On the USGP pre-ride day, Friday before the weekend’s races, Canadian mountain bike and ‘cross ace Geoff Kabush was wandering around with a coffee in hand and Mark approached him to ask where he got it. It’s a funny photo. McConnell with this look of concentration on his face and the multi discipline national champion, World Cup winner, and Olympian gesturing to over yonder to where the Thump crew was set up.
“Take yer mustache and git outta here, kid. There’s only room for one Canadian with expressive facial hair in this town.”