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Alfred University math professor 'riding with Lance' this weekend
8/27/09

Dr. Addison Frey

Dr. Addison Frey

Dr. Addison Frey, Alfred University professor of mathematics, will be “riding with Lance” this weekend.

Lance Armstrong, that is, seven-time winner of the Tour de France who finished third in his “come-back” race this year.

It will be Frey, Lance, and 1,998 bicyclists on the circuit, which begins in Columbus, Ohio, passes through Frey’s hometown of Logan, and ends at the Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, a total of 100 miles.

The event is a fund-raiser for the James Cancer Research Hospital in Columbus, a cause close to Frey’s heart since both his brother and his uncle have undergone treatment there.

Frey notes that while Lance Armstrong has been ”training” for this weekend’s 100-mile circuit by participating in the Tour of Ireland, he’s been “riding up Kenyon Hill… and I’m still alive!” Frey is a familiar sight in the Alfred area, riding up (and down) the many hills surrounding the village.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Frey, and help raise funds for the cancer research center may do so by going to http://www/pelotonia.org, and click on either “donate” or “riders.” Frey says he’s the only rider among the 2,000 participants with a 14802 zip code.

In addition to cycling and working with Habitat for Humanity, Frey’s interests include collecting Pez dispensers, which decorate his Myers Hall office.

Frey joined the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences as an assistant professor of mathematics in 1986 and was promoted to associate professor in 1991. He received his B.S. degree in mathematics from the Ohio University in 1972, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978. Prior to joining the AU faculty, he taught at Northern Illinois University and was a scientific programmer at the University of Pittsburgh.