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About Me

I'm a retired airline pilot - 25 magnificent years with Eastern Airlines. I then did a stint in the real world as the VP-Sales of SimCom International, a pilot training facility with various facilities including Orlando, FL and Scottsdale, AZ. I'm currently retired, and I am an avid cyclist and the current Florida state time trial and road race champion. I also am the current time trial state record holder for 5, 10 & 20K for the state of Florida, and the National Senior Games record holder for 5K.  I served in the United States Navy.  Prior to becoming a pilot, I was a police officer for the city of Palo Alto, CA for 5 years.

My Latest Blog

  • Do We Pay a Medical Price to be Elite Athletes?

    Do We Pay a Medical Price to be Elite Athletes? If you are a person who exercises regularly, you are undoubtedly aware of Dr. Kenneth Cooper, the founder of the Aerobics Center in Dallas, TX and the person who some believe started the exercise...

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Comments


  • Posted 1:36pm March 27th, 2011

    Great Vanessa, I'm listed under Sandy Scott on FB so it should be an easy find.  The training is going super, and I am having fun beating up on the youngsters!  




  • Posted 12:10pm March 27th, 2011

    Sandy you are too kind.  We should connect via facebook as well... I will try to find you on there.   Yes I can't wait for the halo to come off either!!  How has your training been?! 




  • Posted 7:53am March 27th, 2011

    That is a wonderful piece Vanessa.  I posted the URL to it on my facebook page.  I am so thrilled that you will be rid of your halo contraption in just over a week!!  I can't wait for it to happen.  

    Sandy 




  • Posted 1:16am March 27th, 2011

     Sandy I hope you don't mind but I spoke about you in my recent blog   Hugs,
    Vanessa
    http://growingbolder.com/blogs/living/lifelong-learning/everything-happens-for-a-reason-719971.html




  • Posted 7:18am May 11th, 2010
    Good luck with your new venture Rainer.  I was an avid martial artist in my 30s, and I would love to return to studying martial arts but alas, the arthritic involvement and scar tissue around my c1-c2 vertebrae from my neck fracture does not allow that.  

    One of the major advantages of cycling is that it doesn't beat up your body as for example running can do.  Another exciting thing about cycling is that unlike running where there is a large disparity between younger runners and even world-class runners (of which we have a few locally), older cyclists can often even beat up on the young guys - one of my most fun things to do on a bicycle!!  

    Let us know how your judo training progresses!

    Sandy Scott 


  • Posted 11:11pm May 10th, 2010
    Great story, Sandy!

    Your best comment is that people are always trying to put limits on you because of your age. I'm getting back into judo at 60 because my son who is 17 has finally decided to take it up.  I've had several joint surgeries over the past few years but I really missed the training & competition.

    I've had a lay-off of 35 years & the toughest part is the nagging injuries which seem to take forever to heal nowadays.  I'm looking forward to retiring so I can train full-time again.

    By the way, cycling is my very close second choice if this doesn't work out - love the leg pump.

    Keep cycling.

    Your firend,
    Rainer Fischer


  • Posted 11:11pm May 10th, 2010
    Great story, Sandy!

    Your best comment is that people are always trying to put limits on you because of your age. I'm getting back into judo at 60 because my son who is 17 has finally decided to take it up.  I've had several joint surgeries over the past few years but I really missed the training & competition.

    I've had a lay-off of 35 years & the toughest part is the nagging injuries which seem to take forever to heal nowadays.  I'm looking forward to retiring so I can train full-time again.

    By the way, cycling is my very close second choice if this doesn't work out - love the leg pump.

    Keep cycling.

    Your firend,
    Rainer Fischer


  • Posted 9:19am March 2nd, 2010

    Hi Terry, it's a pleasure to have you as a friend on this fantastic site.  I had the pleasure of meeting the gang from GB for a recent video shoot for the TV show, and they are most fantastic people that one could ever hope to meet.

    You also have a fascinating profile - I read it some time ago in that candidly I was fascinated by that "peek around" picture of you. 

    Take care, and I'll see you around the GB campus.

    Sandy

     




  • Posted 4:29pm April 3rd, 2009
    Hey Sandy, happy birthday and I sure would trade yours for mine which comes up Tuesday, oh well.  I've been rollin' since FDR was prez and see no reason to stop!  I live for motion and speed and sports and it seems you do too!  I'm happy to see that male Boomers dont piss and moan like the girl ones.



Sandy Scott

The Joy/Pain of Time Trialing!!
 

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Birthday

April 1, 1940 (74 Years Old)


Address

7170 128th St.
Seminole, fL 33776
United States Of America


More About Me

Hometown

Stockton, CA


Family

I have two sons and a daugther.  My daughter runs her own scrap booking business. She is a cancer survivor.   My oldest son, Christopher is a supervisor with Microsoft, and my youngest son is an executive at Lockheed Martin. Christopher, who was inspired by my cycling, took up the sport about three years ago, and 2008 was his first year of competition.  He won the prize as the top Cat 4 track racer in Texas in his first season!  My son Evan attended Syracuse University on a rowing scholarship.


Education

I have attended the University of California at Berkeley, University of Kansas, St. Johns University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


Goals

Win a national cycling championship to add to my three national running titles. I am happy to report that in November of 2007 I defeated the reigning national champion in my age group so that is a good start!  Update:  On June 20th, 2011, I accomplished my mission of winning a national championship by winning the 5K time trial, setting a new national record, and turning top time of the day out of approximately 360 competitors.


People I'd like to meet

I have been privileged to meet some amazing and well known people during my career and athletic pursuits. I would love to meet my hero Joe Kittinger!

Recent Photos

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  • 2011 Florida state time trial championships #2