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"The Mighty TOSRV" book passaround

Old 05-24-12, 12:54 PM
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"The Mighty TOSRV" book passaround

I SEND THE BOOK TO bibliobob TODAY BY USPS PRIORITY--YOU SEND IT HOWEVER YOU WANT. PLEASE GET YOUR MAILING ADDRESS TO THE PERSON AHEAD OF YOU ON THE LIST. PLEASE KEEP THE BOOK FOR ONE WEEK THEN SEND IT ON. PLEASE POST REVIEWS AND OBSERVATIONS!

The Tour of the Scioto River Valley ("TOSRV") has been mentioned by a few members recently. I just got a few extra copies of the book from Charlie Pace, who was the Director of the ride for 50 years.

TOSRV is a two day, 210 miles bike ride from Columbus Ohio to Portsmouth, Ohio and back. It started in 1962 when Greg Siple and his father, Chuck, rode the route on a lark. It grew from that to one of the biggest back to back centuries weekend ride in the 70s and 80s.



The book was written by Greg Siple, who was also a founder of Hemistour and Adventure Cycling. He spent a lot of time putting this book together, and it's excellent. It includes his and others' photographs, drawings, and accounts by riders. It captures what cycling was for many in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. It's about riding and riders, not so much the bikes of the period. Published in 1986, with only one printing, the book has been out of print for many years.

So I'd like to see this book passed around to forum members. Not sure what rules to apply. I think keeping it for a week (or two?) and promising to send it to the next person on the list is a given. I think I'd like to restrict it to people with at least 100 posts and who've been here for at least six months, and isn't a troll, but I'll entertain any suggestions the established members of this forum have. Let's start with a list of 20. First to post with the above restrictions is forst, and so on, but I reserve the right to remove someone from the list with no explanation.

1. bibliobob
2. redneckwes
3. Oregon Southpaw
4. big chainring
5. LeicaLad
6. ThemionicScott
7. svt4cam
8. photogravity
9. 59fixie
10. sykerocker
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Old 05-25-12, 08:18 AM
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As a former resident of the Buckeye state, I'd love to have a look at it. PM you my mailing address?
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Originally Posted by bibliobob View Post
As a former resident of the Buckeye state, I'd love to have a look at it. PM you my mailing address?
Gladly--please PM me. I hope others chime in. This is a unique book depicting the club cycling world and riders in the midwestern U.S. during the era most of the bikes we like were made. Great photos, drawings, and accounts by the riders themselves. Unlike most other vintage books which tend to focus on bikes, components, repair and how to rather than the stories of riders and rides.

I mean, just look at the cover--helmetless 70s riders--one is riding a Schwinn Continental. Awesome stuff inside!

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I'm in, I've never ridden TOSRV but I'd love a chance to read the book.
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I'd love to see it, too.
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I would love to take a turn reading this. My dad did this ride for quite a few years. PM coming your way.
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Here's a page from my 1966 issue of American Cycling. I don't know if you can enlarge and read it, but its really fascinating. The group picture at the bottom is the entire participants in 1966. Interestingly a good portion were women. Thats Greg Siple at the top. I think it was a total of 45 riders in 1966.
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I'd like to be placed onto the list.

That said, I'd suggest that each reader be responsible to scan one full chapter. So, by the time it gets around the first handful of readers we can make the entire thing available to be read as a .pdf file. Yes?

I'll even volunteer to scan several chapters.

:-)wen
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Originally Posted by LeicaLad View Post
I'd like to be placed onto the list.

That said, I'd suggest that each reader be responsible to scan one full chapter. So, by the time it gets around the first handful of readers we can make the entire thing available to be read as a .pdf file. Yes?

I'll even volunteer to scan several chapters.

:-)wen
I'm on board to scan it, and eventually have it available on the internet (TOSRV site?), but please let me contact Greg Siple to get his approval. It's his labor of love and is full of his photos and drawings.
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BTW, over the lunch hour I gave another copy to a college student cyclist. He rides a vintage Raleigh touring bike, and was facinated when he looked through the book. He's going to pass around his copy at one of the local bike co-ops where he volunteers. He rode his first TOSRV this year.
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LeicaLad--I should be clearer. As a group I think we're free to scaan and share it among us. But before it gets posted on any website I'd like to ask Greg for his blessing.

I'll send it out to bibliobob tomorrow. Let's have it be a week then send it to whoever is next in line.

Thanks!
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I'd like to read it, too.
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Since I'm the guy in the yellow rain jacket behind Don and Phyllis I would love to have a look at it. https://www.tosrv.org/00/history/2010...poster1870.jpg
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I'm about to go the to tpost office to send the book to bibliobob,


bibliobob will send it to redneckwes after a week, to redneckwes, please pm your address to bibliobob, and the rest of you please do the same, i.e., sent your address to the person who is ahead of you in order of posts.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Mercian Rider View Post
LeicaLad--I should be clearer. As a group I think we're free to scaan and share it among us. But before it gets posted on any website I'd like to ask Greg for his blessing.

I'll send it out to bibliobob tomorrow. Let's have it be a week then send it to whoever is next in line.

Thanks!
I agree heartily. I was not aware the Greg was still available. By ALL means, do ask him.

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Hey Mercian, may I please be added to the list? I'd love to read it. Here's to hoping I'm not deemed a troll! Is that statement in itself considered a troll?

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Sent the book to bibliobob this morning. Please let me know when you receive it, and please post your comments after you've looked at it. Thanks!
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Cool beans. Looking forward to some nice bedtime reading this week....

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Cool beans. Looking forward to some nice bedtime reading this week....

Thanks!
The reciept from the post office says you should get it Thursday. The holiday weekend adds a day. Hope you enjoy it!
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Thanks for organizing this, MR. I just realized they have a copy at our local library, so you can take me off the list. Thanks anyway!
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Thanks for organizing this, MR. I just realized they have a copy at our local library, so you can take me off the list. Thanks anyway!

Will do. Thanks for letting me know.
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Just received it yesterday. I didn't notice it until this morning, though. Bummer, as I could've read it a bit last night! I'll have it out in the mail early next week.

Thanks, Mercian Rider!
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Well I don't meet the criteria for the pass around, but it does look like they have a copy at the Columbus main library (though it says check out not allowed).. so thanks for bringing the book to my attention
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bibliobob informs me that he sent the book along to redneckwes. redneckwes please let us know that you received it, and post your thoughts after you've had a chance to look at it.

One thing I haven't mentioned is that the way the era and ride are described in the book is very much the way I remember it.

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Well I don't meet the criteria for the pass around, but it does look like they have a copy at the Columbus main library (though it says check out not allowed).. so thanks for bringing the book to my attention
I'm glad you got to see it. What impression does the book give you?
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