Is the age of 42 to late to ride pro

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by surfrider, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. surfrider

    surfrider New Member

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    Sorry about that. I'm new at this computer forum thing. I keep assuming that everyone on here is in my State. Gold's gum is a giant chain of work out gym's. I believe they're all over the U.S. There are alot here in California. Plenty of exercise bikes. I will go in tomorrow and do what you suggested. Thank's for the info.
     


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    I think you must have been away the day they taught TACT at school
     
  3. surfrider

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    I think I'm going to give this racing thing a try. If anything I'll just end up in better shape. I allways have my good looks to fall back on.
     
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    I guess your as old as you feel, I ride along side some hard as nails oldies that drop the youngesters like they are nothing!
     
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    +1 I come across various 'Vets' training during the day around Melb and some of them can seriously sit in the hurtbox.
     
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    Riding strength or speed isn't really the issue, I'm sure you would do fine in races. The limiting factor will be much more about your riding efficiency in a pack, recovery from hard efforts, and leg spin smoothness. Technique sort of stuff.
     
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    tonyzackery Well-Known Member

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    My mistake, I'll use my kid gloves next time. I mistakenly figured a 42 year old could handle some humor and the truth in the same response. It appears I was wrong:eek: .
     
  8. surfrider

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    Actually Tony. I am the 42 year old and I did enjoy the humor. That was someone else who replied about the tact thing. This is a blog and in my opinion this is the best place to find other peoples opinions on questions like the one I asked. Either way, I am still going to give this racing thing a try. If I don't succeed, no biggie. Either way, I will end up in even better shape while at the same time maybe I will one-up some youngster.
     
  9. likes to ride

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    I am 43 years old and have been riding on the road since I was 21. The very first thing you will realize is that it is a VERY humbling sport. I did not get into racing until I was in my early to mid thirties. It is a fun sport and also rewarding. Nothing beats the feeling and satisfaction of winning a race. Before you set your sights too high, get involved and be prepared to be humbled. Just remember to enjoy it. Good luck and keep us informed.
     
  10. surfrider

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    Thats good information. I'm almost certain it will be a major humbling experience.
     
  11. kennf

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    Ah yes, memories. Nothing like getting dropped in your first crit. Or the second, or third.
     
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