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No Podium girl from me today, instead a great article .....(9 posts)

No Podium girl from me today, instead a great article .....african
Oct 3, 2003 9:27 AM
Please read the story, it is great. Enjoy your weekend rides.

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/10/03/Floridian/Nine_decades_of_wheel.shtml
That guy is my hero...(nm)PT
Oct 3, 2003 10:18 AM
That guy is my hero...(nm)
mine too. (nm)_rt_
Oct 3, 2003 10:41 AM
Kind of makes all this podium girl chatter seem a bit sillyinnergel
Oct 3, 2003 10:46 AM
This guy rules!

One of my riding partners sent me an email a few weeks back about a guy who did an 80 miler on his 80th birthday. Certainly something worth striving for.
thanks for sharingtarwheel
Oct 3, 2003 11:10 AM
Is that true about hanging onto the handlebars and keeping your feet on the pedals when you crash? He says it will prevent you from breaking bones. Not sure if I could remember to do that, as the reflexes would probably take over.
I would agree with him on that point...biknben
Oct 3, 2003 11:35 AM
You typically don't have time to much in a crash. Sticking your limbs out will just get you seperated joints or broken bones. When sailing over the bars just tuck, roll, and hope it ends quick. In most other crashes, you won't even have time for that.
Me too, but all I can think is "hold your head up". nmdzrider
Oct 3, 2003 11:40 AM
You'll learn after a few spills...empacher6seat
Oct 3, 2003 6:18 PM
hopefully small ones. I've gone down enough times on roller blades and while skiing etc that my instinct now is just to accept the fact that I'm falling and tuck and roll.

During highschool phys ed we had a gymnastics unit, and for some reason I really became comfortable with the whole tuck and roll thing after that. Maybe all those floor routines WERE worth it!
re: No Podium girl from me today, instead a great article .....aliensporebomb
Oct 4, 2003 4:46 AM
Fantastic story - we should all be so lucky. He's a
definite inspiration.

There was a story a few years ago in Bicycling mag about a 100 year old doing the Hilly Hundred with his 60 year old son. Pretty amazing.