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What ever happened to John Howard?(7 posts)

What ever happened to John Howard?CalmedDownRonPruitt
Aug 4, 2003 12:32 PM
Wasn't he an Olympic champion? Does he still race in the senior catagory?
He's races in the middle-aged category in central KansasModerateRonPruitt
Aug 4, 2003 12:39 PM
He's not great, but not bad either.
He's races in the middle-aged category in central KansasCalmedDownRonPruitt
Aug 4, 2003 12:51 PM
Racing must be boring and flat in Kansas. Is he not a good climber?
About half his fansModerateRonPruitt
Aug 4, 2003 1:05 PM
feel he's got a modicum of talent on average climbs.
The John Howard Bicycleil sogno
Aug 4, 2003 7:28 PM
I test rode a John Howard bike back in the eighties. I believe it was built by Fuso in San Diego. It was beautiful, but it would not turn. It would only ride straight ahead. It was if you were constantly riding in a one inch wide ditch. Trying to go around a corner was like trying to tilt the earth off its axis. Now, finally, it makes sense. He was doing his riding in Kansas.
Became Prime Minister of Australia.willem72
Aug 4, 2003 3:56 PM
For the Liberal party (conservatives) - I think at the second attempt - in 1996.

Now spends most of his time hobnobbing with Dubya and Tony and farewelling and welcoming home the troops.

Oh, and he dismantles Medicare, free tertiary education and Australia's traditionally relatively egalitarian society in his spare time.
re: What ever happened to John Howard?DMoore
Aug 4, 2003 9:23 PM
I don't know about Kansas (referring to another post) but he's a fixture in Master's racing here in Southern California. Don't see him in many crits, but he enters quite a few road races and does well. He has so much experience with high level racing that I suspect he races now just for exercise and an occasional chuckle.

I'm not aware of any Olympic gold, but he did hold the land speed record on a bike for many years, and was the first biker to win the Ironman triathlon in Hawaii. He probably has raced his bike more miles than I've ridden mine in my lifetime.