VELO BELLA - The Elite Women's Cyclocross team
BELLA BUSTS IT “PEANUT” STYLE IN
of yet un-built custom Rock Lobster up for auction!
Velo Bella – Kona’s own Christine
“Peanut” Vardaros has been selected to join Barbarella
and their US National Cyclocross teammates at the romp across the
pond in Zeddam, Netherlands on January 29, 2006. Who knew an email from
opportunity to train on the roads she will be racing this spring during the
Spring Classics and World Cups isn’t bad either! Peanut is the
latest American rider living the dream and heading to race professionally in
a solid 2005 season, but less than fulfilling US Nationals campaign in
Providence, RI, Christine returned home to sell all but her last possessions
for a ticket to Europe where she could groove with the world’s grooviest
and showcase the talent her Velo Bella friends and fans have seen all year.
she has with a podium appearance at the Surhuisterveen UCI in Friesland,
Netherlands January 4 and a fourth place showing New Years Day at the G.P.
Hotel Threeland UCI in Pétange, Luxembourg. All that dancing can make
a girl tired, but when the US National Team sends a calling card what else
can she do but say, “YES!”
few celebratory vegan waffles and organic Belgian beers later with host and
friend, Jan Goeman, and Christine remembered she has to pay to play for US
at the World Championships! “Uh, check made of recycled paper
to fear, another “Tiki” around the bike later and a fantasmic California
Bella stepped forward donating a custom as of yet un-built custom Rock
Lobster with all proceeds going to support Christine’s World Championship
in the world can participate; road, cross, mountain, geared or single speed,
whatever you want built to your specifications by Paul Sadoff, one of the
great American custom bike builders; and you’ll be doing a good deed by
helping a young talent compete in the biggest race of her life.
details can be found at our benefit eBay auction at: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:11&item=7212493747
you can also donate directly to both Barb and Christine’s World
Championships soiree by going to our homepage (http://www.velobella.org/
) and clicking on the donation link.
few dollars here, a few dollars there, pretty soon we can all buy Peanut a
racing license to the World Championships! Thank you for helping us!
Velo Bellas would also like to thank the coolest, most awesomest, most
incredible, foxiest fans in the whole cycling world, the Bella Nation, for
donating so many of their pounds, dollars, euros and pesos to help send Barb
to the World Championships. Young, old, male, female and everyone
in-between, Bella KISSES to all of you, especially that one Fella whose
generosity was just, well, ooh la la!
now we’re asking all those same Fellas and Bellas to ask their friends to
step forward for Christine today. We all lifted Barbarella overseas,
and Peanut got over their on her own but needs help to stay long enough to
Velo Bella -
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