[CR]Must see: Pasadena Museum Exhibit


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Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 00:45:33 -0600
From: Ken Wehrenberg <wnwires@htc.net>
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: [CR]Must see: Pasadena Museum Exhibit

Chuck: (and list): I've got to tell you and the CR folk that my Pasadena stopover this afternoon coming back to Santa Barbara from the meeting in the desert was a real highlight! Everyone nearby should make a real, honest effort to come out and see it. I spoke with Dennis Crowley there (the Follis jersey on display was his) and enjoyed sharing some history as well. I told him about something which I have that may also be of interest to you as well-- about 20+ years ago, LeCycle did an article on delivery of the US mail by bicycle in California. They even reproduced a map showing the routes in and about the San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Jose corridors. Move over Joe Breeze, some of these mailmen may have fathered the mountain bike! I have the article somewhere in my cycling-lore library in Missouri and when I come across it, I told Dennis that I would send him jpgs.

I might also mention that just around the corner from the History Museum is one of the most famous Greene and Greene architecture examples, with tours administered by USC. Beautiful stuff. A worthwhile addition to coming over to the bike exhibit.

Ken Wehrenberg, Santa Barbara, CA now, then back to MO for 2 weeks.... and guys, everything Chuck says that may seem like bragging/rubbing it in the faces of those snowbound souls "back East" about the wonderful cycling area that Pasadena is, well today was an absolutely perfect sunny day in the lower 70s! And the exhibit states that there were 15 bicycle shops serving a town of 15000 back in the day!!!