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Sun 08 January 2017

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The Older Generation of Extreme Cyclists

It's always encouraging to see people in their golden years still enjoying sports like downhill mountain biking. On Sunday I went to a competition with an over 65s class and it was amazing watching the old battlers and sugar daddies zipping down the hill on their bikes. I have heard of people as old as 80 enjoying the sport but I had never seen them in action before - there must be a pretty impressive array of diet supplements required to stay fit enough to deal with those sort of impacts at that age. All I can say is that if I'm still hurtling down hills at breakneck pace in another 20 years I'll consider that a big success!

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