ASSISTANT EDITOR Linda Stacy
A normal week for senior citizen Rick Orzino Sr. of Franklin County might include swimming, biking, jogging, lifting weights and training for a triathlon.
Orzino, 75, is often told he doesn’t look his age. Having been active for the past 50 years, since 1971, he is living proof that changing bad habits can reverse damages to one’s body.
John Coffelt, The Manchester Times Staff Writer
No gas, little maintenance — the freedom of the road is truly free when riding a bicycle, but this carefree transportation requires some precautions to stay safe as possible.
“Always wear a helmet,” local certified instructor Joe Capezza of the Highland Rim Bicycle Club stresses first thing.
Before each ride, he performs the ABC Quick Check, to make certain the bicycle is ready for the journey.
Steve at In the Know Cycling says it better than I ever could so here’s a brief excerpt of his recommendations for riding during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. You can read the entire blog post here WHAT CYCLISTS CAN DO ABOUT CORONAVIRUS.
“Most stay-at-home advisories or shelter-in-place orders still allow us to go outside and ride. That’s one of the privileges of being a cyclist…
“But, do we all know what we should and shouldn’t be doing when we ride outside now…