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    Crested Butte 40th year reunion

    Next month marks 40 years since Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher, Wende Cragg, Mike Castelli and I traveled a thousand miles expecting to see another enclave of proto-mountain bikers. We found nothing of the sort.

    Here is my contemporaneous account, written before I had ever had my work published.

    Here is the article in Co-Evolution Quarterly, the first ever published about the new sport, that led us to believe we had doppelgangers.

    I was asked to attend this year's celebration, but the ride was tough enough when I was 40 years younger and raced bicycles, and I declined. So they sent me the airline ticket. Now I have to go, traveling with Joe Breeze and son Tommy.

    Some photos of that 1978 event turned up recently, which I had not seen. Here we are at the end of the ride in Aspen, Joe and I wearing Velo Club Tamalpais jerseys, Gary wearing a Team USA jersey.

    Crested Butte 40th year reunion-crested-butte01.jpgCheck out the junk the locals were riding.

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    such a great photo of a special time and place

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    Sounds like fun.

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    Does it seem that long ago, CK?
    "The maturity of an 8 year-old boy coupled with the insecurity of a teen aged girl."

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    It was fun. Here are the pix, but you will have to buy Dirt Rag to read the story.

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    Love those vintage pictures nothing has changed in 40 yrs!

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    Cool, keep the torch alight!

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