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    Bikers not engaged in racing suffer serious injuries every day. Google 'bike pelvic fracture' and I'm sure you'll see many instances of non-competitive bikers of all ages getting injured. It's a pretty common (albeit serious) biking injury. Are you a cyclist, grokgramma? Are you afraid this might happen to you?

    "I was biking rapidly down hill, hit a rock, crashed and fractured my pelvis in 4 places" - that's from the doctor's facebook. He was going fast and probably flew off of his bike. He's 80. I think he fared pretty well and wish him the best. I too hope to be biking down hills at 80!

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    I can't remember if it was Eddie Murphy or someone else that said something like: after age 80, pretty much anything you die of is old age. Even if you get hit by a bus, you probably could have jumped out of the way if you had been 25, so the cause is still old age.

    I know the cyclist in question didn't die, but I guess that's how I feel. At 80, and not knowing the extent of the crash, it's tough to say if animal based would have helped. What I do know just from living is that even something as simple as a sprained ankle takes much longer to heal in my 50s than it did in my 20s and 30s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by little vase View Post
    Bikers not engaged in racing suffer serious injuries every day. Google 'bike pelvic fracture' and I'm sure you'll see many instances of non-competitive bikers of all ages getting injured. It's a pretty common (albeit serious) biking injury. Are you a cyclist, grokgramma? Are you afraid this might happen to you?

    "I was biking rapidly down hill, hit a rock, crashed and fractured my pelvis in 4 places" - that's from the doctor's facebook. He was going fast and probably flew off of his bike. He's 80. I think he fared pretty well and wish him the best. I too hope to be biking down hills at 80!
    Thanks for your answer. Some of the other replies were pretty snarky. I am not a cyclist, but I am a former vegan and as you can see by my name I am not a kid anymore. As a former vegan I was wondering if I had damaged my health by eating a totally plant-based diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grokgramma View Post
    Thanks for your answer. Some of the other replies were pretty snarky. I am not a cyclist, but I am a former vegan and as you can see by my name I am not a kid anymore. As a former vegan I was wondering if I had damaged my health by eating a totally plant-based diet.
    Even if the biker was 25 years old, it would mean nothing. Bike crashes can be brutal, even when just recreational. And even if he broke his pelvis in a minor bike accident, it would mean little since he's just one person. Freak things happen all the times when the sample is 1 person.

    If you got enough B12, you are probably fine. Plenty of Vegans live long, healthy lives. You are most likely better off that you were vegan rather than on the normal American diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob loblaw View Post
    even if the biker was 25 years old, it would mean nothing. Bike crashes can be brutal, even when just recreational. And even if he broke his pelvis in a minor bike accident, it would mean little since he's just one person. Freak things happen all the times when the sample is 1 person.

    If you got enough b12, you are probably fine. plenty of vegans live long, healthy lives. You are most likely better off that you were vegan rather than on the normal american diet.
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    Primal bike riders typically don't break their pelvises until they are at least 85.

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    There's more to encouraging bone density than just getting plenty of calcium. You also need to do weight-bearing exercise. There may be other nutrients as well.

    My dad is 75, eats a pretty healthy version of SAD, chowing down on fatty meats whenever my fat-phobic mother is not cooking, is quite active for his age and has been very slender his whole life. His bone density is not great. He worries about falling on his bike. Once you get to that age, maintaining bone density might be a full time job.
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    A friend of mine broke her leg in three places from falling off a bike. She was biking at a low speed, just for fun, on a neighborhood street.

    She was 12 years old.

    Age and diet has nothing to do with it...the human body did not evolve around concrete and bicycles. Maybe he didn't get enough calcium in his diet, but that doesn't change the fact that human bones can break when falling a few feet onto concrete. Heh, my brother fell off a table in the 5th grade, and fractured his arm.
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    I've read more than once that hip fractures can happen to a person with osteoporosis simply as a part of a misstep that their bones couldn't handle. They didn't fall and break their pelvises, they broke their pelvises and fell.

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