This 90-Year-Old Cyclist is Unstoppable!
Lan Yin Tsai, 90, has become an unofficial icon of the 160-mile Bike MS City to Shore ride held each fall in South Jersey. Here’s how her bike has helped her stay forever young.
Why a dress and heels? “It’s what I always ride in,” says Tsai.Photograph courtesy of Lan Yin Tsai
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I was massaging a woman with MS. Her son, who was 13 years old, wanted to do this MS150 ride. I said, “If a 13-year-old can do it, why not me?”
The body stops moving because you decide to stop moving. Everybody’s system works better when they ride.
People come to me and say they’ve seen me riding for years. Now I’m the old one, I guess!
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I sometimes have to take a break and they put me in the car. But near the end, I always tell them, “Drop me off! Drop me off!” so I can cross the finish line.
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