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velotel
10-26-2013, 02:06 AM
and no doubt heading down to the local AARP office to order his walker and electric golf cart. But not to worry, Veccio’s remains in good hands, those attached to the arms of Jim Potter, the other wheel that kept/keeps Veccio’s rolling. A good man, Jim, lots of experience under his belt. Used to race long ago apparently. And still fast on a bike, I saw that last time I was in Boulder.

Just so everyone knows, anything I might now post about Veccio’s can be considered highly biased. The little guy in the photo to Jim’s left is my son; he is now a part owner of the shop and will be working with Jim. Thus, like virginity, my objectivity is permanently lost.

Here's a shot of the three of them taken by I don't know who.

Louis
10-26-2013, 02:09 AM
Congratulations to all, young and not-so-young, as they move on to the next phase of their adventures. :hello::hello::hello:

jpw
10-26-2013, 04:36 AM
Congratulations!

Moots makes beer/ wine?

nighthawk
10-26-2013, 04:46 AM
Moots makes beer/ wine?

Olive oil

cash05458
10-26-2013, 05:47 AM
Peter...best of luck and hope to see you still out here...I want to thank you for the great work you have done and all the help you have given me over the last few years on my rebuilds...(you have always been so patient with all my stupid questions!) you're a great guy and hope you enjoy this well deserved retirement...Thanks Peter!

mistermo
10-26-2013, 06:19 AM
Good luck to Peter and thanks for all your service and help to this community.

And we shall be waiting patiently for pics of your son's upcoming Campagnolo tattoo session.

soulspinner
10-26-2013, 06:24 AM
cool

fuzzalow
10-26-2013, 06:56 AM
Moots makes beer/ wine?

Olive oil

The Moots family is thinking of giving up all of its interest in the olive oil business, settling out here. Now oldpotatoe will sell us his share of the bike shop, hotel and the casino so that it can be completely owned by the family.

oldpotatoe
10-26-2013, 07:13 AM
Yep, time to do the 'next' thing in my life, grand daughters, more time with my better half, riding, of course. Vecchio's has been quite a ride and now, as you said, in good hands, along with your offspring.

But I'll still be here, along with my curmugeon-es.

Great gathering last night, too much beer and some really good scotch..

It's early, but as soon as it's light, on the Merckx to go check out the velodrome.

Fishbike
10-26-2013, 07:37 AM
Yep, time to do the 'next' thing in my life, grand daughters, more time with my better half, riding, of course. Vecchio's has been quite a ride and now, as you said, in good hands, along with your offspring.

But I'll still be here, along with my curmugeon-es.

Great gathering last night, too much beer and some really good scotch..

It's early, but as soon as it's light, on the Merckx to go check out the velodrome.

The way life should be. Many congratulations on achieving the next phase. I enjoy and appreciate your posts.

jpw
10-26-2013, 07:58 AM
wanna hear about MX Leader and Athena EPS, so don't get too retiring and off the radar Ned.

jr59
10-26-2013, 07:58 AM
That is an outstanding pic!

Good luck to all Peter, Jim and your son.


Now about that xxxl woolie long sleeve>>>>

oldpotatoe
10-26-2013, 08:01 AM
wanna hear about MX Leader and Athena EPS, so don't get too retiring and off the radar Ned.

Need to set up the workshop, tools in about 4 boxes now.

This place is my AM entertainment.

thwart
10-26-2013, 08:21 AM
This place is my AM entertainment.

We'll do our level best to be entertaining.

Congrats on the 'semi-retirement'.

bigman
10-26-2013, 08:23 AM
The only reason must of us would leave a bike shop is if you work there.
Congrats!

majorpat
10-26-2013, 08:27 AM
Congrats, Peter, on your second retirement. Those of us still working for Uncle Sugar thank you.

Pat

texbike
10-26-2013, 08:49 AM
Congratulations Peter and congratulations to the new owners! I wish everyone success in their next endeavors and look forward to my next trip to Vecchio's.

Texbike

downtube
10-26-2013, 09:07 AM
Congratulations! Enjoy the ride, you have earned it!
chuck

sales guy
10-26-2013, 09:22 AM
Yep, time to do the 'next' thing in my life, grand daughters, more time with my better half, riding, of course. Vecchio's has been quite a ride and now, as you said, in good hands, along with your offspring.

But I'll still be here, along with my curmugeon-es.

Great gathering last night, too much beer and some really good scotch..

It's early, but as soon as it's light, on the Merckx to go check out the velodrome.


When's Frothingham or some of the other BRAIN or other local writers like Fretz going to get something posted on their respective sites/magazines?

Congrats on the vacation time.

bobswire
10-26-2013, 09:41 AM
Congrats Peter, I've been retired going on 6 years, time seems to pass much faster as I age. There is not enough time in the day for me to do all the things I now enjoy. Which is a good thing as it gives me something to look forward to and focus on for the next day.

moose8
10-26-2013, 10:27 AM
Congratulations, and thanks again for sending me an extra rim just to be nice when I ordered only one. It was a very pleasant surprise and much appreciated.

Dromen
10-26-2013, 11:23 AM
I will miss you. Well i know you will be here but i have a trip planned to boulder this summer and was finally going to visit the shop. Not to shop necessarily, just to see the view at the top of the wise man's mountain.

jr59
10-26-2013, 11:25 AM
I will miss you. Well i know you will be here but i have a trip planned to boulder this summer and was finally going to visit the shop. Not to shop necessarily, just to see the view at the top of the wise man's mountain.


Go anyways. The shop is GREAT and Jim Potter....well....errrr :p

No...Jim is a GREAT guy, you will enjoy the trip.

tiretrax
10-26-2013, 12:29 PM
Congratulations, and I am glad to know the shop is in good hands and will continue to be a great shop. E not the time with your family. If you get bored, Dallas needs a great small bike shop.

Keith A
10-26-2013, 02:11 PM
Congrats Peter! Now you'll more time for the forum :eek:

mkbk
10-26-2013, 02:28 PM
The King is dead. Long live the King.
Mixed feelings: happiness for Peter's escape and melancholy for me.
Well, now I can bring my PF30 BB bike in and have Jim find the creaking noise. (just kidding).
Best Wishes Peter!

enr1co
10-26-2013, 02:40 PM
Congrats and best wishes Peter!

bluesea
10-26-2013, 03:18 PM
Congrats, I'm just a few years off. Stay busy.

skijoring
10-26-2013, 03:50 PM
Wheelsouttaboxes!

Congrats Old Spud - keep preaching the good word.

rwsaunders
10-26-2013, 03:57 PM
Enjoy the good life OP and congrats to Jim and the gang. :banana:

weiwentg
10-26-2013, 04:17 PM
Congratulations and bon voyage, oldpotatoe!

rounder
10-26-2013, 04:18 PM
Best wishes Peter, and good luck to the shop!

OtayBW
10-26-2013, 05:18 PM
Felize Viaje. :banana:

Brian Cdn
10-26-2013, 05:39 PM
Way to go Old Potatoe and welcome to the club.

Wishing you many happy miles...

Cheers

shovelhd
10-26-2013, 05:48 PM
Wishing you many long, stress free miles. I'm about 5 years behind you.

Marz
10-26-2013, 05:52 PM
Sad to hear as visiting the shop with Peter there was something that I thought I would do eventually when I visited the USA.

Peter has always been very helpful and usually the first to post a reply to any query (usually Campagnolo related).

He also replied on non-bike related stuff like his awesome (literally) naval aviation career (aviation tragic here).

I hope that si parla Campagnolo still at the shop.

Best wishes for your next stage mate from the land downunder.

mcteague
10-26-2013, 05:59 PM
Oldpotatoe, pedaling off into the sunset. Enjoy!

Tim

Hawker
10-26-2013, 07:12 PM
Peter, congrats and enjoy your family and all the things you want to do.
I visited the shop three weeks ago but unfortunately missed you. But the visit was still a treat. Hope you'll still be active here!

zmudshark
10-26-2013, 08:46 PM
Peter, I will repeat what I said when my father retired...More time for you to spend with us!

If you ever make it to PHX n the Winter, I'll find you a bike that fits, and beer that's cold, and a bed that's comfy!

Cheers,

John (zMud)

choke
10-26-2013, 09:01 PM
Congrats Peter....and thanks for all the help. Relax and enjoy yourself.

pcxmbfj
10-27-2013, 03:58 AM
Congrats and thanks for all the help of the past.

Now you have time to learn to mountain bike.

oldpotatoe
10-27-2013, 07:53 AM
Congrats and thanks for all the help of the past.

Now you have time to learn to mountain bike.

Thanks for all the very kind words, and MTB? Nope, I'd fall down and break a hip!

R2D2
10-27-2013, 04:26 PM
Congrats and best wishes........

mcteague
10-28-2013, 07:49 AM
Thanks for all the very kind words, and MTB? Nope, I'd fall down and break a hip!

And that could never happen on a road bike. :D
Speaking as the guy who fractured his collar bone while riding a mt bike!

Tim

WickedWheels
10-28-2013, 07:54 AM
Congratulations!

aoe
10-28-2013, 02:59 PM
Congrats, Peter and best of luck on your next chapter. You've given much to cycling.

Thanks for giving me the courage to work on vintage campy and glue my own tubulars.

All the best

youngman
10-28-2013, 04:19 PM
Congrats Peter,

I will look forward to your continued presence on this forum. You can get more time for yourself and family. Now get out and ride that bike!

Cheers,
Jeff

oldpotatoe
10-29-2013, 07:49 AM
Congrats Peter,

I will look forward to your continued presence on this forum. You can get more time for yourself and family. Now get out and ride that bike!

Cheers,
Jeff

Thanks again and I did, yesterday, in the rain....why not, not that cold, I have a ton of clothes, pretty easy when I went home instead of the shop.

jr59
10-29-2013, 08:46 AM
How many projects has your wife found for you to do?

Are you a little lost in not having to go into the store every day?

I know it will all work out for you and can't wait to hear more about your little wheel building adventure.

oldpotatoe
10-29-2013, 10:23 AM
How many projects has your wife found for you to do?

Are you a little lost in not having to go into the store every day?

I know it will all work out for you and can't wait to hear more about your little wheel building adventure.

Helping to watch grand kids very time consuming, riding,planning the workshop(garage?)

It doesn't feel strange not going in at all, kinda surprising but, it doesn't. Guess it's really time to step out.

witcombusa
10-29-2013, 12:38 PM
How many projects has your wife found for you to do?

Are you a little lost in not having to go into the store every day?
I know it will all work out for you and can't wait to hear more about your little wheel building adventure.

I always find this type of retirement question odd.

You finally have time to do whatever you want to do. Lost?

How about grateful!!! :banana:

fmbp
11-06-2013, 12:05 PM
a nice write-up from Moots:
http://moots.com/afternoon-ti/empty-bench/

oldpotatoe
11-06-2013, 12:22 PM
a nice write-up from Moots:
http://moots.com/afternoon-ti/empty-bench/

Saw that, very nice of them...and like I said,Steel Merckx, Moots and Campagnolo..all else is rubbish.

AngryScientist
11-06-2013, 12:35 PM
nice article.

"get in the drops, it will save your life"

love it, classic

Liv2RideHard
11-06-2013, 12:37 PM
a nice write-up from Moots:
http://moots.com/afternoon-ti/empty-bench/

That was a good one.

All the best Peter. I know you are having good times in your retirement man.

Stammi bene Peter.

Guy

mcteague
11-06-2013, 12:37 PM
Saw that, very nice of them...and like I said, Merckx, Moots and Campagnolo..all else is rubbish.
Hmm, have you looked at the Merckx bikes lately? Maybe you mean Merckx the man, not the bike company he used to run.

Tim

wgp
11-06-2013, 12:38 PM
I saw that piece and it was lovely - well-written and obviously from the heart. Congrats to you Peter and best wishes for your retirement. I've loved stopping by Vecchios the last two times I was traveling through Boulder.

fiamme red
11-06-2013, 12:47 PM
From the Moots blog:

He’s one of the guys that disliked the move of our industry sourcing; bikes, bike components and pretty much all of the associated items being made in China. “Crap” he calls it..You want a hand built set of wheels that will outlast you? Vecchio’s is the place, Peter and Jim are the hands you want building them.

Many traditional-style rims are now made in China, no? H Plus Son, Pacenti, etc.

bozman
11-06-2013, 03:27 PM
congratulations, OP.