Young acquaintance who is active in the southern Maine riding scene came in first in the Men's 25 - 29 XC race at USA Cycling's National Championships in Pennsylvania yesterday. That's him on the top step in the stars and stripes. Andrew Freye was instrumental in founding and running the local kids' MTB race series (that my son participated in for a while, and where I've volunteered a couple times). So it's not all about him. He rides with our local after-work ride from time to time - when he needs a recovery day, I guess. Great guy. Congratulations, Andrew; well deserved.