Bruce Gordon memorial

Image courtesy Sean Walling.

A memorial in honor of Bruce Gordon will be held June 30 in his hometown of Petaluma, Calif.

Bike rides start at 8 a.m. at McNear Park and conclude there at 11 a.m. The memorial starts at noon and wraps at 5 p.m. There will be a potluck, beer, a display of Bruce’s bikes, and a PA in case any of yis would like to deliver a few words about Himself. He would have plenty to say about you, so don’t be shy.

Attendees are encouraged to cycle to the park.

For more information, see Bruce’s Facebook page. And thanks to Sean Walling of Soulcraft for spreading the word.

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10 Responses to “Bruce Gordon memorial”

  1. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    I’m sure it’ll be great to remember Bruce with his friends and fans. The Society Of People Who Actually Make Their Own Shit (SOPWAMTOS) seems to get smaller every day. In fact, I was discussing this just yesterday with Edoardo Vercelli of Vittoria shoes.
    https://cycleitalia.blogspot.com/2019/06/vittoriaas-in-shoes.html

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      It could be a who’s-who of frame builders and other artisans. That Petaluma-Santa Rosa area is overflowing with interesting bikey types.

      It would be amusing to do a SOPWAMTOS ceremony in which Bruce got all the awards.

      That Vittoria is a good-looking shoe. Who handles their U.S. business? Their website doesn’t seem to like Safari very much.

      • larryatcycleitalia Says:

        Funny you should ask about that PO’G. I was talking to Edoardo about that subject as well – how to get more Vittoria shoes on ‘Murican feet. For now there’s:

        Vittoria USA
        28522 CONSTELLATION RD. 91355 VALENCIA CA
        Tel.: (661)294-5065
        Fax: (661)294-5209
        Email: usoffice@vittoria-shoes.com
        Website: http://www.vittoria.us

        KHS, Inc.
        2840 E. HARCOURT STREET RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA 90221
        Tel.: Toll Free – (800) 347-7854
        Email: info@khsbicycles.com
        Website: http://www.khsbicycles.com
        either of whom can point you to a dealer near you.

        I’m liking this Tierra shoe a lot – I’ll try ’em out on a ride tomorrow most likely.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        I’ll look forward to hearing your take on these zapatos. The Sidis are fine for off-road riding, but a little stiff for off-the-bike stuff. I can’t believe I used to run in them. Of course, the ground usually had some give to it in cyclocross season. …

        • larryatcycleitalia Says:

          SIDI’s were too narrow for my feet and I’d already become a Vittoria fan when they came out with the wider “MEGA?” version. Same with Northwave – a free pair from the nice guy at NW was regifted as they just wouldn’t work. So far my only issue is ventilation – it was hotter’n hell yesterday and my dogs were a bit warm. It was cooler today and I didn’t even notice so perhaps for the hottest months in NM or AZ these might not be the best choice in gravel shoes?
          Dunno that I’d run very far in these, but walking into a hotel reception area with marble flooring is no worry – I still cringe when I think of clients in the past who’ve taken a direct hit on the ol’ tailbone when their slippery plastic cleats seemed to jump out from underneath them…or how many times we’ve had to deal with those cleats when they are worn out and/or broken during a tour.
          With modern shoes and the reasonably-sized platform area of most two-bolt SPD setups these daze I wonder why anyone who isn’t getting paid or a hard-core racer bothers with three-bolt, slippery plastic cleats and the shoes they require?

  2. khal spencer Says:

    Nice shoes. I think the nicest, most comfortable cycling shoes I ever bought were Eye-talian: Vittorias and, to show my age, Detto Pietros.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I’ve rocked the Rivat, Detto, Northwave and Sidi, from way back when Uncle Al Budris was their man on this side of the pond, at Veltec.

      I’m still in Sidi Dominators, but I don’t remember which edition. These suckers are old.

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I just received the “Bike Bits” email from Adventure Cycling. It had a link to a Bike Rumor interview of Bruce Gordon. It was a really interesting piece. I didn’t know that he worked with Mark Nobilette.

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