Well actually at the beach stop. Gina and I rode our tandem today. Met a few friends at the rest stop where we hung out. First guy comes up. Same guy we met last time. Said he has been in The TDF a couple of times. Said his name was Drew12. I didn't really believe him but Gina gives him the benefit of the doubt.
So then the second guy comes up and starts asking questions about Drew's TDF bike. Says he likes it then we get a glance at his bike. Really nice Madone. He said he rode for Trek so I thought maybe a bike shop. Then he starts talking about how they mold his seat to match his anatomy. I said ,"wow, they spoil you guys". Then he said with what he does, they deserve it. I thought he was a shop worker. Then he said,"well yeah, I've been in the TDF 8 times". I think we all heard but I don't think it registered with any of us. Then someone asked, "what?". Then he introduced himself as Shamus Kelly (sp?). He hung around for a bit and talked about bikes. Was a real cool guy. Said it was his last TDF this year, his 9th. We wished him luck and he was off. Beautiful Madone he had. Lucky I wasn't on my Cannondale, cause I would have kicked his azz!
Drew on the left and Mr. Kelly on the right. I hope one of these guys is really a TDF rider!