Saturday, June 24, 2017

Echelon...a cycling blog by Amy Bush

Rediscovering a Lost Love

-by Amy Bush

I love cycling, I really do, but somewhere along the way I forgot that. I'm not sure when it started, but I think it was sometime around the 2010 Amgen Tour of California.

I was sick before I even left for the airport, a stomach virus I assumed because the nausea was unbearable and I'd barely eaten in three days. Then, the seemingly simple matter of picking up my rental car turned into a huge headache as my bank had put a hold on the nearly $400.00 out-of-state charge so it took multiple phone calls and 2+ hours before I was able to drive away. The next few days visiting with my cousin and his wife in San Leandro were nice, but upon my departure for Sacramento and the start of the ToC, I discovered a huge crack in the windshield of the rental car which had been parked in the open with no tree limbs in sight since my arrival.

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Nationwide Bicycle Insurance Now Available

Comprehensive Accident and Liability Insurance Coverage Available

The nation’s bicycle community is growing rapidly, and as more cyclists share the road with cars, trucks and other cyclists, there is greater likelihood of an accident. As a result, the demand for bicycle insurance has never been higher. Today Better World Club (BWC), America’s only environmentally friendly auto club, announces that it has partnered with Gales Creek Insurance Services (GCIS) of Portland, Oregon, a division of JD Fulwiler, so that its members can receive GCIS’s BIKEon, the first nationwide, comprehensive, and affordable accident and liability insurance for bicyclists.

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Week Two Insights From Brian Smith

Former Rider and Current Cycling Commentator Brian Smith Takes a Look at Americans in the Tour

Brian SmithBrian Smith @brismithy

Brian Smith has been involved in cycling at the highest level for more than two decades. He won the 1991 British professional road race championship in his first professional season and was champion again in 1994. In the 1994 season, Brian signed for one of the world’s top teams, Motorola. It was a predominantly American squad with some talented riders: Giro d’Italia winner Andy Hampsten, Canadian classics specialist Steve Bauer, Australian legend Phil Anderson . . . and a young, ambitious American by the name of Lance Armstrong. After he stepped off the bike, Brian found himself a career behind the microphone, enlightening cycling fans worldwide with his expertise.

US Cycling Report is so very pleased to have had Brian's insights during the 2012 Tour de France and want to thank him for his contribution.

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Frank Schleck’s Adverse Analytical Finding Confirmed

Case Will be Handled by Luxemborg Federation

The UCI communicates that the analysis of the sample B of Frank Schleck’s urine carried out today has confirmed the result of the adverse analytical finding notified by the Anti-doping laboratory of Châtenay-Malabry following the analysis of the sample A.

In accordance with the Anti-doping rules, the UCI will request the Luxembourg Federation to open a disciplinary procedure against the rider.

Team Type 1 Women's Team Member Heidi Pius

Cherry Blossom Bike Rally and Ride

Cherry Blossom Bike Ride and Cycling Expo is an event that kicks off the cycling season as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. The event features cycling workshops and four celebrity-led bike rides along the historic Capital Crescent Trail. Despite the rain, over 100 rides participated in a 10 mile ride along the Capital Crescent Trail . There was so much excitement and energy is echoed all throughout Water Street. 

TT1 Cherry Blossom Ride

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