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... and I mean that with the utmost respect.

The paper here in CT did a section front page article about some of the older mountain bike riders in the area. Really nice write up and the main picture was of Al biffing off a bridge - classic! Click on the "photos" button and check out photo number eight - that was the main picture they put on the front page.



the article, with a little video, is here:
https://www.courant.com/features/outdoors/hc-mountainbiking.artdec20,0,3975163.story

I've ridden with these guys many times and they will kick your butt. Classic ride two summers ago where Al got me on "his" turf and we ended up doing this mile long road climb, him on his XC bike, me on my 35 lb AM/FR machine (and I had 2 broken ribs). Yes, he was trying to KILL me. :-D really great guys and good ambassadors for our sport.

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I'll ask Al what happened. I'm sure it was just one of those things, slipped on the leaves hit it misaligned and biffed. Al is a good rider, regardless of age. The caption in the paper (obviously written by a non-rider) says he lost control "after the front wheel got caught in the lip of a narrow bridge".

Anyway I hope I'm riding like those guys at 60, falls and all!

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I came across a rider and his partner on a trail that has a lot of climbing. Not too technical but 20-somethings b!tch about the extended climbs. These guys had just done a full loop. I looked at him and said, what, are you about 60? He was 78! He was a track star at Auburn and just never got out of shape. He and his friend were on new FS bikes and looked about as buff as you can be at 78. He said he only started "feeling old" at 74. Some genes.
 

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The reflection in the water matches the front wheel so there's no photoshop stuff goin' on. Looks like he hit the bridge from the side or maybe there's a guy at the other end of the bridge with an axe or something?

Who'da thunk that were.....
 
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