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dirtdigger88
11-25-2007, 12:20 PM
Sams post inspired me-

feel free to giggle- my wife did

this is me on my first road bike - summer 1982

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l162/dirt_011/tape.jpg

Jason

merckx
11-25-2007, 12:36 PM
That is awesome.

Louis
11-25-2007, 01:03 PM
I'll be darned. That really does look like you.

Cool pic.

My parents still have all my kiddy pictures. I've sure there are at least a few of me on my tricycle, maybe some on my old english single-speed with rod brakes (not sure of the brand).

Louis

Samster
11-25-2007, 01:07 PM
Tremendous!

Raleigh. It's the brand of choice...

Nice shorts btw.

mike p
11-25-2007, 01:10 PM
Wow, you are all legs. You look like a nice kid, what happened? :)

Mike

ti_boi
11-25-2007, 01:10 PM
Great picture....we shared a taste for knee length athletic socks and nikes....as well as the Illini....we coulda been neighbors!

David Kirk
11-25-2007, 01:19 PM
Did the lack of standover on that bike have any long term effects?

Dave

Buzz
11-25-2007, 01:19 PM
A boy and his bike.
Thanks.

manet
11-25-2007, 01:21 PM
Did the lack of standover on that bike have any long term effects?

Dave

gettin that early love for steel

CNY rider
11-25-2007, 02:07 PM
I'm guessing we're real close in age, and there's no way my tube socks were color coordinated with my shorts and shirt at that time.

dirtdigger88
11-25-2007, 02:11 PM
Did the lack of standover on that bike have any long term effects?

Dave

HA- I was able to ride that bike until 1995- I sold it then only because I was broke-

I wish I would have kept it

BTW- that frame is a 60x57 :D

Jason

jthurow
11-25-2007, 02:48 PM
60x57!? I never could figure that one out. 57 must have been the longest top tubes came back then... :rolleyes:

Dig that outfit. Ya' know, I think I've seen that same expression on Ryan's face...

jimi

Louis
11-25-2007, 02:50 PM
BTW- that frame is a 60x57 :D

Hmmm, just my size ...

manet
11-25-2007, 04:56 PM
Hmmm, just my size ...

if it were green with yellow graphics it wood b my size too

manet
11-25-2007, 04:58 PM
I'm guessing we're real close in age, and there's no way my tube socks were color coordinated with my shorts and shirt at that time.

CK rider... matching blue shoe laces 2

ashwa64
11-25-2007, 06:04 PM
damn -- that does look like you.

on an unrelated note, i'm going to have to get a ride in w/ you and jimi soon -- i'm moving to india the first week in january for a year or so.

H.Frank Beshear
11-25-2007, 08:16 PM
I'm almost tempted to scan pics of my younger days in honor of Dirt pals coming out picture :rolleyes: . Let's see 1977 I had a perm that was shoulder length or longer and someone took a picture of me in my headgear for wrestling nope not that one. Prom 1978 pea green leisure suit still permed nah cold day in well anyway, Cool picture Jason yer a braver man than I :D. I'm pretty sure in just a few years you'll see the same expression on Ryan's face as well.

tch
11-25-2007, 08:21 PM
another reminder of how old I am. Dirt, in 1982, I was 28 and already working at the job I have now....
This makes me feel really.....um....old.

Louis
11-25-2007, 08:47 PM
i'm moving to india the first week in january for a year or so.

School / study, work, or just hang out ? That ought to be neat.

chuckroast
11-25-2007, 08:54 PM
In 1982, my wife and I bought our first house and our kids had their first birthday (twins). Sigh....

Fixed
11-25-2007, 09:22 PM
bro you got
Bette Davis Eyes

cheers

Kines
11-25-2007, 10:29 PM
60x57!? I never could figure that one out. 57 must have been the longest top tubes came back then... :rolleyes:

jimi


Yeah, those were the days. Fast forward 20 years and I'm paying Serotta 3 grand or so to make me one with almost exactly that geometry now that "square" is in... (roll eyes)

KN

DarrenCT
11-25-2007, 11:02 PM
jason,

cool picture. u were a stud. btw, do u still those socks. i think they would match my new kit

-d

Blue Jays
11-26-2007, 01:21 AM
It's cool when there are fun snapshots pulled from the archives. Excellent choice and very bicycle-forum appropriate!

:beer:

toaster
11-26-2007, 09:07 AM
Look how close basketball and cycling were related back in the day!

Fixed
11-26-2007, 09:38 AM
Look how close basketball and cycling were related back in the day!
http://www.athleticmindedtraveler.com/blog/?p=32
cheers