Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Loaned a bike to a Cincinnati area racer
A couple of months ago someone forwarded to a local cycling email list a request from a you lady seeking to borrow a bike for her boss, a pretty serious 48 yr old racer. The cyclist had to attend a trade show here in New Orleans and was concerned about the several -day interruption of his training. His assistant was hoping to surprise him by arranging a suitable bike so he could get some miles in. I wrote back that I had a bike I thought would fit, and that he was welcome to use it if no one offered anything better. I also told her that I would probably need to communicate with him at some point because their is more to a bike than the frame size. At the very least I was concerned with what pedals he used because I have a couple of kinds, but anything else he would need to know to bring and that he would also need to know to bring his kit.
Last week they came to town, and I loaned him the bike. The guy's name is Dale Eads who races in the Cincinnati area for for Cycle Dots, sponsored by Cycle Sport. He was very nice and really appreciated being able to get in over 280 miles when he thought he might be losing several days' training. I was glad to help out. Anyone know Dale?
If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!