David is a classic motorcycle enthusiast whose sense of adventure remains undimmed well into his 70s. His body bears the scars and here’s his story:
I’ve been coming to see you on and off for the best part of nine years on the recommendation of a dear, long-standing friend.
Looking back I originally saw you for “a pain in the neck” to see what could be done - trial and error.
You got to grips with it and sorted it out. I still remember telling you about a well known horse doctor I saw some 20 years earlier for the same ailment. He jokingly described his method as using a rubber mallet and knowing what to tap with it. He was excellent. You assured me that your method is somewhat more subtle, and it is - and you introduced me to your wooden mallet, which you used for massage.
You also used some muscle tape to help my body work in its own way between visits. Ever since, on and off when needed, you’ve been helping me keep my body and soul together.
Even though I am now 76 years old my sense of adventure has not yet deserted me. My motorcycling exploits still keep me active.
I exasperate myself and my very caring partner with trying to do so much more than I should when it comes to motorcycling. I’ve had some mishaps and I have some scars - I no longer bounce as easily as I used to and it takes me longer to get up. But you help me back up after those mishaps. You always talk me through things, which I find very helpful, as has my partner.
I have enjoyed my life as a builder and my sporting life in motorcycling. Now that I am retired it gives me great pleasure to sponsor younger riders more able to do the machines justice than I now can.
I am a man of few words but thank you, from me and my partner, for keeping me going forward into the future. And I express the same appreciation to my GPs. Between you and them I keep going.
You have my permission to share this with other people who may benefit from knowing what can be done to keep their body and spirit going and how to enjoy motorcycling. I enclose a few photos to illustrate my exploits.
Thank you, David, for sharing your inspirational story on these pages.