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80-year-old cyclist keeps pedaling

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ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - If you happen to be driving around in Rock Hill and see the Park Pointe Village Retirement Community activity bus, don't expect to see Bill Todd on it.

The 80 year old man has in own ride, even though it only comes with two wheels.

"My wife says this is my mid-life crisis, I bought a titanium bike," says Todd while decked from head to in cycling gear.

The man easily hoists one leg up over his bike, straps his helmet on, puts feet in the pedals and he's gone. Bill rides up to 50 miles per week. He's been in cross state tours from the mountains to the beaches. He's earned several medals in Senior Olympics events.

Bill says the thought of being too old to ride a bike never crossed his mind. "One of the reasons I agreed to do this (the interview with WBTV) is because I hope it might inspire some people," says Bill.

Bill says he encourages older people to try something new even if they think they can't do it.

He also says every ride ends in his home with a moment of thanks. "I get down on my knees and I say thank you. I'm so thankful to the Lord to be able to do what I do."

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