So there I am, driving my daughter to daycare this morning, when I see a road cyclist spinning up Hwy. 224. He's got his helmet hooked over the handlebars in the manner of a true professional, so I give him a glance as I go by - the face looks familiar, but, no, it couldn't be him, could it?
With stop lights slowing me up, he passes by again - yes, I really think it could be him.
I get to the Mariott Summit Watch plaza and park the car, thinking he'll cruise by once again, I stand by the road, calling out "Hey Floyd!" as he rolls up. He stops.
Yes, de-frocked Tour de France winner Floyd Landis
is riding through Park City.
Apparently, he's been here for a week or so doing some training rides to prepare for the upcoming Tour of Utah
as part of Team OUCH
, and says that he's really enjoyed it here.
How much of a bike geek am I that I can recognize Floyd at 25mph? Still, we chatted and may go grab a beer later.
I love living in Park City, where this sort of thing happens all the time - Olympic gold medalists, NFL/MLB/NBA Hall of Famers, etc. can be found at random times.