The Hampsten.

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on Sep 3, 2009
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I ran into ol’buddy ol’pal Rob Coppolillo yesterday, all geared up in what I like to call the official Boulder superhero outfit: spandex, and lots of it, cycling shoes, bike helmet. The full monty. He was riding a Hampsten—and described how it can be unscrewed, taken apart, shipped in a box no wider than yayyy big (see photos, below, and no he’s not describing that fish he caught of…you know).

rob coppolillo hampsten bike bicycle

Why is this bike photo worthy? It’s part of a family of one of the coolest bike companies on earth, and a Boulder-based one at that. The legendary Andy Hampsten lives here in town, we’ve been longtime acquaintances, we’ve even ridden a few blocks together, which gives me the technical right to say “I’ve ridden with Andy Hampsten.” He’s also a gentlemen, everyone loves him, an avid cook, he leads cycling/wining/dining tours in Italy, and he’s the man behind this bike.




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2 Responses to “The Hampsten.”

  1. […] Hampsten, one of the world’s premier cyclists, lives in Boulder, Colorado. I ride with him, from time to time, if by riding you mean running into him downtown and biking 10 […]

  2. Blake says:

    Some day I am going to take my Fuji newest 4.0 & enter in a race. But nothing huge, just maybe start a cycling team:)