- How long can you keep it up..
my dad is 59 and we did Dalby in 2:16 last year, the year before (when i was 31ish) he had to wait for me, a lot, last year (2013) we we also did Cut Gate Loop, Jacobs Ladder Loop, forwards and reversed, plus lots and lots of Tuesday night rides,
he sometimes posts on here as bighendo
he was into his 40s when i got into biking at 17ish and my brother even younger, he drove us all over on a weekend visiting random bike shops (and the odd garden centre) and doing routes with MBR maps laminated and a compass, Peaks, Yorkshire etc, none of this GPS malarky, lost, proper lost we got, in the dark, in the rain, in the hail, at 6/7am on a Sunday morning, loved it we did, we still do
he also has a penchant of doing something his own way,
this is my dad, and he is proper awesome 🙂Posted 3 years agojambalayaSubscriber
I took up mountain biking when I was 44, my 58 yr old neighbour used to kick my butt on our normal XC rides. He retired from anything too downhill in his early 60’s after breaking his collar bone skiing. I would say you can keep your fitness and stamina but the bones do get more brittle and general recovery from injury takes longer so that affects you mentally. I’m 51 and was off the bike for 9 months last year following knee injury but I’m working on fitness and plan to be riding in Chamonix and Verbier this summer. Simon at Nirvana Cycles is into his 50’s and is still leading the shop free-rides.Posted 3 years agogoldenwonderMember
I sold a customer his first ever MTB at the age of 65 when he retired.Posted 3 years ago
He then rode six days a week for the following there years-I then left that shop, so have no idea if he’s still riding, but assume he is.
This was around six years ago & he was riding unto 30 miles a day, all off road & all over the UK.warns74Member
Regularly ride with a good friend who has just turned 60. Retired now he often rides the welsh trail centers and came to BPW with us a few weeks ago, rides 60+ mile sportives several times a year. He is 20 years my senior, fitter than me, faster than me on the climbs, but takes it a bit easier on the downs these days, which gives me a chance to catch up!Posted 3 years agosteviedSubscribereuainSubscriber
My dad’s did Strathpuffer this year – he’s 63 or something like that (can’t quite remember but it’s a few years since we had his 60th party).
Last year we managed to get to the Nevis downhill tracks, Kirroughtree and a few other Stanes.
I guess just keep riding as long as you enjoy it – I can’t see him stopping in the near future!Posted 3 years ago
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