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    Old Slow Fat Guys

    The Mt Diablo Challenge occurred on Sunday. This is a 10.8 mile climb up 3,249 feet to the summit. The last 1000 feet or so is about 18% and is a real killer.

    The FASTEST time to the top was set by Robert Anderson, a 51 year old, this year. 47:28.3 To give you something to think about, the third place man was Kevin Metcalfe, past Motorola pro I believe. And Kevin isn't a youngster at 45.

    Here's the really weird thing. - in the top 20 times of the men, there were only 4 men under 30 years old.

    I'm trying to decide whether this means that older guys are stronger, smarter and tougher or if younger guys these days are real sissies.

    http://www.doitsports.com/newresults...4590_2006.html

    I believe that the first couple of women were in their 40's as well.

    On the plus side Adam Hodes, at 13 years old finished in under an hour!

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    When I looked down the list earlier (the link was posted in the Road forum) I noticed an 80 year old rider made the climb...

    I used to live in that area, now maybe I have a reason to go back after I lose weight.
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    Old guys are better at dealing with pain..... they are used to it.
    Carpe who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampy™
    Old guys are better at dealing with pain..... they are used to it.
    You need to find out how long those guys have been married.
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    "I'm trying to decide whether this means that older guys are stronger, smarter and tougher"

    YES
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampy™
    Old guys are better at dealing with pain..... they are used to it.
    Old guys are numb--- and can't feel the pain!
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    "Old Slow Fat Guys "

    Given the context, you are forgiven!

    I thought you were going to start a list for the 50+ forum!

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    not just on bikes...

    ...we held the Ontario Masters XC Ski Races (for those 55+) on our local trails last year and the leaders were clocking better times than the younger group in the races that were held the previous week...We had skiiers in ther 60's and 70's doing the 10.2km course (one third each up, down, and flat trails) in under 45 minutes.

    something for me to look forward to

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
    Old guys are numb--- and can't feel the pain!
    I think that the guy who suggested that old farts are used to pain because they've been married longer is the perfect answer. Though I don't think I'll use it anytime soon.

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    Older riders do tend to do fairly well on long slow distance rides, such as double centuries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclintom
    ... This is a 10.8 mile climb up 3,249 feet to the summit. The last 1000 feet or so is about 18% and is a real killer. ...
    ... and I thought Tuna Canyon was a killer (3.5 miles at an average grade of 12%).
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E
    ... and I thought Tuna Canyon was a killer (3.5 miles at an average grade of 12%).
    Err, I meant the last 1000 feet of ROAD not the last 1000 feet of climbing.

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    ...and I really enjoyed it when I noticed numbers 907 and 908 on the list. The future is looking bright!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclintom
    I'm trying to decide whether this means that older guys are stronger, smarter and tougher or if younger guys these days are real sissies.
    Well, you know what they say, "The older the buck, the harder the horn."

    They do say that, don't they?
    Wag more, bark less

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olebiker
    Well, you know what they say, "The older the buck, the harder the horn."

    They do say that, don't they?
    Only really old guys who don't have anything better to say....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclintom
    Only really old guys who don't have anything better to say....
    Yep, that'd be me.
    Wag more, bark less

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    How about # 388? Who was that masked man?

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