Are they too old to ride?
I'm referring to my parents. My Mom is 70 and my stepdad is 67. They are both still quite active. They go to the gym and lift weights, ride the exercise bike, use the elliptical trainer and walk on the treadmill. Last summer, we went kayaking and they rented a tandem sit-on-top kayak and paddled for an hour or so. They used to go hiking with me but my Mom has had foot surgery a few times in the past couple of years so I don't think her feet can take the stress and trauma anymore. I'd like to get them into biking but was wondering if they are too old for this activity.
My fear is that if they crash and break something, their bones won't heal for a long time and may accelerate the aging process. They are both young at heart but that may change if they get laid up for an extended period. Should I encourage them to ride? I'm thinking just around town, on flats and rolling hills on a comfort bike.
What do you think? Am I being paranoid for them? If anything does happen to them, my siblings would blame me. By the way, my parents like the idea of biking but I wonder if that's because I talk about how fun it is all the time.