I still wear my Asheville Bicycle Racing Club (ABRC) kit whenever I go out on a training ride. Besides being a Hincapie kit that fits as if George himself were cradling you in his hands and pulling you along the wind-stricken roads north and east of town, it’s a great conversation starter.
“Hey, you from Asheville? Asheville, NC? You know, they’re getting a New Belgium Brewery there soon…” is how most winded conversations start. Soon we talk about Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada and the 27 other microbreweries in the greater Asheville area.