Sir Chris Hoy will wait until after the London 2012 Olympics before deciding whether to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow two years later.
Hoy won three cycling gold medals at Beijing 2008, becoming Scotland's most successful Olympian, but is already a veteran at the age of 35.
"I'll be there, but whether I'm competing or not, I'm not sure," he said of his Commonwealth prospects.
"I'm just focussed on London right now. I'll wait and see how things go there."
After having pulled out of the Delhi Commonwealth Games last year in order to focus on Olympic qualification, Hoy managed only a silver and two bronze medals at this year's world championships - the first time he has missed out on a gold since 2004.
And, although he would like to compete for Scotland in 2014, he realises that much can happen after the London Olympics.
"I'll have a little break afterwards and then let the dust settle and make up my mind," Hoy told BBC Scotland.
"Whatever happens, I'll be there to experience the event.
"It is such a massive thing for Scotland and for Glasgow.
"Two years, it is not unfeasible. It just depends on motivation and injury status.
"If you stay healthy, you still want it, there's no reason why you can't keep going."
Hoy insists he still relishes all the hard work that goes with being a top-class athlete, including the road and gym work of the present pre-season.
"It is hard work, but it is going really well," he said.
"I am really enjoying it. It is exciting because this is really the start of the final run-in to London.
"Everything you do now is going to have a direct impact on how you perform in London.
"So every session counts and I am giving it may all and, fingers crossed, it is going to be as successful in London as it was for Beijing."
Hoy was speaking as he helped promote the start of Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week, designed to encourage pupils to take part in Olympic sports.
The Glasgow event, where 160 pupils set a new Guinness World Record for the most people to run 100m in a one-hour relay, is an example of many to which the 10-times world champion is invited.
However, he insists that his nationwide popularity is not disturbing his competitive focus.
"It does if you don't manage it well, but it is being managed very well," he said.
"The difficulty is having to say no to many things. There are so many great campaigns and events like this one today.
"It is difficult explaining to them that I can't get involved until after London.
"But it is a sign of what we have achieved, which is a nice thing. For so long, cycling has been a minority, niche sport.
"It is fantastic to think how far cycling has come in the last 10-15 years and I'm very proud to have been part of that process."