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Who is the guy with the "turban" (San Diego)(8 posts)

Who is the guy with the "turban" (San Diego)DY
Apr 19, 2003 6:58 PM
Just a question out of curiosity. I saw this guy all last year. Saw him again this morning on 101. He looked like he was wearing a Schroder Iron jersey? Just wondering what his story is (I'm sure someone in San Diego knows), I've never seen a guy wearing a turban while riding. Does he have a helmet under there? Maybe he has an aero advantage like that :) Maybe he is an Indian Sikh. I had a Sikh friend once.
re: Who is the guy with the "turban" (San Diego)Bruno S
Apr 19, 2003 9:12 PM
I've seen him one or twice. He doesn't ride with my regular groups so I don't know who he is. I just think it is ridiculous (maybe dangerous) he wears that while riding.
re: Who is the guy with the "turban" (San Diego)ParticleMan
Apr 19, 2003 11:12 PM
Dear Bruno
I am a Sikh, and a road rider and racer. I am sorry you find our religious practices ridiculous, and to wear a turban while riding is not to your approval. Yes, it may be dangerous, but thats the choice we make to practice our religion. I can respect your personal opinions, but would appreciate some understanding and tolerance for other people's beliefs. Where I race [in Asia] I have a dispensation from the UCI to not ride with a helmet. Let's just leave it up to people to decide how they want to ride and what they believe in. Thanks
re: Who is the guy with the "turban" (San Diego)DY
Apr 20, 2003 2:04 AM
Hey ParticleMan,

I didn't want to start a fight, I just wanted to know who you were. You kind of stick out...and I was just wondering. I think Bruno was just commenting on the fact that you don't wear a helmet (considering the danger) and not on your religon.

Good luck with your racing. Who do you ride for?

re: Who is the guy with the "turban" (San Diego)ParticleMan
Apr 20, 2003 7:43 PM

No worries. Its not me there, I live and race in hot humid tropical and wet Singapore! If I came on strong to Bruno, I do apologise. I race for a local LBS - - check it out. Anyway, u guys have a good ride, and all the best.
Hey do you know Harry Perry!the bull
Apr 20, 2003 12:20 PM
He's the guy in vinice with the roller blades and electric gutair!Cosmic crusaders!This was 10 years ago -I saw him in the movie "White Man Cant Jump".Is he still around?
HERE HE IS!!!!the bull
Apr 20, 2003 12:32 PM
Yes! He still runs lots of miles on the bike path at a good...serbski
Apr 20, 2003 7:12 PM
pace and I've seen him at L.A. and Western Hemisphere Marathons almost every year. He's a quick runner to be sure.