Team Stormy

From the CEO
September 19, 2012

If you’ve read any of the previous “From the CEO” blog posts, you may recall that I am a pretty active cyclist. I had a big birthday over Labor Day weekend and I really wanted to “fight” turning 60 by riding in a challenging event.

I learned about the Flambeau 40 – a 35-mile race held in Park Falls, Wisconsin – and I thought I would invite all of my biking friends to join me in riding and supporting a small-town event.

In a previous post, I shared a photo of a few of us sporting Stormy Kromer bike jerseys. I haven’t kept an exact count, but I believe there are about 40 of these limited-edition jerseys out in the world. Sixteen of them showed up to join me on September 1st. We made quite an impression in the racing crowd!

It was a gorgeous day. During the ride, I realized that I was riding in a group with Dave (11 months older then me) and Rick (nine months older than me), two friends who grew up within a block of me. Who could have imagined that three 14-year-old kids playing football near Ironwood High School would reunite at 60 to ride a 35-mile bike race!

This weekend reminded me what a wonderful life this is. I’d love to hear any of your stories about how you’ve celebrated a milestone birthday!

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