I did my first half pipe snowboard competition at age 58. The first run wasn't pretty and I wiped out (the second run actually went pretty well(). My wife asked what happened. I replied, "I got two feet from the lip and ran out of experience."
And my all time two favorite quotes:
"When you're over the hill.......you pick up speed"
"If you're not living on the edge..... you're taking up too much room"