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Old 02-22-07, 05:46 PM   #1
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PBP Article

http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/545746.html
Attached article in Raleigh News & Observer brought to my attention today, thought I'd share...
Have a good friend & riding partner from days in Chicagoland 'burbs who has his name in "The Book". Perhaps some day
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Old 02-22-07, 07:04 PM   #2
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Very cool. I'd consider trying to qualify, but I can't afford the divorce attorney. And I don't want to end up curling up with my bike on a cold winter's night.
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The qualifying 375 mile ride from 6am - 10pm? That's 23.4 mph average; probably wrong.
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The qualifying 375 mile ride from 6am - 10pm? That's 23.4 mph average; probably wrong.
My wife couldn't do that driving a car. She wears out after about 300-350 miles.
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Old 02-22-07, 08:56 PM   #5
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The qualifying 375 mile ride from 6am - 10pm? That's 23.4 mph average; probably wrong.
Note that's the NEXT day
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Old 02-22-07, 08:58 PM   #6
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That's way beyond my capabilities.
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Buncha youngsters!
"50 -- average age of the typical PBP rider."
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