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Old September 28th 12, 05:14 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.rides
Garrison Hilliard
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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
Mistler.


Read mo
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Old September 28th 12, 05:27 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.rides
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On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:14:10 -0400, Garrison Hilliard
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LYON, France (AP) - French cyclist Robert Marchand has ridden 100
kilometers (62 miles) in 4 hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds.


It's not the first record that he's broken:
http://bicycling.com/blogs/thehub/2012/02/17/100-year-old-sets-cycling-record/
I'm impressed (and jealous).

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Old September 28th 12, 11:12 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.rides
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On 28 Sep, 17:13, 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
Mistler.

Read mohttp://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_n...ndred-year-old...

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anyone know what pedals he used?
 




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