05-20-2015, 08:00 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Like the cartoon with Mr. Peabody, I thought it would be fun to have a thread where we post pictures from the distant past. I'll get it started.

The attached picture is from July 1985 when three friends and I rode our bikes across Iowa in RAGBRAI. It just so happened that the first day's course passed right through my grandmother's town (George, Iowa). So...we stopped by for lunch. I am 2nd from the right in the red jersey and yellow helmet.

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 05-20-2015, 08:04 PM
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  • robk
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RAGBRAI? I'm impressed, even if it was 30 years ago. Very cool.

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 05-20-2015, 08:13 PM
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(05-20-2015, 08:04 PM)robk Wrote: RAGBRAI? I'm impressed, even if it was 30 years ago. Very cool.
Thank you. I briefly thought about a 30 year reunion tour this summer but then came to my senses. Biggrin

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 05-20-2015, 08:51 PM
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Great photo, Phil! I would never have guessed which one was you!  Lovely bikes!  Smile

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 05-21-2015, 05:53 AM
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(05-20-2015, 08:51 PM)celestino Wrote: Great photo, Phil! I would never have guessed which one was you!  Lovely bikes!  Smile

Thank you Celestino. I cannot speak for the others but, I was riding a Raleigh International from the early to mid 1970's.

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 05-22-2015, 09:25 AM
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Those were great steel-frame bikes, Phil! I haven't had any other type of frame. Granted, the triple-butted steel chromaly frames available nowadays are lighter, but just as durable! I love steel!  Thumbup

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 05-22-2015, 10:08 PM
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Here I am in 1974. I was a senior in high school, and I had just won some awards at the science fair for the 8" telescope that I built. I wish I could go back and tell the 18 year old me that the shirt and tie would not look good 40 years later!

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 05-23-2015, 06:55 AM
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Great picture Mike!

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 05-23-2015, 11:20 AM
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(05-23-2015, 06:55 AM)bullgoose Wrote: Great picture Mike!

+1   Thumbsup

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 05-23-2015, 12:57 PM
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(05-21-2015, 05:53 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(05-20-2015, 08:51 PM)celestino Wrote: Great photo, Phil! I would never have guessed which one was you!  Lovely bikes!  Smile

Thank you Celestino. I cannot speak for the others but, I was riding a Raleigh International from the early to mid 1970's.

That must have been a very nice bike. They're very collectible now. I have a Raleigh Competition of that similar vintage, and while it was a slightly lower model, it it still a great bike. Reynolds 531 steel!! Smile

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 05-23-2015, 01:07 PM
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(05-23-2015, 12:57 PM)yohannrjm Wrote:
(05-21-2015, 05:53 AM)bullgoose Wrote: Thank you Celestino. I cannot speak for the others but, I was riding a Raleigh International from the early to mid 1970's.


Thank you Celestino. I cannot speak for the others but, I was riding a Raleigh International from the early to mid 1970's.

That must have been a very nice bike. They're very collectible now. I have a Raleigh Competition of that similar vintage, and while it was a slightly lower model, it it still a great bike. Reynolds 531 steel!! Smile

I still have my Competition as well. The Huret Jubilee was the lightest dérailleur on the market at the time. It hangs in the garage now while I ride my ti frame.  Rolleyes

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 05-23-2015, 01:11 PM
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(05-23-2015, 12:57 PM)yohannrjm Wrote:
(05-21-2015, 05:53 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(05-20-2015, 08:51 PM)celestino Wrote: Great photo, Phil! I would never have guessed which one was you!  Lovely bikes!  Smile

Thank you Celestino. I cannot speak for the others but, I was riding a Raleigh International from the early to mid 1970's.

That must have been a very nice bike. They're very collectible now. I have a Raleigh Competition of that similar vintage, and while it was a slightly lower model, it it still a great bike. Reynolds 531 steel!! Smile
It is safe and sound at my parents house in suburban Chicago. Biggrin  My brother worked at a bike shop as a bike mechanic before he could legally work (he was 12). So...they paid him in merchandise. Cool

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