BMX Racer David Herman of Wheat Ridge Hopes Strong Starts Yield Golden Finish

From the Denver Post:

DACONO — Last August, after placing a strong fifth in an international test race at London's new Olympic BMX track, David Herman pulled behind a shack and made a personal pact.

"I promised myself and my mom that it would not be the last time I raced that track," said the 24-year-old from Wheat Ridge who ranks as America's top BMX racer.

That was a rare race, as it didn't include Mickey Herman, waiting, as she always has, at the finish line with a cold drink for her son. She was unconscious at a Denver hospital, suffering from heart failure brought on by pneumonia. Herman, who scribbled "I love you Mom" on the inside of his racing plate and "Mom" on his glove, felt his mother's cheers, just as he had heard at every race since he first pedaled a BMX track 16 years ago.

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David Herman will also be signing autographs @ Dacono BMX June 23, 2012. USA BMX has joined forces with the United States Olympic Committee and USA Cycling to offer free day of BMX racing at participating BMX tracks around the United States in celebration of Olympic Day. Dacono BMX,113 S Forest, Dacono CO-I-25 to HWY 52 (Dacono/Ft. Lupton exit), East on HWY 52 to Dacono, S on Forest- under big blue water tower.

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