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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.
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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?
I met a few weenies during the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb also in 2010, but wasn't able to really get to know them due to the dynamics of the event.
I'm looking forward to meeting some of the Euro weenies now that I have relocated to the Netherlands. I hoped to cross paths with a few in Limburg at worlds but it didn't work out.
Perhaps a weenie ride through the Alps this summer?
Also kept in contact with Big Fellow (R.I.P mate) when we realised we had a common interest in rock climbing as well as cycling. Was fortunate to be able to ride with him the once when he made one of his visits back to Australia.
Have met local WW Tinea Pedis when out racing. Nice bloke too!
xnavalav8r wrote:I met several weenies at the 2010 Worlds in Geelong. Out of the group I developed what I think will be a lifelong friendship with "Mapei down under." A great guy who I feel fortunate to have met.
He's a great guy and a generous friend to have...been a best friend of mine for the last 24 years...
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