how/when does middle aged start?
I just cant seem to get a system were middle age starts at 45 you have to literally live to 150. The whole point of middle aged means your in the middle years of your life.
This might work if the average life span was 100 not 80 as it is. Leading to middle age starting at forty
40-60 middle age
60-80 Old ish
80-100 Proper Old
This doesnt work for me
0-45 youngPosted 6 years ago
45-90 middle age
Probably the age when you realise that it takes longer to do what you used to, bits are falling off / out, it takes longer to recover / repair after accidents, your body screams at you when you try to do something physical that your head tells you is easy and you start panicing that you are running out of time to try all those things you somehow wished you had when you were young but didn’t have the funds or cohones. So, best to try and cram them all in before you really get old and lose any chance.
Which makes it a variable age. Isn’t always accompanied by a crisis…Posted 6 years agoanotherdeadheroMember
clubber – Member
Everyone posting an age, should post how old they are because I’m pretty sure that that will nicely demonstrate my rule
ADH, 28 years young.
I think, at least in outlook, I’ve been middle aged from 8 years old onwards.
Clubber Middle Aged Rule = Tripe.Posted 6 years agoRepack RiderMember
Marin County, Cali
All that is arbitrary.
I’m 65 and the only way I might be able to detect a difference between my riding now and 35 years ago would be to put a clock on it. OTOH, when I go to reunions of my school class, some people got old, some didn’t. When I was a kid, the idea of a man my age spending a couple of hours riding a bike uphill in order to shred the DH was unimaginable.
I don’t feel any different, and nothing in my body hurts after a ride.
My mum is 91, just renewed her driving licence, but with the price of fuel she prefers to walk to the market.
Who cares what you call it?Posted 6 years ago
What they don’t know is I’m never going to stop loving riding bikes
You say that but I always thought I’d be well into playing computer games. I was still playing them as much at ever by 25 but I seem to have stop playing them recently aged 31. In fact I cant remember the last time I did play one.
Maybe its just a temporary blip.Posted 6 years ago
I do know a guy who is 63ish and he recently got himself a full sus and went on a skills day, and now loves session little jumps and drops in his local woods. He’s ridiculously enthusiastic about it. Think he windsurfs and skis as well as road riding and mtb. One of those people who never seem to slow down.Posted 6 years agoWoodySubscriber
Impossible to say when it starts as there are so many variables.
Attitude, outlook, fitness, etc etc all play a part and some people are old farts at 28, they just ‘become old’. Others like some posters above ^^ and me (hopefully) will carry on and do exactly what they want and remain young with a few additional grey hairs and wrinkles.
The only concession I’ve made is that I rarely drink to excess now as hangovers have hurt like a barsteward since I was 45 ie. 6 years ago 😉Posted 6 years ago
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