The colorful flock of cyclists powered up the hill toward us, bike tires buzzing.
They broke into a couple smaller groups to pass us – myself, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, and his campaign aide Brian Early – as we stood on the shoulder taking a water break.
Bzz, bzz, bzz. And then, “Hey!”
“Was that who I thought that was?”
Paul, an avid cyclist in his daily life on the Texas Gulf Coast, and in Alexandria, Va., when Congress is in session, is running for the Republican nomination for president.