GasGas Riders Club Forum  

Go Back   GasGas Riders Club Forum > General Forums > Injury & Recovery

Injury & Recovery Injuries, Health Issues, Vision & Body Repair


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-22-2015, 01:21 AM
singletracker singletracker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 428
Default Riders with a Pace Maker?

At the ripe old age of 47 I'm going to be fitted with a new shiny pace maker. I'm not over weight, never had high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Just the luck of the draw.

I haven't rode in over 2 years for various reasons, but I won the Senior B District 17 enduro championship in 2012. I still want to ride if my heart gets strong enough again, but racing may be too big of a risk.

Is there anyone out there you know of still riding after getting a pace maker?
__________________
2011 250xc Race
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-22-2015, 07:31 AM
GasGas's Avatar
GasGas GasGas is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 695
Default

I raced motocross with a guy that had a pace maker. He was plenty fast too.
__________________
2018 EC 300
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-22-2015, 08:12 AM
mcnut's Avatar
mcnut mcnut is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: N. Manchester IN
Posts: 634
Default

I have a good friend close to your age who is pace maker-dependent, meaning he will die if it quits. He is an AA-caliber rider and we even rode 7 days in CO this summer. That'll get your heart pumping! His is set to 140bpm maximum. I also have a friend that had a heart attack while we were riding. We recognized the signs and got him to an ambulance. Luckily we were close to a state highway when it happened.
I'm 56 & know CPR.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-22-2015, 02:59 PM
singletracker singletracker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 428
Default

Awesome! Do either of these guys have a concern about the leads coming loose or breaking?
__________________
2011 250xc Race
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-23-2015, 08:10 PM
Jgracey Jgracey is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 30
Default

Pacemaker wouldn't scare me at all. Not a doctor but I am a Paramedic! From a medical standpoint i wouldn't be afraid of it. There are a lot of athletes with internal pacemakers out there.
__________________
1999 GasGas EC200- Dad's
1994 Yamaha YZ 125-Son #1
2005 Yamaha TTR125-Son #2
2006 Yamaha PW80-Son #3
?????? -Son #4
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-24-2015, 12:26 AM
singletracker singletracker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 428
Default

I read that contact sports should be avoided because the leads that attach to the heart can possibly come detached. That's my only concern. Maybe it's not worth worrying about, but I've taken some hard crashes in my day.
__________________
2011 250xc Race
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-04-2016, 12:46 PM
memphis2857 memphis2857 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 972
Default Riders with a Pace Maker?

If damaging it due to impact is a concern there are chest protectors out there that have an actual CE rating and would do a good job of protecting that area. Example would be the Leatt/Fly chest protectors. The adventure series and the 5.5 are both very good chest protectors and can take one heck of a hit.

Or as stated above you can look into Kevlar. Moto-vest comes to mind but they are expensive!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-05-2016, 06:46 PM
singletracker singletracker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 428
Default

I'll have to look into those options. Good protection is a must.
__________________
2011 250xc Race
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pnw ktm riders adv rider All Other Bikes... 14 12-02-2014 08:28 PM
Thanks GG riders!!! Rod Overstreet Off Road Racer's Corner 26 03-13-2014 09:30 PM
Why are GG riders so down on KTM? aardouzie General Discussions & Announcements 36 08-09-2010 11:57 PM
SA GG Riders Dingo South Africa 4 07-26-2010 12:12 AM
200 riders gasgasme General Discussions & Announcements 9 03-26-2008 07:12 PM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - GasGasRider.org