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2011 Great Basin Imaging - Kinetic Cycles Team

Jason Brown, Team Director

  • Nickname: JB, Fashionista
  • Location: Lodi, CA
  • Family: Wife Teri, and son, Julian the Conqueror
  • Work: Educator
  • Notable/Fun Results:  Top 10's in every race out there, so a win is LONG overdue!!!
  • Favorite race:  Easily the most difficult race on the calendar.
  • Favorite Specialized product:  Toupe Body Geometry (BG) saddle
  • Favorite Patagonia product:  Capilene Midweight crew in NAVY
  • Favorite part of your body you think the world needs to see MRI'd:  Brain & heart: can't figure out which one's larger and/or making the decisions
  • Favorite movie quote:  "Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration."  Paul Atreides from DUNE
  • Funny story on the bike:  Too many to choose from!
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike:  Years ago I tore my shorts on the point of my saddle and had to sprint in the seated position from fear of "exposure."
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  Can of coke.  Aluminum included.
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:  Another 93 miles if they only felt like seven- I LIVE for these days!!!
  • Superhero you hate the most:  Superman: actions aren't heroic or brave if there's no risk of personal harm.
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now):  Got a tricycle at age 6 and loved it so much I rode it three miles from home...
  • Thing you did as an adult you wished nobody knew about (too late):  ...And still love it so much I'm still riding.  That little dude's still in there!!!
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?   Kool Aid (red of course): A timeless reliable classic; loved by kids and adults alike, been around forever, never lacking punch  :-)
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time:  The Game of basketball: my other sporting fanaticism.


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Matt Ream, Team Manager
  • Nickname:  Matt, Matty, Dreamy Reamy
  • Location:  Lake Tahoe
  • Family:  Wife Ingrid, daughter Kalia, and a boy on the way!!!
  • Work:  Technical Sales Rep for an HVAC wholesaler
  • Notable/Fun Results:  2009: 1st Folsom Challenge Crit, 1st Two Bridges Circuit - 2nd overall for Folsom Cyclebration; 2010 1st Modesto Crit, 3rd Nevada City Classic
  • Favorite race:  Nevada City Classic ... the atmosphere is great and it's a tough, tough race of attrition.
  • Favorite Specialized product:  Aero / TT Helmet 
  • Favorite Patagonia product:  old R4 Vest 
  • Favorite part of your body you think the world needs to see MRI'd:  Core for lungs and rib cage from years of swimming and lack of oxygen... 
  • Favorite movie quote:  "Do or do not...there is no try" - Jedi Master Yoda (Star Wars 1977) 
  • Funny story on the bike:  Early Bird Cal Aggie Crit 2009, Norm Zellers was up front in a break of 5 and some guy (can't remember who) attacked to bridge and I jumped on his wheel. After getting about 1/3 of the way up he yells at me "are you going to pull through", with my reply "no I have a teammate up front", and his acknowledgement of "well....lucky you!" 
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike:  Diamond Valley Road Race (maybe 2008) - finished the race then turned back to visit my wife at the finish line and upon stopping to speak with her, I could not get my cleat out of the pedal and fell over... in front of everyone at the finish line (officials et al). 
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  Brownie ClifBar 
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:  Now...fig neutons, supplied by nice guy Rob Brandt. It wasn't a craving, more of a necessity. 
  • Superhero you hate the most:  Wonder Twins, lets face they are really Marie and Donny Osmond in cartoon versions. 
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now):  When I didn't get what I wanted, I would cry so long... turn blue and pass out... again maybe adding to my lung capacity for later in life. 
  • Thing you did as an adult you wished nobody knew about (too late):  Cookie Monster... no me. Love me some cookies. A little out o' control sometimes. 
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?:  Guinness - bold, heavy and can be a meal supplement 
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time:  Being a former swimmer (wearing Speedos) to a cyclist (wearing spandex)... I reckon a speed skater would work. But really I'd be a fair weather surfer.


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Aaron Hunter

  • Nickname:  Salsa Diva
  • Location:  Santa Cruz, CA
  • Family:  Wife, Natasha
  • Work:  braniac engineering stuff
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Michael Hernandez
  • Nickname:  Hernando, Olaf Vanderhoot, Mr. Ridiculous
  • Location:  Oakland, CA
  • Family:  Beth Newell (owner)
  • Work:  non-profit programs and services for minority groups
  • Notable/Fun Results:  NCNCA Championships in Criterium, Cyclocross, Tandem Time Trial, and Track Racing (Madison, Points Race, Kilo, and Team Pursuit).  A few top-10's in the NRC.  Wins at the Nevada City Classic,  Giro 'd San Francisco, Berkeley Hills Road Race, Copperopolis Road Race, Orosi Road Race, Snelling Road Race, the Central Valley Classic Stage Race, Tour of Murrieta Stage Race, Timpani Criterium, Hanford Criterium, Landpark Criterium, Dinuba Criterium, Suisun Criterium, Sierra Nevada Criterium, Watsonville Criterium, Albany Criterium, Esparto Time Trial.
  • Favorite race: San Bruno Hillclimb ... I love this race! It's held every January 1st and kicks off the new season with a hang-over induced 3 mile sprint up a hill.  Who wouldn't want to jump-start the new year like that!
  • Favorite Specialized product: Romin Saddle - just ordered my new one from Kinetic Cycles and I can't wait to set my bum on it!
  • Favorite Patagonia product: Capilene Lightweight T-shirt ... absolutely perfect base layer for cold days.
  • Favorite part of your body you think the world needs to see MRI'd:  the trashed and thrashed costovertebral joints connecting my ribs to spine ... as a reminder that crashing is stupid.
  • Favorite movie quote:  "Anything so innocent and built like that just gotta be named Lucille." -- Cool Hand Luke.
  • Funny story on the bike: When I first starting riding, I didn't have any clue how to fix flat tires.  I would get a flat, ride it home, and take the wheel to a bike shop for repair.  Expensive learning curve!
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike:  Anytime I wear a skinsuit.
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  Those $.69 cent pies you get from gas stations ... 450 calories for under a dollar, baby!
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:  beer(s). 
  • Superhero you hate the most:  Any bit created by the Hanna-Barbera studio ... rrrr, i hated those damn voice-overs.
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now):  Explored sewers ... used to go adventuring all the time in those nasty-ass things.
  • Thing you did as an adult you wished nobody knew about (too late):  I love chick-flick movies.  Just frickin' love them.
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?  Murphy's Stout ... dark, big headed, and makes you do dumb stuff if you hang around it too much!
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time: Triathlon. Oh, the shame...


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Nick Carlevato
  • Nickname:  Dr. C, Dr. Nick, Stal, Boopsey (please don't ask), Donny
  • Location:  Reno/Carson City, NV
  • Family:  Wife - Carmen, Daughters - Nicole and Catherine, Sons - Chris and Zack, Cat - Dolce
  • Work:  Using ionizing radiation for mind control (just kidding) - Interventional Radiologist
  • Notable/Fun Results:  a few top tens last year, no top stop on the podium
  • Favorite race:  Dunnigan Hills RR - suits strengths, Winters RR, Giro SF - cool location, Folsom Cyclebration - great race
  • Favorite Specialized product:  Tarmac S-Works SL3
  • Favorite Patagonia product:  Anything Capilene
  • Favorite part of your body you think the world needs to see MRI'd:  Brain - must be atrophied from hypoxic injury, otherwise would tell body to stop putting brain through repetitive hypoxic spells with bicycle racing.
  • Favorite movie quote:  "Every man dies, not every man really lives" - William Wallace - Braveheart.  (Have to get the Talladega Nights quotes in) "Here's the deal, I'm the best there is.  Plain and simple, I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence" - Ricky Bobby - Talladega Nights. (One more) "Chip, I'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey" - Texas Ranger - Talladega Nights
  • Funny story on the bike:  A while ago - early 90's - showed up to RR and forgot cycling shoes(hasn't everyone forgotten essential piece of equipment or clothing for a race). Still decided to do race in shoes I was wearing, blue topsiders, actually made it into second group.  About 30-35 miles into 50 mile race, on flat, straight section, foot slipped off pedal, lost control and right into dirt embankment on side of road.  Needless to say, didn't finish with second group, but did finish race because was an out and back race.
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike:  can't remember how many times have come to a stop and can't get cleat out of pedal and fallen over, in all kinds of circumstances.
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  Clif Gel Shots
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:  chicken burrito and pizza
  • Superhero you hate the most:  Six Million Dollar Woman, I mean the Six Million Dollar Man was bad, but really? did they have to do a Six Million Dollar Woman?
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now):  at age 9 and 10 raced go karts, real open wheel racing at 70-80 mph, and you thought bicycle racing was crazy.  What were my parents thinking?
  • Thing you did as an adult you wished nobody knew about (too late):  way to many things to share here.
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?  I guess Cabernet - gets better with age - one can only hope.
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time:  maybe golf.


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Matt Kramer
  • Nickname:  Big Matt za'Kray-ma
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Scott Lee
  • Nickname:  Magooter
  • Location:  Sacramento, CA
  • Family:  My very understanding wife Courtney.
  • Work:  Apple Inc.
  • Notable/Fun Results:  1st - Winters Road Race Masters 30+
  • Favorite race:  Sea Otter circuit race. Laguna Seca road course is super smooth, fast downhill, great uphill on the backside.
  • Favorite Specialized product:  Roubaix S-Works SL2 bike, but all their stuff is great; shoes, clothing, helmets -- they get it.
  • Favorite Patagonia product:  Their warm jackets.
  • Favorite part of your body you think the world needs to see MRI'd:  My left arm, to see the plates and screws that have been in there for the last 20 years.
  • Favorite movie quote:  "Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can't do it. You want something? Go get it. Period. " The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike:  When the panel on my shorts ripped and exposed the business warming up before a race.
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  Nothing, I am obviously too heavy.
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:  Sports drink of some sort to replenish the liquids, followed up by a beer.
  • Superhero you hate the most:  The Greatest American Hero from the 80s, look it up and you'll see why.
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?  Arrogant Bastard beer
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time:  Running/trail running, if my body could take the pounding.


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Jim Herzman
  • Nickname:  Herzy
  • Location:  Truckee, CA
  • Family:  Wife-Beth & WAGS/aka dog Starker (both in photo).
  • Work:  If I told you would have to kill you ... oh wait, no Optometrist.
  • Notable/Fun Results:  3rd place Cascade Cycling Classic criterium.  Any cross race.
  • Favorite race:  Cascade cycling classic and or Nevada City ... hard suffering climbs.
  • Favorite Specialized product:  My soon to be SL3 frameset.
  • Favorite Patagonia product:  Tie between capilene thong or Down sweater jacket.
  • Favorite part of your body you think the world needs to see MRI'd:  medulla oblongata
  • Favorite movie quote:  Either, "I have come to beat you ricky booby" ...  or, "remember when I said I would kill you last, I lied!"
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  Immediately on getting dropped - goo.  Once in the car - either salty fries, or a Root beer and Ice cream.
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:  Cold beer and warm cheeseburger.
  • Superhero you hate the most:  Mintberry Crunch - really, do I need to say more?
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now): Spent many hours alone, climbing on rocks, plotting my reveng.... wait, have said too much.
  • Thing you did as an adult you wished nobody knew about (too late):  Watching spongebob.
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?:  Tweak, like the over caffienated south park character (what me, too much coffee?)
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time:  Well, if Scuderia Ferrari didn't wouldn't sign me to Formula 1 contract, shifter cart racing.


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Steve Thomsen
  • Nickname:  SuperSteve
  • Location:  Reno, NV
  • Family:  Supporting Cast - Girlfriend Rae Rae, Sons - Tyler (8yrs), Lance (5yrs). Seriously could not do it without their support.
  • Work:  Project Manager, Ryder Homes
  • Notable/Fun Results:  My best year on the bike was 2010. Not too many good results but learned a lot and worked hard.
  • Favorite race:  Folsom Cyclebration
  • Favorite Specialized product:  SL3 Tarmac
  • Favorite Patagonia product:  Capline best base layer ever.
  • Favorite part of your body you think the world needs to see MRI'd:  My OCD Brain
  • Favorite movie quote:  “Good talk, Russ. Don’t let your mom catch you with beer on your breath” – Chevy Chase, Vacation.
  • Funny story on the bike:  When I used to weigh 220lbs……
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike:  When I used to weigh 220lbs…..
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  Tortilla with almond butter.
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:  Pizza and beer.
  • Superhero you hate the most:  Batman (don’t know why I just have never liked him)
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now):  Lit a quarter stick of dynamite under a friend’s house. I will tell you the story on a long ride sometime.
  • Thing you did as an adult you wished nobody knew about (too late):  Where do I start?
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?:  Malt Liquor, a little rough around the edges.
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time:  Skiing.


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Robb Wolf
  • Nickname:  the Wolf
  • Location:  Reno
  • Family:  Wife-Meghan and are dog Sierra.
  • Work:  In-house Rep (Patagonia)
  • Notable/Fun Results:  Placed 10th at Copperopolis
  • Favorite race:  Los Gatos and Copperopolis.
  • Favorite Specialized product:  My new S-Works helmet.
  • Favorite Patagonia product:  Nano Puff Jacket / style # 84210 / Full-Zip.
  • Favorite movie quote:  "Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass." -- Ken Burns, movie about my favorite writer Mark Twain
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike:  Getting beat at the Mt Rose TT by Dave Eastwoods wife (Christy) (time was 1:20)
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  Belgian waffle with Nutella and jelly.
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:  Walker Burger and a Mexican cola! (No high fructose corn syrup)
  • Superhero you hate the most:  The Six Million dollar man.
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now):  Use to throw snow balls with my friends at passing cars in my neighborhood.
  • Thing you did as an adult you wished nobody knew about (too late):  I love to geek out to Meet the Press on Sunday mornings with a strong cup of coffee.
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?:  Murphy's Irish Stout---intense at times.
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time:  Alpine climbing or Roasting coffee in my garage.


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Bill Sans

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Andrew Lancashire
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Scott Carothers
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Rob Brandt

  • Nickname:  FunRob
  • Location:  "Dakota"
  • Family:  Wife Jen, Two kitties (Chubby and Griz) and dog (Turbo).  And I always wanted a pet cheetah…
  • Work:  I do what I want!
  • Notable/Fun Results:  I once raced and won… Just nothing noteworthy.
  • Favorite race:  The race I or a teammate wins.
  • Favorite Specialized product:  Helmet
  • Favorite Patagonia product:  PUFFY COATS!
  • Favorite ROKURFACE product:  All of them!
  • Favorite part of your body you think the world needs to see MRI'd:  My left pinky toe, it is a bit small in proportion to the others…
  • Favorite movie quote:  "Size matters not, look at me judge me by my size do you?" -- Yoda
  • Funny story on the bike:  My first group ride… I fell over while clipped in at a stop sign.
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike:  On my first “race pace” ride I was dropped within the first mile… That has lit a fire!
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  In-N-Out burger, animal style.
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:   I have not ridden past 80 miles… So I admire those that do!
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now):  Some people close to me know but it is still priceless… I was 8 or 9 years old and rode my three wheel hot wheels off a 5 foot hay bale. Broke my clavicle and my mom had to give me a piggyback to the house so we could go to the ER.
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?  Energy drink… ROKURFACE, need I say more?
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time:  Golf, wakeboarding, and eating.


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Mike Brown
  • Nickname:  MB
  • Location:  Gold River
  • Family:  Mary, Nicole
  • Work:  Exercise Physiologist/Cycling, Running, Multi-sport Coach/Massage Therapist
  • Notable/Fun Results:  I'm getting too old to remember
  • Favorite race:  Too many good ones...
  • Favorite Specialized product:  Shiv (wishful thinking)
  • Favorite Patagonia product:  Thermal undergarments
  • Favorite movie quote: <...it's just a flesh wound...I can still bite...
  • Funny story on the bike:  One Saturday morning leaving Boulder on the old Bustop ride, Darcy Kiefel pulled down the back of my shorts (before bib's) and hooked them under my saddle where they became stuck under my spare - I had to have my brother unhook them...
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike:  tie between above, the cheesy overacting in American Flyers, and tipping over at a traffic light doing a track stand to impress some college girls...
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  crow
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:  steak, and a cerveza (gluten free...just ain't the same)
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now):  Picked my own Indian name for Y Indian Guides - I thought it sounded cool and had to do with running fast - oops: White Lightning
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time:  skiing, tennis, triathlon


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Russ Petrosky


  • Nickname:  Rippen Russ, family named, cause I'm always full of gas. NOT the kind you put in the car.
  • Location:  Gardnerville, Nevada
  • Family:  Wife, Shamra, kids Aryana 15, Cole 11, 70 yr old dog. Scooby
  • Work:  Mri Technologist, I re-Aline your Hydrogen protons baby.
  • Notable/Fun Results:  Won the crit in my first ever stage race in Susanville, CA. In the "public", open class non the less. Back when they had one. 4th overall.
  • Favorite race:  Probably be Dunigan Hills RR because I have a good chance of not getting dropped. Or it would be Copperopolis RR because it beats you up so bad that you don't care where you finished, just finishing is a good result. And it takes you a whole year to forget about it before you do it all over again.
  • Favorite Specialized product:  Specialized Sunglasses, and Road Frames.
  • Favorite Patagonia product:  The puffy stuff, light as air.
  • Favorite part of your body you think the world needs to see MRI'd: my Right foot, still hurts from donkey konging it racing motocross.
  • Favorite movie quote: Doc Holiday, Tombstone: "You're no daisy! You're no daisy at all. Poor soul, you were just too high strung."
  • Funny story on the bike:  In SoCal back in the early days when I started riding. Tennis shoes, bike shorts and shirt. No helmet. While pace lining with two friends, me in the middle - doing probably about 30mph down hill, I was distracted by watching some chick riding her horse. I overlapped wheels with a friend in front and was down, sliding on my back side. Then a friend from behind rode right over me, leaving tire marks across my stomach before going over his bars. After getting a ride back to house by some dude with a pickup, my wife, then girlfriend, had to clean and bandage us up and get us to a wedding that we were then late for. We looked like crippled mummies.
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike:  When my Tennis shoe laces got tangled in my chain ring.
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  Anything in my back pocket, hopefully something good.
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:  Have only made it to that 93 mi mark a few times, so would have to be, not sure which order: find any place to lay down to take a nap, then eat anything that is not cycling related.
  • Superhero you hate the most:  Barney the big purple dinosaur, wasn't he a superhero?
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now):  We used to race bigwheels down hill in the middle of the street at night. Always a big pile up at the bottom. My mom would always ask me "why is your bigwheel only lasting you 2 weeks"?
  • Thing you did as an adult you wished nobody knew about (too late):  While living in Mississippi, Air Force days, I was a member of the Metal Detecting Club. Found some cool coins.
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?  A Blond Ale, cause I'm blonde, cool, and refreshing. Haha, mabe not
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time:  ah, Motocross? or one of my other 50 favorite hobbies.


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Scott Herman

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Micah Herman
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  • Favorite movie quote:
  • Funny story on the bike: 
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike: 
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb: 
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride: 
  • Superhero you hate the most: 
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now): 
  • Thing you did as an adult you wished nobody knew about (too late): 
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?: 
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time: 


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Keegan Bruemmer
  • Nickname:  Keegs, Uncle Keegs, K-Man
  • Location:  Reno, NV
  • Family:  Fiance, Rebecca
  • Work:  Radiation Oncology
  • Notable/Fun Results:  Always a good result at Boca RR
  • Favorite race:  Downtown Auburn Criterium
  • Favorite Specialized product:  Tarmac Pro Frame
  • Favorite Patagonia product:  Storm Jacket; works well while ripping lines in fresh powder!!
  • Favorite part of your body you think the world needs to see MRI'd: Rt Knee; it’s a mystery
  • Favorite movie quote: Wow. Never ceases to amaze me. What cologne you gonna go with? London Gentleman, or wait. No, no, no. Hold on. Blackbeard's Delight. No, she gets a special cologne... It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries... Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good.
  • Funny story on the bike:  Trying to find a pump in a strange neighborhood, only to find an air compressor and a driveway party…
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike:  When I first started cycling, I did a century ride that ended up with 6 flats, a bent rim, and a lot of inpatient people that had to wait around for me…
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  5 lb glazed ham, whole.
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:  Caffeine
  • Superhero you hate the most:  The ones that aren’t super
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now):  Bee Hunter
  • Thing you did as an adult you wished nobody knew about (too late):  I eat too much cheese
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time:  golf


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Jonathan Racine
  • Nickname:  Windblocker
  • Location:  San Jose, CA
  • Family:  Wife, Kim
  • Work:  Web developer
  • Notable/Fun Results:  Chico Criterium, Burlingame Criterium, Vacaville Grand Prix, Davis Criterium, Watsonville Criterium, Giro di SF. Any criterium that is not a 4 corner race, love the technical courses. Then all those flat road races: Cantua Creek, Merco, Dunnigan, San Ardo.
  • Favorite race:  Burlingame Criterium, the bricked crosswalks, then that right turn into that bay breeze, with every corner filled with cycling enthusiasts.
  • Favorite Patagonia product:  Insulator jacket.
  • Favorite part of your body you think the world needs to see MRI'd:  Left collarbone, 3 breaks and 2 plates.
  • Favorite movie quote:  “You have to have it in your blood, you have to grow up with the soil underneath your nails, the smell of the grapes in the air that you breathe. The cultivation of the vine was an art form. The refinement of the vine is a religion that requires pain and desire and sacrifice.” -- Bottleshock.
  • Most embarrassing time on the bike:  Everyone’s worse nightmare, the inability to clip out in time at stop lights. First ride with the new pedals, I learned what road rash was too.
  • Best thing in the world to eat after getting dropped on a climb:  Slice of Pizza alright two slices.
  • Thing you crave most 93 miles into a 100 mile ride:  Cappuccino.
  • Superhero you hate the most:  Aquaman. How often were the oceans in danger?
  • Thing you did as a child that nobody knows (until now):  Played in piano concerts.
  • If you were described as a beer, or wine, or gatorade flavor ... what would it be?:  Bordeaux Blend, Classic with a twist of goodness
  • The sport you'd be (more) into if you weren't cycling all the damn time:  Ping Pong!

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