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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 12-01-21, 04:43 PM
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Maybe he didn't like her because she could see through him.
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My Black Friday stuff I ordered from Stuckey's is shipping. Folks are going to get old time gifts that should bring them back in time. I'm excited. I also ordered myself an "Eat Here & Get Gas" T-shirt.
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I found out yesterday that an old friend from the road club has Alzheimer's. He moved out of the area a few years ago and the guy who told me said he can still ride his road bike but someone has to go with him because he gets lost. He can't remember other old friends or events. Very sad to hear, such a nice man. One time out in the hills on a windy day he came back looking for me after I had been dropped and he pulled me to the end.
So true and so, SO, SO SAD >>> Glen Campbell - I'm Not Gonna Miss You

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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I found out yesterday that an old friend from the road club has Alzheimer's. He moved out of the area a few years ago and the guy who told me said he can still ride his road bike but someone has to go with him because he gets lost. He can't remember other old friends or events. Very sad to hear, such a nice man. One time out in the hills on a windy day he came back looking for me after I had been dropped and he pulled me to the end.
I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.
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Old 12-01-21, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
So true and so, SO, SO SAD >>> Glen Campbell - I'm Not Gonna Miss You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8TsAh-zYFI
My friend is married to a relative of Glen Campbell and she told me some stories about him. Seemed like he was a good guy.
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Old 12-01-21, 06:17 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.
Sorry Eric. Saw that with a friend's husband a few years back. Great guy, had some fun rides with him and dinners, etc. At first we thought he was just being difficult but it soon became obvious.
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Sociopaths can be quite charming.
Indeed, just look at our most recent ex-p . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . oh wait, I cant go there.
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Indeed, just look at our most recent ex-p . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . oh wait, I cant go there.
I had a similar thought but then I thought "charming" was the wrong word for what that was.
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I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.
So sorry for your loss.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Sorry Eric. Saw that with a friend's husband a few years back. Great guy, had some fun rides with him and dinners, etc. At first we thought he was just being difficult but it soon became obvious.
Thanks, John. I watched my boss go though it with his wife a while back, as well.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I found out yesterday that an old friend from the road club has Alzheimer's. He moved out of the area a few years ago and the guy who told me said he can still ride his road bike but someone has to go with him because he gets lost. He can't remember other old friends or events. Very sad to hear, such a nice man. One time out in the hills on a windy day he came back looking for me after I had been dropped and he pulled me to the end.
Aww, sad. Worse for his family than for him, though.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.
Sorry. That’s so hard.

My dad had vascular dementia, plus a series of largish, but “silent” strokes and ended up losing his autobiographical memory while he was still clear enough to know he didn’t know who he was anymore. That’s rare and we would have been fascinated and presented him at rounds when I was a neurology resident, but this was just sad, sad, sad.
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I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.
sorry to hear about this. I hope that you can keep the good times in your thoughts to help with the sadness you feel.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.
Sorry to hear that. It's like watching them being un-written, bit by bit.
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I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.
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I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.
Sad deal. Sorry to hear.
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I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.
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I sent another message via the patient portal to the doctor I originally saw and an hour later I received a call. I will probably have my procedure done next week on Thursday or Friday. It's been one huge cluster...
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