The Good Old Days

Geoff Crowther

"... travel far, not fast", Ted Simon
Brilliant!
 

classic33

Legendary Member
He would have in the first Tours, but that rule changed eventually. This guy could have done with a hand -

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I know one was penalised because he had the blacksmiths son operating the bellows on the forge for him. Whilst he fixed the bike.
How times change.
 
Love those pics!

The thing that struck me about the first picture was the loooong fork rake and the fact that, to my eye, the riders seem to have their saddles so low.

I have to say I approve of the lass in a bikini compared with the hairy-ar$ed loons in mankinis that the sport seems to attract these days!
 
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