I'm gutted at the loss, but really how could anyone not see this coming?
US Cycling does NOTHING to support advocacy. NOTHING. Yet their athletes, of all levels, use the roads and trails to train on every single day.
Future athletes are dwindling in numbers because parents are not willing to let their kids ride and train when they are young because, yep, the environment is too dangerous, which circles back to US Cycling doing NOTHING to support advocacy.
Meanwhile the overwhelming majority of the racing community - particularly road - does little, if anything, to support advocacy. It's a complete disgrace when we see racers go out of their way to support another cause while completely ignoring the most basic charity/cause which would help them do what they love to do!
Meanwhile there are plenty of grumpy weekend warriors willing to shell out $4k on a set of wheels to gain an extra 20watts in aero so they can win a sprint to the local coffee shop, but are completely unwilling to spend $40 on an annual membership of support, tax deductible no less, to their local advocacy group. "No, no, I'd rather spend a couple thousand to stick my head further up my ass and feel better about myself than make the roads and trails safer for myself, my friends, and everyone who ever wants to ride a bike in the future" WTF?!?!
Amy is sadly another victim of the hypocrisy laden in this sport. It doesn't matter if she died in Europe or in the US, or anywhere - the issue at hand is being ignored. I'm gutted at the loss.
What's even worse? Even if this simple concept of supporting what you love to do is published by the media outlets, it will get forgotten and we'll continue to see more athletes of all levels and everyday people trying to make their way through life fall victim to ignorance.
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