Glen Arbor Sun: July 2002 Archives:
"Mr. Batory is a 92 year-young Glen Arborite who you probably wouldn’t expect to see on the ski hill, or biking the tough hills around Glen Lake, or trekking across the country on a motorcycle, though he does look 30 years younger. He speaks in a soft voice and believes in the age-old tradition of using surnames with people he does not know well. But Batory lives every bit in the present.
Watch the “90+ Ski Club” patch on his suit zoom by on the slopes, four hours a day, five days a week every winter. He is ranked sixth nationally in the Over-80 Nastar competition, but may be the best skier in his 90s. Batory first learned to ski as a 10 year old in Hungary, when everyone used strap-on bindings and had no edges on their skis. “We used to say ‘Bend ze knees and swing ze shoulders.’ Now the only function the upper body has is to hold the poles,” Batory told one of the many local publications which have written stories about him over the years.Watch him cycle the 18 miles around both Glen Lakes early every morning, up the tough ones too, regardless of wind conditions. His secret? “To live a long, active life you need three things. You need a good woman for a companion, you may only drink quality liquor, and you must pick your parents carefully,” sounds another one of Batory’s one-liners."