Re: [CR] NYC Bike Shops-Tom Avenia

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Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 14:48:00 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CR] NYC Bike Shops-Tom Avenia

I met Tom Avenia many times at his shops on 119th Street and West Haverstraw. He was unforgettable in his passion about bikes, especially Frejus and Legnano. He never failed to remind me to go to the criterium races at Somervillle on
   Memorial Day, and to bring a camera-"Lots of great crashes, lots of great crashes." He had a gigantic photograph of himself racing at Somerville on the wall of his shop. If you never met him, ask my good friend Norm Hellman to do his perfect imitation of him. Josh Berger Bronx, NY USA _cino1947@aol.com_ (