Can I Really Mountain Bike 60 Miles at Age 60?

I don’t plan to fall during my 60@60 challenge, but I’ve got ample experience in this area. Photo of the author on a less-than-perfect ride, courtesy Sean Gates

UPDATE 5/13/22: I made it! It was a heckuva challenge, especially the last 15 miles, and especially mentally. My 21-year-old son joined me for the last 30 miles, and having a riding buddy along helped a lot. Anyway, the article below remains as originally written. And now, I encourage…

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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Health & science writer. Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness. My new book, “Make Sleep Your Superpower,” is coming Nov. 1.