I found this photo of Rod Coleman, which I took around 10 years ago, during a sort-out after replacing my computer.
The event was the annual classic bike meet at Pukekohe in New Zealand, where I always tried to get to after the tours I was leading finished.
Note Rod’s natty riding gear as he happily awaited the start of a race on his 7R AJS.
Although his son had been designated ‘minder’, when the flag dropped Coleman was off like a scalded cat and no one got near him. The ‘old
‘un’ still had it!
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