Picked up this banner from ebay just because I couldn't resist the Wooster HS student, Greg LeMond, (and only legit American winner of the TdF) as well as the rad Della Santa jersey. Conveniently I was riding my 1979 DS to school they day I hung this. A nice piece of Reno history adorning my classroom wall.
I went for a 40 mile ride yesterday, pausing south of town near Pleasant Valley to watch a bit of a horse competition. Forgive me, I have no knowledge of the different disciplines in the sport. But I do appreciate the beauty of these extraordinary animals. The muscles under their coats are just extraordinary. I was able to grab a few photos and a video in slow motion which I find mesmerizing. There is a reason those early images of a horse running done by Edward Muybridge are still so amazing to view.
Speedeth ever and ever away -
Over meadows and lanes, over mountains and plains,
Over streamlets that sing at their play..." - Eugene Field
That sense of freedom one gets on a long bike ride, exploring the "lanes, mountains and plains" is something I can relate to having ridden for decades.
For over 12 Years I wrote the Reno Rambler Blog covering everything from Bicycle Advocacy, Reno Politics, Popular Culture, and my experiences as a long-time cyclist.