Re: [Classicrendezvous] New member introduction

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Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 14:54:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: "David Van Hook" <dvanhook@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] New member introduction
To: walter skrzypek <wspokes1@hotmail.com>
Cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Hey Walt, Small world! I work at the Med Center; I am a radiologist there (breast imaging). I've been here since 1988. My wife, Claudia, and I have two children, Dave, 16, and Kate, 18. Dave goes to Hershey HS and Kate is a freshman at Meredith College in Raliegh, NC. I know "In Gear" very well, having dropped a few bucks there over the years. I'll bet I've met Scott Kocevar, too. I wouldn't be surprised if we have some other mutual acquaintences. Derry Township just put in a new bike path that you wouldn't believe! I have been commuting to work since 1990. The med center fitness trails are a thing of the past; there just wasn't enough interest to keep them maintained. Too bad, they were great fun. If you haven't been back to Hershey in a while you would probably be surprised at all the changes that have occured. Derry Township just put in a new bike path that you wouldn't believe, too!
Great to hear from you.
Dave


--- walter skrzypek wrote:


> David,
> I went to Hershey med ctr, PSU BSn in Nursing.
> graduated 1993. My best
> friend was Scott Kocevar from INGEAR in Hummelstown
> which was Ski-Ko at that
> time. We both were associated with different bike
> shops in PA and got along
> great. I have rode everywhere from Linglestown to
> Etown to Lebanon Valley,
> to cornwall furnace. Kicked down the hills of Mt
> Gretna, thne did some great
> mountain biking on the fitness trails of the med ctr
> and middletown state
> game lands, Hotel Hershey area, and Gretna again and
> ........To say the
> least. I absolutely loved Hershey area and have got
> to get back down that
> way. you just flooded me with memories. Take it
> easy, if I ever get near the
> area. We can go for a ride. I had plans to visit in
> the fall with my
> girlfriend. Maybe you'll hear from me.
>
> Walt Skrzypek
> Falls Creek, Pa
>
>
> >From: David Van Hook <dvanhook@yahoo.com>
> >To: karl.frantz@juno.com
> >CC: Classic Rendezvous
> <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> >Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] New member
> introduction
> >Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 09:48:01 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> >Karl,
> >I don't know if Viscounts are, or ever will be
> >collectible, but I have four of them, two with
> >aluminum forks and two without. The components are
> >different on each. I bought my first one in 1976
> and
> >the others only recently. What I like about them
> most
> >is that they they are relatively inexpensive right,
> >now the frames are light, and I'm learning a lot
> just
> >cleaning them up.
> >Regards'
> >Dave "yes, you really can smell the chocolate"
> >Van Hook
> >Hershey, PA
> >--- karl.frantz@juno.com wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I'm not an entirely new member - I was
> subscribed
> > > for a little while
> > > earlier this summer, but couldn't keep up with
> the
> > > list volume, and
> > > signed off to go on vacation. Well, when I found
> I
> > > had some more time for
> > > email, the list was gone! I'm glad I found it
> again.
> > > Interestingly I
> > > recall thinking it was a shame Listbot didn't
> have
> > > some of the features
> > > Alex has here on bikelist, particularly the
> 'nomail'
> > > flag so I needn't
> > > bother Dale with resubscribing after vacation!
> > >
> > > Anyway, the bikes that mean the most to me tend
> to
> > > be early-to-mid '70s
> > > lightweights, because that's when I got hooked
> on
> > > cycling. I still have
> > > the Viscount Aerospace Pro I bought used from a
> > > friend in 1977, though
> > > it's currently apart. Many of the original parts
> are
> > > long gone, but the
> > > 'death fork' is in a box in the attic somewhere
> :-).
> > > I wonder, if those
> > > things ever get collectable, whether a selling
> point
> > > would be that it has
> > > both forks (the original aluminum and the
> correct
> > > warrenty replacement).
> > > It's actually the only *nice* vintage bike in my
> > > stable. I've got a few
> > > dump rescues that are a long way from nice, but
> > > interesting anyway.
> > >
> > > I've been poking through the archives... Someone
> > > asked who made the
> > > leather saddles on Viscounts; I have heard they
> were
> > > made by Middlemore,
> > > whoever that was. Larry Osborne mentioned a Waco
> > > biplane flying over
> > > Trexlertown; was it red? I have a photgraph of
> my
> > > brother posing with a
> > > red Waco biplane at the Kutztown airport where
> we
> > > stopped to watch
> > > airplanes on a ride a couple years ago, and it's
> a
> > > beauty. Probably the
> > > one you saw... I grew up near Reading and
> reading
> > > all this stuff about
> > > Trexlertown was making me homesick (and OLN
> keeps
> > > showing races and stuff
> > > in S.E. PA... I'll be watching the houses and
> > > countryside going by,
> > > thinking "that looks like Pennsylvania", and
> they'll
> > > go past a driveway
> > > with a Tastykake truck. I always stumble into
> those
> > > programs in the
> > > middle). I recall riding our ten-speeds at the
> > > velodrome when it was new,
> > > and open to the public most weekdays, and
> watching
> > > races there -
> > > something I never get to do now that I live 300
> > > miles away.
> > >
> > > Anyway, It's good to be here, and thanks to Dale
> and
> > > Alex for putting
> > > this all together!
> > >
> > > Karl Frantz
> > > Sterling, Massachusetts
> > >
> --------------------------------------------------
> > > Karl.Frantz@juno.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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