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Old 07-29-19, 03:43 PM
San Rensho 
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
Yes, circa 1971-2. And participated in it in '74. My first ever race. Followed that up with the inaugural Boul Mich Bike Rally. I was hooked.
I raced it in 1981 in he 3/4 category. The course was made to break away and solo, its so technical and windy its easy to get away. Unfortunately some idiot took a completely wrong line in the left hander leading the up to the start finis, took out the guy ahead of me, I tried jumping over him and landed knee first into his big chainring. I go to throw my leg over the bike to get going again and there a huge gash in my knew. My teamates say I was screaming obscenities before anyone even fell. They also said that race was mine to win. I had spent the winter in Florida so I had a lot of miles on my legs and was pretty strong.

O well, the next weekend I won a stage at Superweek with 20 stitches in my leg.
Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace

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