Dugald wrote:I heard a very good story just recently,a true one, which struck me as being so Glaswegianesque in the world of club cycling. It offers a good glimpse into the thinking among some of those who are a part of Glasgow's cycling heritage. This old fellow, a member of the same cycling club all his cycling life, died not too long ago. He, your quintessential Glaswegian clubman, left instructions that there was no be no minister or priest in attendance at his funeral, and the service was to consist of eulogies from his fellow cyclists and acquaintances. This apparently all went very well at the funeral, a number of fellow clubmembers presented eulogies of the type the deceased would have enjoyed very much. The part that really struck me as being the deceased fellow to a tee, was that after the service, instead of going to a collar 'n tie restaurant affair.... they had a drum-up!
Mori wrote:Bike Week 2008 - 14th to 22nd June
Blueboy wrote: I was reminded of the story of the old clubman who used to regale his fellow club members at drum ups with tall tales of drawing swords with famous names such as Merckx and Anquetil when he raced on the continent. Fed up with his name dropping, a fellow member asked the auld fella if he ever raced against Hertz Van Rental. The auld yin considered the name for a bit then proceded to spin a yard about dropping Mr Rental on an Alpine climb....
Dexter St. Clair wrote:Dugald any idea what's happening with the Flying Scot site. I've found an archived version but none of the other links to it work
Cyclo2000 wrote:The guy that ran the site was called Bob Reid and I believe he'd a shop somewhere Eastish like Aberdeen or Dundee.
Presumably the site was costing him money!
Damn shame cos it was a real good site, what with the frame registry and all.
He helped pin down my own frame to 1956, MUCH later than it should have been what with the A&P tubing!
You could try here for further reading....
ALEX GIBSON wrote:All the recent news items regarding track facilities got me thinking about my past visits to Helenvale rec ground at Parkhead.
I attended a few meetings there during the 50,s and 60,s I also remember as a young boy goin to another hidden facility called Westthorn park which is situated at the rear of the Celtic Sports ground on London road at G31,I used to visit this site with my older brother and I vaguely remember it being an open air cycle track,Do they still use them both for cycling.?
Dexter St. Clair wrote:GB steel handlebars and stem on a Flying Scot
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