What Do You Miss Most That You Used To Do But You Can't Or Don't Do Anymore?

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  1. Ted Richards

    Ted Richards Well-Known Member
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    I miss my mountain bike! I really got into it in my fifties, built tremendous legs, lungs, and heart but I lost so much of my sense of balance that I had to give it up. Now I do my roaming on a four-wheel mobility scooter.
     
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  2. Babs Hunt

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    As long as you can roam...you still have a lot to be thankful for. :)
     
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  3. Neville Telen

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    Ride a bicycle. In the Midwest you ride against the traffic, so you can always see how close the car is coming towards you, and can take evasive action. Here you have to ride with traffic, so you only have a dinky rear view mirror to warn you of danger, plus I think the drivers here like hitting bicyclists. Also, too many steep hills to pedal up.
     
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    Here in Maine, pretty much every adult riding a bicycle is a tourist. Very few of our roads have shoulders and drivers will assume that there's something wrong with you if you're over sixteen and on a bicycle. A lot of people are angered by bicyclists. Nevertheless, we're supposed to ride with the traffic, so in order to be reasonably safe on a bicycle, you have to risk a ticket.
     
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    You see lots of people on bikes here, think there's even a bike riders marathon or whatever they're called.

    We have bike lanes but I hate them because it's kind of where the turning lane is also when you want to make a right turn.....if you're not careful...while you're turning a biker will sneak up on you.

    We've had lots of bike riding accidents. Even deaths I think.

    It's mostly adults I see riding.
     
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  6. Neville Telen

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    Way long ago in Kentucky there were lots of bike riders, both kids and adults. Too much drinking and suspended licenses maybe accounted for the adults. No bike lanes, but the lanes were mostly all wide, drivers stayed to the left and bikers hung to the right, and since you rode against traffic it was easy to see if the car was coming too close. If one did (say a drunk driver), you just headed into the ditch. Not even a drunk driver would follow you into the ditch. I think the ditches were designed to be car traps....once you got in, it would take hours (if not a tow truck) to get out.

    Sorry to hear that stupid law of riding with traffic has gone countrywide. Further proof that the movie 'Idiocracy' was prophetic, and that the crazies have taken over the asylum.
     
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  7. Tex Dennis

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    Travel as I no longer wish to go alone no health issue to prevent it.
     
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  8. Bobby Cole

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    Dunno. Just about everything I enthusiastically used to do got pretty boring and the things I used to think were boring I now do enthusiastically.
     
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