Vuelta spoiler below...
I love it when pro cyclists are commuters/errand riders. I think there was an interview with Matt White (?) when he was on Postal and he was commuting around Girona on a way too small 70's folding bike (anyone remember this? Maybe cyclesport in the postal era?). Michael Barrym(T-Mobile) and his wife Dede (womens world cup winner) have the all time nicest city bikes courtesy of Michael's dad, Mike Barry, frame builder at Mariposa Cycles.
Dede's city rider, click for source at Mariposa's website
Michael Barry's porteur, click for source at Mariposa's website
And just this weekend newly minted vuelta stage 14 winner Jason McCartney was quoted as such:
"I'm still looking for a new team in 2008." McCartney said, "so I hope this win will help. I don't want to stop riding a bike. Cycling is my big passion. I even use it to ride to the grocery store."
from velonews, 9/15/07
I hope he does find work. I have fond memories of watching him on an all day attack over Woody, Neel and Wolfpen Gap in the 2004 tour of georgia. Anyhow, add him to the collection of pro cyclist cycle commuters. Anyone else?
fallen posties Damon Kluk and Michael Creed drag the peleton over the KOM Stage 5, 2004 tour de georgia
click for big, photo credit, George Crawford(?!?) <