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I feel like an old fart when I'm on my SS because it seems as most riders in my area on SS are in their twenties or younger.

I am 39 years young.
 

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Rincon Local
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31 and I feel like a kid on a new bmx that he got for Christmas
 

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46 and counting. Feel like I am in my teens again since I started SS'ing. (Well, sometimes on a hard climb I feel older, but if I crush it I feel like half my age!) An SS 29'er has totally re-invigorated my riding experience. Same trail, different challenge. Yesterday did a ride with 9 people, and 5 of us were on SS. I'd guess the youngest in the group was early 30's - I was the oldest on SS, but only by a couple of years. Sounds like the other "mature" riders in your neck of the woods just haven't discovered SS - and the twist it puts on the same rides - yet!
 

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51, and I'm still a little slower than the other kids my age...
 

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Pretty cool tearing it up with the "utes" if you ask me! However I did get the comment,"I hope I'm still riding when I'm that old". He said he meant it as a compliment, I just thought it was funny!:D (I ride a rigid Rig)
 

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28 -my area has a diverse crowd of SSers. I am somewhere around midpack I would guess. I just hope to have the energy you guys seem to have after tacking on a few more years.
 

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Sounds like the other "mature" riders in your neck of the woods just haven't discovered SS - and the twist it puts on the same rides - yet!
Amen to that! I have to admit to enjoying the "old guy" jabs from the groms when I ride with them.
 

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44 (I think). Old enough that I sometimes need to count.
 

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SoulRider said:
I feel like an old fart when I'm on my SS because it seems as most riders in my area on SS are in their twenties or younger.

I am 39 years young.
Man, SoulRider, your just a pup. My wife and I are 43 and 42, respectively, and all our singlespeeding friends are in their 40's. We tore it up yesterday in the snow!

Our local legend rides nothing but a Spot, can beat anyone around both up and down the mountain, cleans nasty/techy stuff that has people with 5" of travel whimpering, and, by the way, is in his 50's! Just mention the name "Jurgen" to anyone in the Colorado Springs area and they'll smile and nod ;)

It's cool passing kids with their gears and body armor. Just smile as you pass on the left :thumbsup:

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43 in a month and a half I thought I'd type it big enough for the old-farts to see
 
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