Special Thanks To All, that helped make my Sebring endevor successful!
Update: 2/26/07 - Sebring photos! Check out photo # 34... ;-) Thanks to Rod Kuehl!!!
Sebring 2007! Admittedly, I had a Wonderful time at this event, but none of it would have been possible without a lot of people and companies that helped me get there. Immediate Thanks needs to go to John P at Motorola, for keeping me from bailing out of the event all together. Cindy G, also from Motorola likewise deserves a Big Thanks for reserving those rooms like she did! I actually had my own private motel room! I would have never had such a Great ride, if it had not been for Payton at bicycle spot. He not only put up with all my whining and last minute component changes; including getting my bike painted the color I wanted, but the end result was a Wonderful riding and performing bicycle! As for the event, the motel Four Points By Sheraton / Chateau Élan provided great service, nice and clean rooms and being next to the Sebring track, was a plus as well. Sebring Florida it’s self is probably THE Perfect Place to bicycle. And I don’t mean just on the track, but out in the area as well. The locals were friendly and the nice long stretch traffic free roads, really made a daunting 12 hour bicycle ride be a piece of cake! The Sebring 12/24 hours organization (Sebring Rotary Club) likewise put on a Wonderful, smoothly run event! Everyone from the flag wavers to the rest stops, to the track attendants and the rest, did a excellent job!
There were some last minute components I was needing and some online retailers were exceptionally helpful in helping me get my components ordered and sent to me, hassle free. Phat tire got me my Light & Motion light; while Beyond Bicycles sent me my back-up battery in a very short period of time. Atlantic Bicycles (Mark) got my Ti Egg beater pedals to me, just in time. (Thanks Mark, you are the BEST!) And finally, last but not least, my Charge Card company, Capital One was truly hassle free my online and in store purchases! I’ve got all the retails links listed below and I encourage you to do business with them; you won’t be disappointed! 12/24 hours of Sebring, Chateau Élan, Bicycle Spot, Phat Tire, Beyond Bicycles, Atlantic Bicycles, Capital One, AAA. (American Automobile Association) and last but not least, Light & Motion. Some additional notes: The Light & Motion ARC Li-ion Ultra lighting system worked perfectly and if I had lasted the whole 24 hours this BRIGHT light would have worked flawlessly. AAA is something no one should be without, PERIOD! On the way back my friends car died and we were in the middle of no where between Sebring and Ft. Lauderdale. One call to AAA and a tow truck actually arrived within the hour and towed us all the way back home! Folks, reguardless of the cost, AAA is worth every penny in my book!