PAA History – 1970s

1990s / 1980s / 1970s / 1960s

Jack Mauck and Jan Russell at Encino 1975. — Courtesy of Jan Russell
The guy on the left is Joe Mead PAA. The one in the middle is Ray Blum Paramount Bike Club. The one on the right is Pete Whitehead. Just behind him is my friend Greg Ibeas. Two Scotsmen and one spaniard — ha ha. Both Mead and Whitehead won the Cal State Veteran Championships during their careers. Mead was also National Champsion of Scotland in 1955 and still rides remarkably well at 83 years of age! — Words and Photo courtesy of Charlie McTaggart.
Rick Miller winning “Class B” at Griffith Park in 1973. Jan Russell of PAA took 3rd. — Photo courtesy of Rick Miller
Rick Miller (left) is one of 4 representing the USA at the Vuelta de Tachira 10 day stage race in Venezuela. — Photo courtesy of Rick Miller
Shot these at the PAA “old timers” reunion. Can’t confirm this was Rick’s jersey from the Vuelta de Tachira but it sure looks like it! — Photos courtesy of Matt Gunnell
Rick Miller racing cyclocross at Occidental College in 1973. — Photo courtesy of Rick Miller
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Late 1970’s Back — Photo courtesy of Matt Gunnell
Late 1970’s Front — Photo courtesy of Matt Gunnell
Rick Miller in action in the PAA/Spire jersey early 1970’s. If you look closely in the background you can see the back of a rider walking in a 60’s style PAA jersey. — Photo courtesy of Rick Miller
Early 1970’s Back — Photo courtesy of Kim Bottles
Early 1970’s Front — Photo courtesy of Kim Bottles
Orval Hart and PAA on the front at Manhatten Beach — Photo courtesy of Orval Hart
Click on the scan to read the article about PAA in the 1974 Rose Bowl Race — Scan courtesy of Orval Hart
Charlie McTaggart and Bill McGregor (two of the Scots PAA riders) at the Rose Bowl Race. The rider far left in the orange jersey is Dave Walters of the Riverside Club. — Photo courtesy of Charles McTaggart
Pete Whitehead(?) — Photo courtesy of Charles McTaggart
Cat 1 racer John Hood Jr. in the blue US Army jersey. Hood was a PAA member and currently lives in North Carolina. Greg Ibeas has his back to the camera. He is in his 80s and still rides regularly. Charlie McTaggart and Bill McGregor. — Photo courtesy of Charles McTaggart
Charlie in the white PAA jersey. Possibly Jack Bennett in the yellow PAA jersey with smog mask — Photo courtesy of Charles McTaggart
Jeff Spencer at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games — Photo courtesy of Jeff Spencer
1975 Front — Photo by Ernie Hoffer
1975 Back — Photo by Ernie Hoffer
Orval Hart (4th from left), Jan Russell (7th from left), Dr. Jeff Spencer of US Post
al fame (8th from left), Dr. Frank Donnely (far right) others need to be filled in. — Photo courtesy of Charles McTaggart
Jan Russell? — Photo courtesy of Charles McTaggart
Nick Forte 1978 (Nick still races for PAA in 2007!) — Photo provided by Boni Forte
Bob Cook won the 1977 La Vuelta de Bisbee for PAA. He won it again in 1979 for SDBC (as seen in this photo by Lori Stiles). Who won it in 1978? Greg Lemond. Here is a link to the history behind the now infamous Mt. Evans Hill Climb in Colorado which was won by Cook multiple times (and apparently at least once while racing for PAA) and is now named in his memory. — Photo from the La Vuelta de Bisbee website
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