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Inspired by fellow 80-year-old, biker pedals area countryside

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Soon-to-be octogenarian Fred Nordstrom feted his birthday with a feat most extraordinaire - riding his bike 80 miles Monday.

Setting off from Park Rapids on the Heartland Trail, he was bound for Walker and back. Then he headed a few more miles north to meet his milestone.

He'd put 6.9 miles on the odometer before breakfast.

Oct. 7 is his actual birth date but a Hubbard Bike Club potluck Monday night bumped up his schedule.

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