Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Some Nevada City pics

Nevada City Classic was this weekend. Cutie patootie little historic town that comes out for the race and adds to its charm.

Michael and Dan got away just before the halfway point and came in together to go 1-2. Michael crashed hard here last year, at a time when his form was on fire. The crash was bad enough that he didn't really recover in time for Nationals. I really wanted him to win this year. I don't often tell him when I want him to win. But this time I told him. Michael and Dan are such a deadly force. Its been fun watching them learn how to race with each other to maximize their strengths.

There was some yelling going on in the chase group. Chris looks amused.

Tony! Get out of my way! I am trying to get to the finish line!

Damn...didn't make it in time

Zooming in on what I missed

Sarah, Stella, and Barb start the climb

Shelly launches. She went with about 3/4 of the race left to finish. And held it solo for the win. Super impressive.

Her teammates did not know she was out there (???) and almost brought her back.

Bella clusters. Sarah, Stella and Barb rode together until Sarah dropped her chain. As they rode by, I called them the cyclocross mafia. Then I remembered that Shelly is also a crosser. And so is Sarah Maile. And Rachel Lloyd. You can smell cx in the air at Nevada City.

Michael cheers on Natasha. And all the women actually. His genuine enthusiasm for our sport is so sexy.

I love this picture of Virgina. Clickie on it so you can see her face. It says it all.


At 11:32 AM, June 19, 2007, Blogger Chico Cyclist said...

LOVE those pics!

At 11:48 AM, June 19, 2007, Blogger PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

that is just an AWESOME picture of tony's nose hairs....

i really wish i'd been there to partake of all the fun. i am so happy that michael and dan rode so well.

alas, the track racing was.....educational.

oh, thank you for moving the pink bibshorts down.

At 12:06 PM, June 19, 2007, Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

more pink bibshorts

At 12:35 PM, June 19, 2007, Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

That's a great photo of Virginia. Makes me a little bit glad I decided to suffer sola in the heat around Diablo :).

Genuine enthusiasm is awesome.

At 1:24 PM, June 19, 2007, Blogger X Bunny said...

if taz and olaf keep doing this 2-man-break thingee, we may need to get taz a flower for his helmet, too

At 3:08 PM, June 19, 2007, Blogger lauren said...

neat pics!

At 3:20 PM, June 22, 2007, Blogger Brennabella said...

Congratulations oV!
White Jersey Power!


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