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Old 11-06-11, 09:24 PM
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anyone here ride the saturday morning rides with gene carr late'70's-early '80's?
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Old 11-06-11, 10:03 PM
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Oh man what a flashback. I knew Gene a bit, not closely. Early 80's I was mostly riding with the RBTC which became the GDB, but I later raced for the TRC which U cycle / Bud Melton sponsored.
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Gene was born in Dalhart and as a boy shook hands with the famous Texas rancher Charles Goodnight. Lucille grew up in the valley on the Rio Grande and remembered as a girl during the Mexican revolution having a group of fellows ride up to her (uncle?)'s store wearing sombreros and bandoliers. They met at a dance at the Baker Hotel in downtown Dallas during prohibition, where Gene said you could order a pot of "tea" (gin).
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I rode with the "visit strange places" group out of University Cycle, or whatever the ride was called. We would go lots of different places, no real destination in mind other than to do our miles, and find some good bakeries and lunch spots. We went to lots of places all over Dallas that I didn't even know existed.
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Originally Posted by bjtesch View Post
I rode with the "visit strange places" group out of University Cycle, or whatever the ride was called. We would go lots of different places, no real destination in mind other than to do our miles, and find some good bakeries and lunch spots. We went to lots of places all over Dallas that I didn't even know existed.
when was this, most of the time we rode pretty much the same route. at least when gene was leading, after he was no longer able to ride, other leaders took us in different directions.
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Old 11-11-11, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 79roncooper View Post
when was this, most of the time we rode pretty much the same route. at least when gene was leading, after he was no longer able to ride, other leaders took us in different directions.
This was in the middle to late 1980's. George Osbourne was usually leading the ride.
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Originally Posted by bjtesch View Post
This was in the middle to late 1980's. George Osbourne was usually leading the ride.
past my time, sounds like it was a fun ride though.
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usually we ended up at kuby's for lunch.
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