Ok, I am 53 so I guess I can post in this area.
I ride alone
I ride anything from a saved from the dump left on the road side after hurricane (insert your favorite) by some camp ground Huffy "Beach Cruiser", obsolete mountain bikes, no one heard of brand of folder, Sears Tote Cycle, a Ross "PROFESSIONAL" road bike (complete with the original 5 speed freewheel and 27 inch steel rims) to a Miami Sun Trike
I do not ride fast
I do not ride to far (what's the big deal about a "century"? 100 miles ain't that far ... just a nice short ride in the FL Keys )
I do not own any bike that costs as much or more than a junk used car.
My annual mileage has dropped from 10,000 to around 1,000, no time to ride these days.