As cyclist Jeff Crouch fills his water bottle and shoots the breeze Sunday at Santa Rosa's NorCal Bike Sport, in rolls Barry Bonds.
The ex-Giants star, now a serious two-wheeler, is resplendent alongside his new, ultra-elite Specialized bike. Soon, he's trying to choose between two S-Works Evade helmets, one black and one white.
Bonds notices Crouch and asks his opinion: which color does he like better? So Crouch reaches up and taps his own, white helmet.
He tells the African-American sports star, "Well, white is faster, you know."
Bonds chuckles and replies, "Not in the Olympics."
<strong>RUNNING FOR KYLEE:</strong> Petaluma police officer and Marine Corps veteran Paul Gilman makes no bones about it.
"I hate running," he said. Despite that, he has done well in three 100-mile benefit runs and he's training for a fourth.
Gilman and fellow Marine vets run to raise money to help injured or suffering fellow vets, or to assist families of Marines killed in action.