I bought my first real bike in 1974 with money earned at my summer job.AA A Dawes Galaxy; 531 main frame, 23 1/2 inch, dark green.AA I rode it so often that I a€forgota€™ to get my drivera€™s license unti I turned 17.AA (Hormones might have helped in that decision as well.)AA Went to college, got a BFA in photography/film (now, therea€™s a useful major!) and after an unproductive start in the documentary biz, ended up running a small bike shop.AA Thata€™s where all my stuff comes from.AA (I am an unabashed packrat; much to the chagrin of my spouse.AA I have the eyeglasses I wore in elementary school.)
I started the Bicycle Info Project about six years ago.AA At first it was an exercise to help me learn basic web coding.AA It was not long afterward that the emails started to come.AA a€oehey, do you have . . ?a€A or a€oethanks man, Ia€™ve been looking all over for that!a€AAA So slowly, I have been scanning my collection of bicycle ephemera and posting it.AA At this point I get over 7500 visitors a month.AA I have to admit, I love hearing that I helped someone out; especially without getting grease under my fingernails.AA
I am slow in getting to this blog thingAA and at first, I thought that there was nothing to say.AA I realized that this may not be the case whenAArecently someone wrote me that I had gotten some information wrong on the website.AA I politely informed them that almost everything on the site was taken verbatim from the literature and that my opinion was not infused.AA Well, sometimes you just gotta call a Huffy crap.AA I just need a spot to do it.AA Welcome.