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    Now with racer-boy font! Moonshot's Avatar
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    How many 90 yr olds can do this?

    "Banana" George Blair turns 90 years old on January 22, 2005.

    He learned to ski at age 40 and started barefoot water skiing at age 46. He still performs at Cypress Gardens in Florida and this year Guiness Book of World Records recognized him as the oldest barefoot water skier.

    He learned to snowboard at age 75, drive a race car at age 81, sky dived at age 82, surfboarded at age 83 and rode a bull at age 85.

    Happy birthday, "Banana" George!



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    That's awesome! I remember seeing him years ago, was it "real people'?

    Glad to see he's still alive!!

    (reaching for a banana)

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    EmperorNorton II norton's Avatar
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    60 is the new 30....ergo 90....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshot
    "Banana" George Blair turns 90 years old on January 22, 2005.

    He learned to ski at age 40 and started barefoot water skiing at age 46. He still performs at Cypress Gardens in Florida and this year Guiness Book of World Records recognized him as the oldest barefoot water skier.

    He learned to snowboard at age 75, drive a race car at age 81, sky dived at age 82, surfboarded at age 83 and rode a bull at age 85.

    Happy birthday, "Banana" George!



    Banana George's website
    He is an interesting guy, and I have known of him for many years. My hero, however, is a member of our local club who rides most every day. John Sinibaldi, 91 years old, olympian in '32 & '36, 10 time national champion. We were cruising down our typical course the other morning on our warmup doing 23 mph, and there was John in front of me. An amazing, amazing man. I want to be like him when I grow up.
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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    I'll bet Jack LaLanne an do that, too. (He's about the same age.)

    Great inspiration!

    Recommended reading: Kelly Ferrin's "What's Age Got To Do With It?"
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    Senior Member skydive69's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E
    I'll bet Jack LaLanne an do that, too. (He's about the same age.)

    Great inspiration!

    Recommended reading: Kelly Ferrin's "What's Age Got To Do With It?"
    He is awesome - I remember when he owned a gym in Oakland, CA in the 50's.
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    -- Thanks for this inspirational post. Bicycling lends itself well to seniors; it's easier on the joints than running.

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