When you’re out on the trails be sure not to get confused by thinking an Old Duffer is a Single Speeder.
Granted they might be dressed similarly, but it’s just that the Old Duffer isn’t trying to make a statement, he just sees no point in buying new kit. This explains why his bike will look like it’s seen better days too.
Never try and race past an Old Duffer. They’ll take it as a challenge – and they will destroy you!
The thing is, never try and race past an Old Duffer, because they’ll take it as a challenge – and they will destroy you.
These are people who get out riding every day; simply because they can. They have nothing else to do in retirement. Subsequently, they’re as fit as any XC racer, and have a lot more experience under their belts than you do.
Oh, and that old looking bike they’re riding? It was probably top-of-the-range when it was brand new, and despite it looking a bit tired you can bet it’s been well maintained.