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Old 05-10-10, 04:26 PM
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Do you know anyone in the Tour of California?

I was just thinking about the Tour of California, and how most of us probably know local pros on various teams, through training or racing (especially for you cat 1/2 guys). Looking through the list, I know one of the riders for Team Type 1. I also know a rider on Bissell that appears not to have made the squad.

I just think it's kind of neat and makes watching the race a little more personal. So what about you guys? Who do you know, and any good stories about riding/racing with them?
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I know a kid who was a "maybe" from Kelly Benefit. He didn't get the call. They are using him for crits back east instead.
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I've "raced against" quite a few of them but to be more accurate I was in the same race as them cause they are on another level and Alex Candalario(KBS) is a local.
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I know rashaan bahati.
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I know Chad Harting for Kenda Pro Cycling. Not sure how to spell his last name though.
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Old 05-10-10, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Caad 8 View Post
I know rashaan bahati.
Bahati is not in it.
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Bahati is not in it.
epic.
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Old 05-10-10, 05:33 PM
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/baha...rnia-selection
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Originally Posted by Caad 8 View Post
I know rashaan bahati.
He is in the Sacramento GP, which is a crit being run on the finishing circuit here.
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Raced with probably 1/3 of the field, at least. Personally, I know probably a dozen or so.
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It will be funny when Ze himself is in it. Even though I don't "know" you, it will still be kind of neat.
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Rode with Ben Jacques-Maynes a bit when I lived in Santa Cruz. I remember one time he showed up to the Saturday morning group ride on his TT bike and completely shattered the field on the long flat section into Watsonville. Good times.
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I just signed up for the 30 min. crit on the Modesto finishing circuit. Does that count?
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
He is in the Sacramento GP, which is a crit being run on the finishing circuit here.
that makes two of us

should be interesting

ive raced against many of the Bissel team and done local rides with there sprinter Holloway...same as jrennie though no denying they are at a whole different level...i consider myself a spectator having 360 degree front row seats

On sun at my teams RR we had Lucas Euser using our race as a tune up for the ToC. Jackson Stewart (BMC) and Scott Zwizanski (Kelly) were also there
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Old 05-10-10, 08:42 PM
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yes, several. But I work for a UCI Conti team.

And it's Chad Hartley. He's a good guy.
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I've met Daniel "Hollywood" Holloway at the track before, see him at lots of local races.
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I know a few.

Unfortunately, someone once told me "Never be a name dropper". I think it was Bob Hope that told me that! Doh!
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Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
I know a few.
I figured you would. Are you announcing again this year?
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I believe Dave Towle is announcing for AToC. Chad Andrews will be doing the Sacramento GP.
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Rooting for Paul Mach (Bissell)... Davis Bike Club alum.
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
It will be funny when Ze himself is in it. Even though I don't "know" you, it will still be kind of neat.
Wanna bet there's gonna be a pic of Mikey running up a hill in a speedo somewhere with ZECANON painted on his chest?
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
I just signed up for the 30 min. crit on the Modesto finishing circuit. Does that count?
I wanted to do this too...but I have to work.
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Oh and apparently Jackson Stewart's dad is on my team and he finished way ahead of me in the most recent crit I did....and he's probably old enough to be my dad....and did i mention he was way ahead of me. yeah.
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Not this year.
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I've riden with Aldo Ino Ilesic of Team Type 1 last year. He lives (ed) around here and knows one of my friends. He came over one Sunday and we all rode together for a while. We even sprinted for a City Limit sign. Guess who won?
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