Re: [CR]Merckx


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Date: Fri, 09 May 2008 14:16:53 -0700
From: Morgan Fletcher <morgan@hahaha.org>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Merckx
References: <DAECJCGMAPNDNDBOEMIKEEHKGNAA.shop@cyclart.com>
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CyclArt Shop wrote:
> snip > are we sure he was/is nearly 6'1" ? <
>
> About twelve years ago at Interbike, I stood next to him and he was very
> nearly as tall as I (6'2") so yes, he is at least six feet tall.

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/morgan/morganrides/eddyride/img_1835.jpg.html

I'm 6'2", and he's in his 60s so maybe not as tall as he once was. I don't doubt the published height or weight for Mr. Merckx from his Mexico record era.

Morgan Fletcher Oakland, California, USA

P.S. This discussion thread reminds me of the religious debates at the foundation of our world's religions. "How tall is Eddy Merckx?" will perhaps someday be decided by an ecumenical council.