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Old 01-07-05, 07:54 AM   #1
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My mentor

Howdy,
My cycling mentor, who is also a member of this board is 50+ and this guy is an animal. I'm 45 and it's all I can do to ride fast enough to keep this dude from getting bored.
This guy climbs big and little cottonwood canyons (for those of you that know about the Salt Lake Valley) on weekend for practice.
I would put him up against any recreational/jersey rider. IMHO 50+ simply means more experience and smarter riding.

M.R.
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Old 01-07-05, 09:06 AM   #2
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Howdy,
I would put him up against any recreational/jersey rider. IMHO 50+ simply means more experience and smarter riding.

M.R.
Age and experience does have its advantages. One reason I can get to the top of the technical offroad climbs is that I start at the back. As the others fall off, they show me the route not to take. I generrally get to the top of the climb to the amazement of the other riders who have not twigged yet how I can find the perfect line and they cannot.
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Reminds me of the story about the young bull and the old bull standing on a hill overlooking a herd of fine looking cows.

Young Bull: Hey Pops, why don't we run down there and make love to a couple of those lovely young things.

Old Bull: Well Junior, why don't we WALK down there and make love to ALL of them.
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