when i was at the heinz history museum, they had a bike that lance armstrong rode in some classic here in the 1990s… it was hung up behind a tv and hardly noticeable. that is the only bike thing i saw besides a big racing pennyfarthing
Thrift Drug Classic. Amazing races, the ones referenced in the above Bud Harris article. I went to 2 of the 3 races that Lance won, so awesome. I still use one of the keychains I picked up there, potentially my very first piece of bike swag.
I have very fond memories of the TDC races as a wide-eyed high school kid. For a few hours, it was like being transported to France–standing at the hairpin on Sycamore, with the road painted with names and encouragement, screaming at the riders each time they tackled the climb.