80 out of 500+ were chosen to volunteer at this year's Tour of California which began Saturday, Feb 14. One of my friends from high school (Burbank HS) was among them and I had dinner with her and a few on her crew last night at Chevy's in Santa Rosa. An avid cyclist herself, Shari Deuel Nicholls at 60 yrs is quite impressive with her winnings too!
It was fun meeting some of these wild and crazy cyclist fans who came from all over the place (i.e. Michigan, Alabama, Vermont, Hawaii and of course, good ol' California) to help and be apart of this exciting adventure!
L-R Shari and Cathy
And here a couple of photos of Shari at the World Senior Games in St. George, Utah, last October where she got Overall Win with 4 Golds including First Female Finisher in the Road Race - you go girl!
PS And for you who wanted to see Shari in her drill team uniform, pls click here - lol!!
Finally, here is a youtube video of the Amgen Tour of California 2009 Mountain Decent. See what the riders faced on the first stage at the Tour of California in the rain.