I'm guilty of pretending/fooling myself/delusions. Last season I made a comment to a fellow 50+ rider that I've adjusted several things about my fit on the bike to accommodate the advancing years. His wife, who is known to be more than a bit outspoken, chimed in, "You don't need to change your bike fit. You need to get in better shape." Well, all last fall, I pretended she was wrong. This winter, however, I bit the bullet and started doing upper body and core strength training. I'm pleased to say that yesterday I completed my first metric century of the season with my bars one full inch lower than they were last season with no discomfort anywhere. Given, I've still got some distance to go before being truly where I want to be with my strength training, I'm starting to wonder what my "ideal" fit will be once I'm there. All of this is causing me to re-think the advice I give new or returning riders when they ask about bike fit.