Re: [CR]Long Island Cycling History Quiz


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

To: jswan@optonline.net
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 17:51:48 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Long Island Cycling History Quiz
From: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>


1) a. letourner 2) 3) 4) v.perucci 5) a.uhrlass 6) h.gulbranson 7) f. cuevas 8) d. shapiro 9) s.bauer 10) g.swann

80% ain't bad. if they're right!!! e-RICHIE chester

On Mon, 13 May 2002 17:32:53 -0400 Jamie Swan <jswan@optonline.net> writes:
> Sometimes I feel like I am the voice of Long Island on the list. I
> am
> home sick today and I had this goofy idea to write a L.I. cycling
> history quiz with the intent of showing off my vast knowledge of
> L.I
> cycling trivia. Winner(s) might get a prize if I can think of
> something.
>
> 1 - Who, in 1899, rode 60 MPH in the slipstream of a locomotive as
> a
> publicity stunt in Farmingdale, L.I.? (gift question)
>
> 2 - I'm sure you all know that George Hincapie is from L.I.
> (Farmingdale
> too). You might not know that his older brother and his father
> were/are
> damn fine riders as well. In the 1970's, what was Ricardo
> Hincapie's
> nick-name in the peloton?
>
> 3 - In 1903, the inaugural year of the T.D.F., what Valley Stream
> L.I.
> rider was being touted by many N.Y.C. newspapers as the "Best Road
> Rider
> in the World"? Hint; I sold his medals and scrapbook on ebay a few
> years
> ago .
>
> 4 - What "Patriarch of Cycling" founded the Nassau Wheelman,
> promoted
> thousands of training races and helped hundreds of youngsters find
> their
> way in this sport? Hint: first he had a barber shop where he fixed
> bikes
> and later had a bike shop where you could get a haircut.
>
> 5 - What Huntington, L.I. athlete was the first person to qualify
> for
> both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in the same year? (1960 -
> cycling and speed skating).
>
> 6 - Who was the premier (only?) frame builder on L.I (Huntington) in
> the
> 60's and 70's?
>
> 7 - Actually, there was another frame builder on L.I in the 70's.
> He
> "ghost built" Zeus show bikes that had jewels set in the lugs.
> (Richie,
> can you do that?) Who was he?
>
> 8 - Who was the 3rd (I think) American rider to compete in the Tour
> de
> France? (hometown; Dix Hills) Hint; He also won the Coors Classic
> and
> was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
>
> 9 - What distinguished Canadian rider dropped out (with a stomach
> virus
> just like I have right now) of the 1984 Tour of Long Island? (7
> stages
> in 4 days - yikes!)
>
> 10 - What blow hard Masters rider beat a Senior cat1 to win the
> bronze
> medal at the 1998 New York State Roller Championship?
>
> If this is moronic and/or off topic I'm sorry. At least its
> short...
> Jamie Swan - guess where?