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Old 11-11-2019, 08:57 AM
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I've always had a passion for doing risky, fun, high energy physical activities. Played Rugby for a while, fast street bikes, and got back into dirt bike racing hare scrambles at about 30. Quite the dirt biking about 3 years ago with back issues, and got into Brazilian jujitsu. So... the BJJ is awesome and still doing a little of that, but lost some time with a triple rotator cuff tear. Lost some weight during all that and got back into more extreme trail riding on the dirt bike again instead of racing. So... I'm just past mid-40's now. The BJJ is good and really bad for me as I have a couple fingers that don't work so well now and a bad shoulder. Then I had a bad accident on the bike yesterday and lucky to not have a broken back today. I tried golf a couple times, but since there is no tackling or whacking people with the clubs, I didn't take to it. Unfortunately, I'm not wealthy enough to start racing cars either. If i lived closer tot he beach, I thought about surfing, but its a 3 hour drive min. Also, have never much enjoyed watching sports- its not so enjoyable just watching others have fun. Have gotten into mountain biking some recently too. Its great exercise and gets you outside, but it still doesn't check that fun box so much.

So, when you start getting too old for the physical activities you love, what are you similar guys doing to replace them?? Anything that gives that same rush? So far I've been just ignoring the pain and rolling with it, but also at that age I'm wondering what 20 more years will be like and don't want to be an invalid then.
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Wheel chair racing?
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Wheel chair racing?

wheel chair basketball.
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Taking the chance on a fart and not shitting yourself at your age is an extreme sport.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:05 AM
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Get one of these........It's like driving your own roller coaster. They have finally become fast enough to get some serious adrenaline flowing (I come from a motocross background as well)....Kind of expensive, but, every time I go out, it was worth dropping the coin! Have fun!


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I don't know where you live, so I don't know how far you are from a track, but get a shifter kart. Fast as shit and only thing with more power when it comes to a power to weight ratio is a Formula 1 car. With a 5' wide rear axle 11" wide slicks and sitting an inch off the ground as you pull 2+ g's through a corner and accelerate to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds....you'll have plenty of adrenaline. It's a hell of a work out and I can't take more than 10-15 minutes at a time.....worst thing is the pain in my neck from trying to fight all the g's.
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I saw this post and was going to say BJJ.... of course then I read it. Dirt biking, been there but my hands hurt now with even mild riding. Maybe skiing? Where are you located?

I don't really dirt bike anymore, started BJJ and it's awesome. If I couldn't do those I still have skiing (get good at it with lessons, then ski woods/cliffs/off trail for some great Adrenalin and fun!)
Maybe scuba diving? Do the fun reef diving while getting experience, then tech diving for some deep amazing wrecks where anything goes wrong you could be in a bad spot?
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Wrong side of 50 and I still race mountain bikes and play competitive ultimate frisbee nationally and internationally.

May I suggest Megavalance 2020?
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Snowmobiles are fun. Have to move to where they get lake effect snow and terrain, so michigan, vermont etc, or out west.
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Fishing???? Just throwin it out there! And just like my momma told me when I was young, all that pain you put on your body WILL come back to haunt you.
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I enjoy lifting heavy at the gym and get a really good rush from it. Its nothing like hitting a huge
double on my CRF450 but it is much safer, and I can lift 4 days a week and get my adrenaline fix. Im 47.
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I go FAR on boat we are talking like several days sand bar camping. Snowmobile when I am north (right now).


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If you wanted to surf, how about skateboarding? It is a lot of fun, especially bowls and halfpipes. There is a steep, painful learning curve though.
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I like the sxs idea, they are fast. Ive heli-boarded helicopter drops you off to snowboard on a mountain a few times. You need to get in shape for that and get food at snowboarding
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After all my injuries, I get a thrill when doing something and being able to get home in one piece and still able to rise early the next day.
As one gets older, their good health is their most prized possession.

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You don't need to spend a fortune to be competitive in bracket racing. It's still drag racing so there is still some adrenalin there and even more so in the 10.50 index and faster classes. Take any fox bodied car (Ford), drop an LS into it and presto you have a mid to high 11 second car for less than 10K. Slap a supercharger or nitrous kit on it and you're in the mid 10's.

Or if you want more potential, find a used Challenger Hellcat; with some practice you have a car that you can drive a hundred miles to the track, slap on some drag radials or slicks, crank out high 10 second runs then put the street tires back on it, then drive it back home with the A/C on and the stereo cranking. If you want more, crank up the boost, install larger injectors, better headers and exhaust then tie it all together with a good tune and with 1000HP on tap, you can chase the 9's.

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Hookers and blow is a rush.
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Surprised no one mentioned..... hookers and blow!
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I've always had a passion for doing risky, fun, high energy physical activities. Played Rugby for a while, fast street bikes, and got back into dirt bike racing hare scrambles at about 30. Quite the dirt biking about 3 years ago with back issues, and got into Brazilian jujitsu. So... the BJJ is awesome and still doing a little of that, but lost some time with a triple rotator cuff tear. Lost some weight during all that and got back into more extreme trail riding on the dirt bike again instead of racing. So... I'm just past mid-40's now. The BJJ is good and really bad for me as I have a couple fingers that don't work so well now and a bad shoulder. Then I had a bad accident on the bike yesterday and lucky to not have a broken back today. I tried golf a couple times, but since there is no tackling or whacking people with the clubs, I didn't take to it. Unfortunately, I'm not wealthy enough to start racing cars either. If i lived closer tot he beach, I thought about surfing, but its a 3 hour drive min. Also, have never much enjoyed watching sports- its not so enjoyable just watching others have fun. Have gotten into mountain biking some recently too. Its great exercise and gets you outside, but it still doesn't check that fun box so much.

So, when you start getting too old for the physical activities you love, what are you similar guys doing to replace them?? Anything that gives that same rush? So far I've been just ignoring the pain and rolling with it, but also at that age I'm wondering what 20 more years will be like and don't want to be an invalid then.
Same here, went and did the RC helicopter thing for 7 years lots of fun and 120 mph RC helicopters do provide quite the rush and were very challenging to fly. Now 53 and do not want to purchase AFLAC so I kayak fish for palagics. The sleigh ride provides for a lot of adrenaline as well as the weather and surf!
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