Video: Over the hill – And through the woods

Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional

Going medium on drops is plenty.

Going medium on drops is plenty (click to enlarge).

‘Over the hill’ is a term often heard when one turns forty years old. But as these fine gentlemen keenly demonstrate ‘over the hill’ is a state of mind that bogs down much of the adult population. Age, responsibility, doubt are mere shackles or excuses that prevent one from living life.

Mountain biking is one of many activities that allow aging athletes to enjoy life, stay healthy and live life to the fullest. And as we see with these shredders, this lifestyle allows one to enjoy the woods, soar through the air, share high fives and drink beer.

We at Mtbr subscribe to these core values as we continue to bask in the lifestyle, advance our riding and squeeze more out of each day.

Great local beers is one of  the required indulgences of the mountain biker.

Great local beers is one of the required indulgences of the mountain biker (click to enlarge).

Heck, even fifty or sixty years old is ok as we’ve even dedicated a brand new forum for the ‘advanced’ riders out there. Come take a visit in the Fifty Plus Forum –

Big, calculated drops are part of the rad recipe.

Big, calculated drops are part of the rad recipe (click to enlarge).

Todd Zimmerman is seen here executing the previously extinct 'Dog Leg One Footer'.

Todd Zimmerman is seen here executing the previously extinct ‘Dog Leg One Footer’ (click to enlarge).

What about you? How old are you and are you still getting after it?

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.

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  • Peper says:

    I love to see the family man having a great time on the trail. Nice riding fellas. Transition and Menard are always about a good time.

  • Rick Powelson says:

    I’m 52 and still downhill at the bike park (Trestle in Colorado), trail ride and gravel grind. Unless you have some physical limitation, there is no reason in the world to stop cycling. It’ll keep you young.

  • wsmac says:

    Guys in their 40’s are calling themselves “old”?
    I didn’t start really mtb’ing until I was 49-50 and here it is 5 years later and I’m still working on learning to jump new things, take on even more technical terrain( like NorthStar this year), and I’ve been racing the Spring Thaw DH race up at Ashland the last three years… improving my time every year and crashing a whole lot less! hahaha
    I ride with two groups of riders….
    The guys who got me into this.. the older dudes… they like longer less techy rides (one is 73 and fit! kills me on the climbs still)
    The other group is the younger guys and gals… bike shop rats and racers that I chase downhill, which makes me a better rider.
    I’m getting older… for sure… but not “old”… that’s a finite term reserved for the day I die! 😉

  • 25lbs & counting says:

    Glad I’m not the only 40+ guy riding like I stole it.

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