Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Old School

Jerry Baker graciously allowed me to borrow some old photos and memorabilia from his personal collection of Marymoor history. I came across some sweet old photos. There's even one from before the railing was installed around the banks!

And here's one of Rick Adams, our excellent host when we raced down at Hellyar this past summer. This photo was probably taken back in 1977 or so.

And the fabulous Rebecca Twigg, on track to win a national title, world championship and medal at the Olympics hailed from Marymoor. She's tearing it up with the fellas - in the sprinters lane. Her 1990 3000m pursuit time still stands as a track record at 3:52. That's super fast for such a slow outdoor track! She is such an inspiration.

1 comment:

jillita said...

Those are so cool! I love historical cycling photos. Jerry should get some printed and framed....they'd make great auction items. ;-) And those hairnet helmets crack me up. WTF? Are brain injuries only a recent phenomenon or something?

I saw Rebecca Twig race back in the late 80s. She was so small and fit her skinsuit was baggy. Don't we all wish....