Alan O wrote:I remember falling off on black ice when I was around 19 or 20, and I was sore and stiff for a day or two. Last year, aged 58, I came off my MTB on a slippy surface and hit the ground quite hard, and suffered no more than a minor bruise.
I'd agree it's mostly down to luck, and nothing to do with age.
Falling off is largely age-independent. Healing isn't.