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Humbling (and a reason to keep riding)
Last Post 01/05/2017 11:21 AM by Orange Crush. 2 Replies.
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79pmooney

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01/05/2017 02:18 AM
http://www.velonews.com/2017/01/news/105-year-old-frenchman-sets-hour-record_427263

22.547 km @ 105 years old.  “I could’ve gone further!” the four-foot-11 Parisian said after the effort on the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines track. “Had I seen the 10-minute warning, I would’ve gone faster.”

Great photos:  http://www.velonews.com/2017/01/gallery/photos-the-worlds-oldest-hour-record-holder-robert-marchand_427270

And all the bad stuff - he did this in an indoor velodrome, on a road bike.  Stayed off the track and rode the apron.  But in his defense; there are 450,000 105 yo's alive now.  He may not one in a million, but he is one in half a million.

Fun thing is that a whole pile of young people watched.

Robert Marchand, I humbly salute you,

Ben
Cosmic Kid

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01/05/2017 08:52 AM
I figure if I can just stay alive and active long enough, I can eventually qualify for Kona....

Chapeau, Monsieur Marchand!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

Posts:2015

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01/05/2017 11:21 AM
He did 4kms less than 3 years ago in 100+ category. It is being "blamed" on going vegetarian. His doctor figures once he comes to his senses and eats meat again resulting in extra muscle mass he can go faster again :-)
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