Keep on shreddin’ Bob!

From Charlie Kelly’s Fat Tire Flyer!

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Beginning in 1968 I was a roadie for the Sons of Champlin, a San Francisco band. I worked on shows with the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana, The Byrds, Steve Miller Band, Credence, Sly and the Family Stone, Merle Haggard, Canned Heat, Doobie Brothers, Three Dog Night, Fleetwood Mac, The Tubes, Linda Ronstadt, Ten Years After, Donovan, Average White Band, Albert King, Hot Tuna, Chaka Khan, Flatt and Scruggs, Chambers Brothers, Chuck Berry, Eagles, Huey Lewis and the News, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Bo Diddly, Taj Mahal, Paul Butterfield, Jethro Tull, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Dave Mason, Joe Cocker, Ike and Tina Turner, Everly Brothers, Boz Scaggs, The Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Kingfish, John Mayall, Tower of Power, Leon Russell, Journey, just to name a few you have heard of.

I also had the best bicycle adventure of the 20th Century. Hardly anyone gets to take part in something that changes the world. I did twice, and the second was even better.

During the seventies in California I shared a house with a fellow hippie bicycle fanatic whom I had met at the Grateful Dead office. His name was Gary Fisher and we had an eclectic hobby of converting old balloon tire bike frames into hybrid bikes for riding off road.

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Merckx Monday: Hour Record Edition

With Jensie breaking the Hour Record last week, figured we should take a look at how Eddy did it back in the day!

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Rebour illustration from…HERE!

Drillium everything, titanium bits, and he’s god damn Eddy Merckx!

House Industries introduces VELO!

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Well…sorta. The official release of VELO is at the Rapha Cycle Club in New York!

More info…HERE!

You had me at Hippie Daredevils!

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“No one thought I should have been the guy to win their race.”

-Alan Bonds

On October 21, 1976, a small group of cyclists and a dog named Junior gathered on Carson Ridge, which rises just west of Fairfax, California. It was mid-morning and the sky was bright blue, a beautiful day for racing 50-pound vintage Schwinn Excelsior clunkers down Cascade Canyon Road, whose winding dirt surface plunges 1,300 feet in less than two miles, past serpentine outcrops, low-lying chaparral, and scattered oaks on its way to the confluence of San Anselmo and Cascade creeks.

Among the bike riders assembled that Thursday morning, at an hour when most folks were dutifully toiling at their boring 9-to-5s, was Fred Wolf, an early off-road cyclist, and owner of Junior the dog; Charlie Kelly, a roadie for a beloved local rock band called the Sons of Champlin; Larry and Wende Cragg, who carried her trusty Nikkormat 35mm camera almost everywhere; and an airbrush artist and vintage-bicycle customizer named Alan Bonds, whose recorded time of 5 minutes and 12 seconds that day (average speed, about 23 mph) was good enough to take first place in a race that quickly became known around the world as Repack.

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A couple of things for The Radavist…

that you may or may not be interested in.

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First was a visit to the Buffalo Trace Distillery!

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And the second was some photos of a Yeti Pro-F.R.O(For Rockin’ Only)!

You may have already seen them, I thought I’d share for those who haven’t.