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Joe Kahn

Joe Kahn doesn’t do much sitting around. So a recent injury—a detached quadriceps that required an operation and ongoing physical therapy—meant some rearranging of his home in Au Sable Forks to relocate his art and music studio so he can continue painting, practicing guitar and harmonica inside without having to walk on the ice and snow.

Skiing is definitely out this season, but the 77-year-old is doing special exercises and expects to be back on his mountain bike by spring. The recovery has gone well, helped by good physical fitness (he’s ridden a bike, walked or skied daily for 50 years). And the tai chi he practices doesn’t hurt, either.

He feels so good, in fact, that when he walks downstairs to his makeshift studio,


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