I'm 65 heading toword 66.
On a recent ride I happened to tally up the age of the riders I was cycling with.
"I'd like to interject that we were doing 22+mph into the first third of a 33 mile ride around Grand Island NY"
Leading was Tom J..67.followed by, Bill G 66, followed by Bill S. 69, followed by Don S. 68, followed by me, followed by BarbC (we've never asked her age..she did just retire however),followed by me, followed by Jack M who turns 75 this year, followed by the speedster of the group (24mph is his average speed)Richard P who's 67.
I regularly ride with Richard U who turned 80 last month and Bruno P who'll turn 79 this month(september) and both these guys can still maintain 16mph (it's not unusual to see Richard out some 50+ miles from his home on his long wheelbase recumbent..merrily cycling along....solo)
Others include Harold R who's early 60s, Ed J. late 50s, Tom B later 60s (I've seen this guy get on a mountain bike with road tires and effortlessly clip along at 18/19mph with the club) Peter G a retired Aussie airling piolet who finally bought a road bke after a full summer of keeping pace with the A group on a fat tired mountain bike.
Got me to wondering if I simply found a group of fast seniors or if this is sort of the norm out there.