Johnny O owns the Harding TT overall course record per Strava.
Tim Z, bested everybody, ALL Cat 1s, at the first US Cup.
Doug Andrews doesn’t even race age group, he races Pro.
Mark H, is clicking off road KOMs and crushing all ages.
Aging up in racing rarely means, never?, better personal race results.
The fastest guys in my world are old, leathery, experienced, and determined to be the best… not just their best, THE best.
Its a shocking list of triumphs by old guys. (Please add away its far from complete.) Many of them are still fully sponsored, lavished as young pros.
This only serves to inspire the rest of us as to what’s possible, and even enrage a few of us to further dedication.
The why’s, how’s, and what’s… Is it a generational thing?