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Uphill and Against the Wind - TransAm E-W
By Dave T

Bicycling Magazine, a Schwinn Paramount, and the Rec Room 1981

Tom, the owner of the Beer store and previous owner of the bike shop was always very interested in cycling. Tom had a 1973 Schwinn Paramount in factory original condition permanently parked in the shop. That bike was always off-limits to me and I understood that it was the best of the best. Many times late at night I'd pull that Paramount out and study every subtle detail.

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The Bike Shop

The only picture I could find of the bike shop. Funny how you can see the Beer Store sign in the window reflection.

I marveled at the hand crafted details and the vintage lug work on racing bicycles, pouring through many articles about bike builders featured in Bicycling Magazine. I really enjoyed reading past issues that Tom had lying around the beer store and in his basement. I must have looked at and read every Bicycling Magazine from early 70's to present day 1981.

Tom lived a couple houses away at that time and my brothers and I spent plenty of time shooting pool, and drinking Coca Cola in the Basement Rec Room there. One Sunday when I was undoubtedly skipping church in Tom's rec room I found a March 1976 Bicycling Magazine, Bikecentenniel Trans America Trail Issue. I read the article about the TransAm Tail over and over until I pretty much had it memorized. Being only 14 or 15 years old I understood that I was much too young to undertake such a huge journey. Someday I would ride the Trans America Trail and from that day forward all my cycling would be preparation for that ultimate goal.

I still have that 1976 Bicycling Magazine, and I've requested permission to copy it's cover, the Trans Am article and pictures. I plan to post them as soon as I get permission.


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