I just turned 53 and have been an avid cyclist all my life. I ride for transportation and fun mostly. I tried racing when I was about 22 and didn't like it. Not my style. But I've always been intrigued by track racing and think I should try it. I'm near Kissena. Trexlertown isn't too far, and I love seeing the races there.
I'm moderately strong but not amazing. But who cares if I stand a chance at winning, right? As long as I'm learning and having fun, that's what matters.
My friend who is a better cyclist than I am and who is my age says I could be a contender because of my age. That was a high compliment, coming from him. I wouldn't enter a road race for guys my age because those guys have been racing all their lives. I would get killed. But maybe not on the track! right?
I've read the excellent sticky threads. Are you proud of me?!
Should I start now, getting an inexpensive bike and finding a coach? I imagine the answer is yes. I have no idea how to train in this weather, but maybe there's a way. My one rule is no indoor training. I just can't stand it. I'd rather freeze my toes off, and I would do it if it would help me.