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Monday
Jun192006

I just saw this post on I-Bob.

"I had high hopes for Dave Moulton's bike blog, and I really enjoyed reading the first entries from the semi-legendary frame builder, but he's been a little tardy with the updates. :)"

Wow I'm half a legend; how cool is that? The smiley face at the end did not go un-noticed but the word "Tardy" cut a little.

Tardy implies laziness; I may be a lot of things but not that. For a so called retired person I have a hell of a lot going on in my life. On the weekend of June 9, 10, and 11 I attended “ Le Cirque du Cyclisme.” In Greensboro, NC. A wonderful event, I had a great time. I spent most of the week before preparing my presentation. So when I got back I had to play catch up on all the stuff I didn’t do the week before.

Last Sunday; my wife’s birthday no less, I spent the whole morning replying to emails that had stacked up. Get the picture; it’s not easy being half a legend. Thank God I’m not a whole legend.

Tonight I’m off to The Ocean Song Café on The Isle of Palms to attend a songwriter’s night. I haven’t played my guitar in two weeks; I probably won’t play worth shit. I’ve been recording a CD for a year now and it’s still not finished.

I recently bought one of my frames, a Fuso built in 1986. I haven’t owned a bike since I left the business in 1993; figured I’d better get one before they get too expensive. I’m building it up with old Campagnolo SR from the 1980s. When it’s finished I’ll have to find time to ride it.

Help me out here bike people, send me ideas for blogs. Ask me a question; I’ll do my best to answer it. And it would be nice to see the odd comment just so I know someone’s reading them.

Reader Comments (6)

Since my post was mentioned in your blog, does that mean I'm semi-semi-legendary?

I would never mean to imply that you are lazy, sir. Anyone who can survive as a frame builder and then as a writer cannot be anything but industrious.

I do have a question or two. Why did you quit riding? And why are you starting again?
June 19, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter strap
I thank you; at least you gave me something to write about. It is a challenge to keep a blog going and keep it fresh and interesting and it is amazing how time slips away when I get involved in other things. I was surprised to see it had been a month since my previous post.

This blog has been well received for the most part with quite a few other sites linking to it; so I really should try harder to post something new at least once a week. When I get my bike built up I will post pictures and write about my reasons for getting back into riding at this time.
June 20, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter Dave Moulton
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June 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter rjrjr
Hi Dave,
here are some of my thoughts on subjects you might write about.

1. today's bike industry, what do you think is right/wrong with it?
2. are there any new cycling innovations or materials you feel are more than just successful marketing or a passing fad?
3. early British frame builders; their influences and impacts on today's custom builders
4. your 2006 le Cirque experience
5. what do you think is the best way to convince people to use their cars less and cycle more?

BR,
BG of GB, CA
June 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter rjrjr
Dave,

A majority of your posts are done really really early in the morning. Why is this?
June 26, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter bobj
No I’m not an insomniac; I’m on the East Coast and I’ve noticed the posts are entered as Pacific Time. So add three hours to the time stated and you will see it’s not as early as it appears.
June 26, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter Dave Moulton
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