Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 101 to 124 of 124
  1. #101
    Life's a Garden, dig it!
    Reputation: chuckha62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,041
    Quote Originally Posted by zecamara View Post
    I am 'young' for this thread, but interesting story - prediabetic 2.5 yrs ago, 6.6 A1C, 260lbs, 6'0", model sedentary lifestyle at 51.

    Stopped eating junk, got a mountain bike, daily rides. Lost 90lbs in 4 months (would be 3 but there was thanksgiving and christmas in between - couldn't starve through them).

    A1C consistently 4.7 now, glucose 82 (from 200s), no medication. Every drug ad (aren't there too many?) says "bullshenda works best with diet and exercise" - guess what? Diet and exercise alone work just fine in most cases.

    Mountain biking for me is the PERFECT exercise - the type you want to do more, not less. Instead of that gym feeling of punishment or a prison sentence, the kid like feeling of liberty, plain and simple happiness. I went to a gym once in my life, I have preferred instead to ride at 10F, snowstorm, rain, whatever. Once you figure how to keep your toes from frostbite, all is bliss.

    I am 54 now, while writing this, but can't wait to be 7 again tomorrow on the trails.
    There ya go, right there! Congrats!
    Why Johnny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave.

  2. #102
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    1,298
    i once joked with my doctor. i said, "dang, i'm old!"

    she replied, "you are not old until you start falling down for no reason"

    i really love riding my mtn-bike. i DO feel old in the fact that i dont really care about the gear. i dont know what everyone is talking about when they say "boost". if i dont sit down and count my rear cluster, i couldnt remember how many rings there are. i just like the ride. i still dont know if my bike is officially the 5010, or the Solo..haha. maybe both.

    i've been seeing the doctor a bit more..it cracks me up when they ask me how often i exercise. i say 4-5 days a week is typical. mtn biking up hills. i dont think they believe me. my resting HR is very good for a person of my vintage.

    i did lie a bit about how much i drink..damn it..busted!!
    Santa Cruz 5010 C
    Surly Crosscheck.

  3. #103
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    326
    Quote Originally Posted by jmpreston View Post
    Age 66.

    I've met many guys on trails all over the western US who are in their 40's and say they are getting old and may not MTB much longer. They seem shocked that I'm still riding in my 60's. I'm not any stronger now of course and too much wine doesn't help, but wife and I are both riding far more technical than before. That is mostly due to great bikes and components though.

    My goal this year is to ride most of Flying Monkey (Virgin, UT) and most of the drop-in to Horsethief Bench (Fruita, CO). Also all of Ahab in Moab. These are famous big-gnar trails, check them out on YouTube. The waterfall on Toads is not for me but rode the rest of it.

    I don't give up easy. Never broke a bone doing MTB since 1957. It helps to grow up in the mountains riding bikes.
    wouldn't that make you 5 years old in 1957. please post a pic of that mtb!

  4. #104
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    326
    48 years old and somehow, when I remember to turn on the Strava, I keep getting faster...Personally, I think Strava is f'ing with me. Still slow up hill but can still scare myself on a good downhill. Only thing that makes me feel old is the gray hair that stares back at me in the mirror.

    Luckily, I think I've inherited my dad's genetics -he's still jumping off his truck at 72- so plan on riding and skiing till the end!

  5. #105
    mtbr member
    Reputation: roughster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    328
    Have we decided at what age we can call ourselves officially "old"? At 46, I don't feel old, but my kids keep telling me differently and evidently small print is now really hard to read!

  6. #106
    fc
    fc is offline
    head minion Administrator
    Reputation: fc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1996
    Posts
    31,516
    she replied, "you are not old until you start falling down for no reason"

    I like that.

    Here's another one:

    You're old when you have nothing to look forward to when you get up in the morning
    IPA will save America

  7. #107
    Life's a Garden, dig it!
    Reputation: chuckha62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,041
    Quote Originally Posted by Boomchakabowwow View Post
    i once joked with my doctor. i said, "dang, i'm old!"

    she replied, "you are not old until you start falling down for no reason"

    i really love riding my mtn-bike. i DO feel old in the fact that i dont really care about the gear. i dont know what everyone is talking about when they say "boost". if i dont sit down and count my rear cluster, i couldnt remember how many rings there are. i just like the ride. i still dont know if my bike is officially the 5010, or the Solo..haha. maybe both.

    i've been seeing the doctor a bit more..it cracks me up when they ask me how often i exercise. i say 4-5 days a week is typical. mtn biking up hills. i dont think they believe me. my resting HR is very good for a person of my vintage.

    i did lie a bit about how much i drink..damn it..busted!!
    I had a similar conversation with my doc a couple of weeks ago. He then said, "Listen, I could put you on a treadmill and do the stress test, but I can't replicate what you're already doing to yourself on your mountain bike, so just ride and don't worry about it."

    Okie dokie!
    Why Johnny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave.

  8. #108
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    225
    FYI, there is a special Old Fart category of ride at this years Ales and Trails May 26 in China Camp State Park.

    www.alesandtrails.com

  9. #109
    Trail Gnome
    Reputation: griz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    3,433
    Quote Originally Posted by vernonator View Post
    FYI, there is a special Old Fart category of ride at this years Ales and Trails May 26 in China Camp State Park.

    www.alesandtrails.com
    Speaking of old farts...I saw you at Hopmonk Sunday night...John Doe Folk Trio was pretty awesome

  10. #110
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    11,324
    Griz did you end up getting a new steed?
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

  11. #111
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    136
    Old Fart? Get off my lawn! I still think I'm 18!

  12. #112
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    11,324
    Yeah! THAT!
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

  13. #113
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    225

    Say Hi next time

    Quote Originally Posted by griz View Post
    Speaking of old farts...I saw you at Hopmonk Sunday night...John Doe Folk Trio was pretty awesome
    Griz, why didn't you say hello? Virtual friendships need the balance of a face to face!

  14. #114
    Trail Gnome
    Reputation: griz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    3,433
    Quote Originally Posted by vernonator View Post
    Griz, why didn't you say hello? Virtual friendships need the balance of a face to face!
    Weíre currently dealing with some personal chit...not feeling super social at the moment. I have chatted with you at Creekside pizza/tavern.

  15. #115
    Resident Curmudgeon
    Reputation: Buzz Cut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,538
    About to turn 62. Been riding bikes since kindergarten. I was a Stingray guy, then I became a roadie. I did a lot of the Saturday Moring Rides out of the Santa Cruz Yacht Harmor in the early 80s. Then I got one of the first Fisher Hoo Koo E Koos and got hooked on dirt. Currently I do 20-30 mile road rides after work each night and try to get in early morning dirt on the weekends before the honey do's kick in. I have managed to ride the past year without busting a helmet in a crash

    this was my last good biiff. I still sort of bounce and not break

    https://youtu.be/Uhd0SthRdWc
    Warning: Consumption of alcohol may make you think the person on the barstool next to you is attractive

  16. #116
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: 5k bike 50cent legs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    3,369
    Pretty incredible video. 71 years old and racing DH.


  17. #117
    Hella Olde
    Reputation: DH40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,523

    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Pretty incredible video. 71 years old and racing DH.
    Somebody's been lurking on PB!

    I raced in an 'Old People Rule' category last weekend and felt sorry for the 40 year olds they forced into it. 40 is not old. I wish i was 40 again on today's bikes! I'm going to finally get a 'Real' DH bike sometime later this year after making do on various all-arounders forever.

    ...which reminds me of a story. My name DH40 pre-dated the Fox DH fork of the same name and was a reference to my age and 'still' racing DH. I had to change my name back in 04 because fc banned me a couple years before!

  18. #118
    J-Flo
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,598
    Turning 50 tomorrow. Think it is finally time for me to grow up and get a downhill bike.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  19. #119
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: 5k bike 50cent legs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    3,369
    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    Somebody's been lurking on PB!

    I raced in an 'Old People Rule' category last weekend and felt sorry for the 40 year olds they forced into it. 40 is not old. I wish i was 40 again on today's bikes! I'm going to finally get a 'Real' DH bike sometime later this year after making do on various all-arounders forever.

    ...which reminds me of a story. My name DH40 pre-dated the Fox DH fork of the same name and was a reference to my age and 'still' racing DH. I had to change my name back in 04 because fc banned me a couple years before!
    Teton Gravity

  20. #120
    jms
    jms is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    3,044
    Quote Originally Posted by J-Flo View Post
    Turning 50 tomorrow. Think it is finally time for me to grow up and get a downhill bike.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Congratulations! Your riding needn't be defined by your age, go where your heart and wheels take you.
    My Favorite Peeps:

  21. #121
    fc
    fc is offline
    head minion Administrator
    Reputation: fc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1996
    Posts
    31,516
    Quote Originally Posted by J-Flo View Post
    Turning 50 tomorrow. Think it is finally time for me to grow up and get a downhill bike.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Yeah, yeah dawg.

    I'm 53 now and loving it. From 30-45 it was my goal to be a better climber each year. Then it kind of flattened out. At around 50, my goal switched to becoming a better descender.

    And better doesn't necessarily mean faster, just better control and creativity. Take the bike for a ride and not the other way around.

    Lessons are good. Protection and good bikes are good.
    IPA will save America

  22. #122
    Hella Olde
    Reputation: DH40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,523
    Quote Originally Posted by J-Flo View Post
    Turning 50 tomorrow. Think it is finally time for me to grow up and get a downhill bike.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


    Good call! I've got a few years on you, but I made that very decision last weekend. No longer going to 'make do' with an Enduro bike (even though modern Super-Enduro bikes are amazing and will remain my daily driver). I need to crush lines on a real sled and have a better chance at a piece of tin. Probably getting a TUES from the next generation - around February.

  23. #123
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    441
    Just turned 40. Probably not allowed to even post in this thread but I definitely feel older than when I started around 30. I guess, I can more accurately say that I'm now officially a "grown up." Only thing that's changed is me worrying about getting hurt and not being able to take care of my young kids. My solution has been... let the bike bail me out, so I've been building my bikes rowdier as of late and I support being "overbiked" rather than "underbiked." The more challenging climbs on a burlier bike only aid me in staying to stay more fit. =)

  24. #124
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    1
    Am 62, have been riding since high school. One thing for sure, will not equal my personal best for going up Diablo that was set in my thirties! However, I'm not doing bad for my age but have noticed a bit of a slowdown in the last 10 years. I do a lot of dirt biking (moto) and ride with guys 20 years younger than me. Regular bicycling really increases the moto stamina and the youngsters are amazed at the old fart at times.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. 3 Old Farts + 4 eMTBs = FUN!
    By motocatfish in forum E-Bikes
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 03-16-2017, 09:03 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-18-2013, 09:05 AM
  3. Old Farts in Old Fort Saturday
    By mikeridesabike in forum North & South Carolina
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-05-2012, 06:13 AM
  4. Jogger Farts - Funny or ******y?
    By dirtdan in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 04-10-2012, 01:21 PM
  5. Brain Farts Gotcha Down? Here's a Fox Fix!
    By flyag1 in forum Specialized
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-28-2011, 06:52 AM

Members who have read this thread: 216

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2018 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.