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Bella Cross Pics!!Sabine
Oct 28, 2003 10:10 AM
This weekend's event was the 2nd Surf City race. It was the race before Halloween, always a special race for us Bellas. It was also one of the hottest days on record for October, not good weather for those racing in gorilla costumes...
Pink fluffSabine
Oct 28, 2003 10:11 AM
Heather won the women Bs. But she ripped her tights in the process
Not quite humanSabine
Oct 28, 2003 10:12 AM
Larry Hibbard, loking like a machine won the 35+ even though he is 45+
He looks familiar...The Walrus
Oct 28, 2003 11:37 AM
Is/was he the "model" who showed up in a lot of bike tests in
i Mountain Bike Fiction
a few years ago?
Mark NobleSabine
Oct 28, 2003 11:49 AM
don't know if he was in MBA as I don't read it and Mark doesn't boast about that kind of stuff. But he lives down that way so it could be.
Scratch thatSabine
Oct 28, 2003 12:45 PM
I thought the reply was down there, not up here. Thats Larry Hibbard. I still have no idea about whether he modeled for MBA though/
Scratch thatdlbcx
Oct 28, 2003 5:55 PM
I have heard some legends about the time he rode from Santa Cruz to Grant Ranch on his mtn bike. Guess he rode over on his slick tires then swapped them for knobbies then does the race. Wins the race then rides home.
Larry legendsSabine
Oct 28, 2003 6:03 PM
there are lots of them, I bet most of them true.

We went to a post cross bbq a few years back. Larry rode to the party on his bike after the race. He had a backpack with him and in his backpack was a pair of flip flops and big steak that he threw on the grill. He hung around long enough to cook his steak and eat it and say a few hellos and then he switched shoes and rode off.
Larry legendscxking
Oct 29, 2003 11:39 AM
I attended a training camp at the Olympic Training Center in 1990. They invited the top 10 finished from Expert MTB nationals that year as well as some roadies including Bobby Julich and Chan McRae. The idea was to get riders into 'cross since at the time it lookied like 'cross would be an Olympic sport before MTB. Anyway we were doing 2-4 hours on the road in the morning and another 3 hours of cross training and 'cross stuff in the afternoon. This camp was in November in Colorado Springs and Larry never wore tights or even long sleeves. He slept outside and would go for midnight full moon rides. He was riding for Yeti at the time and they sent one of the first Yeti ARC frames directly to the camp for him. If I remember right he went on to finish 3rd at Elite Cyclocross Nationals that year.
Scary mask?Sabine
Oct 28, 2003 10:14 AM
nope, just the face of racing pain and competition.
Justin hopsSabine
Oct 28, 2003 10:15 AM
this set of double that only 3 others in the Elite hopped. Justin won and teammate Ben was 2nd
Alan hoppedSabine
Oct 28, 2003 10:17 AM
he preferred it to running. We were both almost evacuated for a fire and our lungs still hadn't recovered.
The gorilla did not hopSabine
Oct 28, 2003 10:19 AM
Velo Bellarilla. Its hard to hop in your nightie.
No bananas in the feed zoneSabine
Oct 28, 2003 10:20 AM
It was ninety+ degrees on Sunday.
Surf's UpSabine
Oct 28, 2003 10:26 AM
Surf City website and results are here:

More Surf City pics

re: Bella Cross Pics!!mackgoo
Oct 30, 2003 7:51 AM
I want a Vello Bella shirt, I really apreciate what you "guys" are doing for the young females in the cycling comunity. As well as your all around mission, to ride and win against the big dogettes.
How fun!PirateGirl
Oct 31, 2003 6:51 AM
Great costumes! That's too cool!

I'm jealous that others in the country are already racing cross. December is when it starts here in Tucson. Can't wait! I'll be wearin' the Bella jersey with pride again. Gotta dig out my accessories like the reindeer antlers for Christmas, and Happy New Year stuff for January.