At the recent Cyclo-cross nationals Redline ‘Cross mechanic Joe Sandschulte received a special piece of Swag from Shimano America.  Joe had worn out his old fanny pack, and in true race mechanic fashion, had duct taped it together. Here is Joe getting the last fanny  pack from Shimano’s Tommy McGrath. Race mechanics are a special  breed, they have a brotherhood that is hard to beat, always helpful to each other from years together lending support to racers.  The recent issue of VeloNews (Feb-2011) covers this in the story "Life in the Pits."  We salute all of the race mechanics that work tirelessly to wash, clean, inspect, and fix our bikes. Bless you Joe, we had zero mechanicals at ‘Cross Nationals, and two National champions!