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1998 National 24-Hour Challenge (6/20/98) at age 65, 361 miles, 2nd place in age class (2nd to Larry Walcott who rode 379 miles with his son, Philip, as a Father/Son team)

1998 UMCA World 24-hour Cycling Championships (8/22/98) at age 65, 367 miles, 1st place in 60-69 age class (James Cartwright, age 60, from Muncie, IN placed 2nd with 365 miles.)

1999 UMCA World 24-hour Cycling Championships (9/18/99) at age 66, 367 miles, 2nd place in 60-69 age class (2nd to James Cartwright, age 61, from Muncie, IN with 388 miles)

2002 UMCA 12-Hour Time Trial Championships (9/21/02) at age 69, 191 miles, 1st place in over 60 age class (Thirteenth of twenty males, all ages)

2003 UMCA 24-Hour Time Trial Championships (9/20/03) at age 70, 335 miles, 1st place in 69-73 division (Fifteenth of forty-eight males, all ages)

102 Valley Bicycle Tour, 20-mile road race—part of Hopkins Picnic celebration at Hopkins, MO—1st place in age class over 60 in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007 at age 74 (unable to compete in 2004, 2006, and 2008)

2004 Iowa Games 20 K time trial—at age 71, 2nd place in age class

2005 UMCA 12-Hour Championships (9/3/05) at age 72, 192 miles--1st place in over 70 age class (Fifteenth of twenty-four males and females, all ages)

2005 UMCA 12-Hour Championships Pictures

2007 UMCA 12-Hour Championships (9/1/07) at age 74, 184 miles--1st place in over 70 age class (Fifteenth of twenty-four males, all ages)

2008 UMCA 12-Hour Championships (8/30/08) at age 75, 184 miles--1st place in over 70 age class (Tied for fourteenth of twenty-five males, all ages)

1997 UMCA World 24-hour Cycling Championships (6/28/97) at age 64, 214 miles, 1st place in 60-69 age class

1996–The First UMCA World 24-hour Cycling Championships (8/17/96) at age 63, 207 miles, 1st place in 60-69 age class

RACES I HAVE COMPETED IN

In 2012 I bought the Safety Sport Mirror Company. You can order mirrors at www.SafetySportMirror.com

I’d like to thank all of my loyal customers for your patronage the eleven years that I operated Donohue Bicycle Service. I’ll miss your visits to the shop.

To the east, Connecticut Yankee Pedaller (yes, that’s the way it’s spelled) in Chariton

In Shenandoah, Kirby’s Sales & Service (712) 246-4204

I helped Tom start his shop up in 2008.

Red Oak Bicycle, owned and operated by Tom Youngberg at the same location as his Shell service station at 400 Oak Street, (Fourth and Oak, also known as “Old Highway 34) (712) 623-4985

Please support these bike shops that now serve my former trade area:

but effective 12/24/02, after attaining the age of seventy, I have retired.

DONOHUE BICYCLE SERVICE,

For eleven years, the garage of the Donohue home was the location of the

2009 UMCA 12-Hour Championships (8/30/08) at age 76 187 miles--1st place in over 70 age class (no competition)

2010 UMCA 12-Hour Championships (9/4/10) at age 77 187 miles--1st place in over 70 age class (no competition)

2011 Hopkins Picnic “102 Valley Bicycle Tour,” Hopkins, MO (7/9/11) at age 78—4th place in over 60 class (there was no over 70 class)

46th Annual Bob Cook Memorial / Mt. Evans Hill climb (7/23/11) at age 78—This was my first race to come in last. I was in the 65+ category, and was only in CO two days before the race and wasn’t acclimated; I had to take frequent rest stops above 11,000 feet (The finish was at 14,127 feet.), but at least I finished. As I was approaching a stop for a break on the way down, I slid forward off the saddle and onto the top tube, lost control and took a header. I suffered a concussion and spent 24 hours in a Denver hospital. At least I learned what helmets are for!  

2012 Hopkins Picnic “102 Valley Bicycle Tour,” Hopkins, MO (7/7/12) at age 79—2nd place in over 60 class (there was no over 70 class)

2012 UMCA 12-Hour Championships (9/1/12) I competed in the 80 and over category. Daughter Kathleen, from Boulder, CO, flew in to ride this race with me, and I had a delightful four hours, but at about 11:50, I slipped on wet asphalt going under 5 mph approaching the checkpoint at the middle school and suffered a concussion. I was the fourth person to fall at that spot. After my fall they changed the course. Daughter Diane’s last entry on my race log at 54 miles indicated that my moving average was 16.4 mph–not bad for an 80-year-old.

This ended my years of competing in endurance races, which began in 1996, competing in five 24-hour races and eight 12-hour races. Thanks to my support crew, daughter Diane and son-in-law Kevin McGrew. I couldn’t have done so well without them, not to mention driving me to and from the race sites. Diane is a nurse, and a rub down felt great in the middle of the night. I recall that more than once, at the end of a 24-hour race I couldn’t walk by myself; I could only walk with one of them on each side of me.


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