Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
I ride aggressively on a Mountain Bike at 58. I cannot imagine being able to not ride aggresively, but I know the time will come when the body will not be able to take the knocks that I currently get. What I will do then I do not know, but one thing for sure- I will still be riding.
One thing I have noticed though is that I have had to adapt the bike, and my riding style to my aging body, Better saddles, Riser bars and wider bars, and even on the Tandem I have had to concede to a couple of comfort measures. It may be nature telling me that I ought to take it a bit easier, but by modifying the bike, I am still able to do the distance rides that I prefer, and do them easier, faster, and with less recovery time afterwards.
Make concessions to comfort as we age- probably, but they will still keep me riding for as long as possible.