Re: [CR]Dad, can I wear this to school?


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Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 10:53:02 -0400
To: jamie swan <jswan@optonline.net>, classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Greg Goode <goode@dpw.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Dad, can I wear this to school?
In-Reply-To: <3EDB3E35.469776CC@optonline.net>


Hey Jamie,

That's a nice story, thanks! If you ever get a pic of that Team Paris Sport jacket, I'd like to see it.

BTW, I trained there for a spring season in 1992. Let me ask you a question about your spill at there. You stopped pedalling at the end of that sprint. What threw you off? Did your legs kind of "forget" that the pedals wouldn't stay in place but would continue to move?

Thanks.

--Greg Goode Flushing, NY (10 blocks from the Kissena Velodrome) http://oldskooltrack.com

At 08:08 AM 6/2/2003 -0400, jamie swan wrote:
>My 16 year old daughter Clementine came down the stairs this morning
>wearing an old Team Paris Sport embroidered warm up jacket that I got
>when I started racing in '73. I let her wear it to school... It has a
>really good repair on the back of the right sleeve that my Mom did after
>I crashed wearing it.
>
>The crash happened the first time I ever rode on the track. A few guys
>that I had been training with had gotten track bikes and started racing
>at The Zigfried Stern Memorial Velodrome in Kissena Park. These guys had
>been placing regularly in the junior races the previous season. They
>kept telling me how fun it was and that they thought I could do good. I
>was lucky enough to find a beautiful Jack Taylor track bike in my size
>for $200. Man that bike was sweet!
>
>I went to a track work-out to see what it was all about. It was early in
>the year so we were all in long sleeves. There were 6 of us. We did a
>long warm-up then lined up for some group sprints. I must have been
>pretty motivated because I won the first 4 of 5 planned sprints. When we
>jumped for the last one I just couldn't get going. I was cooked from the
>previous efforts and crossed the line at the back of the bunch... good
>thing too because the next thing it did was take my hands off the bars,
>sit up and stop pedaling... At about 30 mph. Luckily I escaped with just
>road rash; but man it was from head to toe... And deep. It oozed for
>days and days.
>
>It took a while before I went back to Kissena but I did... And I turned
>out that I was much better on the track then the road. I raced there
>until Clementine was born in 1987. I showed her where my mother had
>fixed the right sleeve.. "That is cool Dad! Here comes the bus. Have a
>great day."
>
>Jamie Swan - Northport, N.Y.