Happy New Year everyone out there in recumbent tricycle land!
It’s a new year, and I’m involved in a new endeavor online. Seems like I just can’t help myself, always getting into something new and exciting, and further stretching my finite time commitments (and this new project involves even more computer time, but I’m still getting in my ten hours of physical exercise weekly, keeping fitness at a high priority ;-)
This new channel is called: IRON VEGAN, Bodybuilding for Health and Longevity. On it, I’ll be talking about all kinds of things that happen to scurry through my aging mind now and then (so far, I’ve been successful at keeping dementia at bay, and maybe this new surge of brain activity for me will further lengthen my thinking years). Anyway, I’ll post my new channel’s Mission Statement below, a short five minute movie that briefly discusses the motivation behind this new channel, to share with others my thoughts on living long and finishing strong through bodybuilding, regular exercise, herbivorous eating, sufficient sleep, adequate hydration, and other important factors that contribute to maximum vibrant health and fully functional longevity.
My Prime Directive in life has long been living long and finishing strong, meaning that I intend on living long, but NOT in an assisted living facility for years like many family, friends, an strangers typically do in this country. I’ve seen much unnecessary suffering during my life that results from people not taking care of their bodies well, leaving them in decrepit and extremely unhealthy states of existence, and often leading them to very early graves. The “finish strong” portion of my Prime Directive means that the goal is to check out of life in a vibrant and fully functional state of being, not in a frail and helpless state of being, which is sadly all too typical in the wealthier countries on Earth, where rich living paradigms lead to laziness and ill health.
You might say that I am an advocate for health, fitness, and maximum functional longevity, and you’d be right. Most folks lose their lives years, and even decades, sooner than would have been the case had they taken care of their bodies through healthy eating, living, and regular life-long exercise. My own dad died at 57 years of age (I’m soon to enter my 69th year). I’ve been doing this trike riding and reporting since 2009, for ten years, but I began my bodybuilding lifestyle back in 1968 in response to a high school bully who haunted and taunted me for those four teenage years. It was an ongoing negative set of incidents that got me into bodybuilding, but that soon morphed into a very positive way of living that is lasting me a lifetime. My experience and expertise in bodybuilding, health, fitness, and longevity far exceeds my knowledge in recumbent trikes (been doing it for more than five times longer).
If you are interested in hearing discussions that may make a difference in how long you exist as a human on the planet, this new channel might be for you, although my hunch, based on knowing the common human mindset that is prevalent in my social order, is that followers of Iron Vegan will be far and few between. The way I see it, being one who loves to assist others with physical fitness goals (used to own Globe Gym in southern California), this new channel will be a perfect fit for my thoughts and directions. I’m not out to ram anything down anyone’s throat, being pretty low key and easy going, but on Iron Vegan, I will be getting right to the point on issues. Life is too short to mince too many words, but I will attempt to keep it as mellow as I can, considering what’s at stake (people’s very lives).
As I write this post on January 19, 2019, there are nine subscribers to the new channel, a far cry from the number here on Trike Asylum. Of course, it took years for Trike Asylum to really get going as it has, so perhaps Iron Vegan will follow the same path. I am finding so far that setting up my camera and talking in my home fitness center is a quick and very efficient manner of expressing lots of ideas in a short amount of time, compared to typing articles for websites and writing manuscripts for books, as I’ve been doing now since 2006. I will not be setting up a corresponding website to the new YouTube channel, as I have done with recumbent tricycles, choosing not to duplicate my efforts, and also choosing to save my eyes from the strain of typing for hours, days, weeks, and years. Filming is more of an active physical method of sharing than writing, which is passive and slow.
So, if you check all this out and find it to be something of interest, please consider subscribing to the new Iron Vegan channel and supporting the movement to better our physical conditions and live longer, healthier, and happier lives in the process. All are welcome to attend, and as always, at no cost other than the time of watching the talks. Click HERE to visit my new IRON VEGAN channel on YouTube.
Here is my intro movie:
Thank you for supporting Trike Asylum all these years! It has meant a lot to me, knowing that my incessant yakking brings some level of enjoyment to others. See ya’ …
Steve, the Trike Hobo (and now also the Iron Hobo – HOBO being an acronym for: Herbivorous Organic Biofit Organism). Learn how to be an Iron Hobo on IRON VEGAN! Hope to see ya’ there, continuing our media producer/viewer relationship for more years to come.
This is the gym I owned in the 1980s. I’m kneeling in the center at the barbell (black beard).