Thanks to Herb Dershowitz

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I just wanted to let everyone know, even if you already do, what a great person Herb is.

Yesterday on the A-19 SIG, I was slowed and stopped repeatedly by a vicious case of leg cramps to both quads and one hamstring. Through it all Herb was there helping me. I if needed to stop, we stopped. If I needed to walk a bit, he stayed near. If I need him to hold the bike so I could sitdown, he did. It was almost comical if it wasn't so painful.

Because of his help, patience and encouragement, once he got me over the GWB, I was finally able to ride the rest of the way back.

So my thanks to Herb Dershowitz.....being everything the NYCC can be proud of.

Rick Delgado

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Charlie Ward (not verified)
another true believer

Rick, as you know I was one of the leaders on your ride Saturday. It was no mere chance that Herb stayed with you. The moment he saw you struggling, he discreetly -- and cheerfully -- indicated to the other ride leaders that he would take care of you.

While Herb is indeed in a class by his own, I will attest to having received such treatment from a number of other leaders (like Bob Mirell and Tim McCarthy). It's thanks to such leaders that I got hooked on cycling and the NYCC. Sounds like the club might have yet another true believer - you.

See you next weekend.


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Don Montalvo (not verified)
Re: Thanks to Herb Dershowitz

Herb is great. When I first joined the NYCC in the late 80's/early 90's, he stayed with me when I got dropped on those fast B rides. He's a very generous, warm hearted person.

To bad he can't play pool to save his life :)

Herb's the best!
Don Montalvo

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Hank Schiffman (not verified)

Some people actually give more than they take. Herb is one. I ran across him last year at a New York Road Runners event. He was volunteering his time. He is a member of NYRR but hasn't run in many years due to an injury. That didn't stop him from helping out. I don't know him too well but I have never seen him as part of a problem. He has always been a positive force.

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Christy Guzzetta (not verified)
What are you talking about?

Are you all nuts? Herb's a bum!

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Frank Grazioli (not verified)
A bum?

The biggest in the business, I tell ya. I only hope I can be as much of a bum when I grow . . . up.

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JP (not verified)

"RICK, A quick bottle of tomato juice or V-8 usually overcomes cramps. Plan ahead, for yourself - and everyone else too. Also, ride lots and stretch. Lucky that Herb - a salt of the earth guy - was there.

CHRISTY, hard to tell if you are joking. A "";-)"" might help. Are you smoking herb? ;-)

For the record, I AM nutzen. I am also a bum, so, with Herb, I'm in good company.

Andiamo, John"

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