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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Well-Known Member

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    Same. All of my friends that rode bikes back when they were 20-25, all stopped riding except for one. They all took at least one fall each. Always due to other drivers.

    A friend of a friend passed away last year due to a car running a red and his bike slammed into the side of it going 60.

    Just 3 months ago, a coworker died because a semi ran him over.

    You can be the safest rider in the world but there will always be other drivers you need to worry about.
     
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    Similar deal where I live, but it's even funnier, because I think they're technically subsidized housing, despite being some of the nicer apartments I've been in around here. The maximum you can make to live here is stupid low, but almost everyone has a really nice car. Of course, a bunch of them are owned by Saudi kids, so I don't doubt that their own incomes are low; they just from well-to-do families.


    Acquaintance of mine posted on FB a few days ago that his dad hit a median on his bike and was in ICU with a collapsed lung and other various injuries. No thank you.
     
  3. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Well-Known Member

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    Your gf is smart.
     
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    GraphicNovelty Well-Known Member

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    My gf wants a bike when we move to LA. I'm not sure how to tell her the thought makes me :/
     
  5. TeeKay

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    All it took was seeing one open tib-fib fracture to say no thanks. Those things are nasty.
     
  6. Cool The Kid

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    Def not in LA. I try and keep my riding to low traffic density areas. If I'm heading into the "city" I take the car. Plus NC is very motorcycle conscious.

    Nothing like heading up to an empty mountain road and getting your lean on though.
     
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  7. KingJulien

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    I want to take a tour of south america on a bike at some point. I'd never drive one in the northeast though, it's just way too dense and people are morons.
     
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    What's your bike again? I think you posted a pic not so long ago and I remember you had a nice ride.
     
  9. Khayembii Communique

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    Oh come on, it's not that dangerous. You're just seeing the worst case scenarios. Injury rates aren't that high, and many injuries are due to irresponsible riders (lack of protective gear, lack of training, lack of proper practice, lack of respect for the bike and one's environment).
     
  10. Coldsnap

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    My friend did bodybuilding for a good 3 years and actually got really jacked. Was lean and had a good amount of muscle on him. He then go into crossfit somehow and he's probably been doing it for 2 years, just looked at pics from his recent crossfit competition and he lost like all his muscle mass. I would say he more resembles a long distance runner now.
     
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  11. VLSI

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    And what does that have to do with motorcycles?
     
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  12. Coldsnap

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    sorry, wrong thread. Thought this was a thread about lifting weights.
     
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  13. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Well-Known Member

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    The Swole Gentleman Lifestyle thread.
     
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    Pics or do we need a video to believe it?
     
  15. tesseract

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    I went to school with this kid. He is literally the only crossfitter I know who still looks huge.

    http://games.crossfit.com/athlete/23474
     
  16. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    That Lucas Parker dude is pretty decent size

    [​IMG]
     
  17. tesseract

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    That guy is definitely not only doing crossfit though as they don't train chest and he has great chest development. Well not great but some.
     
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    If i could grow facial hair i'd totally bulk like fuck and go straight dwarf swag.
     
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    Adam, how much do you weigh right now?

    You're like 5'8 right?
     
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