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Hey! I’m from Manville! We ride tracks backward because we were taught to “think outside the box” 🙂
I’m all for a Bridgewater track, gives me an excuse to visit family.
Ahh yea, Terry’s Country Kitchen, now I remember. Joe Rekowski was probably in my class for at least a few months judging by an old 1981 Lehigh Valley Points list I’m looking at.
And I guess Pete’s was open until at least Sept of 1981 as YMCA because I’m looking at an old newspaper clipping from that race. 169 riders that day.
First place finishers in the expert class that day included Bradd Theodore, Chris Montross, J.R. Hann, Jason Theodore, Shane Newman, Bill Bohren, Royce Stanley, Edward Mroz, Ronald Reed, Ed Scanlan and Derek Stamets.
Guess Guy Metz was riding for Schwinn around that time. The 81 Lehigh points list shows him 2nd in points behind Keith Murphy and closely followed by Kenneth Brown in 16 & over, the oldest 20″ class.
Erick, why do I feel like I remember your accident at Pete’s. There weren’t too many reasons to ride from the track area to the top of the driveway overlooking Rt 31, but I remember a bunch of us doing that because someone got hit coming to the track. Then I remember whoever it was punching the throttle up the driveway hill trying to look like they intended it to happen 🙂 Who knows, maybe that wasn’t you.
I’ll have to go check out the gallery pics.
To answer your question…I didn’t do very well, neither did anyone else. The event turned out to be a huge mess. Someone blew the leaves off the wrong trail, there were duplicate reflective markers, which sent people in all different directions. So there was really no accurate way of timing people. I was just happy to eventually find my way out of that course. Probably the last time I do that . But it was a fun trail ride.
I’d be up for a round valley night ride. One of the last times I did that a “friend” who was ahead decided to jump out from behind a tree on a long ascent with the lights on his face traumatizing me to this day:-) Not funny!!
Guy and I were in the same expert class. I last saw him racing his mountain bike up Mount Snow Vermont at the World Cup Race in the 90’s…as a pro! Surprised me to see him. Also interesting is that at that time he was on a team with Floyd Landis. Who unfortunately was just stripped of his Tour De France title.
I’d come up from DE to ride Round Valley with you guys, that place is a blast. I used to ride my cruiser there BITD for “training”. However, that place is brutal on a cruiser. But I’d be interested in somewhere else also.
On another note. Picture this, a multiple lap mtn bike race on the bmx track, like a offroad criterium. Bringing in the big industry base of mountain bikers/downhillers might help with BMX visability.
Oh, I’m doing a night time off road time trial tonight over at the trails of Camden County College, Glouster, 6pm if anyone is interested.
So far I’m not seeing listed on the Versus web site for being on tomorrow the 7th. Not even a mention in the online channel guide.
Not looking good.
Just ran across this thread on vintagebmx on the Wedge frame and fork. Superclean with original frame and fork decals.
I found that pic on another forum. The link is below. There is one more picture which shows the frame decal up close. I have to break my habit of removing frame decals from my future frames.
Sweet! I remember the one with the hands and eyes on the head tube. The others must have been the fork stickers.
Check out this link:
It’s a full Wedge and shows the downtube sticker.
That strange looking frame is “The Wedge” by “Mr. Stix” from the early 80’s. I think I only raced it one season in 17 & over expert.
Top tube length measured along the top tube is 19.5 inch as measured between center of head tube to center of seat tube.
The “effective” top tube measured along a horizontal line as measured between center of head tube to center of seat post is approx 20.5 inch.
The chainstay length measured between the center of bottom bracket to center of the rear dropout is 15.5 inch.
I’ll have to build it up and bring it to the track sometime…if I could ever pull up on a bar again! (remember tennis elbow 😕 )
This time around all 3 of the original picture post are showing and pic 1 of 3 of when I posted them separately.
Anyway, just right click the image and select view image to see it.
Or just use the URL’s below:
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Yea, I don’t get it. It worked here at my home last night, and from work today. Now it’s 3 boxes with no pictures. Actually, as I’m writing this response 2 of the 3 pictures are shown in the “topic review” portion of the screen. And when the image isn’t shown , right clicking on the “red x” and choosing “view image” brings up the image.
Maybe it does not like 3 images in the same post. I’ll try 1 per reply.