Agreed Lou, that story and image are fantastic!
Guy Apple Sunnyvale CA
>Sent: Jun 28, 2007 5:39 PM
>Subject: Re: [CR]Hmmmm, I thinking... what a cool bike... never heard of i
>Chuck has had many, many contributions to the list over the years, but thi
>post, with the picture, is one of his top posts, in my opinion. The daug
>can care less about the bike, she is looking at the camera and Mom. Chuc
>can care less about he camera, he is looking at the bike. Priceless. N
>only a Mario Confente bike, but Mario Confente. Thanks Chuck. Lou
>Deeter, Orlando FL
>> Life changing moment seldom caught on film...
>> Here's the exact moment that pretty much changed my life at 31 yearsÂ
>> of age.
>> Summer 1976, Griffith Park road race, Los Angeles California... myÂ
>> wife Sherry is taking a picture of our six year old daughter ChristaÂ
>> as the three of us spectate the race.Â I've been riding half a year
>> lost around 25 pounds, wearing a cotton Cool Gear jersey and matchingÂ
>> hat (no helmet, nobody owned a helmet), nylon Kucharik HelancaÂ
>> shorts, nylon Adidas Super Eddy Merckx shoes and riding a mink blueÂ
>> '74 Raleigh Pro Mk. something or other with full Campy that I'mÂ
>> pretty proud of.
>> I'm glancing over at a white and yellow bike with a name I've neverÂ
>> heard of and the thing takes my breath away!Â The closer I look, th
>> more amazing details there are to see!Â I literally can't take my
>> eyes off the thing!Â The decal says "Confente" and the guy bending
>> over to clean the gravel out of his cleats is a guy I've never evenÂ
>> heard of before, Mario Confente.
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