Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    feros ferio John E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
    My Bikes
    1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
    Posts
    14,958
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Gordy Shields, 89 years young

    One of our local cycling legends grabbed the section 1, page 1 central photo in today's San Diego Union Tribune.

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniont...12shields.html

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080412/

    He just set an age group 20km time trial record after several months of family and personal health problems. I'll bet he does even better next year. I have had the pleasure and honor of meeting Gordy on a couple of occasions, and he is a fine gentleman, a tireless advocate for bicycling, and an inspiration to the many of us youngsters who want to be like him when we grow up.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
    Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
    Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

  2. #2
    Senior Member BCRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    The 'Wack, BC, Canada
    My Bikes
    Norco (2), Miyata, Canondale, Soma, Redline
    Posts
    5,432
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's great to see something like that. We should all be so lucky as to be able to even try for something like that.
    Model airplanes are cool too!.....

  3. #3
    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    My Bikes
    ariZona carbon fiber tandem & single
    Posts
    10,003
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Have raced Senior Olympic events with Gordie a couple times.
    Great rider, great person!

  4. #4
    Senior Member jedde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Mentor, Ohio
    My Bikes
    Jamis: '05 Quest and '08 Xenith Comp
    Posts
    201
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Gordy rocks! I just marvel at that guy.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Pockets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Chula Vista Ca
    My Bikes
    Rans V2-Catrike Expedition
    Posts
    109
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There is a bike bridge between National City & Chula Vista south of San Diego named after Gordy

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •