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Old 07-30-12, 12:33 PM   #1
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When is 15 mph for one hour FANTASTIC

http://www.recreati.com/2012/02/18/c...biking-record/

There is hope for us all!
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Old 07-30-12, 12:56 PM   #2
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He's French. Prolly has a wife and a GF.
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Old 07-30-12, 01:19 PM   #3
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Cool. I'd ride with him.
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Old 07-30-12, 01:35 PM   #4
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Cool. I'd ride with him.
My only hope would be to take him on the climbs.
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Old 07-30-12, 01:39 PM   #5
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Old 07-30-12, 02:28 PM   #6
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Cool. I'd ride with him.
Not me. I'm tired of getting dropped all the time.
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Old 07-30-12, 03:53 PM   #7
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We have all officially run out of excuses.

I like that line.
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Old 07-30-12, 04:43 PM   #8
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Bravo monseur Marchand. Chapeau!
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Beers chill themselves at the sight of him.
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Wow!!
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Bravo mon vieux!
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He's French. Prolly has a wife and a GF.
Plus if he follows the "Frenchman's Rule" his GF is a 57 yo.

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Old 08-02-12, 09:01 AM   #14
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Then there is hope for me after all. At 77 I am still struggling to break the 15 mph average speed mark.
Best I have done so far is 14.5 for 26 miles.
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Old 08-05-12, 08:26 PM   #15
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I have something to aspire to...
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Old 08-05-12, 08:53 PM   #16
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I hope I can do as well if I ever reach 100.
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Old 08-06-12, 02:09 PM   #17
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That is truly inspiring.
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Old 08-06-12, 07:26 PM   #18
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Old 08-06-12, 08:43 PM   #19
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Then there is hope for me after all. At 77 I am still struggling to break the 15 mph average speed mark.
Best I have done so far is 14.5 for 26 miles.
I'm 51, and I'm not sure I can keep up with you. You should be proud and pleased.
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Old 08-06-12, 11:23 PM   #20
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It's a tought call, 15 MPH is great when you are 100 but... For the rest of us it would depend on a lot of different things...
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