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DaSlink
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   Posted 2/22/2011 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone here a motorcycle rider in the Cincinnati area? scool
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 2/22/2011 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought you guys rode snowmobiles up younder turn

DaSlink
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   Posted 2/22/2011 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
We do from end of November till around end of Feb, middle of March. Then it's Harley season! And fishing too!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.

Arch
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Total Posts : 192
   Posted 2/22/2011 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I ride but I'm in Ontario, a BMW K1200LT, PCa kept me off the bike for 8 weeks...bummer.
 
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clocknut
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   Posted 2/22/2011 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a Honda CB900, but sold it a few years ago.  Way too many amateur drivers here in the northern suburbs of Chicago.  I had 30 years of accident free riding and decided to quit while I was ahead.

Post Edited (clocknut) : 2/22/2011 5:16:05 PM (GMT-7)


Purgatory
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   Posted 2/22/2011 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I too quit while I was ahead 4 years ago, when I sold my beloved Triumph Sprint ST, in Tornado Red of course
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

fulltlt
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   Posted 2/22/2011 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have ridden many different motorcycles for many years. When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer early last year I decided to buy my brother-in-law's brother's 1982 Yamaha Seca 750. I figured I was eventually going to die from something so I might as well have some fun before that happens.

Last summer Copley hospital where I was having my IMRT treatments done was doing some construction on their cancer wing. They closed off the parking lot where I usually parked and opened up another one a little bit off from the main entrance. They had a parking attendant assigned to assist people with a wheelchair to get in to the building if they needed such assistance. So one day I pulled into the newly designated lot and parked the Yamaha and went in for my appointment. When I came out the attendant came over and told me that the lot was for cancer patients only and that I would need to find somewhere else to park. I looked at him with a kind of perplexed look and told him that I was a cancer patient. He told me he was sorry because he thought since I was riding a motorcycle that I was not a cancer patient. I put my helmet on and rode out of the lot and in to work.
age 57 2/2010
PSA Feb 8.2
biopsy 2/2010 - 2 of 8 left & 2 of 8 right positive, Gleason 3+4=7
attended support group - advised to get a second opinion
second opinion on pathology from Johns Hopkins 4+4=8
PSA 15 4/2010
5 weeks IMRT 4/2010-6/2010 at Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL
91 palladium 103 seeds 7/2010 at Chicago Prostate Center, Westmont, IL
PSA Oct 3.97, Dec 2.78
no ED or incontinence

DaSlink
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   Posted 2/22/2011 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told by my Doc that I could not ride until the 1st of April. Which is ok because the weather is really iffy till then. I ride a 2002 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic. Other wise known as a Geezer Glide. Her name is Betty from the first song I heard on the stereo"oh Black Betty".She is the other woman in my life.
Fulltlt, my wife and I make at least one ride a year up to our longest and best friends house in Elkhart Indiana. Usually over the 4th of July weekend. We drove into Chicago for the first time last year and it's very busy city. A lot more alive than the city of Cincinnati. Hoping this year to get up there and see a Reds & Cubs game.
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.

MrGimpy
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   Posted 2/23/2011 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Want to really have a great time for you and your families

Go to your local rehab center and see what happens to Motorcycle accident patients , nuff said

Then go get a convertible, if you can make it an M6 and 3 other very very happy campers can tag along with you

DaSlink
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   Posted 2/23/2011 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
There is one in every crowd. I have friends who are or have been in those centers.This is a hobby choice we make.Over 98% of motorcycle accidents are caused by careless CAR drivers! Motorcycle awareness needs to be practiced.
We already have a convertible, but it's American made.
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.

MrGimpy
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   Posted 2/23/2011 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
You do realize you have the ability of taking that careless CAR driver out of the equation

DaSlink
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   Posted 2/23/2011 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
How is that? By getting rid of my bike? No Thanks! My ability as a rider helps to do that. I have been to many rider classes. I've been on bikes since I was 15 years old. If you don't ride then that's fine. If you are that concerned about riders safety , then get involved in teaching or learning motorcycle awareness. It is not only my responsibility to watch for careless drivers, it is theirs to watch for me!
Taking motorcycles off the road is still not going to take the careless driver off the road! That is why we put load pipes and extra lights on our bikes!
More people are killed or injured in car and truck crashes each year than motorcycle crashes. Should we then take cars and trucks off the road?
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.

fulltlt
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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 264
   Posted 2/23/2011 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
MrGimpy sounds like my mother. I started riding motorcycles when I was a teenager and she still chides me about it :)

After I had my seed implants I was told not to ride for 2 weeks. I didn't care for that.

My boys and I took the bikes out for a short ride this past Sat. when it was up in the 40's around here. It was fun.
age 57 2/2010
PSA Feb 8.2
biopsy 2/2010 - 2 of 8 left & 2 of 8 right positive, Gleason 3+4=7
attended support group - advised to get a second opinion
second opinion on pathology from Johns Hopkins 4+4=8
PSA 15 4/2010
5 weeks IMRT 4/2010-6/2010 at Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL
91 palladium 103 seeds 7/2010 at Chicago Prostate Center, Westmont, IL
PSA Oct 3.97, Dec 2.78
no ED or incontinence

Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/23/2011 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Been riding some form of motorized bike since I was about 10 (remember the mini-bike faze). Took a car cruise in western NC this past weekend and every manner of motorcycle was on the road, making me green with envy and wishing I still had my beloved Triumph. It was in the mid 70s here and sunny.

Most, not all, motorcyclists are cautious riders, as you have to be to stay alive on one. All my near death experiences when I was riding was 100% at the hands of some idiot in a car. Yes, its an assumed risk when you ride a bike, that you might be on your last ride, but for most bikers, the thrill of all that power, the open air, the noise, the freedom, is worth it all.

Just my take. Some of you guys need to stop sounding like "grumpy old men" about it. Live free or die.

David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

clocknut
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   Posted 2/23/2011 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   

I loved my motorcycle(s).  I used them for commuting, for fun, for errands, but two things were always foremost in my mind.

1.  A "fender bender" type accident can easily kill a motorcyclist.

2.  "Motorcycle awareness" is probably not teachable.  The human brain processes visual information somewhat predictably.  The motorist's brain  is scanning for dangers and threats, and that mean the brain is primarily recognizing automobiles and trucks.  Put a pedestrian where he doesn't belong or a motorcyclist where he's not expected, and the brain is slow to recognize their presence.  Add the current distractions of celll phones, IPOD's, MP3 players, and so forth, and you have a recipe for disaster. 

So, when the motorist laments, "I didn't see him," he's not lying, and the wise motorcylist has to realize that he's somewhat "invisible" to other drivers, at least some of the time.

Still, when I hear my friends planning their next ride, I often wish I was going with them. 

 

 


Worried Guy
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   Posted 2/23/2011 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey DaSlink,
I have a 74 Kawasaki 500 H1E, the two stroke triple they called the 'Widow Maker". Anyone familiar with Kamen Rider Black? He drove a tricked out motorcycle with various accessories.
Someone I might know, might or might not have mounted a 1" diameter black plastic tube running from under the fuel tank to the front damper, and might have put an Estes rocket with fold up fins and a nichrome ignition wire connected to speaker wire jumpered across the horn relay thus enabling a 25 g launch at any speed with a 0.5 second push of the horn button.
I think we all would agree, while awesome, that would be incredibly irresponsible.
My H1E is painted black not green. I can show you if you come to a GFMPH meeting here.
Jeff

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 2/24/2011 6:12:52 AM (GMT-7)


DaSlink
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   Posted 2/23/2011 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My bike is one of my forms of therapy. In Feb of 2009,Friday the 13th,I suffered a Hemorrhagic Stroke. A blood vessel had burst deep inside my brain.While 65% of the people who have these never make it to the hospital,and slightly less 35% are severally disabled,I walked away with some very slight side effects. The likes of which the Neurologists at the UC Medical center have never seen. A walking miracle as my wife says. One of the things that kept me going was wanting to ride my bike again. It was 3 months before I was allowed to drive,and I was one my bike the next day.
My Uro told me I can't ride for 2 months,but I am looking forward to it with the same passion as after the stroke. Hopefully the weather here will break for good by then.
My bike gets 47mpg, my truck 17mpg. With the price of gas going up like it is, I think I'll be riding the bike a little more!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.

Susan R
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   Posted 2/23/2011 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I was amused when I ran across this thread. Michael bought his first bike since he was a teenager last summer. Then he found out about the prostate cancer. When we had the 1st appt with the surgeon, Michael asked.....after surgery how long will it be till I can get back on my bike. Much to my shock, the answer "2 weeks" So, 2 weeks to the day, Michael rode that darn bike around the block. He waited till I left the house to run an errand, but he was so thrilled with himself that when I pulled back into the garage, he was standing there like the cheshire cat, I knew what he had done! Two days later, NC was hit by some amazing 70 days, and he rode several days in a row. A boy and his toy!!!!

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/23/2011 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Susan, its always about the toys with us, lol
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

EnglishBob
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   Posted 2/24/2011 5:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys, i am 58 and have been riding since my early teens and lost my left leg in a bike accident at tender age of 16 but it did not stop me riding, so why should PCa. Due to the fact i damaged my good leg in an industrial accident in my 30s it did make it harder to balance a bike but did not want to stop riding, so we bought a trike, it means i can still ride and will do for as long as i can.
Have fun, Bob turn
Age 58
Prostate problems since early 40s
Ed since early 40s
April 2007 biopsy & all clear
July 2010 prostate swollen more, psa up to 5.6 August 6.7
September Biopsy again
October 7th diagnosed cancer, Gleason grade 6 at 10% mass
December 13th 2010 open radical proctatectomy
Pathology results came back Gleason grade 7 at 12% mass BUT clear margins
Catheter out Jan 5th 2011
Caverject for penile therapy 22nd Jan 2011
Dry at night since 1st Feb 2011

DaSlink
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   Posted 2/24/2011 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
We are a strange breed aren't we?
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.
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