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The other things I do involve the foods I eat (very little, and usually dried fruits or cereal bars) and what I drink -- lots of gatorade! I also have my bike set up for maximum comfort, aided by Aleve every twelve hours.
If you can't Eat Right, at least Eat Light! I second on the Naproxen or some other analgesic. Helps me keep from "stiffening up" when in the saddle extended hours. How did Cowboys ever do that on them big, fleshy, primitively self-aware motorcycles back in the 1800's?

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"Same with "sleep deprivation." Where's the danger if you're alert? You don't need eight hours of sleep at your regular time to stay awake and alert, particularly on a 24 hour ride."

I fugured you would say that. Taken from Wiki:

According to a 2000 study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers in Australia and New Zealand reported that sleep deprivation can have some of the same hazardous effects as being drunk.[16] People who drove after being awake for 17-19 hours performed worse than those with a blood alcohol level of .05 percent, which is the legal limit for drunk driving in most western European countries (the U.S. and UK set their blood alcohol limits at .08 percent). In addition, as a result of continuous muscular activity without proper rest time, effects such as cramping are much more frequent in sleep-deprived individuals.

Your words, my truth.
Excellent use of Facts and Data!

(you knew it was coming!)
 

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Just when me a Sachi have come to a truce, you had to start up, didn't ya???
What can I say? I'm an "Instigator".................
 

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Heck, all this tomfoolery; I've forgotten what AJs problem was.

Farked up right wrist?

Easy day. You will probably remain able to work the throttle grip, but the front brake will be problematic. If you cannot operate the throttle grip, you may be able to rig a thumb-operated throttle, such as those found on snowmobiles, personal watercraft and ATVs.

Check into a linked braking system. It may cost a bit to have one fabricated, but if you find someone handy, they may be able to modify a system from a "donor" bike. Then you will operate both front and rear brakes from the foot brake. Even easier, have the foot brake operate the front brakes only. They are the bigger stopping force anyhow.

As my late Father-In-Law would say, "It ain't no hill for a stepper!"

Good luck!
OR, you could move it all to the left handlebar like my friend Brett Cole has done:

YouTube - one armed motorcycle racer

This Man is an Inspiration to us All. Seriously.

I love Motorcycling. I mean, I really LOVE Motorcycling - but I can't say with any certainty that I would be able to get back up on a bike after the crash he had.

Brett had his ENTIRE shoulder removed after the crash - what you see as a "shoulder" on him is just muscle-mass the Doctors arranged so it would look more-normal - there are no bones there, nothing that can support a prosthetic, not even a cosmetic one. He's also had to deal with substantial severe "phantom limb" pain.

Within a few weeks of his coming-home, he was already wrenching on some of his bikes (on his own!), and even was straddling, starting, and attempting to find the "friction zone" - all with his left hand. He devised the throttle and brake/clutch on the left side, a few of his other friends helped him to set it up - Dude was a Natural in the saddle before, this hasn't really taken much away from his Moto-talents.

I would not be surprised to see him compete on a Professional level in the next few years.

Brett is 20-years younger than me, but he's one of my personal Heroes.

He Rawks!
 

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AirHawk, that post (#60) was great! I had not seen that video. Makes you realize just how lucky we are to be able to ride... and that nearly any obstacle can be overcome with perseverance! Thanks, dude. (no sarcasm intended)
At the age of 18, Brett is probably more of a Man than 90% of the population TWICE his age - myself included.

He is the very definition of a Survivor.
 

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Well, I'm sure he's more of a man than about 51% of the population. :)
Present company excluded, dear Sachi. :D

(and just in case you're wondering why I'm in such a good mood - I finally got my mitts on a copy of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samauri - an uncut version; and have finally gotten to watch it in its entirety)

(Great Movie, BTW - even with its flaws, well-ahead of its time)
 
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