I received this super nice photo and story from Illinois by Tim B:
Dad and his new Schwinn Varsity, May 1973Pictured: My dad’s 197X (1974?) Schwinn Varsity. Put some air in the tires, gave it a test run, and took it out for a GREAT ride this morning. It needs to be greased, tuned, de-gunkified, and have all the other things done to it that have not been done in 20+ years. But for now… Perfect. Solid. LOVE that bike. I’ve been window-shopping for road bikes for years, but I think my resources will be better spent “tuning up” this one. Love it. If it ain’t broke…
from Tim’s blog: life at 1901
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Vintage classic bikes live on and get to see adventures from generation, to generation
♥Gracias/thanks for sharing Tim!!
Are you wearing pink today? Found out via the interwebs that Tuesday Dec. 14th is pinko day:
Found via momentum.com [link]
Now you too can be like Don Cherry and wear “pinko for all the pinkos out there that ride bicycles and everything.”
A day to stand up and say ” What ? Did I actually hear that right?” A day to say it should be okay to ride a bicycle in the city of Toronto without being inarticulately refered to by some outdated insult. A day to celebrate the seperation of politics and cheap showmanship.
Everyone wear pink on Tuesday December 14, a day picked at random for no particular reason, to say Hey,” Left wing pinko kooks who ride bicycles and everything” doesn’t even make sense and isn’t even ” a thing.”
You don’t have to actually attend this event or even be in Toronto, just wear something pink on the day.
I could wear some pick socks. Or my fuschia pink curdoroy jacket, pictured here by j-walking with Duby on Haight street. We’ll see.
With heat wave full on, we headed to the Elbo room to check out the Newyorquinos, Pacha Massive. This show was a few weeks ago, back in November.
We had fun, it was an early concert (around 6PM-8ish) but very mellow cool.
This foto was taken by our SMFF amigo Rio, which I borrowed from his post (but of course with his signature animated GIFs) here: