Wow, 100 mile Rides a month for 115 months



Cambria cyclist keeps pedaling those long distances

Fifteen months ago, in April 2016, Cambria cyclist Tom Parsons — referred to by some as “bionic” for his brutally long rides — completed the 100th straight month of taking 100-mile rides along the Central Coast. At that time, Parsons said in an interview he would continue the 100-mile bike rides “as long as my body will allow me to do it.”

In a West Village coffee house interview Sunday, July 23, after 15 additional monthly 100-mile rides had been completed, Parsons said that beginning in January 2018, he will undertake a kinder and gentler physical challenge for himself.

The 6-foot, 4-inch retired middle school teacher turns 70 in January. He said he will complete a 100-mile ride each month until January, but at that time he will lighten up the load.