Sometimes I bemoan the 20 years I spent on the couch, the 20 years I wasted.
As much as I love putting in the miles, I really miss the miles I could have done had I not decided to be a lard-ass.
Not much I can do about the 20 years lost and, given my family history, maybe the best I can hope for is to add a few extra years on the back end.
But, I was talking to Mrs S the other night and as I was saying "Boy, I wish I could still do now what I could do then", it hit me: I'm doing things, now, in my mid-50's, that I never even TRIED to do then, in my 20's and 30's. So, what have I really lost? Well, plenty to be sure but whether due to higher motivation, making up for lost time, I don't know what all... I am a better, fitter rider now than I ever was before.
No doubt, had I kept on riding, I'd be miles ahead of what I can do now but, without a doubt, I am miles ahead of where I was.