Old School

25 02 2011

35 years ago, this was NEW school.

One of the nurses here on night shift is an endurance freak.  He did the Colorado Trail Race on bike before there was ever a race.  No mail drops.  No fan fare.  Just him and his bike.  His list of accomplishments is lengthy, and he plans to set the record for the Grand Canyon Quad next fall (rim to rim to rim to rim to rim).  The current record is around 22 hours, which is apprently “soft”.    But none of those conquests even begins to approximate the fact that he can pull off this look.  Alas, the long flowing locks from the photo have now been shorn.  And the wool ensemble with leather chamois have given way to lycra and spandex.  Fortunately, Alchemist is resurrecting the old school wool, but without the itch.  As for the Peugeot styling, I’m thinking we may do a limited run of those in new school fabric.  Keep an eye out.




3 responses

25 02 2011
Vivienne Palmer

So what was he in for? Did his legs fall off? Did he sustain a horrible groin injury? Did a rattlesnake bite him in the eye and his whole face swelled up?



25 02 2011

Great picture of Paul, great post! Love it!

3 03 2011

Can you resurrect that old Datsun?! My buddy!!! An unbelievable amount of discipline and willpower! We’ve been great friends since 1992 – I went to nursing school with him and he is definitely one of the “good guys” – he will go far in life – he already has! He has a beautiful wife, beautiful home, and a most beautiful soul. He was there for me when everyone else just wanted to take take take – he gave – genuine pure innocent kindness. Kick the Grand Canyon’s butt baby!!! I hope all anyone sees of you is your dust!

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