Greg LeMond made a cameo appearance at the Frederick Clustered Spires High Wheel Race. The cycling champion was in town for the third annual Tour de Frederick, which promised its participants the opportunity to “ride for three days alongside America’s first and friendliest Tour de France winner.”
The High Wheel Race took place on Saturday, which was coincidentally the day I would be arriving in Maryland to visit my son. I read about the event on the Frederick Tourism website and made plans to attend. All I had to do was to complete my 485-mile drive before the race started at 4:30 p.m. When I texted a photo of the race to my wife, she replied: “Yay, you made it!”
Contestant Nick Ackermann wasn’t riding as fast as the others but he seemed to be a crowd favorite. He had a mustache and clothing that could have come from the late-19 century.