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    63 year old, giving this sport a second try after 28 years

    Greetings to all Mountain Bikers. It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. Thanks for having me, and I know I will learn a lot about this great sport. Thanks.

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    Re: 63 year old, giving this sport a second try after 28 years

    Welcome back. Share your rides, bike, etc with us soon.

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    Awesome. I got back into it a couple years ago after almost that long out of the sport - I'm 56 now. One of the best decisions I've ever made. Lost weight, in much better shape, and it is a ton of fun. I plan on riding until I can't any more. Have fun.

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    Go get 'em tiger....and stay hydrated.
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    Welcome! Very cool that you're coming back to the sport. It's never too late to start (again).
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    Re: 63 year old, giving this sport a second try after 28 years

    Welcome back! 28 years? That's 86. You were O.G. M.T.B!

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    63 is still young,

    Talked to a guy on the trail last week on a Mojo that was 71 and this guy wasn't no slouch by any means.

    This particular trail was an 11 mile single track loop with lots of steep climbs which he does frequently

    Have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Procter View Post
    Welcome back! 28 years? That's 86. You were O.G. M.T.B!
    I think you misunderstood what he said. He's 63 years old and hasn't been mtbing for 28 years. Which means he stopped riding at age 35.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I think you misunderstood what he said. He's 63 years old and hasn't been mtbing for 28 years. Which means he stopped riding at age 35.
    Um...He stopped riding 28 years ago in 1986. Which makes him an OG mountain biker. You from Marin OP? I grew up near there myself, and we're about the same age. Maybe we know each other.

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    Welcome back, most important advice. Have fun if you are not having fun you are not doing it right.

    Then, give yourself rest. I would say start riding every other day and/or take week-ends off.

    listen to your body, your legs will tell you when you did too much.

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    Re: 63 year old, giving this sport a second try after 28 years

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I think you misunderstood what he said. He's 63 years old and hasn't been mtbing for 28 years. Which means he stopped riding at age 35.
    Ha! 63 plus 28 is.... 91 . .. Not 86. I know... math! it's cray cray.

    I was applauding a very early mtber in 1986.

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    Good deal. I left the Mtb scene back in 2003 with a Giant NRS Air. Started riding this month with a Jamis Dakar. Happy trailing!

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    Welcome back.

    You are younger than me. I like to think that the older I get, the more gears I can afford to help me keep going.

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    Re: 63 year old, giving this sport a second try after 28 years

    Welcome back, enjoy the ride!

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    Welcome.

    Good for you!

    I'm 62 and started mountain biking a little more than a year ago. Even though I have ridden road bikes from the time you quit, holy crap, the skills needed for mountain biking are insane.

    What that's old saying...

    ...it's like riding a bike.

    Just go out and have fun.

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    I was saying to my wife just the other day about the number of older people at trail centres. I would say the average age is maybe around forty with plenty of grey hair under those helmets.

    Enjoy yourself and stay young. What's the alternative, lawn bowls?? :0(

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    This is awesome. I'm almost 32 and I keep saying that my goal is to be a 65 y/o that mountain bikes... sounds like I need to raise the bar.

    I once met a guy in his mid 80's on a ski lift in Park City, UT. His friends were teasing him because he had limited peripheral vision... he couldn't turn his head much because he had broken his neck the year before in a ski accident!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiebrett View Post
    This is awesome. I'm almost 32 and I keep saying that my goal is to be a 65 y/o that mountain bikes... sounds like I need to raise the bar.
    When I was a teenager I said I was going to be the only 50 year old surfer. Before I turned 50, I got back in the water only to find that there were a lot of guys well into their 60's out in the lineup. So much for the perspective of youth.

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    1986 was the year (43 yrs old) I sobered up. My shrink said I needed a hobby, so I went out and bought a $500 mountain bike. I rode it mostly on the riverbeds here is So. Cal. In 1993 I bought a $2500 GT RTS Team mountain bike and started riding in the dirt and I havn't stoped riding since. Just hit 71 yrs. old, but I don't feel like it. There are 22 mountain bikes in my garage because after spending a lot of $ on each bike, you never get 1/2 back if you sell one, so I just keep them all. Its fun going out to the garage and pick a bike, check it over, and go for a ride. I am never going to stop.

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    63 year old, giving this sport a second try after 28 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Attoyac View Post
    Greetings to all Mountain Bikers. It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. Thanks for having me, and I know I will learn a lot about this great sport. Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Procter View Post
    Welcome back! *28 years? That's 86. *You were O.G. M.T.B!

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I think you misunderstood what he said. He's 63 years old and hasn't been mtbing for 28 years. Which means he stopped riding at age 35.


    Quote Originally Posted by Centurion_ View Post
    Um...He stopped riding 28 years ago in 1986. Which makes him an OG mountain biker. You from Marin OP? I grew up near there myself, and we're about the same age. Maybe we know each other.
    Your analogy is exactly what I said only worded different.

    Quote Originally Posted by Procter View Post
    Ha! 63 plus 28 is.... 91 . .. Not 86. I know... math! it's cray cray.

    I was applauding a very early mtber in 1986.
    And you my friend [I think] are still confused as to what the Attoyac said. Only Attoyac can answer for sure what he meant. Waiting,waiting,waiting for his return to set us straight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doralswheels View Post
    1986 was the year (43 yrs old) I sobered up. My shrink said I needed a hobby, so I went out and bought a $500 mountain bike. I rode it mostly on the riverbeds here is So. Cal. In 1993 I bought a $2500 GT RTS Team mountain bike and started riding in the dirt and I havn't stoped riding since. Just hit 71 yrs. old, but I don't feel like it. There are 22 mountain bikes in my garage because after spending a lot of $ on each bike, you never get 1/2 back if you sell one, so I just keep them all. Its fun going out to the garage and pick a bike, check it over, and go for a ride. I am never going to stop.
    Great story there.
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    I ride with a guy that just turned 79. I have a video of him jumping logs at the local trail. The only time I can keep up with him is on long climbs.

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    What a nice thread :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by doralswheels View Post
    1986 was the year (43 yrs old) I sobered up. My shrink said I needed a hobby, so I went out and bought a $500 mountain bike. I rode it mostly on the riverbeds here is So. Cal. In 1993 I bought a $2500 GT RTS Team mountain bike and started riding in the dirt and I havn't stoped riding since. Just hit 71 yrs. old, but I don't feel like it. There are 22 mountain bikes in my garage because after spending a lot of $ on each bike, you never get 1/2 back if you sell one, so I just keep them all. Its fun going out to the garage and pick a bike, check it over, and go for a ride. I

    am never going to stop.
    nice story.
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    This thread has got me thinking that it may be nice if there are enough of us older riders to have a sub-forum. There one for vintage and classic bikes but not vintage and classic riders.

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