I just had a young (er) British lad in my store who told me he was passing through. Talk turned to racing, and as we discussed Tom Simpson, he told me that wat er flasks were banned at the time Tom Simpson died in the Tour de France. He said tha t is why Tom Simpson drank a flask of brandy at the bottom of the hill. He said race rs would drink whatever they could get there hands on.
Robb Rasmussen Brookings, SD
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [CR]RE: 1960's Racing Moultons> Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 10:47:09 -0500> To: email@example.com> > Hell o gang,> > I don't know what races Tom Simpson rode in but there was a ston e > caving made up of a picture Tom Simpson riding a track configured > rac ing Moulton placed in the wall of the original factory from the > 1960's. W hen the spaceframe Moultons were developed and business > slacked off the f actory was leased out and smaller production was moved > to the renovated s table house on the estate. Very cute small wheel > exterior bike parking wa s left behind but the carving was removed and > is installed in the archway
to the factory entrance where it remains > today.> I suspect few racing ex ploits are documented on the Moulton where > except for time trials and dis tance records the bikes were banned on > road and track repeatedly over the
decades. The UCI maintains this ban > today.> > > > <<Date: Fri, 24 Nov 20 06 05:44:18 -0800 (PST)> From: Brian Booth <firstname.lastname@example.org>> Subject: [CR]RE: 1960's Racing Moultons> > Joe wrote "Tom Simpson rode several pursu its> on the track on a Moulton."> > Really? I have never heard of this befo re, was this> done as a joke or a publicity stunt, surely this was> not a s erious race? I remember Lloyd Binch riding a> penny farthing at Herne Hill but he never even reached> the 220 yards to go line!!!!> > Brian (never rod e a Moulton)Booth> Toronto, Canada>>> > Yours in Cycling,> > Gilbert Anders on> > North Road Bicycle Company> PO Box 840> 166 Court Square> Yanceyville , NC 27379> USA> > Our newest direct local Yanceyville Area phone is 336-42 1-4054> Toll Free Research Triangle Area, NC area 919-828-8999> Toll free N ationwide 800-321-5511> > email: email@example.com> > http://www.northroadbicycle .com ----> New Website Improved Daily> > __________________________________ _____________> Classicrendezvous mailing list> Classicrendezvous@bikelist.o rg> http://www.bikelist.org/