FOR THOSE ABOUT TO RIDE, WE SALUTE YOU+Ian Emmons
, Yours Truly, David, Dan, Brent, Karen and +Karl D
in this morning's San Jose Bike Train as we depart from Caffè Bel Bacio this morning.
He's not in this photo but I was talking with Vinny Huynh during this morning's commute. In his heavily accented English, he told me about AC/DC's upcoming tour of Vietnam in 2017.
Me (who hasn't followed the band since the late 1980s): "AC/DC? They're still around?"
Vinny: "Yes, of course, very active!"
Me: "Why Vietnam?"
Vinny: "Because AC/DC leader Tony Le, he Vietnamese."
Me (thinking to myself): When did AC/DC replace Brian Johnson?
Me: "I imagine metal might be popular with younger Vietnamese."
Vinny (who's my age, rides steel & titanium bikes): "I like my bikes, but kids have carbon fiber."
Me (confused by this non-sequitur but pressing on anyway): "So Tony Lee, did he settle in Australia or something?"
Vinny: "No no, he come from America."
Me: "What kind of voice does he have? When did he start singing for AC/DC?"
Vinny: [ pause, then a smile ] ACTC! Not AC/DC, AC *T*C! They do Vietnam cycle tour next year. Tony Le is president AC*T*C.
Me: [ Realization dawns that Vinny is talking about the Almaden Cycle Touring Club ]
Photo by Janet Lafleur at https://twitter.com/ladyfleur/status/755785751632105472