NICK EICHER, HOST: A war veteran earned a nickname for himself cycling through his neighborhood every day for nearly 30 years.
Bicycle Bob, they call him. He lives in Santa Monica, California—not a bad place to cycle—but he did do it every day, rain or shine.
So his perseverance is one thing—but here’s another: Bicycle Bob Mettauer took up cycling after he retired and this month logged his 100,000th mile.
Neighbors gathered to celebrate.
METTAUER: [cheers] I’m astonished at the fact that all these people have come.
No small thing considering his age.
Here’s Bicycle Bob talking with television station KEYT…
METTAUER: I can do the things I do because I do what I do. September 18th I’ll be 96 years old, and I’m going to keep on going.
Only a shoulder injury sidelined Bicycle Bob for a short period, but once he was healed, he was right back at it. Good for him!
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