I've seen more than a few posts by posters here, and also the older riders in the roadbike forum, relating to older riders riding smarter than their younger counterparts. Being a relative newcomer to the sport, and not wanting to miss out on any of the benefits of said age, could any of you elaborate on some of your "secrets" to riding smarter?
I mean, how can you beat raw power and stamina with guile and experience in a sport that requires more of the former?
In a related story, Linda and I were overtaken on our ride last night by a youngster in a moutain bike. We caught him, but man, was he hammering. Don't think I've ever seen anyone going that fast on one. I know we had to sustain 25mph for about a mile to catch him. I could see him looking over his shoulder the whole time