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Robert Lamborn, long time bicyclist, dies at age 102

Robert Lamborn, long time bicyclist, dies at age 102

After retiring from Headmaster at McDonough School in the 1970's and working on education until the early 1980's, Bob Lamborn and his wife Barbara Kessler, embarked in 1984 on a cross country bicycle adventure they dubbed "Lamborn & Lamborn". Between 1984 and 2006 the couple rode a tandem 48,000 miles in 42 states; and in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Mexico, and Scotland.  Bob also became a speaker, writer, instructor, advisor, consultant, mapmaker, and event planner for the bicycling fraternity.  He and his wife designed a 2,500 mile route on the Delmarva Peninsula called, "The Great Delmarva Bicycling Trail". 
       Besides bicycling, Bob Lamborn chartered McDonough through stormy times in the early 1970's, when the military was unpopular. Bob changed the school from a Military Academy to a more inclusive school that began admitting blacks and women.  Colleagues credit Bob's changes with saving the school.  For more information, see the Obituary on page 8 of the Feb 19 Sunpaper.

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Re: Robert Lamborn, long time bicyclist, dies at age 102

I just read his full obit in the Sun. This guy rode into his late 80s, which should inspire those of us that are drifting into our 70s and beyond. Several of my neighbors  went to McDonough School during its all-boys, military era. The students looked like little West Point cadets. I thought those gray uniforms were so cool. My best friend who went there described how he would drill every day with saber. He went on to Stanford, then Harvard for a graduate degree, then to UCLA for another graduate degree. He was one of those smart kids groomed for "success." Today, he's CEO of a housing development company based in Los Angeles. One of Robert Lamborn's success stories.     

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