Tuesday, February 7, 2012

83 year old guy rides 17K miles in a year!

Boy! And I thought I was motivated by my bike computer!

Mel Olsen, 83, of Moses Lake, WA, rode 17,088 miles last year. And apparently his main motivation was trying to stay near the top of of the list on a mileage-tracking website - bikejournal.com.

17,088 miles! That's averaging 46.5 miles per day! I don't know that I could do that, even if it was the only thing I had to do!

Obviously the guy loves riding - and his wife does too. That's awesome!

The Korean War veteran got started bicycling when a doctor advised him to take it up to help with his blood circulation in his legs. Obviously it "took."

Story HERE.


Clancy Anderson said...

That is a crazy amount even for a 25 year old.

On my way to work this morning I saw a police man riding on left hand side walk coming down 16th(one way). He almost got left hooked by a vehicle turning from the left hand turn lane onto Main Street. I understand police riding sidewalks every once in a while. But I see them riding sidewalks over 80% of the time. I wonder what standard operating procedure is for Boise Bike Police and the rest of the country's bike cops?

Bikeboy said...

Clancy, I've seen a cop near 15th / 16th and the underpass, in the morning, riding on the sidewalk. It got my attention, too! Cops should know the best safety practices, and should lead by example.