MAN, THAT DUDE IS TALL! Wait. No way. That's Reggie Miller. On a mountain bike. Racing!
I was star struck. Here was a guy I loved to watch play basketball. A guy my dad and I cheered for at UCLA. Here he was tonight at Pedal Fest.
Hey Greg, that's Reggie Miller right?
Is he cool about meeting people?
Totally. Super nice guy.
So I strolled over, put my hand out and introduced myself... and we talked about bikes and racing.
Me and Reggie.
Something in common.
I thought about telling Reggie how much we loved to watch him play, especially the greatest 9 seconds I've ever seen... and watching him taunt Spike Lee. But, it's pretty clear he'd rather talk about bikes.
Some days I miss my dad more than others. Today is one of them. He would love this story.
Side Notes: We spent the day in Santa Clarita meeting with city council and facility managers about our next HUNKR and Revolution Bike Fest... I think it's going to be very special. Pedal Fest, Greg Flanagan's weekly MTB race, was our last stop... Greg has been a great help up there. His race course looked really fun... I wish I'd been prepared to race with Reggie.