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Nice weather today; and I had business a few miles out of town...so I took the "big bike," the CB1100. This, after using the TW exclusively for two weeks.

The riding position does cock the legs. It's not a crouch like a sportsbike; but there's more of a bend in the knee and the legs are more in a crouch than on the TW...which I am really comfortable on.

And I was meeting the old bugaboo...cramping in the groin. Noticed it first this spring. Not sure why...I also ride a bicycle; I'm not in good shape but I think I'm a long way from the Scooter Store. Yet here I am on my asphalt-eater, and constantly standing up on the pegs to shed the cramps.

I suppose lowered pegs might help a bit but they'll also be more likely to hit pavement. And it doesn't change the REAL issue - that I'm getting Ooooolllllddd...

If things don't change drastically...I may have to put the CB up for sale. I'd hate to do that...I suppose there are worse things than having to buy, in the end, a V-Strom or even a CSC. Or nothing, and just admit my days as a touring rider are over...

Bummer. I have all winter now to work on getting in shape...just like I did last winter...:eek: and the winter before...:rolleyes:
 

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Sounds like you might be dehydrated causing the cramps. try hydrating 24 hours before the next ride.
 
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Nice weather today; and I had business a few miles out of town...so I took the "big bike," the CB1100. This, after using the TW exclusively for two weeks.

The riding position does cock the legs. It's not a crouch like a sportsbike; but there's more of a bend in the knee and the legs are more in a crouch than on the TW...which I am really comfortable on.

And I was meeting the old bugaboo...cramping in the groin. Noticed it first this spring. Not sure why...I also ride a bicycle; I'm not in good shape but I think I'm a long way from the Scooter Store. Yet here I am on my asphalt-eater, and constantly standing up on the pegs to shed the cramps.

I suppose lowered pegs might help a bit but they'll also be more likely to hit pavement. And it doesn't change the REAL issue - that I'm getting Ooooolllllddd...

If things don't change drastically...I may have to put the CB up for sale. I'd hate to do that...I suppose there are worse things than having to buy, in the end, a V-Strom or even a CSC. Or nothing, and just admit my days as a touring rider are over...

Bummer. I have all winter now to work on getting in shape...just like I did last winter...:eek: and the winter before...:rolleyes:
Bro, don't give up on that "can do" attitude. !!! ;)
 
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Sounds like you might be dehydrated causing the cramps. try hydrating 24 hours before the next ride.
Nope. I drink nearly a gallon of water a day...probably more if you include coffee in the morning.

I don't drink soda, milk, fruit juice...any of that crap. At first I thought it was maybe the morning caffeine, but it's no better if I skip.

Potassium is a little light, only because I'm on a low-carb diet.

What will probably help me in all things, is to lose 40 pounds. Yeah...like that will happen.
 

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Bro, you can do it. Inside every fat guy is a skinny guy screaming to get out.
Believe me, I know. :D
 
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Getting old does suck, I injured my left knee three weeks ago at work and it is not getting better using a brace helps but I think it is time to see a doctor.
 

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Potassium is an issue for sure, but I bet if you try magnesium it will eliminate all but the worst case cramps. I sometimes get a cramp at night in bed. Even a couple Tums (generic) help me. And I'm almost 66 BTW.
 
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Well...I aint NEAR as old as yall are...BUT...I am struggling with vision at the moment...seems if I can see the target...I cannot see EITHER sight on the rifle.....finding this to be trouble.....firearms are a big part of the Homestead....to say the least.
 

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Yup the first to go :) Thats how it started with me, if I was working with something up close then look at something at a distance it took a few seconds to focus, then back to up close it took a bit to focus again. Now I could wait for 10 months and my eyes will not focus on anything close. :)
 

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OK, here is the deal. Get lean. Eat clean, and believe it or not, all those issues will go away. You will be doing what you want when you want. I know, it's hard to do that as age advances. But trust me, it's worth it.
I agree. I'd like to add though, that it might be a good thing to go to the doctor for a little check up. It could be high blood pressure or signs of diabetes.
 

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We have been trying...(with some success) to eat better and moving towards a more natural lifestyle, eating almost NO processed food anymore and growing as much of our food as we can...I grow veggies under my cabin year round now....they do surprisingly well under the LEDs.
 
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