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I got my future father-in-law (who just turned 50!) into mountain biking about 3 months ago, and now he's hooked! He is an ex-pro motocross rider from his early days, and he hasn't lost a bit. I am 27 and seriously have to push it to keep up with him on the downhill! Its good to see the passion doesn't go away with age and I hope I am riding like him when I am 50+
 

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There are more than a few of us in our mid 40's in the Single Speed ranks getting beat by the occasional 50-something. Most of the top 5 are well over 30 as well.
 

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man there are many DH'ers in our area pushing 50....I sit at 45
 

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I ride with a guy that isn't a particularly fast or crazy descender, but he does roll along at a good clip. Keeping up with him on the climbs is the tough part! Skinny, fit mo'fo who will be 62 in a month or so. My younger 30-something friends shake their head in amazement when they find they got spanked on a climb by a guy nearly twice their age! It's awesome.
 

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I'm 47 and my wife just turned 50. Here she is about a month ago messing around..
 

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grantheppes said:
Wait, did you say 50?! How are you guys able to ride your bikes with a cane? haha
and training wheels..

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I've rode with LemurianGuy and he is no joke. 50 and kicks ass. Hey Ron, I'm not to far behind you, I'm 49.
 

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skip canfield said:
I've rode with LemurianGuy and he is no joke. 50 and kicks ass. Hey Ron, I'm not to far behind you, I'm 49.
Thanks Skip! I was 12th out of about 20 in the A's in yesterday's 'cross race. And I'm barely sore today, guess I didn't ride hard enough:p
 

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LemurianGuy said:
Thanks Skip! I was 12th out of about 20 in the A's in yesterday's 'cross race. And I'm barely sore today, guess I didn't ride hard enough:p
Sounds like you're slackin' there RB! Good thing you don't look 50 or a lot of guys out there would feel even worse about themselves! I have been slackin' off so I won't be talking smack to those disrepecting the 50s club....
 

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I turned 50 this year and train 4-12 hours/week. I'm not ready for "Oops, I Crapped My Pants" yet but did manage to take 8th expert overall in our region's XC championship series. I don't think about age when I'm riding and racing.
 

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I just turned 41 and I am in better shape Now then when I was 21. I love it and I can give all my Props to going ALL S/S no more gears. Cross bike 38/16 and my 29'er 34/18. Best move ever,aside from moving to Bend that is...
 
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