And for you Chico guys who haven't met Andy yet, all I can say is.........you will. He's a bonafide bicycle nut. The guy is too cool. Here's how I would describe him:
You're 30 miles from home, out on a ride on a beautiful day.......and you get a flat. You go to change the flat and find that your new tube is not new after all - it has a hole in it. And your patch kit? You left it at home by accident. Now what?
Well, after a few moments of angst, you see another cyclist coming down the road towards you. Ahh....relief. Not only does he ask if you're okay or if you need anything, he actually stops to see if he can help you. Yes, he's one of those cyclists. And not only does he have spare tubes, but he also has patch kits and extra cartridges, just in case. He watches as you fix the flat lickety-split......then rides back into town with you......trading off pulls in a nasty headwind. Lifesaver.
That would describe Andy and what he's doing for Chico cycling. Helping along on a beautiful day's ride.
On a side note, found out this morning that the Bidwell Bump Mountain Bike Race will be held on September 16th......and the Downhill will be on the 17th in Upper Bidwell Park. Kareem, you in????