It was August 11th 2002 that we lost our good friend Tony Naikelis, when you're out riding your bike tomorrow think about the guy who did so much for the local mountain biking community. Take a second to reach out to a rider you don't know, say "hey dude" with a smile,Tony would have wanted it that way.
A memorial ride is being planned for the middle of October in Omaha
The photo above was taken at the annual Sugar Bottom Scramble in Iowa City, it was my first Cat 1 MTB race, Tony had been out drinking until 5:00 a.m. and still finished fifth, he then slept in the back seat the entire four hours home. Pictured in the blue jersey is Mike McGrath.