“Attn: Bicyclists of Los Alamos,” the first line reads on signs posted at coffee shops and stores throughout Los Alamos, “I am Beau Gerard, the owner of the Bike Doc here in Los Alamos,” the notice reads further.
The signs take issue with local businessman Mark Whitcomb, who owns and operates Atomic Repair out of his home in White Rock. The signs state that he is not a professional, lacks experience and that his business is essentially unsafe.
Gerard said he became like a mentor to Whitcomb approximately three years ago, and claims that Whitcomb befriended him wanting to learn more about bicycle repair. He said Whitcomb then turned around and opened his own bike repair shop.
Gerard said he felt set-up and used by Whitcomb.