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    I had dinner with Dennis Christopher, who signed...

    I had dinner with Dennis Christopher, who signed a photo for me.

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    Early '90s Bontrager locked up in front of a...

    Early '90s Bontrager locked up in front of a pizza place.


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  3. Still have it, don't ride it much.

    Still have it, don't ride it much.
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    That one is on YouTube in its entirety. My...

    That one is on YouTube in its entirety. My friend Joe Breeze and I get tern minutes of it, starting at 30:00.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leg9iYK-9E0



    Also: Klunkerz
  5. In 1983 I had Tom Ritchey build a custom version...

    In 1983 I had Tom Ritchey build a custom version of the Annapurna for me. I had him add the eyelets for touring gear, which were not standard on his bikes.
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  6. My 1994 P-21 has an aftermarket mod. There is a...

    My 1994 P-21 has an aftermarket mod. There is a little cable tension adjuster on the back of the rear derailleur. It's about a third of an inch from end to end. On this bike it has been replaced...
  7. Tom Ritchey got started in the mountain bike game...

    Tom Ritchey got started in the mountain bike game in 1979, when he "advanced" nine new frames to Gary Fisher. Gary in turn enlisted me in the effort, and we became "MountainBikes," operating out of...
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    This fillet-brazed Ritchey was sitting in a back...

    This fillet-brazed Ritchey was sitting in a back yard, the seat tube had a bunch of rainwater in it.


    http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp271/repackrider/Blue%20Collar%20Classics/ritchey01.jpg...
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    Pedals on that bike are "rat trap" BMX pedals. ...

    Pedals on that bike are "rat trap" BMX pedals.

    I rode over to Joe's house for the photo on my OTHER Breezer, a 2014 "Repack" model which has SPD. Not nearly as classic, but here it is.

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  10. Here are a few photo-heavy links. Bike Radar...

    Here are a few photo-heavy links.

    Bike Radar

    Getty Images

    Bicycling Magazine

    Mountain Bike Action
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    It's a famous bike, known as "Breezer #2...

    It's a famous bike, known as "Breezer #2 ," built in 1978 and one of the first bikes made for this new sport that did not yet have a name. Where is "Breezer #1 , you ask? In the collection of the...
  12. I was a rock band roadie...

    I was a rock band roadie for 42 years, and of course I have been to a lot of cycling events also. A few years ago I put my t-shirt collection online. I was contacted by collectors who saw the...
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    '78 Breezer, and the guy who built it for me. ...

    '78 Breezer, and the guy who built it for me.

    http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp271/repackrider/Miscellaneous%20images/Breezer2_zpsc32505e4.jpg
  14. Marin Museum of Biocycling/Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

    For two years Joe Breeze, Otis Guy, Marc Vendetti and Julia Violich have worked on their dream, a museum of bicycling based in Marin County. It was only natural that the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame...
  15. I was in Chico for the Old Goat ride over the...

    I was in Chico for the Old Goat ride over the weekend. On Monday I went with Steve O'Bryan and crew to Nevada City to catch the start of the second stage of the Amgen Tour of California.

    I found...
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    24 copies of my book. Taking them to Nevada City...

    24 copies of my book. Taking them to Nevada City tomorrow at the invitation of my brotha from anotha motha Chris Kelly, the frame builder. He wants me to perform with him at an open mike on Tuesday...
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    The Herlihy book is excellent, but it barely...

    The Herlihy book is excellent, but it barely recognizes the arrival of mountain biking, the biggest development in cycling of the 20th Century.. In the first edition David spelled my name wrong. ...
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    Since I'm probably the only person in this...

    Since I'm probably the only person in this conversation who has actually written a book about bikes, I might as well point out that my publisher has made a couple of chapters of Fat Tire Flyer...
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    My own favorites don't include anything about...

    My own favorites don't include anything about mountain biking.

    My friend Andy Homan wrote an amazing tome called Life in the Slipstream; the Bobby Walthour Jr. Story. It's about Six-Day racing at...
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    Here is a link to Robert Penn's one-hour BBC...

    Here is a link to Robert Penn's one-hour BBC special called "The Ride of My Life." The programme follows the same adventure as the book, It's All About the Bike. Our part starts at 30:00

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    Joe Breeze and I got a chapter in that book, and...

    Joe Breeze and I got a chapter in that book, and also ten minutes out of the one hour TV show made to complement it.

    So Rob Penn and I are friends. When the Wall Street Journal looked for someone...
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    Jeez, I'm 69 and that sort of question never...

    Jeez, I'm 69 and that sort of question never occurred to me.

    Should I ride at this age? How old will I be if I don't?
  23. I was admiring the photo of your classic...

    I was admiring the photo of your classic Ritchey/MountainBike, then I saw it got stolen. Beyond bummer!
  24. Which page are we talking about?

    Which page are we talking about?
  25. Just making sure, you do know that I wrote a book...

    Just making sure, you do know that I wrote a book about my cycling adventures.
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