2009 Chris Boedeker custom, 1988 Tommasini Prestige, 2007 Bill Davidson custom; 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
Dutch cyclist returns to US in 2010 to finish TransAm tour he started in 1976
Interesting story from BikingBis -- Dutch cyclist who was on the TransAmerica trail in 1976 for the Bicentennial couldn't finish then due to accident that put him in hospital. He's back now, at age 58, to finish:
That's a nice story. The route went near my hometown, and I met a lot of riders when they went off trail and stopped at the shop. Those few years my mother got used to me bringing bikers home to stay overnight. You'd be amazed at the equipment, mostly pletcher racks carrying overstuffed panniers.
the Bell Biker was about the only serviceable helmet available in the '70s, and was available in '75. I didn't buy one until later. Even then, I didn't use it unless I was going to be riding in a group or sprinting.