[CR]Pic of the Day - Growing a Beard

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From: "Aldo Ross" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 11:46:32 -0400
Subject: [CR]Pic of the Day - Growing a Beard

Pic of the Day 24th Sept, 2005

Growing a Beard - 1937


Here's proof that, sometimes, watching a bicycle race can take way too much time:

Same day. Same race. Same spectators (marked in each picture as A, B and C). The guy smoking the pipe stood there so long, he grew a full, bushy beard.

Either that, or I've got the pictures reversed, and he had time to go home, have a nice shave, and still make it back in time to get his picture taken again.

Either way, it makes a strange pair of pictures.

Oh!... The race is the 1937 Grand Prix des Nations, and the riders are Ernest a.k.a. "Gaston" Rebry (clean-shaven photo - 21st place), and Pierre Cogan (bearded photo, eventual winner).
>From "Match LPGHS" No.591, 14th September, 1937.

Aldo Ross
BlueBall, Ohio