I believe Heiden rode with 7-11 only rather briefly, maybe only one or two seasons, shortly after his great Olympic skating triumphs. I think his presence was mostly to gain publicity for the team and 7-11 Corp. He was a competent but ordinary pro cyclist.
Jerry Moos Houston, TX
Todd Kuzma <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
on 8/5/04 7:20 PM, OROBOYZ@aol.com at OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote:
> Wow! I am bad on dates but Eric H was definitely there at that Stage race and
> it doesn't seem that it was in the 1980s. Seems like 7-11 was in 76-77 but
> what-the-hell-do-I-know. Ha! So we had 5 speeds that late? Shows what a low
> budget outfit we had.
> One of us will surely know when 7-11 started!?
I saw the 7-11 team at the Chicago Cycling Classic in 1980, but I don't believe that Heiden was with the team. I recall seeing the Stetina brothers. I think John Howard skipped the race, but I believe Sean Kelly was there.
I saw the crit around the Art Institute. It was won by a certain Greg Lemond.