I stopped riding motorcycles on my own terms in March as the time felt right for a bunch of reasons. It was made much easier because of other fallback interests. Having turned 75 in October, maintaining fitness is a significant consideration. I enjoy generally good health apart from damaged knees from old sporting injuries. Walking any decent distance is problematic but cycling is good for them. The next step in cycling enjoyment and to walk longer distances in comfort is to hopefully get a knee replacement 2023. Not exactly looking forward to it but it should help in the long run. One issue is that (to use a colourful phrase) there is bugger-all flat land where we live and some serious hills which are an almost insurmountable issue on my 30+ year old road bike. Hence the purchase of an e-mountain bike in June to help with the hills and also to ride on many of the off-road trails in our region (but not the challenging ones).
Riding the MTB has been a lot of fun and as fitness has increased, reliance on the higher power options has decreased apart from a few killer climbs. It's enabled access to places never previously explored. With the better weather here, more off-road riding awaits.
A broken rib (blush) and Covid meant no riding for 6 weeks, plus the occasional burst of winter weather but a few days ago, a milestone of 1000 km was reached - yayy!