Category Archives: Erich von Neff

Erich von Neff: 1952: Half Moon Bay to Pescadero:The World's Fastest Bicycle Sprint

The World’s Fastest Bicycle Sprint By Erich von Neff There are those that say it was the fastest bicycle sprint that there ever was. Since no official time was taken this certainly can be questioned. And there is the tendency … Continue reading

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To read two new bohemian poems by Erich Von Neff

Please cllick here [Image below: Erich von Neff, writer/bicyclist/Longshoreman

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The Myth Track: an original bicycle story by Erich von Neff

“The Myth Track”, an original story by Erich von Neff “It seems suspicious to me,” Reinholt Reinhardt said. Murphy  Sabatino’s   board track* has been shut down for a few years. There’s a six-day race at the Madison Square Garden … Continue reading

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Erich von Neff: Second Place (A Bicycling Story)

Note to Erich: I may be out of sequence using this story now. Am I? I hope not. Because the living room was turned a hospital room, all my stuff kept getting moved around, and there are so many papers to … Continue reading

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Don Martinich: The cyclist with a rumrunner or two in the family

June Morrall (JM) to Don Martinich (DM) Thank you for the fascinating email! I had no idea there was so much cycling around here. I would love to know more. I did eat at Pete’s Cafe a couple of times … Continue reading

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"On the elusive Erich von Neff" By Don "Dutch" Martinich

  Ms. Morrall First. I’ve enjoyed your web site immensely and have dawdled away many hours there. I’ve particularly enjoyed the cycling articles of Steve Lubin and Erich von Neff, both contemporaries of mine,  I spent many hours back in … Continue reading

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The Six Day Race, Paris, 1938: Story by Erich von Neff

[Author/Poet Erich von Neff is a San Francisco Longshoreman.] Les Six Jours au Vel D’Hiv Paris 1938 Par Erich Von Neff Table des Matieres Prologue Day One 1. Fat Henry 2. The Hundred Dollar Prime 3. The Sprint 4. Triumph … Continue reading

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Feb 16: HWY 1 "CLOSED" FOR BIKE RACE

(Just saw the highway sign–I think it’s the 16th but that is a Monday. Somebody correct me, please.) Have you read Erich von Neff’s bicycling stories from the 1950s? Please click here   ( (Image: “The winners of the last … Continue reading

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An Ocean Shore Ride, 1952: Story by Erich von Neff

An Ocean Shore Ride, 1952 As you pass Romano’s Restaurant*, going south, you will notice, on the spit, the remnants of a road which is now slowly sliding into the sea. But, as some of us, at least, will remember, … Continue reading

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1950s: The Unknown Blonde: Poetry by Erich von Neff

The Unknown Blonde By Erich von Neff We had drunk San Miguel in Pete’s Cafe in Half Moon Bay* Joe Lauricella climbed in the Lancia Aurelia** and I on the passenger side “—- going straight back to San Francisco,” Joe … Continue reading

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