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Great article on Local Legend and Cycling Icon Steve Tilford

Somewhere at home I have a picture of Steve from the Tour Of Kansas City Race this year where he came in 12th overall behind the likes of Brian Jensen and Brad Huff. All guys almost half his age.

Steve Tilford has sewn up his place in cyclocross history — but he isn't done

"By Carolyn Szczepanski

Published on January 20, 2009 at 2:19pm

Perched on the edge of his couch, Steve Tilford performs minor surgery wearing nothing but a pair of jeans and a silver medal of St. Christopher that rests just below his neck.

The late-December afternoon casts dim light through the window of his single-story Topeka home. A plastic bag with a biohazard symbol stamped on the front spills its contents on the coffee table. The kit is missing a needle, the one that Tilford is gingerly using to thread stitches through the leg of a black-and-white English setter......"

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