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Old 01-05-08, 04:40 PM
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The older i get the cooler I was

Title should read
"The older i get the cooler I was...." (Did you notice you can't edit titles, even though it looks like you can?)

I just found this photo....
I haven't always been the age I am now. Twenty years ago I was about 20 years younger. I'd just purchased my Cannondale Black Lightning and was a might concerned about the new technology... indexed shifting. But I was a modern guy, note the Cateye Solar computer on the bars. so I didn't set the downtude shifters to friction. Note the cleated Ditto shoes with straps.
It's hard to remember how wild this bike looked at the time. It had fat aluminum tubes in the land of skinny steel tubes. It was a rocket from Mars, even if I was a slug from Walnut Creek.
But I looked pretty cool, huh?






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Old 01-05-08, 05:23 PM
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I like the title as it is, let's all fill it in for cccorlew

The Older He gets the ______ He was.
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I'll add that the guy shown in that photo is cooler than I have ever been.
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Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
I'll add that the guy shown in that photo is cooler than I have ever been.
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Originally Posted by Big Paulie View Post
"Wuss, who made his own radio in 1958 to listen to SF Giant games from his home in Fresno."
I made my own radio for an Introduction to Electronics class in college. It worked exactly once.

Luckily, it was when the teacher was there.
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Old 01-05-08, 08:22 PM
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Braver? Tight tights? Riding the double yellow line? It looks like you were track standing

That bike was sharp and the helmet shiny.
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
Title should read
"The older i get the cooler I was...."

But I looked pretty cool, huh?
The stuff of legends! Isn't that how it's supposed to work?
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Great photo! I'm guessing your are on a pretty steep climb and you're on a switchback. Moving across the lane reduces the steepness of the slope. Correct? I also bet the gearing was a real killer if you can recall what it was. Probably climbing in a 39/23!!
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You were (and probably still are) VERY COOL! But what I'm amazed at is how you look exactly the same as you did when you were 7! You could never look at those two photos and think it was 2 different guys. And I'll bet you've been within 5 lbs of the perfect weight your whole life.
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He's also a fantastic photographer and designer! I explored around his website!

cccorlew, I see you did some work for apple in the mid 80's... I always admired those early apple campaigns so much, but I can't remember the name of the agency now...Chiat/Day? Did you used to work for them?
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Originally Posted by solveg View Post
You were (and probably still are) VERY COOL! But what I'm amazed at is how you look exactly the same as you did when you were 7! You could never look at those two photos and think it was 2 different guys. And I'll bet you've been within 5 lbs of the perfect weight your whole life.
We rode with him and his lovely bride and I can attest to that CCC still looks like his avatar (albeit a tad bit grayer). I'm with you about his weight, too -- he looked close to the same physique he sports in that picture.
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Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
We rode with him and his lovely bride and I can attest to that CCC still looks like his avatar (albeit a tad bit grayer). I'm with you about his weight, too -- he looked close to the same physique he sports in that picture.
Wow. What a bunch of interesting comments.
Actually I had totally blimped up over the last few years. Since I started riding again I lost almost 50 pounds. I've bounced back just a bit, but am working on getting back to a good riding weight.

Apple? I never worked for them, but I did drink their purple cool-aid. I'm a total Mac head.

That's a reasonably steap bump, and I don't know what I'm doing here. I'd taken a friend out and set up the camera then did a bunch of up and down so I could get some magic-light photos of my new bike. I do remember the lowest gear on that bike was 42-24.

What's funny is that I still have that jersey. I had the tights too until i cleaned out my closet a little while ago. Actually, the bike's in the garage as well-- and the Cateye Solar is in a box on my bench. The shoes and helmet at least are long gone.
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