The Force Who Rides

I didn’t even know you could “Reblog” on WordPress, but since my blog is moribund, I could do a lot worse than to repost an article about the legendary Jobst Brandt by the also-legendary Laurence Malone. From the legendary blog of Ray Hosler!

Silicon Valley Cyclist

Laurence Malone hustles during a cyclocross race in Santa Cruz in December 1985. (Ray Hosler photo) Laurence Malone hustles during a cyclocross race in Santa Cruz in December 1985. (Ray Hosler photo) It was only fitting: Back in May 1980, Laurence Malone wrote the definitive article about Jobst Brandt for Bicycling Magazine.

He never rode with Jobst, but as the country’s best cyclocross rider (6-time national champion, counting his Masters 35+ win), he knew exactly what it was all about.

It is offered here in its original wording as The Force Who Rides.

Laurence lives in Chimayo, New Mexico, and still rides on the area’s miles and miles of dirt roads. You can learn more about him by reading Cyclocross Magazine.

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