Anyone over 50 at 4 watt/kg? Can I make it? (Long)

I’ve been involved with cycling for 40+ years. A lot of people come and go. My main riding and racing partner from years ago rides a few times per year out of guilt. He even buys new bikes every now and then with the best of intentions but doesn’t ride them.

Those fast old geezers in bike clubs are the guys that have been doing it for decades and never stopped. It’s also a self selecting gene pool. They are on the right side of the bell curve and are rewarded in cycling so they stick with it.