Ever wondered what it might be like to take performance-enhancing drugs? Andrew Tilin did. Knowing that many riders in the Northern California Masters racing scene were taking anything from EPO through HGH to synthetic testosterone but unable to get anyone to go on record about the effects (and side effects), he decided to find out for himself and document the result.
Andrew will be reading from his book and hosting a Q&A session at MontanoVelo. Entrance is free.
Saturday June 5th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
4266 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CAcontribute
I joined a ride down the coast from San Francisco to Santa Cruz this weekend to go camping. Couldn’t have asked for better weather! We capped it off with a visit to Paul Sadoff/Rock Lobster’s shop. Like most frame builder’s shops I’ve had the fortune to visit, it’s a feast for the eyes. Big props to Travis at Freight Baggage for managing to get me a new bag for my front rack right before the trip, it worked out great!
A few months ago I was given the opportunity to dig through the Archives at American Cyclery, one of the oldest bicycle shops in San Francisco. The archives are interesting as the original owner of American, Oscar Juner collected tons and tons of scrap books and ephemera of cycling around the bay area dating back to the early 40s. It paints a picture of a rich cycling community that seems to have been lost to the ages. To illustrate the scale of the collection, all the photos I am posting now are from a single scrap book. There is an entire storage unit filled with these, plus trophies, jerseys, parts, bikes, and much much more. The Bicycle Museum in Davis has expressed interest in acquiring the collection but the current owner of American fears the collection would be hidden away from the viewing public. He expressed to me interest in having the archive digitized and freely availible online but unfortunately it was too daunting of a task for me to undertake. Perhaps someone out there has the wherewithal to pull it together! Read the rest of this entry…3 comments