The Proverbial Comeback Kid

Introduction

I find stories like this to be encouraging because, even at my age, there is potential to make the proverbial comeback to masters-aged road racing. When we face obstacles and set-backs in our training, including reoccurring injuries and other health issues, it becomes easier to just throw in the towel and quit. After all, most people my age are either sitting in the stands as spectators, or worse, sprawling out on the couch and merely watching cycling on TV. Not a very attractive option for me.

Great Britain cyclist Tim Stevens (now deceased) is the subject of a likeable short video, showing the Surrey rider talking about his career and training for a comeback time trial in 2016 at the age of 55.

Stevens was a popular person in time trialling and road racing. The film includes an interview with former pro cyclist Sean Yates , who was a contemporary of Stevens in their early days of racing.

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The comeback kid @ age 55 in 2015. Just taking a breather before we head down the long steep hill we just climbed. Roughly another 50 km to complete our metric century training ride in the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan.

 

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