My middle son Gary is an avid bicyclist. He's also a middle school Special Ed. teacher, and a great one at that. He took up bicyling after he had major back surgery a few years ago. It turned into a driving force for him and he now competes at the age of 44 with much younger men and he does very well. In this particular race the age range was up to age 45. And at 44 he took third! He rides and or races almost every weekend, and for the next couple of Sundays he'll be racing here in Fresno, and, his Dad and I plan on being there to cheer him on.