Saturday, March 25, 2006

Bob Roll, Rocks Cleveland

Friday night Bob Roll made a special visit to local bike shop Century Cycles. CC won this special visit at the InterBike show in Las Vegas. The store was packed with people who gave Bob a fantastic welcome to Cleveland. Immediately he had us laughing histerically with his stories. I was laughing out loud with tears in my eyes. After sharing some stories Bob took some questions from the audience. This was like a free comedy show and actually much better than some pro comics.

I learned that Bob felt that each race he participated in SUCKED! He couldn't understand why everyone was going so fast. The peleton was all together and they were all going to the same place. As he would say in the peleton, "Who's the IDIOT up front going so fast!!"

Working with OLN provides Bob Roll with some of the best food on the Tour Day France, better than when he was a rider.

Riding in Italy is preferred to riding in France. In Italy they appreciate tourists and cyclists and way you to have a good time. In France they just want to treat you like crap, especially if you are American.

After approximately 1.5 hours he sat down to sign autographs. I had him sign my copy of Bobke II and also got a picture with Bob Roll himself.


nancytoby said...

That sounds like great fun! I'm envious! I think you might have talked me into joining a charity ride he's doing near here later this year!!!

BuckeyeRunner said...

ARGH!!!! I can't believe I missed Bob Roll!!!! My husband and I are so bummed we didn't know, or else we would have been there! Must have been a blast!

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Cliff said...

I like the "who's the idiot who is riding so fast" comment.

TriSaraTops said...

Very cool!!! Looks like FUN!