Sunday, I led a ride for my local club up in Volusia County. The club had another ride going close to town that was oriented to the slower riders so only "A" riders showed up for this one. Fortunately, our club membership has been greying so it wasn't too bad. The pace was brisk but not ugly. Megan, who is one of our club member's daughters, and races was out with us practicing as were three male youngsters, two of whom we dropped pretty quickly. Brad and Keith, who are both strong riders looked a little drawn. Well into the ride, Brad said to me that he was getting to old for this. Then he said " How old are you, Pat?". I told Brad that I am 54 and Brad looked shocked & suitably impressed because I was having an easier time than he was. He said that he was 51. Then he told Keith that I was older than both of them. Well, I guess sometimes being old can have advantages.