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Old 01-25-05, 08:43 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 01-25-05, 10:02 AM   #2
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No, I don't know the guy, but what a good sport you are.

Would you see this sort of thing happen in many other sports?

I remember when the 7-Eleven team came to town for a race, their bikes didn't make it to the airport baggage claim in time, so they had to borrow a bunch of Cat 3 bikes to use as replacements. The Cat 3 riders were ecstatic. The 7-Eleven riders less so.

I'm going to be travelling to Anniston, Alabama in April to work at the Criterium there, and those folks are loaning me a bike so that I can ride the Cheaha Ride the next day.

Well done. What goes around...
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Thanks, I have other bikes so it was easy to spare one for a few days. Why not help a brother out? I had to go out of town much of the time he was here so I was disappointed not to even get a chance to ride with him a bit, a VERY LITTLE bit. Since I am just an old, fat bicycle commuter all I could have done was guide him to the local training areas and wave goodbye!
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I remember when the 7-Eleven team came to town for a race, their bikes didn't make it to the airport baggage claim in time, so they had to borrow a bunch of Cat 3 bikes to use as replacements. The Cat 3 riders were ecstatic. The 7-Eleven riders less so.
Can you picture the looks on their faces?
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I race against the Cycle dots. I don't know Dale specifically, but they're all a bunch of good guys.
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Never met him, but I don't know that many people in this city anyways.
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