The man from the island of Hilton Head

Yesterday, this article appeared on  It features Hincapie Development Team rider, Chris Butler.  Reading it reminded me of a time while on vacation when I joined a group ride down in Hilton Head.

It reminded me of an experience I had down in Hilton Head back in 2008.  I’ve gone back in the archives for a bit and found this story about the group ride where Chris got his start.  I have to say they were very proud of him — not just as a rider, but as a person.

It will be interesting to see how the young rider progresses.  He certainly has the tools to not only be a good representative on the bike, but also off it.  Here’s to you, Mr. Butler, I know your friends on Hilton Head will be behind you all the way!