More accurately, this post is in tribute to a “not-so-random” act of kindness for which I am indebted to Brian at HubBub Custom Bicycles, which is where Thomas got his Salsa Casseroll a couple years back. Anyway, Thomas took me and my bike over to the shop so Brian could give it a look before I got back out on the road. Brian adjusted the brakes and tweaked the front rotor and made sure everything was working properly all while declining to accept any payment from me. When (if?) the time comes for me to get a custom-built bike, I know where I want to go; thanks Brian!
Born in Baltimore and raised in Cincinnati, I have lived on both coasts and driven back and forth across the country a number of times. I now have the "midlife opportunity" to do so on two wheels.