Life changing moment seldom caught on film...
Here's the exact moment that pretty much changed my life at 31 years of age.
Summer 1976, Griffith Park road race, Los Angeles California... my wife Sherry is taking a picture of our six year old daughter Christa as the three of us spectate the race. I've been riding half a year, lost around 25 pounds, wearing a cotton Cool Gear jersey and matching hat (no helmet, nobody owned a helmet), nylon Kucharik Helanca shorts, nylon Adidas Super Eddy Merckx shoes and riding a mink blue '74 Raleigh Pro Mk. something or other with full Campy that I'm pretty proud of.
I'm glancing over at a white and yellow bike with a name I've never heard of and the thing takes my breath away! The closer I look, the more amazing details there are to see! I literally can't take my eyes off the thing! The decal says "Confente" and the guy bending over to clean the gravel out of his cleats is a guy I've never even heard of before, Mario Confente.
South Pasadena, CA USA