For his 80th birthday, he took a 380 mile ride to Oxnard California. For his 90th birthday, he took a 40 mile ride. His average daily ride is around fifteen miles.
Mr. Mathes does not wear flamboyant lycra or special cycling shoes. He climbs on his bike and rides in what he happens to be wearing at the time. If he is wearing long trousers, he rolls a pants leg up. Simple as that.
The Mathes Gestalt of cycling is "the breeze in your face, the exercise, and the constant change of scenery." Yep.
If I make it to 90 years of age, I hope I am as cool as Mr. Mathes.