Old riders are not old by accident.
These men have been around. They have done things & experienced things. They are tough, their minds are tough & they have the knowledge & skill to humiliate you if you force them to do so.
The youngsters who laugh at them...let them laugh, the old ones can't hear you anyway after so many years on the saddle.
When they blast off, the young ones will be wondering what happened.
Max Mumbles says; "Let them eat your dust, old man".