Team Psycho Newsletter
December 18, 1992
provided by Psycho Fred
(found on a 3 1/2″ floppy drive…)
editor’s note: this from the era before 7-digit phone numbers, and no e-mail / IM / FB updates, and apparently, SPELL CHECK…
clarifying info from Psycho Fred:
Here are a few corrections to the observations below. The Psycho Ron that beat Psycho Carmen is the origional Psycho Ron Gilgoolie, who was an incrediable runner, surfer and created my nickname that ended up naming the team. Ron and his Brother lived on Lexington street in Newton where the eventual Thursday night run up Heartbreak hill and back began and ended. The Thursday night ride started in Arlington at Kip’s apartment and looped to Concord and back, and then moved out to the skyclub in Bedford once Kip moved to Bedford. One funny story was Tracy and Tim Johnson were so Psycho back in the day that after their first little girl was born, instead of either of them missing the Thursday night ride, they got a tandam and put a baby seat on the back and joined the crazy thursday night ride with Cory (now in college) on the back instead of either of them having to miss the ride. THis is the same ride that put four of us into the emergency room after a newby crossed wheels with someone behind me and took everyone down. I luckily was at the front and only was visiting the hospital, while unfortunately Kip broke his collerbone and three others were in a bad way as well.
Race numbers used to be paper and had to be rapped over the top tube of the bike and hung between your knees. We used to take powerbars in long races and stick them to the top tube to be eaten at our leasure during the race. Don’t put the powerbar on top of the number or the number would flip upside down and there goes the power bar. The Kinger was the part owner of the Elliott Lounge, which was the big runners bar in town that is now part of the harvard club in the back bay.The hill in arlington/winchester referred to is the hill next to the golfcourse. We used to do multisprints up it.Notice the st Croix race is not an ironman race and Hawaii doesn’t say its the world championship. It was the only Ironman race at the time. Everything else was independent.