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Old 02-22-2015, 11:23 AM   #1
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60 years old ? Waste of time to race GNCC with Shane Watts on his $400.00 rent bike

I rode alot off-road in the 70s, 80, 90. What you guys think?
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:27 AM   #2
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I think it would be the complete opposite of wasting time... but that's just me.
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:29 AM   #3
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Are you strong enough to finish without stopping? If so, then why not?
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:21 PM   #4
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Did you ride or race during those years? If you raced for that long then you know what it takes to get in shape -even if your just going for a finish. I would go for it if you can.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:24 PM   #5
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I say go for it! Life is a participant sport!
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:45 PM   #6
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What do they call the +60 year old class these days?
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:48 PM   #7
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I'm Going to the Gym 3 to 4 times a week at 49 to get in better shape for the track! Do it!
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:49 PM   #8
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MASTERS.. Oh wait that's swimming. Super Senior!!
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:25 PM   #9
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I'm sixty also, looking for a hare scrambles near Wyoming. Big Sky XC is no more, not sure where to go.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:29 PM   #10
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Go for it!Life is too short.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:50 PM   #11
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I rode alot off-road in the 70s, 80, 90. What you guys think?
Just do it. You will regret it if you don't.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:54 PM   #12
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I rode alot off-road in the 70s, 80, 90. What you guys think?
Oh the sponsorship possibilities!
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:13 AM   #13
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Thumb You're not alone....

There are plenty of people who seem to be living proof that age has no direct correlation to activity level.

Jack LaLanne swimming for miles while towing rowboats at age 70.

Think of Malcom Smith & Bill Silverthorn, both racing motocross, active, healthy, happy, engaged & passionate well into their 70's. (Oh, and fast too!)

My local Vintage MX club has an active rider in the 80+ class.

While I can't claim to know any of these men personally, I've seen evidence in their words & actions that point to a mindset that refuses to accept the living room recliner as a way of life. All the people I know of similar mindset are not prone to blaming age for what they choose not to do. Staying engaged and passionate in your pursuits is fuel for life. We have some excellent examples out there that prove it can be done.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:05 PM   #14
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I rode alot off-road in the 70s, 80, 90. What you guys think?
You are obviously thinking about it, so I say go for it. If you're in good enough shape to race then age is nothing.

Check out the number of 24 hour ironman entries in the 40+ and 50+ class in this race....http://www.arcadiabarkbusters.com/who-s-in.html
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:53 PM   #15
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