Monday, March 14, 2011

R.I.P. Albert Schelstraete

Albert was most recently known for his involvement in the Forest City Velodrome, where he was both the track designer and a ferverent support of the program. However, his palmares in the sport go back to the mid-1930s, when he rode his first bike race. Despite being hit by a truck when training and breaking both legs (at the age of 19), he came back to racing and won a number of significant races, including the Montreal Six Day as an amateur, before turning professional in 1940.

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Boulder Creek Big Basin loop 3.12.11

Wow, I can't beLIEVE it's been more than a month since I had a decent ride. Did the same loop as last time but on the Torpado. It is a pretty sweet machine for a gas-piper. I added the small Lezyne pump on the bottle bracket clamps - pretty good spot for it, just under the down tube, plus all the added weight gives me lower center of gravity for those tight turns...

'til next time "Have a Nice Ride"...