So, after my post yesterday @ VdV, and a few Tweets, I got a note from ol' VdV himself, which was both surprising, and after I read it, off-putting.
He made the effort to qualify his actions by explaining that the bike he cut in half was "...a 9-year old, broken bike...", which was followed by, "...I didn't know there was a market..." for such things.
Well, there is Mr. VandeVelde. Broken or not, that Cervelo was owned by a certified, full-on, big team, Tour team winning (yes, I'm counting 99 and 01, when LA won), well-known, Euro-Pro.
There are myriad fans, fanboys, and jacket wearers that would have gladly parted with a of couple grand to have that bike...YOUR bike...just hanging in their home, or office.
An auction, either live at your retirement party, or on Ebay, could have raised a pile of American money, that in turn (as I mentioned yesterday) could have been donated to The Amy Dombroski Fund, or The Bahati Foundation, or whatever charity you chose.
That likely would have garnered you more fans, and even pushed those who were on the fence into liking you a bit more.
Hell, I would have given you props.
But nope, it was just cut up. Of course, now, as my friend Frank said, it can be sold TWICE. Someone can buy the front, and someone can buy the back.
Do it man...DO IT!
First CX World Cup was yesterday...
Good stuff! Great course! Take note American/Local course designers. Fast, flowy, but with some technical elements. No one likes 27 back-and-forth turns, or 12 barriers...
First ride back yesterday. The plan was to meet the other two amigos @ 0900, and ride, but the fast that I've taken to the couch pour le dormir, I neglected to set an alarm.
Instead, #2 and I loaded up and went for a ride on his new whip.
After 90 minutes, we got back to The Beast, and headed back to Service Course. Dude was knackered!
As for me, I actually felt better when I got back. Got some blood pumping, stretched out the ribs and back, and enjoyed a big blue sky day with my buddy. Pretty damn good ride I'd say...
I don't watch football, but DAMN! This guy got destroyed by the PUNTER!!!
OK...time to get Monday going...