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Old 04-12-08, 12:55 PM   #1
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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.

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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