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 on: February 25, 2020, 10:43:22 PM 
Started by djhurayt - Last post by PawPaw
63 this year, appears I have temporarily replaced the motorcycles with horses :doh: However I believe the motorcycles are much safer! :)

 on: February 25, 2020, 05:38:59 PM 
Started by djhurayt - Last post by griffonrider
I'll be 62 in May.  I'm still running Barber every chance I get.  Heading to Laguna Seca in June.  Planning to do the Ducati Riding Experience at Mugello next year.  There might not be any money when I'm gone but there's gonna be plenty of cool toys.

 on: February 25, 2020, 04:16:36 PM 
Started by djhurayt - Last post by Dunham
I'm 51.  There are plenty of older people in the sport.  You have to weigh the risk vs reward.  Not sure what I would replace it with

 on: February 25, 2020, 01:52:24 PM 
Started by djhurayt - Last post by 52 Ruhe
52 in May. Only as old as you feel. I got into this sport at the insistence of a buddy that at the time was 72 that was in 2005. If Condor was still round he would likely still be faster than most.

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 on: February 25, 2020, 01:20:16 PM 
Started by bigshug1 - Last post by 52 Ruhe
Left no right no left left left
Left right right.........

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 on: February 25, 2020, 01:19:07 PM 
Started by NicNac337 - Last post by 52 Ruhe
Make sure your PT includes Hand Eye coordinations. Fast reaction training.
Balance etc. make sure you are fully
Cleared medically. Would love to see you back out but rushing not smart and dangerous to not only you but others. Heal up!!!!!

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 on: February 25, 2020, 01:00:01 PM 
Started by djhurayt - Last post by 52 Ruhe
So TBI and other head injuries are cumulative. No I am not a doctor but I have insured MLB, NFL, NHL NBA as well as MLS and various other professional sports organizations.
Obviously with the issues surrounding CTE insurers have spent money to understand .... well frankly how to exclude it. As a broker I have done research in an effort to keep carriers providing cover or at least not excluding TBI and CTE concussive injury for my clients.

Having had prior concussion ( I believe I understood you to mention that) and then suffer a “ bell ringer” of your classification I will say 2 things. 1. Medical clearance from your brain doc. Not lay people with their personal experience even, is not the same as yours. All TBI are unique. 2. You are lucky as 27 days after a good friend of ours woke up from his TBI then was transported to Sheppard here in Atlanta I got to witness a friend revert back to being a 3 year old for more than a year. Bri is rockstar now 100% mental with a bum shoulder.
Take your time. Go slow and pay attention to cognitive reactions. Even the most mundane confusion ( no head injury but happens to me at 51) make mention of that to your care team.
Do not ever just accept something out of character as nothing.
Mood changes or lack of reaction to stuff are signs.
Just be extra sensitive to your body, vision, hearing.

Glad you are on recovery. Go slow be deliberate with recovery.

Oh and odds of reoccurring head injury with lower impact. Yes that’s a thing.  Watch your noggin’

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 on: February 25, 2020, 12:48:28 PM 
Started by djhurayt - Last post by djhurayt
I'm just curious.  I'm pretty confident that I am one of the older riders at 58.  Just trying to decide after my crash at CMP: Am I just getting to old to play like this and should begin considering less dangerous activities.

 on: February 25, 2020, 11:02:49 AM 
Started by NicNac337 - Last post by djhurayt
RA in May will likely be my first event this year, provided I can justify the risk/reward equation bouncing around the few marbles I have left.

 on: February 25, 2020, 10:18:42 AM 
Started by djhurayt - Last post by djhurayt
Thanks Lauren for the kind words.  If you have any statistical information on the chance of a repeat of the same injury, that would be awesome.  I have not been able to find much data on this.

Here are my thoughts:
1.   I am pretty lucky to be in the shape I am in as my understanding is that for 90% of people that experience a DAI, recovery may be a somewhat (if not significantly) vegetative state if not death.
2.   I know a number of people (including myself through the years) that have experience concussions, even a severe level of injury, but…
3.   I don’t personally know anybody that has experience a DAI while being concussed.

So, based on number 1 above, do I take my winnings (an un-vegetative life and being on the sunny side of the dirt) and not put myself at risk for a repeat occurrence.  Not really looking forward to retirement years (only a hand full of years away) of competitive tiddlywinks.

Or while motorcyclist are always going to fall over at some point (after all by design, motorcycle like to lay on their side), and bumping one’s head hard enough to cause a concussion is always a possibility (even just from walking on a slippery sidewalk) are the chance of having another DAI reduced just due the statistics of how often a DAI is experience with head injuries.

As I said, I am one of the older guys (been on this rock for almost 6 decades now) and I know I do not bounce as well as when younger.  I have always been an adrenaline junkie.  Even to the point that I am left handed these days after deciding I was going to surf down the sliding board at the age of 4.  Was in a cast/sling for so long that I just became left handed…maybe it is time for tiddlywinks.

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