Saturday, July 3, 2010

Team Geronimo and Gene Hamilton of Betterride

During a rare break in the busy 2010 race season, Team Geronimo racers (from left to right) Michael Buell, Brian Buell, Graeme Pitts and Cody Eichhorn had the great opportunity to spend a few days with Coach Gene Hamilton (center) of Betterride http://www.Betterride.net. It was Eichhorn's first chance to meet with the legend, but the rest of the team are all veterans of multiple skills clinics, so the focus of this private gathering was advanced race technique, just in time for the second half of the season.

(Note Pitts' Argentinian national jersey, which he acquired at 2009 Pan Am Championships in Chile. The custom is to swap jerseys with anyone who requests it, accompanied by autographs on the jerseys and the customary European kiss. Pitts got to enjoy this whole ritual with an Argentinian pirate, complete with gold tooth and long hair!)

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