- Oct 11, 2009
Today I went out for a quick ride with a buddy. Just to shake some of the cobwebs and lactic acid remaining from our GW jaunt in the hills. On the road I passed an elderly guy riding a fixie (trackbike) and PULLING A TIRE!! We finished our sprints then headed back. There he was and we had a short chat with him. Turns out he is 81years old! And has ridden competitive piste bike most his life. His father (or grandfather) had an cycle atelier and he rides a beautiful old Venus lugless. Check out my blog for a short video I snagged from my keitai. Look at his riding form - its awesome. Almost perfect fit on the bike and pedal stroke with full ankle flexing. Oh, and did I say he was pulling a frigging tire!