As I was reading Jim's post (My thighs hurt.) about turning 70 and going out to do the obligatory 70 birthday miles, it occured to me that the term "elite cyclist" could apply to many of the folks here at 50+. Think about it. How many 70 year olds could ride 20 miles let alone 70? How many cyclist of any age can ride 70 miles?
We've got quite a few folks on this fourm that continue to show that they are an "elite cyclist" by the feats they accomplish. We've got our distance riders, our racers, our climbers, our multi-century riders, our "I'll ride even in the cold and snow" people, I'm recovering from a major illness or surgery folks.... we've got some pretty impressive cyclists here.