Respect Your Elders
I recently overheard a conversation between two youngsters laughing about putting the wood to an older gentleman on a group ride. Just know there are masters 50+ racers in this state that can flat out hammer. Below is one
FTP: 337watt 4.3 watt/kg
2013 Florida State Time Trial Champion 50+
This years state time trial yielded 112 entries competing in the 40km. An interesting fact- the fourth fastest time of the day was run by a 54 year old man. Lets look at the hard facts.
It doesnt take a trained eye to depict a slight pacing issue and I can tell you as his coach, he didnt ride to his full potential. If youre in your twenties or early thirties just know this man is old enough to be your father. If you are lining up in a pro 1,2 race know there are 50+ racers with power profiles aligning with whats required to race at the highest level in the state. In fact, the time this man ran would have landed him a second place medal in the pro, 1,2 category at the state TT. While some of the more mature racers in this state may lack the explosive neuromuscular based power outputs some of the younger racer possess, you had better not let a guy like this up the road!