Old School Bike Racing, circa 1981
This picture cracks me up. Dad and I built this bike for the single speed division of what I think was the predecessor to the Jacksonville Cycling Classic. It was held at FCCJ. I raced in the single speed division with this bike that featured some crazy gearing like 52-16. It was a two lap race and it took me the first lap to get up to speed. I picked off folks on the second lap and won at the finish line.
The next year, the rules were changed prohibiting drop handlebars from single speed races. I was the youngest kid in my age group that year and came in second with the same bike, sans drops.