Hi everyone, I'm just back from a ride and I wanted to share some thoughts with you. After a lifetime of surfing I started riding about 5 years ago, just two and from work, this led to me becoming involved in mountain biking I then introduced a friend of mine to the sport and we have been riding together since then. We both ride mountain bikes and do very little road riding. When we first started it was great we would be rolling around with laughter with how hopeless we were. Some of our best times was sitting beside a singletrack enjoying a great view. Once we were asked by a woman who pulled up beside us in her car if we were ok because we looked so wrecked. Slowley our skills improved and we got clipless pedals and better bikes and then we introduced a new team member to our small group, so now we were three. The new guy is about 15 years younger and had a bike that totally outclassed ours and now he leaves us for dead. That's fine, no problem, in fact where proud of him, but something has happened to the pure enjoyment we used to get from riding. Over the years different aspects of our riding skills has become apparent. One of us climbs great, another downhills great and another is a fantastic all rounder, so we are becoming somehow seperated and our rides seem to be competitive and driven by the need to get somewhere. In short we do not stop anywhere to smell the roses. Somehow we need to do something with or on our rides to bring back the enjoyment. I am 55 this year and want to continue riding (especially since I've just ordered a new bike) but it seems to be losing it edge. What can I (we) do?