Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Bikes: Rodriguez Shiftless street fixie with S&S couplers, Kuwahara tandem, Trek carbon, Dolan track
Chris Kostman wanted us to wear red socks at the FC508 in Lee Mitchell's honor. My crew wore red socks and I wore my red BC Randonneur Canada socks.
A Lee Mitchell story: My wife Carole rode a five-ride Cali Triple Crown a few years ago. On one of these rides, she was using a superlight set of carbon wheels with tubular tires, recently built by Bill Stevenson at the Bike Stand in Olympia, WA. Unfortunately, she only had one spare. Of course, she punctured one of the tubs, and there was something wrong with the valve on the spare. So Lee Mitchell comes along and does his best to get her going again. I think she was able to continue her ride, but only after Lee had worked miracles, and with only about 50 pounds in her spare. But his parting shot was, "If I ever see you back here riding sew-ups, I'm gonna kick yer ass!"