I was in the Danville, KY mini triathlon yesterday, and was very disappointed in my performance. This was the fourth year for me in this particular event. Last year, I did the 15 mile bike race in 51 minutes over slightly hilly terrain. This year, I clocked it in 54 minutes with the same bike, , and placed 41st out of 68 entries. I've heard your physical performance slows 2% with each passing year once you get over 40 years old. But this was more than 2% decline for me. Over the past year, I have lost 20 pounds and bike around 50 miles a week. Last year, I was doing about 20 miles per week (if that). This increased training sure didn't pay off! I am 64 years old. Old age is catching up to me, I suspect. In yesterday's race, I won the "Over 60" competition category, which is great. Only problem is, I was the only one in the race over 60. If I had dropped dead at the starting line, I still would have won my category! Despite declining performances, I am going to continue entering this event. Just seeing all the exotic tri bikes in the starting lineup was very interesting. I couldn't believe how high tech they are getting. These new tri bikes, some of which cost $3-4,000, made my 1985 Ross look like a Model T! I went to the tri with three younger guys, who are entered in the November 9 Panama City, FL full triathlon (112 miles bike, 2.5 mile swim, full 26 mile running marathon. The Danville tri was just a mini warm-up for them (15 miles bike, 5k run, 300 yard swim in a pool). But believe it or not, after they finished yesterday's event, they took their bikes on a century in the pouring rain! It was all I could do to drag myself into my car and drive home. Youth will be served!