Berry Pie..the Holy Grail
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Weaving thru the cowpud outside Modesto CA
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Off the wall, but I recall standing next to Greg Lemond and Raul Alcala at the Coors Classic (at Fisherman's Wharf...1987 I think--after a criterium event--things were more casual and loosely attended then). Watching them come off the saddle after a hairpin and almost literally catapult back to speed was indeed awesome. These people have power! They're also, mostly, short & seemingly slight little guys. Watching Hincapie (not so short) and bro's climb hills at the recently defunct S.F. Grand Prix was also, for this 58 year old, simply inspiring.
Then there's my CP neighbor who rides an adult trike rain or shine around the block--he's inspiring, too. In fact, some of you fellow BF'ers are inspiring.
..... "I renewed my youth, to outward appearance, by mounting a bicycle for the first time." Mark Twain, Speeches