This might be it. This might be as far as I can take things given my age.
Six years ago, I was managing an average cycling pace of just under 21 km/h over a 20 km distance. I can now manage an average pace of just under 30 km/h over a 40 km distance. On flats without a significant wind, I can sustain 38 – 40 km/h.
I suspect I am now at the outer edge of what I can reasonably expect to achieve from a performance perspective at my age. It may become more of a struggle just to try and maintain this level of fitness.
Each day that I roll out on my bike, I thank God for the opportunity to have another ride.