[CR]Classic lightweights at the ToC

(Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10)

Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 07:35:16 -0800
From: "Morgan Fletcher" <morgan@hahaha.org>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: Owen Mullholland <equipe@pacbell.net>
Subject: [CR]Classic lightweights at the ToC

I saw this guy and his Sachs at the prologue, Sunday:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/features/toc_stage_one_08/L1010441 http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/features/toc_stage_one_08/L1010442

Some teammates and I rode ~3 hours of beautiful back roads from Oakland to Palo Alto to watch the prologue. (Redwood, Palomares) Walking up one side of the course to the "Oval" I saw a lot of vintage road bikes; Grandis, Masi, Bianchi, Mercian, and this being Spence Wolfe's home town, many Cinelli. I tried to nod or compliment as I went by but Palo Alto was crazy for cycling and the crowds were tremendous!

I saw Brett Horton briefly and gave out a "Hi Brett!" That was me. :)

Monday I rode mountain bikes with a friend through the Marin Headlands to watch the peloton go by on Highway One in Muir Beach. It was right before where Jackson Stewart broke away. We got there a bit early, wrote names on the road with chalk, shivered, and watched other cyclists / spectators roll by. Those bikes were almost all new, but did see a nice Follis go by, and the rider was going quite quick.

Sorry, no pictures of these bikes. My wife had the camera Sunday and I forgot it Monday.

BTW I'm reading _Cycling's Golden Age_. It is a treasure. I just finished the Koblet / Kubler section. Read it and wonder at the pictures, if you haven't already. Thanks, Brett and Owen.

Morgan Fletcher
Oakland, CA