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Old 01-04-17, 09:17 PM
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105 year old bike rider does the hour ride in France?

Did any body read the story.. 105 year old and still riding. He started riding at 14 but did not start riding regularly until he was in his 60s. Wow. Any body know any more about him?
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Old 01-04-17, 09:33 PM
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Always helps to include a link

105-Year-Old Cyclist Rides 14 Miles In An Hour En Route To A World Record : The Two-Way : NPR

He'd be a great resource to have around in the C&V section! Imagine what he could tell us about how bikes have changed since 1925
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He will be my inspiration for matching his records, only I'm at 65. Not all of us can brag about speed and endurance.
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Old 01-05-17, 01:57 PM
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According to The Associated Press, he set a new record for the 105-plus age group
I don't think there would be a lot of competition.
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It said 14 miles in an hour..so 14mph.. Not bad at all.. Would be great to talk to him.
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Just emailed this to my 87-year-old grandfather, who still rides a road bike...this is us riding together over the summer:

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I just hope when I'm 105, I can still ride a bike, let alone average 14 MPH.
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Originally Posted by churnman View Post
He will be my inspiration for matching his records, only I'm at 65. Not all of us can brag about speed and endurance.
You've only got 40 years to practice!

We have three ride leaders in our club over 80. Those guys are horses!!

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Old 01-07-17, 06:24 AM
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Cool!

Originally Posted by agmetal View Post
Just emailed this to my 87-year-old grandfather, who still rides a road bike...this is us riding together over the summer:

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