I found within a CTC Gazette, a picture of Rene Herse's daughter 'Lily' (sic.) riding one of her fathers products on an AIT "Brevett Alpin" in 1951 - see this page ; http://freespace.virgin.net/bob.reid1/page38.htm definitely a candidate to overtake "Raleigh Girl"....... as CR pin-up......
Just to keep things balanced and show no undue favour towards the male members of the CR list, I've also included for the women on the list, a photo of Marco Pantani. In case Dale should think this is a bit wide of the CR list time frame, this is clear proof that modern riders can see beyond high-tech coke cans by riding classic lugged steel. In this case whilst Marco was awaiting the outcome of his trial.....and how he intends getting the miles under his belt and on his legs for next years TdF......watch out Lance....
Bob Reid Stonehaven Scotland
> Dr Graves, in another May 1965 article titled, "Velocio, Grand Seigneur,"
> tells the story of the fixed gear racer (Edouard Fisher) against the
> three speed riding woman in her 50s through the mountains, Marthe Hesse.
> It is finally sinking in on (for me) how there were two different bicycle
> technologies, and why Henri Desgrange kept the Tour de France racers on
> fixed gear bikes for so long. Still don't know why Jerry Lewis is so
> funny though.
> Wonder what became of Harley M. Leete? Internet searches find hin as
> editor of the book, but it looks like he tuned in, turned on and dropped
> From the Great Dismal Swamp,
> Steven M. Johnson, Chesapeake, VA