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    1. September 15, 2008 at

      Congrats Shelley — sorry for blowing the finish line shot (I sense an equipment upgrade pre-Vegas)

    2. Doctor Z
      September 15, 2008 at

      Mike

      Shelley is rad~
      That is a very good win for the local girl who made good.

      Be sure and check out the Folsom results. Poulsen won the Crit and the Omnium. A good way for VOS to end the year.
      But check out the Circuit race results. Your boy Keith DeFiebre won the Circuit race with Rock Racing’s Kevin Klein in second and VOS Dan Martin in third. That must have been a battle.
      Rumor has it you have been coaching DeFiebre and all those tips must have paid off for him to top that field & take out Klein and Martin in the end.

      your a good man Mike

      DZ

    3. September 15, 2008 at

      okay, thats funny…and a little bit freaky.

    4. September 15, 2008 at

      That race was insane, Proman, Aarons, Webcor and Cheerwine put on a show. Kat C. and Christine T. were amazing. The break looked to be long gone, then w/ 3 to go, Meredith Miller (Aarons) closed the 15 sec gap in one lap! Christine never got off the front and shredded the field in the last 2 laps. Shelley played it perfect and killed the sprint!

      There is some killer footage (and a very stoked Shelley) on cyclistvillage…
      http://www.cyclistvillage.com/?page_id=167&message=cv_tv

      Twilight and the Giro was some of the best women’s racing I have ever seen.

    5. NurseKatrina
      September 15, 2008 at

      I’ve been saying this all Road season long, promoters would do themselves a WORLD of good to start promoting Cat 1/2 women’s races equal to men’s. You will see even more tactical and fast races, excited crowds come to see women, and with more money stronger women coming to town. Keep an eye on Code Three Women’s Racing, next year we’ll be a force.

    6. memyselfand i
      September 16, 2008 at

      it is always good if Sabine is happy:)

    7. ted
      September 16, 2008 at

      I took 3.5 year old daughter to the race to watch the women. We had a fantastic time. The venue was awesome and that was one of the most exciting crit’s i’ve seen in a long time. I loved how all the superstars were off the front killing it for the last part of the race. Kat Carrol was incredible, Christine was nuts, and it was super exciting to see shelly win in a sprint.

      I still can’t believe they brought the break back so quickly.

    8. ddt
      September 16, 2008 at

      Shelly was a one-woman storm of awesome that night (not that she’s not an OWSOA all the time). Worked the break which totally destroyed most of her companions, then worked through the field to ice the field. The whole team did a great job of covering the front when the break was away, moving teammates up through the huge but rapidly dwindling field before then, and clearing the path for her at the end.

      And who was the Los Gatos racer there at the end who looked to be about 12 years old? Gutsy. And cheers to her teammate JV: only a few years ago, when she started racing, she had a crit phobia due to a bad crash. Now she’s in there with the big dogs. Uh, lipstick on a pig?

    9. September 17, 2008 at

      karla? i’m pretty sure she is 25.
      i *at least* know she is of legal drinking age because we played “big buck hunter” a few weeks ago at a bar.

      fyi- she was really good at that too. it’s cause she is from the upper peninsula and hunting is in her veins.

    10. September 17, 2008 at

      Although Karla was the highest-placed LGBRC rider, I think Dan is referring to Kimberly Fong, who is a senior at UC-Berkeley.

    11. September 17, 2008 at

      12…22… it’s okay, dan. i hear the eye sight starts to go at some point. it was dark. that, and you are probably too young cataracts.

    12. Bryanlarsen
      November 1, 2008 at

      Hey Mike!
      I thought i’d say Hi! soo “Hi”. Also…Why weren’t you in the pro race that night?! it was a blast!!!!!!! next year i expect you to be in there with me. Okay? agreed.

      How is everything else? I am down in Irvine currently studying BME at UCI. But i definitely miss good ol’ Norcal…

      shoot me an email.
      Bryan L.

    13. Michael Hernandez
      November 3, 2008 at

      yo Bryan!

      good to hear from you, bud. UCI? That’s rather ironic, enit? You go from racing UCI to attending UCI. showoff.

      i’ve lived around that area and travel’d through it a bunch. Actually, i think i did some landscape work on that campus back when i was real young. place was pretty cool, even if it’s a repube’lican stronghold. Stranglehold, really.

      right on man, keep me posted on developments and i’ll shoot you an email, too.
      m

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