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Ahh... Mystery cyclist who are you?(3 posts)

Ahh... Mystery cyclist who are you?Chicago_Steve
Jan 12, 2004 12:13 PM
Every morning my commute takes me by a Starbucks, fairly close to the end of a long, popular MUT (North Branch Trail for you IL riders).

All summer I would stop at the traffic light and look across the intersection at a bright yellow Waterford locked up outside the coffee emporium. The light would change and I would go zipping by glancing at the bike and keeping a watchful eye for the errant car doors of caffeine crazed drivers stopping to get their fix.

As the summer progressed the Waterford got traded in for a classic orange Rivendell. Eventually the Rivendell shared time with a forest green Trek 450 set up for commuting with a rack and lights. Each day I passed and felt a tinge of envy at this rider's ever-increasing stable of lugged steel bikes.

This morning the holiday waistline guilt was too much so I decided to suit up for the 10 mile ride to work. As I passed by the Starbucks there sat a mint Bridgestone XO-1. It had the bright orange paint job with the white panels with the Bridgestone logos. The bike looked factory fresh, complete with the original moustache handlebars and a Brooks saddle.

It's pretty obvious that this is the same guy every morning and he/she has an incredible passion for steel bikes. Chicagoland riders... Does this stable of bikes sound familiar to you? I've thought about stopping in and introducing myself (perhaps an ultimate act of bike geekdom?). Until then I pass by each day and look for a new steed from the Starbucks rider...
re: Ahh... Mystery cyclist who are you?NeilUCLA
Jan 12, 2004 2:34 PM
This the guy you're looking for? He's from Minnesota, but worth a try...
Jan 12, 2004 7:20 PM
So hot! (in a retro sort of way)