OK - this is the 50+ forum yet there's quite a few of us who haven't quite made it to retirement yet. Some by choice, some by age and some, out of necessity to work.
For those who haven't retired, what are you going to do besides cycling to stay engaged and challenged?
"I guess it comes down to a simple choice really, get busy living or get busy dying." Andy Dufresne - The Shawshank Redemption
I've got a bit over 5 years to go - and am just as focused on retirement as I was on my very first day with the Company.
My wife doesn't share any of my hobbies so there's little hope that we'll participate in the same things. Still, we do find lots of common ground.
For example, she loves to watch the TdF - not so much for the racing but for the scenery. She calls the cyclists that chases downs the breakaways to win the race, "little devils". That cracks me up. Watching the TdF has allowed me to plant a seed that we can find some small town in France or Spain or....??... to live for a few months during the summer heat in Phoenix. She loved that suggestion.
I took bass lessons a few years ago - right now, I'm concentrating on cycling but I'm looking forward to picking it up again in the future. I'm the first to admit that hearing the nuances in the music is getting tougher though.
Kayaking & camping - love being on the water. I've done a couple of trips, kayaked the Alabama River from the new capital (Montgomery) to the original captial (Old Cahaba) a few years ago. That was really training for a kayak/riverboat trip on the Rio Negro (Amazonia) in Brazil. When I returned, I told MrsK7 that I could live in a small village in the Amazon. She said I could - after the divorce. I need to figure out another angle to get her there with me. She's from Brazil originally but when asked, your average Brazilian would rather go to Disney than the Amazon.
I hope my body holds up well - this is my second full year back in cycling and I've had absolutely no issues...yet. I'd love to do Ragbrai a few more times and do some of the larger brevet events. I've got LEL and PBP on the schedule for 2013 & 2015 respectively.
What about you? What are you going to do as you move into "retirement"?