Merckx Monday: The Sweater Story

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Back in ‘85 I was asked to prepare a bike for Merckx to ride in a charity fun ride in Long Beach. I was asked to collect Eddy from his hotel and deliver him to the ride, which of course I was excited to do. He was quite engaging and easy to talk to, and as I was driving him to the start area I commented on how much I liked the sweater he was wearing. After we arrived and unloaded his bike I asked if I could take a couple of photos, and he was very obliging. After I snapped the photos, he promptly unzipped and handed the sweater to me saying it was his way of showing his appreciation for all that I had done for him. I wore it quite often after that, and I think at some point all of my children have worn it as well. Now it resides on the shelf of my closet, and every time I look at it I’m reminded of that special moment when I first met whom some call the greatest cyclist of all time.”

From the Dirt Drops’ Instagram!

Supper rad formal portrait of Eddy and most definitely a rad sweater!

Dario’s workshop by Wilis!

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Images from…HERE and HERE!

You can see more at his Flickr!

Match your cap!

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After designing the most popular cycling cap of all time… Sean T.(Team Dream Bicycling Team) decided everyone should have a pair of socks that match!

Swoop…HERE!

Golden Saddle Cyclery Yard Sale!

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GSC will be closed today and tomorrow for inventory, but we’ll be having a little shindig on Saturday!

Denim talk with DKlein!