But at our age you really have to pay attention to nutrition and recovery. Everyone is different, so cant compare people. I found the solution how to determine and created the calculator, which help identify FTP depending on gender, age and weight. Pumps... Why road bike cyclist use clipless pedals in combination with fancy shoes? I cycle with guys your age and older who are much stronger than me. The Bell curve of cylists - how fast are the average TR users. W/kg does not take into account age. You can adjust this value to see the impact. I ride about 5000 miles a year doing two structured training rides and two outdoor rides, usually endurance or hill orientated, of longer duration a week. Sprinters have a larger decline of the speed with time than all-round cyclists. You can also adjust your body weight and look at the differences. I keep hearing about FTP’s of 300 watts and don’t think this is realistic for me. Recovery is key and I use Polar Flow and regular orthostatic tests to prevent over reaching. I’m a 64 year old recreational/pleasure cyclist, 2,500 outside miles this year. Usually in the spring after a full training cycle I am above 300 FTP. He really loves the structure of it and the fact that there is no guess work about what to do. My dad is 66 and is rocking a 210ish FTP. 150 watt FTP seems kind of pathetic but you know it works for me as a marker. You can adjust these values to see the impact. The second part is about the cycling performance that you want to achieve and the parameters who determine this (like air resistance and climbing resistance). Hence the W/Kg is more important than watts alone. It shows how much power (watts) cyclist can continuously produce in one hour. So it is probably true that all that matters at this stage of life is to keep moving and see if you can raise the difficulty of your workouts over time if you stick to it. Enter your bodyweight and FTP. An alternative is to estimate your FTP by using one of the first two methods, when you enter ‘No’ below. Basing FTP on a 20min rested max effort is a lot different than basing it on a daily diet of 2x20s. A standard value of 0 meter per second is used. As previous poster says it seems that actual FTP varies widely and that depending on your weight - the better measure of compatibility is w/kg. Your weight has a lot to do with your Watt output . Especially in the mountains your weight is a large determinant of your FTP But remember this, no matter how you perform compared to others, it is just beautiful to be out on the bike flowing down the roads. A standard value of 20 degrees Celcius is used, but you can adjust this value to see its impact. Should shed some light on these questions, Only on the TrainerRoad forum do you find guys in their 60s with bigger FTPs than riders I know in their 20s and 30s.