“”This bike was custom built for John Freiden in October 1984. John was the founder of Vermont Bicycle Touring Company (VBT) in the early 1970′s. Freiden gathered a group of friends for a bike ride and an overnight at an inn. “I had this flash,” says the retired Middlebury College history professor. “People love Vermont. I could add a nice place to stay and provide mechanical support to take away people’s worries (while touring their bicycles).” Biking in cut-off dungarees and sneakers and without helmets, Freiden and his friends were the first Vermont Bicycle Tour. “That first year 75 people joined us,” Freiden says.”
Here’s another bike that’s been featured before but I just had to share again. Blotto came by Old Spokes to shoot Glenn’s 1984 Hetchins touring bike and grab a quick interview. These shots sure came out great!
Read the interview and see all the photos here.
If you didn’t know, Blotto’s a legend in documenting snowboarding and has quite the collection of bicycles as well. Have a look at what he’s doing and see a bunch of bikes he’s photographed here.