65-year old Overland Park man rides Paris-Brest-Paris

Today's KCStar has a story about Glen Shepard of Overland Park, who is planning to ride this year's 750-mile Paris-Brest-Paris:
"Starting out, you've got a lot of enthusiasm. After 275 miles you wonder if it's such a good idea," Shepard says, laughing. "That's when it becomes a mental thing. Your body can do it, but your mind has to push through. The goal is to finish and to do it in the fastest time you can."

Shepard finished the 1991 Paris-Brest-Paris in 79 hours, 32 minutes. His goal this year is 65 hours. . . .

"I sometimes think I'm in better shape now than I was 20 years ago," he says, blue eyes twinkling. "The Glen Shepard of '85 would not be able to stay with the Glen Shepard of 2003."

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