Have not posted or ridden in months, last real ride was probably 6 months ago. Beginning the spring of 2018 rides were getting harder and recovery was taking days. I thought oh well I am getting older (65yrs) so suck it up and press on. Never had the best skills but was a good climber with good endurance, even in my early 60’s. Suddenly last spring I started having to walk climbing segments that I have ridden a hundred times and 5 miles turned into an endurance event and recovery took a week. I noticed that my left leg was lagging behind when pedaling, sort of like a dead spot. What the hell? In my gym work outs my strength was declining rapidly, weight dropped 20+lbs and people started asking if I was ok. Wife noticed that I was walking strangely and shuffling my feet. Bottom line, finally went to the doc , actually many docs and after months of testing the diagnosis is Parkinsonism, different (and worse) than Parkinson’s friggin great! Now What!!? As I work with the docs on a treatment plan I learned that exercise plays a very important part…..well some good news. So far my tentative plan is to try and keep some riding along with yoga and switch my lifting to lighter wts and higher reps, and keep hitting the bag. Questions for the IMTBR’s, is there any other unfortunate riders dealing with this? If so what are you doing? Any tips or info would be appreciated. Thanks all.