There a lot of things I like about being over 50. With my good showing of grey hair, the blue-shirts in Best Buy leave me alone. Cops in their 20's and 30's call me "sir". Money in the bank? Yep, got it. No one ever asks me "do you have experience"?
What do I like best? Well, I don't have to care what the cool crowd thinks. I don't use a cycle computer. Heart rate monitor? Nope. Clipless pedals? I didn't need them in the 70's, and I don't need them now. Don't like it? Tough noogies. Don't like the brakes on my fixie? I don't care. A fixie with brakes on both wheels seems to activate some kind of weird, agitated sub-routine in the 20-somethings. Beats the heck out of me as to what the problem is. Ditto for my lack of a cycle computer. People look at me totally dumbfounded over this. "Don't you care about your,,,," insert some kind of numbers here.
So, I was wondering if any of my fellow over-50 riders felt the same way about some things. Is here stuff you do where you don't really care what anyone thinks?