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Old 04-13-08, 10:30 AM   #1
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This story makes my happy

90 year old guy sets the nation record for the 20K time trial in his age category at Mission Bay.


The story:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports...12shields.html

I like this because:

1. I just got an invitation to join the AARP in the mail. I hope I am still on a bike at 90.
2. I now know that there is at least one racer in the world I can smoke.
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Old 04-13-08, 11:19 AM   #2
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Are you sure you can smoke him?
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I met him many years ago at one of the Scripps Ranch Old Pro rides on July 4th. Great guy!
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I think so.
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Old 04-13-08, 01:39 PM   #6
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How many other people are in his age category?
What, exactly, is his age category?
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80-84: 33:59.62
85-89: 35:10.81
90-older: 44:53.98


Seems like every five years until 90.
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Wow.
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That dude is awesome.
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I met Gordy when he was a college counselor at the school I was going to!! He was just a recreational rider at the time, but once he retired, he started training and racing pretty much full time. I want to be like him when I grow up!!

On the same thought, there was a story on MSNBC about a 101 yr old man that ran in the London Marathon this past weekend. I LOVE his hydration strategy!!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...98080#24098080
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I saw that story on saturday when i got back from a ride in Chula Vista/Coronado/downtown and though what a coincidence. It was the first time i rode in the area, and i was on a bikepath and bridge that was named after him. http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniont...m9bikeway.html
It was a nice ride up till the end when i crashed and went down hard.
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Old 04-15-08, 01:52 PM   #13
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I hope to be long dead when I'm 90. There is no way I'll have any money left by then...or 80 for that matter.
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