While Labor Day is usually a day of rest and relaxation, Triathlon Trial lawyer Doug Landau travelled to upstate New York for a family wedding and lead a bike ride for the groom and his friends. The multi-sport attorney was asked by the bride if he wold perform this “labor of love” for her as she was to run with the ladies from the wedding party, and she wanted her fiance to return in one piece ! No crazy races, dog bites, speeding tickets, bike crashes or other sports injuries were to be allowed.
Having previously ridden with this very strong cyclist, and even knocked him off his bike (accidentally) after coming of of the W&OD Trail in Loudoun County outside of Leesburg, Landau knew that he would have his hands full keeping up with the young English bikers. By drafting, catching up during rest and directions breaks, and then making a “breakaway” when the well-mannered British bicyclists stopped for a truck, the Herndon bike lawyer was able to finish with the “polite peloton” after nearly two hours of very fast pedaling ! The wedding that night was wonderful, and the Landaus returned to Virginia the next day, exhausted and relaxed (if that’s not an oxymoron !), and ready for the start of another school year and Fall season.