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Old 04-12-08, 12:55 PM
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Gordy Shields, 89 years young

One of our local cycling legends grabbed the section 1, page 1 central photo in today's San Diego Union Tribune.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniont...12shields.html

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080412/

He just set an age group 20km time trial record after several months of family and personal health problems. I'll bet he does even better next year. I have had the pleasure and honor of meeting Gordy on a couple of occasions, and he is a fine gentleman, a tireless advocate for bicycling, and an inspiration to the many of us youngsters who want to be like him when we grow up.
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It's great to see something like that. We should all be so lucky as to be able to even try for something like that.
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Have raced Senior Olympic events with Gordie a couple times.
Great rider, great person!
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Gordy rocks! I just marvel at that guy.
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There is a bike bridge between National City & Chula Vista south of San Diego named after Gordy
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