I'm 57 and my first lead was the Bastille Crack in 1974 with a 16 year old Lenny Coyne. Slowing down a bit but still lead 5.9 trad, and although I'm dicey on steep climbs, I'm still a monster on slab and cracks.
I ride an Andalusian stallion most mornings and regularly ride a bike, ski often in the winter, and am now a soccer coach/intermediate referee (U-14/16).
I once had a partner older than myself who kept putting off a planned climb in the Sierras. When I confronted his lack of dedication to the objective he told me: "The difference between you and I is you see all those climbs you haven't done and still hope to do them. I see the same climbs and wish I had already done them."
(This post was edited by jorgegonzalez on Oct 23, 2012, 9:12 PM)