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

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by con View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeBMac View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    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!
    Growin' old is not for sissies!

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