RE: [CR]T-Town Pt II Report

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From: "dan polito" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]T-Town Pt II Report
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2006 00:35:57 -0400

great fun at t-town today!

laura long (fellow CR lurker and very occasional poster), tom hayes, and i meandered about aimlessly for a bit and happened onto some good bargains, and gawked at some pretty cool, but pricey, stuff. CR members were in full effect; i have to admit that it was pretty cool to be able to see the faces of a bunch of recognizable names. laura got a really interesting late 60s (i think) italian frame for a steal, and i picked up a 3rensho (thanks sasha!) road. i'll post pictures tomorrow of the frames, perhaps yins (pennslylvania talk!) can help ID the italian. the deal of the day, by the way, was $5 pair of smartwool socks.

long day, good night dan polito brooklyn, ny.

p.s.- in case you are wondering, it is in fact possible to carry 2 frames, 7 tubulars, socks, a few wool jerseys, a set of 1960s-ish rollers with ceramic rolls, pedals, and random assorted crap from philly to brooklyn, all via public transportation. for 4 easy payments of 19.95 i'll show you how!

>Subject: [CR]T-Town Pt II Report
>Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 23:22:51 -0400 (EDT)
>Really a small report. Real good day at the T-Town swap this week. Lots of
>bike, lots of friends and yes lots of CR members. I really did not buy
>much but did get some special stuff. First a complete set of World
>Encyclopedie Cycling. All three comprehensive volumes featuring all the
>pro riders through the ages. Their birth/death dates and their most
>important races and rankings. Even our own CR member Ted Ernst is in here.
>Just as I buy the books for a mere $10 they announce that Bobby Julich is
>at the swap selling team issue stuff and signing autographs for free. I
>look up in the books I just bought and find him and his photo inside. Took
>it over to him and he signed it after saying "where did they get that
>photo". He was very friendly and willing to talk about anything. He was
>selling his team issue stuff to fund his new junior team he is starting up
>in Colorado. I took a photo and you can see it on the link at the bottom
>of this posting.
>There is more...
>While I am walking around another announcement comes over the loudspeaker.
>It seems that Greg LeMonde just rode into the Velodrome to check things
>out. He drew a crowd which was how I found him. Again very friendly but he
>was not sticking around for long as he was on a ride with a group of
>friends. I did manage to shake his hand and get some photos again see the
>link below.
>I don't remember ever having this many celebrities at T-Town. Just wish I
>had a pen handy when I met Greg or was at least on my bike so I could ride
>with the group for even a short period. Oh well, better luck next time.
>Here is the link of the photos.


>Ray Homiski

>Elizabeth, NJ