In the past month or so, I’ve managed to go riding with guys 25-40 years younger than me. Yeah, that’s a bit of bragging as they’re all very good riders and I’m able to more or less keep up with them, which makes me feel younger.
But putting that ego stuff aside, it’s one of the things I really like about mountain biking as a geezer: I get to meet and participate in a recreational activity with a younger crowd that I don’t normally have much contact with.
Update October 28: I’ve added several more riders, with photos and videos. The list now includes AJ Peterson, Chris Knight, David Starrs, John Gaddo, Manny Paulino, Marty Larson, Michael Guinee, and Miguel Masberg.
July 27: With John Gaddo, sessioning in the skills park at Lebanon Hills:
Aug 17: With Chris Knight, sessioning the technical stuff in the XX loops at Lebanon Hills:
Aug 19: With David Starrs, sessioning the technical stuff in the XX loops at Lebanon Hills
Aug 24: With Marty Larson, doing two fast loops of the smooth, flowy singletrack at Carver Lake Park:
Aug 26: With Miguel Masberg, doing a fast loop with some sessioning at Murphy-Hanrehan:
September 9: With Manny Paulino, learning tabletops and pumping at Cottage Grove Bike Park:
October 19: With AJ Peterson sessioning the technical stuff at Lebanon Hills:
October 21: With Michael Guinee sessioning the skinnies and trails at Carver Lake Park:
My 50-second video of Michael:
Michael’s 4-minute video of us: