Friday, December 14, 2007

Dan Schmatz Transitioning from Pro Cycling

Nice article from VeloNews about a native St. Louisan former pro cyclist and his decision to leave the pro circuit this year.

I met Dan at the Rally in the Valley in September, not long after his TOM accident when he broke his collarbone after a very unfortunate run-in with an armadillo (yes, a real armadillo). Very nice fellow and was very good about chatting with me for a few minutes. We compared our respective shoulder injuries (I had a grade 5 shoulder separation on July 21 that resulted in surgery July 30) and chatted about the baby he and his wife are expecting. Seems like a really nice fellow and I wish him every success with his new endeavors and hope he and his wife enjoy their little guy when he comes along soon.

He also has a blog, if you are interested.

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