I have the same pedal stroke as Tom. Someone opened a car door on me many years ago.
Tom has helped me many times and always with that famous smile. He was there to help me on that night we start our 200 mile ride. I was in trouble at the 40 mile mark, after 15 minutes with Tom, I finished the ride.
I ran into Tom a few weeks ago. I was really happy to see him with that famous smile and concern for my well-being. I left Tom that night with a new attitude. If only I could go back in time and give Tom a hug for being such a great friend.