We are a small group here and we know each other here as a family of sorts. I'm sure that some members here keep in contact via Skype, telephone, email or just even meeting in person. The live meeting is where the whole dynamic of the relationship changes. It's like getting together with a close friend that you have never meet.
Back in 2006 we put together a weight weenie gathering at the Tour de Georgia. Lightspeed was a gracious host where Herbert and myself put a lot of time into it and it was for me a very memorable trip. If you're board you can read about it here. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11614&hilit=Tour+de+Georgia
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Okay so where is this going?
As I previously mentioned I keep in touch with several members here. Mdeth1313 is one of those individuals. Yesterday morning sitting in Chicago at my mother in laws house I responded to an email that Mdeth1313 had sent me and mentioned I was getting ready to head out to the airport shortly with my wife to attend a friends wedding in New York. I get an immediate response telling me that he too was going to be in New York that evening with his wife. After a few quick emails back and forth and an exchange of cell phone numbers a mini gathering was on.
So we met last night and while most of the talk was about bikes and cycling we did jump into other conversation too. It was like I had met an old lost friend. The only thing that could have made the experience better would have been if the meeting had taken place somewhere where we could ride and had bikes. I'm really looking forward to see this friendship grow and it was really an eye opener to me to contact the members here to possibly meet as I travel since I see a common bond with passion of bicycles making it a wonderful experience. I also need to work out the bike and riding together part too.
Any weight weenie encounters you would care to share?