Well, that's pretty tempting. If Richie is throwin' down the red twizzlers that might be enough to tempt me to show up with my 1984 Richie. There are some conditions though. First, I'll need some real excuse to make the 300 mile drive round trip to ride 25 miles with the guys. If John Morrison makes it I can hand off his Serotta or maybe pass it to Charles to give to JM. Maybe someone has something to pick up to paint or whatever. Maybe I can get that Celeste saddle from you, Chuck. The other thing is I need to trade in the red twizzlers for something that tastes good, like Yorks peppermint patties. Yum. Red twizzlers are only good in Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
If it isn't going to rain, and I can get Rob O. or someone to drive with me, maybe I'll make the trip. I owe rob a ride to an event anyway. The other thing is I need to be back in time for band rehersal at 7pm. If the logistics work out, then I guess I can make an appearance. How many Richie bikes are going to make it? Any prize for the oldest one? Mine has the engraved stem on the Cinelli VIP bars with the matching saddle. Let me know ASAP so I can glue on some new tubulars. My bike hasn't been on the road for a LONG time.
Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA How many twizzlers are we talking about here Richie, and what is the current exchange rate to Yorks peppermint patties??
Monthly Rose Bowl vintage ride
It has been suggested that we have a monthly theme, so this month's ride theme will be Richard Sachs bicycles. If you don't have one it matters not in the least; ride whatever you desire.
Starts at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California every FIRST Sunday of the month.
Meet at the pool/picnic area parking lot at the south end of the park at 10:30 am to introduce yourselves, talk bikes and swap parts. Ride will start at 11:00 am sharp.
The ride will be a casual-paced 25 miles long through Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Temple City, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Altadena, and back to the Rose Bowl for a picnic and more vintage bike talk. The ride is mostly flat with one moderate climb (fixed gears are fine in other words).
Everyone is encouraged to bring and ride a 1985 or earlier bicycle, but feel free to ride anything you have.
Driving directions: http://tinyurl.com/
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, California