Last Sunday we were able to enjoy a break in the weather
for a SF ride to BRET HORTONS , we met up near CHRISSEY field.
A hearty group of 8 or so, soon to be a group of 7 as my HETCHINS
freewheel locked up solid before I even got out of the parking lot.
someone else will have to fill in the ride particulars
FAST FORWARD to a little
BRET met us at the front door of his building to guide
us up to his office and the HORTON COLLECTION.
BRET is a gracious host who guided us from room
to room ,discussing not only what the display was but also his
philosophy as a collector,his relationship with not only current
competitors but also legends of the past like EDDY MERCKX. The topics
discussed were everything from turn of the century racers to the more
modern age riders and their off topic equipment.
BRETs knowledge is encyclopedic,the fact he loves what he
does was quite apparent. Everyone was slow to head for the door at the
end of the visit.
We ended the day at a bike friendly restaurant for more bike
Since BRET rotates the display items I'd like to do
this again (maybe a yearly ride and visit?)
I have few photos of the visit at