I got up early,for a saturday, this morning to try and beat the heat on my ride. I drove to the trail as it runs north and south so I would be in the shade on the entire ride if I finished before the sun got to high. I had a nice ride and rode 42 miles. I finished at about 9:15 and headed home. On the way I stopped at a yard sale and bought some tools. The guy having the sale was 39 (he told me later). He saw my bike in the back of my truck and I was all sweaty so he knew I had just ridden. He said, "you should have went earlier to beat the heat".
I told him I did go early, but since I rode 42 miles it took a little while. He looked at me and said, so, how does bike riding affect your knees at your age?
No one was at the yard sale except me, him and his mother. I said in a rather loud and incredulous voice, "just what the heck do you mean by at your age?"
I even asked his mother if she heard what he said.
He was immediately apologetic and even put his hand on my shoulder and said he had a knee replacement and just wondered if biking would hurt his knee and he didn't mean it to sound like it did.
I quickly let him know I was only giving him a hard time and was'nt offended by his question.
He turned out to be a very nice fellow. We talked about biking and exersizing for a bit and he gave me a good deal on the stuff I bought.