"DAD some body i want you to meet". When my 20 year old daughter said this to me, this morning. I was struck by fear. Would he be a raving anti bloodsports vegan with green hair and a small black VW who kept CATS lots of them. Screaming i got dragged into the truck, and she took me to the doctors. "things looking up " Some young Fresh out of medical school GP?. Or was he cleaning the toilets here. "room 4 she announces we booked you an appointment" "WHY?" . I got that hard stare same one her mother has when she means it. Reluctantly i limped in to the quacks. "You have trouble with your knees MR Armstrong."? not really i protested. " not what your daughter says" " sit up here on the couch. we start taping knees testing reaction feeling knee joints reading medical notes. Then we sit back down and he goes and announces i got a bloke called Arthur itis living with me, and how this bloke is" HOME TO ROOST" forever. . but doc went on to say there are things i can do to avoid the downsides to living with Arthur. And made me an appointment at the hospital to see a specialist "awaiting a date". Doc did not seem to concerned, but i have noticed stuff going wrong a year or more now. just getting old and wore out i guess, all that sitting in freezing gutters in 18 inches of mud shivering waiting for ducks and geese to show up. that wore out 7 labradors so far can not have done me much good. throwing myself up the road off of motorbikes or off banks onto rocks hurts too. i just never have been that careful and now i got a lodger as punishment for my neglect. now on a more serious note, anybody else got this issue / any hints tips on living with this?" RE TRIALS ACTIVITY" and thinking about going classic trials more from now on get myself an old TY250 or similar, play with the OLD BLOKES MORE NOW ON THE OLD BIKES. ideas on a postcard please.!