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    VIMO video

    Few months ago someone post link to a video about this male french cyclist ( in his 70s ) riding his bike all over europe . Does anyone still has the link to the video . Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtaylor2 View Post
    This is the one . Thank you so much for the link .

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    Il est un peu fou, n'il est pas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Il est un peu fou, n'il est pas?
    Arguably he was mad as a hatter! However, as I said on another thread ...

    He (Patrick Plaine) most certainly was ... Cranky, prejudiced, eccentric, what you will ... but when I think of a 'cycling hero' -- an image to aspire to -- he (PP) is what comes to my mind: "Sa vie c'ťtait le vťlo" (1,700,000 kms accrued).
    Sadly, he died not long after this film was made (encounter with a farm vehicle while cycling). Obit. notice here:
    http://tignon.andre.free.fr/report.php?id=1480
    Fun Fact: Plaine rode PBP in 1971, finished it, then did it again (w/Paris Randonneurs) starting the Monday, finishing first of that group in 55:18. 2400kms Thursday-Thursday.

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    I did not realize he had passed away. Looking at the google translation of your link. He was quite a character, to say the least.

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    RIP , Patrick . You are my hero

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    I did not realize he had passed away. Looking at the google translation of your link. He was quite a character, to say the least.
    Indeed!
    I was noodling around with 'Royals' contemplating another response to the verse thread over on the 41; somehow, there is a cross-over to this subject, so here it is (abject apologies to Lorde!).

    Iíve never seen a Cervelo in the flesh,
    I cut my teeth on mtbs Ö in the ĎShore films
    And Iím not proud of my souplesse,
    On a banged-up bike, no Rapha envy

    But every songís like Tarmac, Venge, trippiní on the trainer,
    Assos, shaved legs, dope in the hotel room,
    We donít care, weíre riding Surlys in our dreams.
    But everybodyís like Garmin, Strava, meters in your crankset,
    Carbon, aero, wattage that you output,
    We donít care, we arenít caught up in your love affair.

    And weíll never meet the Rules (rules)
    It donít run in our blood,
    That kind of luxe just ainít for us,
    We crave a different kind of buzz.
    Let me be your rouleur (rouleur)
    You can call me randonneur
    And baby Iíll roule, Iíll roule, Iíll roule, Iíll roule.
    Let me live that fantasy.

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    I just watched the video, intriguing guy, independent, humble and strong. I think we could all learn from him, he may be far from perfect but certainly an inspiration.
    "If there are no cigars in heaven, I shall not go." -Mark Twain

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