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volosong 09-28-12 10:15 AM

Robert Marchand did it again! 100k in 4:17:27 - at 100 years young
 
Velonews link to Robert Marchand sets new 100-kilometer speed record.

The guy's just incredible. Average speed of 23 kph (14.3 mph). I love his jersey. Wish they were available for purchase.

GeorgeBaby 09-28-12 11:27 AM

Shoot, I can't do that now, much less in another 40 years ...

aggst1 09-28-12 04:16 PM

I think we need a Hundred Plus (100+) sub-forum!!! What an incredible accomplishment!

GeorgeBMac 09-28-12 04:49 PM

The USADA is probably already out looking for people to testify that he doped...

con 09-28-12 05:01 PM

I feel like a guy who is a hundred years old, I feel good. Im an ordinary guy,

I love his quote because sometimes us older folks appear to be scared of being our age, we feel the need to tell people how young we feel or look. It is nice to see a guy do what he did at his age and be humble about it and be ok with being his age.

NOS88 09-28-12 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by con (Post 14785696)
I feel like a guy who is a hundred years old, I feel good. Im an ordinary guy,

I love his quote because sometimes us older folks appear to be scared of being our age, we feel the need to tell people how young we feel or look. It is nice to see a guy do what he did at his age and be humble about it and be ok with being his age.

+1 :thumb:

Bikey Mikey 09-28-12 05:53 PM

He deserves some pie.

climberguy 09-28-12 08:34 PM

At 112 lbs. I bet he's quite a climber. Maybe he'll go on to set some age-group(!) records for mountain passes. :roflmao:

one half wuff 09-28-12 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeorgeBMac (Post 14785667)
The USADA is probably already out looking for people to testify that he doped...

In tears on that one, very funny.

70% chance of rain here tomorrow. After reading about Marchand I'm going to ride anyway God willing. That is just brilliant.

Banded Krait 09-29-12 11:43 AM

This gentleman is my hero! Very well done, indeed.

Cleave 09-29-12 04:50 PM

Hi, he is my hero too. I've always said I wanted to live to be 100 and Monsieur Marchand keeps giving goals for when I get there.

con 09-29-12 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cleave (Post 14788399)
Hi, he is my hero too. I've always said I wanted to live to be 100 and Monsieur Marchand keeps giving goals for when I get there.

I like your think'n.

zonatandem 09-30-12 05:56 PM

Looks like I'll have to loose 23 lbs and age 20 years to get even with Marchand!
Growin' old is not for sissies!


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