Like most kids in the 50s and 60s we had single speed clunkers and we bombed around town back when it was safe and your neighbors looked out for you and reported misbehavior to your parents. But real “cycling” began for me husband and I about 15 years ago in spin classes at a local AZ gym. After going 2-3 times a week for about a year we thought, “Hey. We could do this outside.” So we did. Since we’re retired (10 years ago) we ride a 5 days a week. We rode across the US in 2014, unsupported, just the 2 of us. It was a great adventure. We rode over 8000 miles in 2019 and we are now in our late 60s. We feel great, energized, and fit. Today we will roll out of our driveway for a 50 mile ride to a distant park, eat our packed lunch, and ride home. It’s a great day in retirementland! We ride on the road and on trails (not gnarly trails!). Age is just a number as is speed and distance. Elevation and wind speed, on the other hand... Ride on, fellow cyclists!
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