I love quirky finds on Facebook.  About as much as my friend Ankur Gopal likes quirky finds in shopping malls around the world.  While shopping recently at the South Extension in Delhi, he, oddly enough, stumbled across someone he knows.  Yep!  8000 miles away from home, one Owensboro guy ran into another.  LOOK!


Yep!  That is MotoGP star and Owensboro native, Nicky Hayden!  On full display at the South Extension.  And, by the way, that watch Nicky is modeling is actually inspired by him.  Check it out!

from Tissot official website

And here's what the company has to say about the watch and its inspiration . . .

To honour its ambassador, Tissot wanted to create a timepiece that illustrated the qualities of such an amazing racer. The base of the Tissot T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition 2013 therefore portrays the 2006 MotoGPTM World Champion’s burning passion through its fiery red, in a tip of the hat to Nicky Hayden’s race team. The athlete’s extraordinary determination and will to win and to reach for the stars is echoed in Nicky Hayden’s star emblem at the top of the dial at 12 o’clock. As for the sensational dynamism and speed, they are reflected in the white stripes around the strap.

I'd say Ankur made a pretty cool find in India.  And I'm glad he shared it on Facebook.  I'll have to ask him the next time I see him . . . "So, Ankur.  Did you buy the watch?"