That be my age. Used to cycle a great deal in my 20s to early 30s, on mediocre machines, which meant I was probably in much better shape than I realized. Around Colorado Springs, CO, home of the Olympic Training Center hence athletes. Have not cycled in 25+ years. So purchased a Trek XO1 in late 2000 (after a total housefire that took everything incl a Bridgstone XO bike) and promptly did not ride it for the next 11 years. Finally, got fed up and mainly wanted to be outside and get into shape, so I started 6 weeks ago.
Am totally in to it. Having a fantastic experience. Started at 240lbs. Down to 227lbs and am will hunker down until I get to a reasonable weight. At first I was aiming to just reach 199lbs. But after reading several experiences from others, I may pursue an even lower weight. I derive much from everyone's stories here.
Main thing is this has been a great thing so far. I actually think my rhythm is not half bad for someone my age and weight. Am able to keep up with youngsters for periods of time. Not in a competitive way but in a communal way... is just nice to be out and about with other like minded folks. Was passed by what I am certain was a Pro who had all kinds of Colorado Springs Velodrome citations all over his gear and attire, and as he passed he gave a thumbs up. Stuff like that means a lot. Have only had positives from folks who encourage to keep at it. Same for here too. Nice to have a community of people to share these things with....