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REG HARRIS v ARIE VAN VLIET 

Sprinting at Brighton’s Preston Park track.  From Cycle Racing by Kenneth Bowden (Temple Press published 1958).

Found on Doug Siple’s Flickr.
REG HARRIS v ARIE VAN VLIET 

Sprinting at Brighton’s Preston Park track.  From Cycle Racing by Kenneth Bowden (Temple Press published 1958).

Found on Doug Siple’s Flickr.

REG HARRIS v ARIE VAN VLIET


Sprinting at Brighton’s Preston Park track. From Cycle Racing by Kenneth Bowden (Temple Press published 1958).

Found on Doug Siple’s Flickr.
CAMPY CAMPY CAMPY CAMPY 

The Italian National Team’s got swag.  Seen on Campy Only.
CAMPY CAMPY CAMPY CAMPY 

The Italian National Team’s got swag.  Seen on Campy Only.

CAMPY CAMPY CAMPY CAMPY


The Italian National Team’s got swag. Seen on Campy Only.
WHAT’S THAT ABOUT THE APPLE AND THE TREE? 

I just read this great interview with track legend Jack Simes on Velo Veritas.  In the article, the multiple National Champion and former six-day racer talks about his whole career riding velodromes in the sixties and seventies.  Of course, Jack Simes (the rider in the left photo circa early 1960’s) is father to young Jackie Simes (the rider in the right photo circa 1998) who currently races the six-days in Europe.  What I love about the Simes family is that Jack’s father (the holder in the left photo) and even his grandfather before that were also bike racers.  That’s four generations of bike racing!

Read the whole interview and check out more photos on Velo Veritas.
WHAT’S THAT ABOUT THE APPLE AND THE TREE? 

I just read this great interview with track legend Jack Simes on Velo Veritas.  In the article, the multiple National Champion and former six-day racer talks about his whole career riding velodromes in the sixties and seventies.  Of course, Jack Simes (the rider in the left photo circa early 1960’s) is father to young Jackie Simes (the rider in the right photo circa 1998) who currently races the six-days in Europe.  What I love about the Simes family is that Jack’s father (the holder in the left photo) and even his grandfather before that were also bike racers.  That’s four generations of bike racing!

Read the whole interview and check out more photos on Velo Veritas.

WHAT’S THAT ABOUT THE APPLE AND THE TREE?


I just read this great interview with track legend Jack Simes on Velo Veritas. In the article, the multiple National Champion and former six-day racer talks about his whole career riding velodromes in the sixties and seventies. Of course, Jack Simes (the rider in the left photo circa early 1960’s) is father to young Jackie Simes (the rider in the right photo circa 1998) who currently races the six-days in Europe. What I love about the Simes family is that Jack’s father (the holder in the left photo) and even his grandfather before that were also bike racers. That’s four generations of bike racing!

Read the whole interview and check out more photos on Velo Veritas.
SIX DAY RACING IN LOS ANGELES 1973 

Look, I know everyone is paying attention to some other issue in competitive cycling this week but what I really want to know is…  why can’t we have events like this in America anymore?

Found on Velo Veritas.
SIX DAY RACING IN LOS ANGELES 1973 

Look, I know everyone is paying attention to some other issue in competitive cycling this week but what I really want to know is…  why can’t we have events like this in America anymore?

Found on Velo Veritas.

SIX DAY RACING IN LOS ANGELES 1973 


Look, I know everyone is paying attention to some other issue in competitive cycling this week but what I really want to know is… why can’t we have events like this in America anymore?

Found on Velo Veritas.

ROCK HUDSON ROCKS


Massan just posted this one up and I love it. Nice to see some proper style hillbombs in 1971.
Tags: lulz, vintage, urban,
1984: SPOTLIGHT ON USA OLYMPIC TRACKIES 

My buddy Tyler has been doing a lot of digging around at the bike shop where he works and he’s been uncovering some real gems including this old copy of the Cal State Dominguez Hills magazine Directions from Spring of 1984.  This was such an awesome time for Los Angeles as the world’s top competitors were coming together to see who’s the best of the best.

This is a pretty cool feature on USA’s ‘84 track squad including Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails, Mark Gorski and Mark Whitehead (who passed away earlier this year).  With Gorski and Vails winning Gold and Silver in the Sprint tournament, the American team killed it that year.  Five of the fifteen medals awarded in Track Cycling events stayed in the USA.  Thanks for making us proud, gents!

Kudos to Tyler for scanning this page.
1984: SPOTLIGHT ON USA OLYMPIC TRACKIES 

My buddy Tyler has been doing a lot of digging around at the bike shop where he works and he’s been uncovering some real gems including this old copy of the Cal State Dominguez Hills magazine Directions from Spring of 1984.  This was such an awesome time for Los Angeles as the world’s top competitors were coming together to see who’s the best of the best.

This is a pretty cool feature on USA’s ‘84 track squad including Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails, Mark Gorski and Mark Whitehead (who passed away earlier this year).  With Gorski and Vails winning Gold and Silver in the Sprint tournament, the American team killed it that year.  Five of the fifteen medals awarded in Track Cycling events stayed in the USA.  Thanks for making us proud, gents!

Kudos to Tyler for scanning this page.

1984: SPOTLIGHT ON USA OLYMPIC TRACKIES


My buddy Tyler has been doing a lot of digging around at the bike shop where he works and he’s been uncovering some real gems including this old copy of the Cal State Dominguez Hills magazine Directions from Spring of 1984. This was such an awesome time for Los Angeles as the world’s top competitors were coming together to see who’s the best of the best.

This is a pretty cool feature on USA’s ‘84 track squad including Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails, Mark Gorski and Mark Whitehead (who passed away earlier this year). With Gorski and Vails winning Gold and Silver in the Sprint tournament, the American team killed it that year. Five of the fifteen medals awarded in Track Cycling events stayed in the USA. Thanks for making us proud, gents!

Kudos to Tyler for scanning this page.

PETER TRANBERG - EN SPRINTER


Despite the language barrier, this really is a great video about veteran track champion Peter Tranberg. Watch it!
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HERNE HILL VELODROME IN PICTURES


To celebrate Herne Hill Velodrome being rescued from deterioration, The Guardian posted a beautiful set of photographs from its long history.

See the rest of the pictures at The Guardian.
BACK IN THE DAY BRISBANE 

So much win in this old photo that just popped up at the State Library Of Queensland.  Racers dash towards the finish line as spectators cheer them on, circa 1923.

Found it on Flickr.
BACK IN THE DAY BRISBANE 

So much win in this old photo that just popped up at the State Library Of Queensland.  Racers dash towards the finish line as spectators cheer them on, circa 1923.

Found it on Flickr.

BACK IN THE DAY BRISBANE


So much win in this old photo that just popped up at the State Library Of Queensland. Racers dash towards the finish line as spectators cheer them on, circa 1923.

Found it on Flickr.
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