The Youth Button


In today’s society and North American culture that we live in, it’s as easy as dropping a few thousand dollars, a nip here, a tuck there…..and you can instantly look younger.  In the good old days, people had to search (and work) to find the Fountain of Youth….now it’s as simple as hitting the Youth Button.  I’ve even heard ads on the radio offering face lifts and tummy tucks on a payment plan for something like $180 per month.  WTF?

We’re cyclists, right?  We know better, and we know that we too can hit the youth button by getting on our bikes and riding.  That’s right, it’s no surprise that my cycling friends look incredible and much younger than what their age tells them they are.  Do you remember the contest we did last year that showed off how great some of these cyclists look for their age?  If you missed it, have a look at our “How Old Are These Cyclists?” post.

Not only does cycling (and good nutrition) help keep us looking young, it also makes us feel young as well…..and very babe-a-licous. I don’t know about you, but I find the people who look great as a result of being active much more attractive and youthful looking than those who hit the youth button.

The Fountain of Youth is out there, and you can get there by taking your bike.  What do you think?  Has cycling enabled you to bathe in the Fountain of Youth?

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6 Responses to “ The Youth Button ”

  1. Bob Rogers on November 11, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Youth lies not in smooth skin or even speed, youth lies between one’s ears. However I do like it that my legs look 30 years younger, from cycling of course.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on November 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      I like how you said that, Bob.  You are totally right… is a state of mind.  Keep on rocking those miles on your bike.

  2. Tim Starry on November 11, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    “…strong emphasis on remaining youthful. This does not imply a superficial
    or cosmetic appearance of youth. It is instead an emphasis on
    maintaining a youthful outlook on life…” –Joe

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on November 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      You always seem to come up with fitting quotes….and so quickly.  Thanks, Tim.

  3. DareToBecome on April 13, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Oh yes without question! Cycling, swimming, running, etc. The moment I made the decision to have an active lifestyle my age felt like it was actually decreasing rather than increasing. They can keep that knife….I’ll just move my arse.

    • Darryl on April 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      You are definitely doing just that. Keep on moving and inspiring.



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