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Old 04-19-19, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Most recreational riders are operating so far below their athletic potential, that age is not much of a factor until quite late in life. Injuries and disease aside, sustaining speed and endurance levels through your 50's is not really remarkable. Endurance events like randonneuring are so much mental, that age even has its benefits.

The notion that people in their 50's and 60's and beyond are unathletic comes from observing the vast majority of people - who have been sedentary for 50 and 60 years.
Well put.
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