Continuing cycling in older age - what is the secret if any?

francovendee
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Re: Continuing cycling in older age - what is the secret if any?

Postby francovendee » 30 Aug 2019, 12:05pm

My cycling is lessening, I keep records and I used to manage 5000 miles each year and it's been that way for years. I checked last years mileage and I only managed 4000. When I go out it is pleasurable and 20- 40 miles is normal. My problem is having lived here 16 years I've pretty much exhausted any new routes and have tired of doing the same ones . I can put the bike on the car and drive to somewhere new, but prefer not to use the car.
Although I like cycling my motivation isn't there as once it was.
I've tried carrying a camera to take shots of the scenery and plants but realised I'm a lousy Photographer.
I'm just hoping this is just a phase and will pass. I'm 76 in October.

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Re: Continuing cycling in older age - what is the secret if any?

Postby Sweep » 30 Aug 2019, 4:54pm

francovendee wrote:My cycling is lessening, I keep records and I used to manage 5000 miles each year and it's been that way for years. I checked last years mileage and I only managed 4000. When I go out it is pleasurable and 20- 40 miles is normal. My problem is having lived here 16 years I've pretty much exhausted any new routes and have tired of doing the same ones . I can put the bike on the car and drive to somewhere new, but prefer not to use the car.
Although I like cycling my motivation isn't there as once it was.
I've tried carrying a camera to take shots of the scenery and plants but realised I'm a lousy Photographer.
I'm just hoping this is just a phase and will pass. I'm 76 in October.

No handy trains to extend your range/places to explore?
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Re: Continuing cycling in older age - what is the secret if any?

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Aug 2019, 7:31pm

I love doing the same routes, saves using a map, looks different each time, love the greys and browns in winter
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