I’m almost 60, been riding all year (in New England!!) for the past three years, summers only prior to that, for the past thirty years with the occasional season off. Typically only ride 1-1.5 hrs a day for 3-5 days a week, rarely more often or for longer rides… summer ride is FS X/C Scott Spark 940, winter is new Scott Big John rigid frame w/Schwalbe ‘Big John’ 4.8” fatties.
I can’t say I’ve gotten through a year w/o some sort of injury, but mostly very minor… although have had two concussions in the last three years, severely bruised ribs, trail rash galore, etc.
I totally support other ‘old farts’ in their dispute about us being ‘of a certain age’ and/or ‘too old’ to ride! I’m too old to ride when I need help getting on/off the bike or can’t remember how to get to/from the car or trail…
Ride on y’all – if you don’t come back muddy or bloody you’re not having fun, and if you don’t come back at all leave your bikes to someone who’ll appreciate them!