Met Tomac at the Plymouth Grundig years back. Got chatting to a Giant rep who couldn't believe I'd driven down from Newcastle just to watch Tomac race (I'd busted my knee so couldn't race). He took me through into the Giant enclosure where Tomac had just got back from pre-riding the course and was chatting to Bob Gregaro (?) his mechanic about changes to the bike.
Needless to saw I was a bit awestruck in the presence of the great man (I was 17) and I think Tomac did most of the talking....
Great guy though - still got the "When Jonny be good" poster he signed - framed and in pride of place in the living room. For some reason the wife thinks it is kitsch and lets me get away with it!
Also have some really bad pics of me with Tomac where I have the worst "JMC" esque long hair do ever....
I can ditto that - got the same pictures, signed number plate (i raced) and bad haircut - no comments please Tony!
Kev you wait till I scan the photos!
On the subject of Tomac and Plymouth, I once refused him an entry at registration because US Cycling had forgotten to include him on the list of US entries.
A few trans-Atlantic faxes eventually had it sorted out!
Now if we are going to name drop, who do I know fairly well (not all retro)...
Peaty (first introduced to him in a pub in Shefield when he was drinking underage), that was
a long time ago!
JMC (god bless him)
Dave Hemming (since he was about 16, now gone Stateside)
Dave's Parents (and I'm on their Christmas Card list so there)!
Steve Behr (remember it was he that took the photo's Kev)
Cedric Gracia (tried to blow me up with a firework once but makes good coffee)!
Scott's Mum and Dad
Oh the list goes on!
1991 Cannondale SM1000
2004 Specialized Epic Comp Disc