Semi OT Sydor is cool

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Tritonrider, Jul 7, 2003.

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    The end of February brought some special visitors to Vancouver. The first was my Trek/VW teammate
    Sue Haywood, who came up to North Vancouver from her base in Tucson, Ariz., to do some ?technical
    training? on the North Shore trails. Hot on her heels were members of the International Olympic
    Committee (IOC) bid evaluation delegation, arriving to do their assessment on Vancouver/Whistler?s
    worthiness to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

    I picked Sue up at the airport in the afternoon, and we made a quick stop at my house to unpack her
    running shoes. Then we were off to Grouse Mountain for a trail run to the top. For the last third of
    our run, we were in mid-shin-deep snow. I was not sure whether or not Sue enjoyed this first
    Canadian training experience, but I was certain she enjoyed the hot chocolate with whipped cream on
    the tram ride down the mountain.

    The conditions on the first part of the descent were treacherous due to the snow and ice. As if this
    was not enough to make Sue a tad nervous on her Shore debut, our bikes were the first Trek/VW team
    bikes equipped with Shimano?s new 2003 XTR group. We?d been threatened with something nasty if we
    damaged these machines. I had one small crash and instinctively threw my body under the bike so it
    would have a soft landing. The team manager was very pleased when I told him about this. Actually,
    he never even asked if I was OK!

    The Alison and Alison show is great. Just wish Sydor rode 'cross to compete with Dunlap. Two great
    riders who have a lot of fun too. Bill C

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