Growing old is inevitable, and grumbling about the effects of it -- re aching joints and muscles and the stiffness of both -- makes about as much sense as grumbling about the last bits of ice cream in your cone! Get all of it, Bunky! Suck up all the last bits of life as heartily as you did the first! Get all of it! Otherwise, you're cheating yourself.... And if your family and friends keep telling you that at 77 you're simply too old to ride all the way north on Alaska's Dalton Highway, slap on a third wheel and go anyway! Damn the years! Damn the family and friends! Full speed wherever!