Photo: First Place Finish: Milan - San Remo, 1972
EDDY "Le Cannibal" MERCKX
First Place Finisher:
Tour de France: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974
Tour of Italy: 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974
Some Interesting Bicycle Rides,Tours and Articles
Surviving the Bicycle Business Downturn
Morris Worksman was a man ahead of his time. In 1898, he had a vision that horse carts could be replaced with human-powered vehicles that would not foul the streets with messy horse byproducts. He finally got his break in the early 1930's when a young company called Good Humor asked him to build delivery tricycles for its ice cream peddlers, establishing the Good Humor man as an American icon.
Go to: Bicycle Business Downturn
Who Needs TV? They Pedal Bikes to Peddle Ads
In Beijing, where television advertising and billboards are expensive, a line of teenage cyclists advertise a furniture company by riding in formation around the city.
Go to: Beijing Journal
San Diego Christmas Bicycle Ride, December 26 -31, 1997
A Bicycle Ride Through San Diego, Imperial and Riverside Counties, California.
A 372 mile bike ride with 100 bike riders.
Go to: San Diego Chrismas Ride, 1997
Cycle Oregon X, September 7- 13, 1997
A Bicycle Ride from the Idaho Border to the Pacific Ocean.
A 530 mile bike ride with 2,000 bike riders. Complete with photographs, maps and altitude gain profile sheets.
Go to: Cycle Oregon X, 1997
A Bicycle Ride from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, 1995
Bruce Weber in his March 1, 1995 New York Times article, describes his bicycle ride from northern to southern Vietnam.
Go to: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, 1995
Mountain Biking Along The Ho Chi Minh Trail
Robert T. Lewis recounts his exciting bicycle ride in Vietnam, January '95. Included are some photographs of the ride.
Go to: Mountain
Bike Vietnam, 1995
A report on Cycle Oregon VIII, 1995
2,200 riders spin up and down the road.
Go to: Cycle Oregon VIII, 1995
Manning the lunch stop at the Grizzly Peak Century, 1995
Feeding 800 very hungry bicycle riders.
Go to: Grizzly Peak Century Lunch, 1995
I Rode in the Raw! (Ride Around Wyoming)
Devils Tower, Wyoming and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.
Go to: Ride Around Wyoming, 1995
Riding Pinnacles National Monument and the Salinas Valley
Rain? No way, it's not gonna rain.
Go to: Pinnacles, 1994
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Go to: Vietnam Medal of Honor Page
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