14 April 2006

25 years ago ...

  • 25 years ago … Ronald Reagan was still in his first 100 days in office
  • 25 years ago … Walter Cronkite had just signed off from the CBS Evening News after 19 years (March 6)
  • 25 years ago … John Hinckley Jr. had just tried to assassinate President Reagan (March 30)
  • 25 years ago … the Academy Awards were delayed by one day because of the shooting
  • 25 years ago … Ordinary People won Best Picture ahead of Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Elephant Man, Raging Bull and Tess
  • 25 years ago … the Ford Escort was hitting the road for the first time
  • 25 years ago … Tom Boonen was 6 months old
  • 25 years ago … Johan Museeuw was 15 years, 6 months old
  • 25 years ago … Lance Armstrong was 9 years, 7 months old
  • 25 years ago … Wes Hartman wasn’t even born yet
  • 25 years ago … Hennie Kuiper had just won the Tour of Flanders (April 5)
  • 25 years ago ... Jan Raas had just won Ghent-Wevelgem (April 8)
  • 25 years ago … a Space Shuttle launched for the first time: Columbia lifted off on mission STS-1 (April 12, Palm Sunday)
  • 25 years ago … also on Palm Sunday, Bernard Hinault won Paris-Roubaix ahead of Roger De Vlaeminck and Francesco Moser
  • And finally, 25 years ago … on Easter Sunday, one week later …
    … I learned how to ride a bike.

Hoppy Easter everyone! Get out and RIDE!!!



David Johnsen said...

C'mon Chris, we need to see a picture!

Here's mine.

Actually, what I like about this post is that it proves there was a time when I was faster than you -- I learned to ride about 28 years ago. I could've kicked Boonen and Hartman's prenatal butts in a sprint, too!

Chris said...

You know, I don't know that I have any pics of that old K-Mart bike with the banana seat. Probably a good thing ...