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    Alexi Grewal Racing our Local Stage Race Here in Vegas.

    I was 11 yrs old at the time and my family and I turned on the TV. The 1984 Olympic road race was on. I watched it till the end to see Alexi win the gold. I decided after that I wanted a road bike and with in a few months of saving (and some help from my parents) I bought a KHS Fiero road bike for about 250.00.

    I just happen to hear that Alexi is signed up for the Cat 1s at the Callville Classic Stage Race here in Vegas. I am so excited about this.
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    that's interesting news.
    I am hoping the best for him.
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    the comeback is old news.

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    Doesn't he have to start as a Cat 5 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    the comeback is old news.
    Probably is but I had not heard about it. Interesting. I had heard a number of rumors and stories about Grewal's state of being. None of them would have led me to believe racing again was in his future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    Probably is but I had not heard about it. Interesting. I had heard a number of rumors and stories about Grewal's state of being. None of them would have led me to believe racing again was in his future.
    It was on BF Road Racing not too long ago:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...xi-Grewal-blog

    I would be stoked if he was showing up locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinwax View Post
    I was 11 yrs old at the time and my family and I turned on the TV. The 1984 Olympic road race was on. I watched it till the end to see Alexi win the gold. I decided after that I wanted a road bike and with in a few months of saving (and some help from my parents) I bought a KHS Fiero road bike for about 250.00.

    I just happen to hear that Alexi is signed up for the Cat 1s at the Callville Classic Stage Race here in Vegas. I am so excited about this.
    Here it is on youtube. "On the 10th lap...Alexi Grewal and Davis Phinney are in a pack of seven..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    the comeback is old news.

    Dont call it a comeback, hes been here for years....
    Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!

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    alexi is sorta famous for training in the foothills around here (he lives about 10 miles south of FC), on an old mountain bike and hiking boots.

    stories of sightings are like yeti lore, people talk about grinding up a steep climb on the rivet bleeding from the eyeballs only to be passed by this crazy old dude in jean shorts and hiking boots.
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    The news that Alexi was going to start racing again has been floating around for some time. Although, Alexi showing up at our local stage race is recent news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
    It was on BF Road Racing not too long ago:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...xi-Grewal-blog

    I would be stoked if he was showing up locally.
    Missed that. Thanks.
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    Cool. I would love to do Callville again but I have a military commitment that weekend

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    His blog is terrific:
    http://alexigrewal.com/index.php/blog

    He tells the story of winning that gold, in excellent detail, in one of the entries.
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