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    baseball and biking

    Joe Maddon, manager of the Tampa Rays is an avid bike rider. A friend mentioned this to me and I went and researched it. While he was with the Angels ( and not making a lot of money) he would break down his bike before every road trip so he could get it on the plane. Upon arriving, he would re-assemble the bike in his hotel room and ride.

    Now that he is a manager (and making a little more money) he rents a bike and rides when the team travels. He rides about 12 miles each day.

    He says that riding helps him think. He came up with the teams slogan 9=8 while riding. That means if 9 players play 9 innings hard they will be amongst the 8 teams making the post season. Guess what?, they are in the playoffs for the first time in their existence!

    A feel good story methinks.
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    Heck, if he makes good money, he can buy a dozen bikes or so and leave them with the general manager at each site. Most likely he has a personal service corporation so he can have his corporation buy it as a write off.

    Can you imagine having a dozen different bikes and being able to ride each one knowing they're different?

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    Senior Member Timtruro's Avatar
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    I wouldn't know about that, I have been on several business trips this year and it always ticks me off that i can't ride in some of the cities i would like to see by bike.

    Dammit, I think I need a personal services agent too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
    I wouldn't know about that, I have been on several business trips this year and it always ticks me off that i can't ride in some of the cities i would like to see by bike.

    Dammit, I think I need a personal services agent too.
    Is that anything like a Bike Butler?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
    .............
    Can you imagine having a dozen different bikes and being able to ride each one knowing they're different?
    It's sweet. Of course many of mine are used and storage can be a challenge, but
    the toughest hurdle is getting the bride to allow a collection like that to amass out in
    the garage.

    Happy Trails

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