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Old November 12th 12, 12:40 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Friday, September 28, 2012 9:13:46 AM UTC-7, Garrison Hilliard wrote:
LYON, France (AP) - French cyclist Robert Marchand has ridden 100
kilometers (62 miles) in 4 hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds.
Doesn't sound fast? Consider this: Marchand is 100 years old.
Setting off on his Trek racing bike around noon at a track in Lyon,
Marchand covered the distance at an average pace of 23.3 kph (14.5
mph) - not far off the 24.251 kph pace he kept up to set the world
hour record for his age group in Switzerland last February.
No prior record for a centenarian riding 100 km exists, but cycling's
international governing body will recognize Marchand's feat, French
cycling federation head David Lappartient said.
The president of Marchand's cycling club says he's an inspiration.
"He's an example for humanity, he gives people hope," said Gerard


I'm 68 and I rode 52 miles and 4,000+ feet of climbing on public roads the other day in about the same time. I have a friend who is 81 who can ride right along with me. This makes me wonder if this man is perhaps not a steady bicyclist? Perhaps a walker or some such?
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Old December 18th 12, 08:58 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Default 100-year-old cyclist rides 62 miles

On Sunday, November 11, 2012 4:40:27 PM UTC-8, wrote:
On Friday, September 28, 2012 9:13:46 AM UTC-7, Garrison Hilliard wrote:

LYON, France (AP) - French cyclist Robert Marchand has ridden 100


kilometers (62 miles) in 4 hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds.


Doesn't sound fast? Consider this: Marchand is 100 years old.


Setting off on his Trek racing bike around noon at a track in Lyon,


Marchand covered the distance at an average pace of 23.3 kph (14.5


mph) - not far off the 24.251 kph pace he kept up to set the world


hour record for his age group in Switzerland last February.


No prior record for a centenarian riding 100 km exists, but cycling's


international governing body will recognize Marchand's feat, French


cycling federation head David Lappartient said.


The president of Marchand's cycling club says he's an inspiration.


"He's an example for humanity, he gives people hope," said Gerard




I'm 68 and I rode 52 miles and 4,000+ feet of climbing on public roads the other day in about the same time. I have a friend who is 81 who can ride right along with me. This makes me wonder if this man is perhaps not a steady bicyclist? Perhaps a walker or some such?


Scratch that 81 - I asked him again and he's 90. And it's pretty surprising that he can whip the hell out of me upon occasion in the hills.
 




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