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Old 12-18-2012, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, the time has come. Traveled to South Dakota to visit family for Christmas, and ended up in the local hospital with a second episode of blood clots in my lungs in 18 months. I'll be in here for 4-5 days, then home, but will now be on blood thinners for life. With that as an issue, I have decided to sell the bike and quit riding.

I know others have chosen to keep riding after being on blood thinners, but for me, the enjoyment I get is not worth the risk of SERIOUS problems if I go down. I hope all who are riding with this issue never have a problem, but I'm not willing to risk it.

I'll probably put the bike up for sale in the early spring, when folks are looking for a ride. I'll post it here first.

I'll probably look in from time to time, but may not post as much. Thanks to all of you who have helped me as I got my bike just where I wanted it.

Merry Christmas to all, and a Happy New Year.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like you made a wise choice. Heath comes first. Merry Christmas to you as well.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tanker,

I am so sorry to hear of your medical problems and your having to give up biking.

I can't imagine how I would handle that situation.

Best wishes.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear this.........I've been on blood thinners for years (heart problems) and have continued to ride as I figure I'm going to have as much fun as I can.

Good luck with the sale.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear. Best of luck to you.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Trike it and keep o ridin'
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Can Am or trike dude! One of my riding buddies went Can Am for that reason & he loves it!

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I agree with going for open air with three wheels!!!! Keep on enjoying bike'n as long as possible.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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also sorry to read this...you've made a wise choice in following your heart and hopefully you'll discover a new passion to replace the happiness riding brought you. Take care and happy holidays.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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tanker, sorry to here about stopping the ride. Prayers for your health.
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