Author Topic: Senior comeback  (Read 2043 times)

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Offline pmhayden

Senior comeback
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2018, 02:27:20 am »
I am 64. Trying to taper off work, and work only 2 days a week by next year. Its not the same as retirement, but it is nice.

I started riding again after 30 years off the bike, at age 58. It is interesting, at least to me, that I accept that I will never be great at anything again, but its still damn good to hike 12 miles or bike 60. I take it slow on purpose now. Not competing with anyone, least of all myself. The goal is to finish and have fun. I only regret not doing this earlier. Youth is wasted on the young.


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Offline John Nettles

Re: Senior comeback
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2018, 10:14:46 am »
Youth is wasted on the young.
When I was younger, I hated that phrase probably because I didn't "understand" it.  Now that I am no longer young, I preach it.  ;D
Keep riding!  John

Offline hikerjer

Re: Senior comeback
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2018, 06:09:13 pm »
"Youth is wasted on the young."  Too true.  And "wisdom is wasted on the old" .Too bad life isn't fair. ;)


Offline BikePacker

Re: Senior comeback
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2018, 08:51:41 am »
I'm a 68-year-old, reasonably fit male who is making a return to cycling after a layoff of about 15 years.
...... I'd like to get to a  point where I could handle a week-long Erie Canal trip or GAP/C&O ride.
Would benefit from learning how you are progressing Scotty?
Hope your progress is more than the most that you anticipated  :) - Thx.

Offline oldguybiker

Re: Senior comeback
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2018, 08:34:08 pm »
Try "Cycling Past 50" by Joe Friel, published by Human Kinetics, 1998.  Training techniques applicable to all facets of cycling for the older rider.  The book is a little dated, but still a very good resource. Happy Trails!