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One of the leaders of the 1950s WindanSea pack, “Pal” Al Nelson’s been around. From south of the border runs with Pat Curren to innovations in aeronautics, for all its intrigue and historical relevance, Nelson’s story has never been told, that is until he sat down with Pez and unloaded.