Congratulations to Mike Tindol for
becoming our first Partner to reach 30,000 career club miles!
After Thursday's Lunch-time 20-miler, Mike's career club mileage total
stands at 30,003 miles in 1,062 club rides.
This massive mileage total started a long
time ago. Mike's first FCP miles came way back on March 18, 1999.
For his first ride, he joined Joe Saliceti, Eric Witcher,
and me for the Lunch-time 18-miler. Here is the entry I made in my
training diary for that ride:
18.26 miles, 0:50:15, 21.80 mph
70°, wind: West 11-18 mph, partly cloudy
Rode the 18-mile course with Joe, Eric, &
Eric's friend, Mike Tindol. Joe, Mike, & I shared the pulls.
don't believe either of us realized the journey on which this first ride
would take us. Now, 30,000 miles later, Mike has established many
FCP milestones including several club records:
Career Mileage: 30,003
Individual Time Trial: 28.496 mph, May 10, 2007
Most career 26 mph club rides: 83
Most career 25 mph club rides: 226
Most career 24 mph club rides: 256
Most Fast Ride Points within a year: 127
points in 2007
Most annual 25 mph club rides: 52 in 2007
Most annual 24 mph club rides: 58 in 2006
And he shares these records:
Fastest FCP Ride and Lunch-time 20 record:
Flowery Branch 50 course record: 25.288
mph, September 7, 2002
Morningview 20 course record: 21.706 mph,
June 27, 2007
Mike earned our Male Partner of the Year
for 2006 and 2007. He has been a FCP Ride Leader since 2005.
But there is more to the journey
than just his miles....
Mike's importance to
goes far beyond his records. He has been a loyal friend to us.
Loyalty means a lot to Frazier Cycling. Mike has
been among the most loyal of members to our club and business.
Mike continued to support our family and company after we incorporated
and integrated FCP within our business. And He has continued this
support to the present day. Mike has been the driving force behind
Allgood's sponsorship of Frazier Cycling, our Cycle for
Parkinson's Criterium charity, and other Frazier Cycling
programs. His support has been undaunted even through the most
difficult times that he and his family have faced. Obviously Mike
finds value in what Frazier Cycling provides and for that we are
grateful. We are very appreciative of Mike's loyalty and
Without Mike's involvement and support, we
would have a very different club. Mike has been a great example to
our youth members. His strength, dedication, competitiveness, and
determination have inspired many of our Junior Racing Team members.
His sensitivity, fairness, and leadership has inspired our club members.
Thank you, Mike, and saying "Thank you" is really not enough to express
our appreciation. We look forward to you attaining 40,000, 50,000,