Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Mr. Cellophane RainmanP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    3,037
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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?
    Regards,
    Raymond
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

  2. #2
    Announcer EventServices's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    In the drops.
    My Bikes
    Too many and not enough
    Posts
    4,994
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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...

  3. #3
    Mr. Cellophane RainmanP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    3,037
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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!
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

  4. #4
    Descends Like Avalanche HigherGround's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Somewhere between Funkytown and Margaritaville, PA
    My Bikes
    Lynskey R330, Litespeed Classic, Eddy Merckx MX Leader, Specialized Rock Hopper Comp (1988!)
    Posts
    5,740
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices
    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?
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

  5. #5
    demon speeder soda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    My Bikes
    commuter: Kona Fire Mountain Road: Mongoose Pro Bosberg
    Posts
    449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I race against the Cycle dots. I don't know Dale specifically, but they're all a bunch of good guys.
    *insert some super cool statement here to make me as cool as the rest of the super cool signature gang*

  6. #6
    Lotion/Basket/Hose Doctor Who's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    1992 Schwinn Paramount
    Posts
    1,368
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Never met him, but I don't know that many people in this city anyways.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •