Over forty victim of Fate
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NE Ohio / Phoenix AZ
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The town I grew up in had one of the major streets that was 25mph, and the Police were constantly running radar. Coming off the one intersection was a pretty good quick drop of thirty feet or so, then flat for the next three quarters of a mile to the next intersection. Our small town's speed trap. Of course, being a small town, we knew just about everyone - and that included most of the policemen - by name.
That stretch of road was on my way to just about anywhere I was going - riding my bike, of course. It got to be a game the cops and I played with me zooming down the hill to where he was running radar - and he'd yell out how fast I was going and laughing the whole time. I know for a fact that I never made it to 30mph on my trusty old Sears three-speed! 25 was doable with a stiff tailwind. I probably was over 25mph a dozen times or so... Pretty heady stuff when I was only 14 years old, riding a forty-pound all-steel 26" three-speed with wire baskets on the back! No sidewalks, no helmet... How on earth did we survive childhood back then.
Where did those carefree days go...
'75 Fuji S-10S bought new, 45k+ miles and still going!
'84 Univega Gran Tourismo
'84 Univega Viva Sport
'86 Miyata 710
'90 Schwinn Woodlands
Huffy MTB - for trips to corner store
MTB of questionable lineage aka 'M