A Quarter Century of Ferrous Frames, Fright Wigs, and Fab Fashion

2007 marks the 25th consecutive year that I’ve held a USCF/USA Cycling license. I’ve probably ridden a bike in excess of 200,000 miles, raced maybe 1,000 times, but there’s no confirmation of either statistic. I’ve never kept a training diary, and the remnants of races past are not particularly plentiful. However, I do have a fair amount of photographs of my racing endeavors. Over the past 25 years I’ve owned and raced 12 different bikes. These are their stories:

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Part 2, with bikes 7-12, is coming soon…

Comments (7) to “A Quarter Century of Ferrous Frames, Fright Wigs, and Fab Fashion”

  1. steel, the real deal.

  2. Great stuff Peter! Black Detto (Pietros?)shoes, Benotto tape (so cal summer days with no gloves, yuck). Your 93 photo was interesting, no cover/shell Specialized no ounce helmet and a dude on a black Kestrel in a field of steel. Are those Sachs shifters on your ‘98 bike? I’m pretty sure you dropped me while riding that bike, I never noticed the Sachs clunkers! Your photos made me think about the good old days when I was mediocre and skinny. Cant wait for more photos!

  3. I always made sure to take off the crankbolt dustcaps like in picture 6.

    That’s how the pros always had it.

  4. What a great post! I really enjoyed the pictures and your text brings it all to life. I’m glad somebody else that actually races once owned a PUCH. Looking forward to bikes 7-12!

  5. This is brilliant! I bought the cinelli bars too and even reversed my cables.
    I really like the 93 / #5 photo… I was 13 and joined Boston road club in 89 and had similar kit. Why do I remember everyone looking much cooler… keep up the great site.

  6. Great post - can’t wait to see the next round!

  7. Great stuff, as usual.

    Some of those pics definitely bring me back. I used to know one of the guys in pic 5, and remember that ponytail. How could you forget it?

    Which race is that? I might have been there.

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