> it'd be interesting to know how many
> opinions voiced today (i.e. about racing bikes) were formed by people
> whose careers took place on the sidelines
My experience is front and center... no sidelines involvement here. I wrecked a classic Raleigh International and bent the frame into a pretzel while training for a race over 20 years ago - that one cost me 6 weeks in the hospital and a week in a coma. Fortuately, the accident did not inhibit my personal interest in cycling! Back in thoise days, I raced in USCF Cat 2.
Where other athletes talk about their scars from competition, I can point out to the road rash and stiches that I have experienced from bike racing. I would rather participate than sit on the sidelines.
Regards, Steve Neago
> e-CHUCKIE wrote:
> <OOOUUFFF!!! A glancing blow that just missed connecting with my
> chin. I'm reeling, a little dazed, but still standing...>
> call me shallow.
> but i AM curious.
> in the past, we've done the 'average age' thing,
> the 'how many bikes' thing, the 'if you could
> buy anything' thing...
> how many folks have well, you know,
> have RACED? and at what level?
> me-i'm a cat 2 on road and track.
> that and a dime will get me 2 nickels.
> but it has helped me to shape my equipment
> choices and the opinions i expressed today
> as a listmember.
> On Thu, 09 May 2002 19:33:12 -0800 Chuck Schmidt
> <email@example.com> writes:
> > Richard M Sachs wrote:
> > >
> > (cut)
> > > it'd be interesting to know how many
> > > opinions voiced today (i.e. about racing bikes) were formed by
> > people whose
> > > careers took place on the sidelines.
> > OOOUUFFF!!! A glancing blow that just missed connecting with my
> > chin.
> > I'm reeling, a little dazed, but still standing...
> > Chuck "i couda been a contender" Schmidt
> > SoPas, SoCal