife:  I keeping it!

This afternoon I started looking at farkles again.  I am back!

Marco

Beware: Crazy Physics Professor  😮  😃

 

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DewMan

Welcome back Marco! Good to see you again. 😀

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Just shut up and ride.

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NRWhiteKnight

Welcome back to riding! :D  Glad you got things lined out, even if it took a while to do so.

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2018 MT-07 - Mods: Shorty Levers, Radiator Guard, Puig Sport Windscreen,Air box  Snorkel Removed.

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bornagainbiker

Welcome back. 😀

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Beemer

Welcome back, I wondered where you got off to. Glad to see you're doing well!

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3crows
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Welcome back. I am 65, still compete in triathlons and do well against 30 year olds, SCUBA dive, fly airplanes and everything I ever did. I also still race motocross and hare scrambles. I see no reason to face my age at all or ever grow up. But I work out every day, swim, bike, run, lift. Years of long distance running and swimming and cycling leave me nothing more than bone, muscle and scar tissue, pain is my friend. I see no reason to quit until I am actually dead. Then I will find something else to do.

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Eight years ago, I was attacked by pitbulls on a training ride on my bicycle, broke my femur badly, hip, cracked collar bone and it all resulted in a stroke. I dropped out of motorcycles because she who cares over me said so. But I am back. I never stopped  bicycle racing or triathlons though it took three years to fully recover to pre-accident levels.

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sorkyah
On 7/1/2019 at 7:06 PM, phyciocc said:

Hello everyone:

I joined here in October of '14, when I bough my 2015 red FZ-07.  Enjoyed the company and the sh*t talking :) . In the spring of '17 I started taking blood pressure medication.  Talk about woozy! 

I eventually got used to it and finally took a long ride in October of '17.  But then  I started to cough,  day and night (worst at night), a dry cough that would go nowhere but left me drained.  Then a dear friend of mine died of lung cancer... 

When you are over sixty, have had some smoking in the past and now have  a dry cough all the time, you make deductions about your own health that are not really rational...

Come to find out that the blood pressure medication I was using DID have, between other, the well known  side effect of continuous dry cough. So I switched medication, and this one failed miserably.  

Finally, about 9 months ago, on my third try, I was given a medication that seems to be working, without side effects but has gone through 3 recalls already 🤨

Two days ago I said to myself:  go ride.  If you enjoy it, keep the darn bike.  If not, sell it and face your age.  

I had not ridden in 18 months.  I pumped the tire, charged the battery and put some fresh gas in it.  The poor thing sounded awful.  After half a can of Seafoam, things started to smooth out.  Yesterday went out again:  some hesitation above 7k rpm, but better.

Today went out for the third time in a row.  60 miles later, sweaty, exhilarated and with a purring bike I told my wife:  I keeping it!

This afternoon I started looking at farkles again.  I am back!

Marco

Beware: Crazy Physics Professor  <img src=">  <img src=">

 

Welcome back old man

Need you to tame our resident physics breaker 

*Cough @mossrider cough*

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ATGATT... ATTATT, two acronyms I live by.
 

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phyciocc

Well, I know some physics.  Enough to get in trouble sometimes.  🙃 Especially if it goes contrary to long held beliefs.  But that’s another story for another day.

On less weighty matters:  I stop showing up fo 18 months, and all the bikes names  have  changed...and multiplied!

How many Yamahas are there with the crossplane twin? 57?  I guess they see a good thing and went for it but jeez.. 😀

Marco

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mossrider

Fizz-icks; n, confines written to obstruct life in the shop. Tried one once, didn't like it, lol.

Welcome back.

 

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