[CR]Gearing down and American Flyers

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From: "Mark Poore" <rauler47@hotmail.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2001 12:20:30 -0400
Subject: [CR]Gearing down and American Flyers

And speaking of gearing down, thanks again to the list members who suggested various cycling movies I have started my collection.

Last night my wife and I watched American Flyer. A few things that I noticed in the movie: the Russian, during the last stage, was climbing in his big ring, Rae Dawn Chong is not only beautiful and has Tommy Chong for a father, but she can do an very fast wheel change….Holy Smokes! The 7-11 Team had Murray’s with Kevin and his brother on steel lugged Specialized frames. Kevin and his brother looked as though they had spent a good bit of time in the saddle riding in preparation for the movie as well as shaving their legs.

I do have one question that I hope someone on the list might be able to answer. In the list of credits it has John Chapman listed as a cycling coordinator. In 1965 I bought a Paramount track bike from a John Chapman that was a track racer and lived in Queens, NY. Would this be the one and the same JC?

Mark, 74 and overcast, Poore