Francois Faber was born in France in 1887, came in second in the Tour de France in 1908 and won it in 1909 when he won five consecutive stages (still a record). The conditions were horrible with Faber seeming to bloom in the terrible conditions (rain, snow, thick mud, knee high water, deeply rutted dirt roads). I could go on and on about the epic-ness of the TdF in the early 1900s (one final fun fact: one stage Faber won started at 2 a.m., was 215 miles and took place on single-speed bikes — derailleurs hadn’t been invented — over mountains on rutted, muddy dirt roads).
Where I’m going with this: the owners of Bay City Cycles in Ashland have Faber for their last name. Karl has owned the shop since ‘88 and was joined by his daughter Alex in 2016.