The glow that surrounds the cycling industry dimmed last week with the passing of Dong Ngo from Denver Spoke. I had the pleasure of meeting Dong for the first time in 1999 and every encounter going forward was memorable. Dong's specialty was selling high-end road bikes. In 1984, he built Alexi Grewal's gold medal winning road machine. Dong was the point person for almost everyone looking for a PRO bike in Denver.
For those of us who were lucky enough to know Dong, we bow our heads at his passing. If you never met Dong, ask someone who has to share a great Dong story. There is certainly no shortage of them.
Photo courtesy The Dong Man