Re: [CR]Pic of the Day's Guide to Fashion May 12th

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Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 06:18:53 -0700
To: "Aldo Ross" <>
From: "joel metz, ifbma/sfbma" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day's Guide to Fashion May 12th

yeah! now *thats* clothing to ride your bike on in *style*! take that lycra!

man, the average cyclist from the 30s-50s has more style in their socks than anyone in the prop peloton does these days...

anyone know where to find knee-length argyle socks in wool? all the golf shops seem to have is cotton/poly blends. sheesh! :)

>Pic of the Day Special
>"Guide to Fashion"
>Winter training on the Italian Riviera, February 1949.
>Mud-guards, no bottles, Simplex derailleurs for the bikes. Berets,
>plus-fours (sp?), plaid socks (except Serse isn't wearing socks), no
>gloves, and tight woolen sweaters for the riders.
>>From left to right unknown amature, Fausto Coppi (Bianchi), Luigi
>>Casola (Benotto), unknown amature, Serse Coppi (Bianchi), Oreste
>>Conte (Bianchi).
>Three men who died rather young: Serse Coppi died age 28 from head
>injuries suffered in a crash at the 1951 Giro del Piemonte . Oreste
>Conte died in 1956 age 37, two years after retiring from the sport.
>Fausto Coppi died of malaria in 1960 at age 40.
>Aldo Ross
>Blue Ball, Ohio

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