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Old 09-28-12, 10:15 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-28-12, 11:27 AM   #2
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Shoot, I can't do that now, much less in another 40 years ...
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Old 09-28-12, 04:16 PM   #3
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I think we need a Hundred Plus (100+) sub-forum!!! What an incredible accomplishment!
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The USADA is probably already out looking for people to testify that he doped...
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Old 09-28-12, 05:01 PM   #5
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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.
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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.
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He deserves some pie.
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At 112 lbs. I bet he's quite a climber. Maybe he'll go on to set some age-group(!) records for mountain passes.
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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.
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This gentleman is my hero! Very well done, indeed.
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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.
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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.
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Looks like I'll have to loose 23 lbs and age 20 years to get even with Marchand!
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