Tuesday, January 10, 2012

i want to be this guy when i grow up: tommy godwin visits hearn hill

(via brooks saddles)
it's a bummer that i cant go embed the photo essay code from the guardian because you get to hear tommy speak about this whole thing. in any case, tommy godwin was an olympic medalist circa the 1948 london summer olympics, winning 2 bronze medals at hearne hill in team pursuit and the 1km TT. he was 28 then, and today he's 91. yes, 91. pretty dapper lad for his age. here he is running the same bicycle he won those medals on, a BSA (a company which was sold to raleigh in the next decade) with a brooks saddle. take some time to go and listen to the narrated photo essay over here. it's really really cool.


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