Since I had both of my knees replaced the one activity that is easy and enjoyable with very little stress on the joints is cycling. Cycling is a great cardio exercise and is a activity you can do well in to your senior years. For me it is a quiet way to scout several of my hunting areas. Many times I have ridden up on groups of deer undetected.
On most nice days, both morning and early evening, I see large groups of cyclist all around, it looks like a mini Tour De France! I assume they are part of a cycling club. They dress alike and seem to ride together regularly. What a great way to inner act with a group of people with a similar passion. My guess is they all find a way to socialize as well!
My neighbors oldest son just completed the Bike Across Kansas, 414 miles I believe. I enjoy the exercise part of cycling but those riders who take on a challenge like that are very dedicated and determined. I guess I was the same way about football, but 414 miles on a road bike, that is impressive.
The guys who take on the Tour De France are amazing, much like those who run marathons, like my oldest daughter. I guess it becomes addictive. I know I am not that much into it. For the casual cyclist in our area the county parks and recreation department, in partnership with local cities, have developed a trail system for walkers, joggers and cyclists. You can ride, run or walk for more than 20 miles! Well beyond my desired distance.
I ride a cross over bike, more of a mountain bike than a road bike, with a seat built for comfort. I am one of those active outdoor enthusiasts who looks for any way to spend time outdoors. Cycling is one of those activities that can fill the void of no fishing, hunting or football and exercise at the same time. Try it you will like it!
The Outdoor Quarterback