“The Amgen Tour of California is attracting a caliber of riders in its first year that is evidence of the high esteem the race is being given by the international cycling community. This field is unprecedented in the history of modern American cycling and we're excited to host such an accomplished group of cyclists. It's our goal to give them a first-class experience in California.”
“What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year.”
“When I first retired, I just needed to keep active, so I started coaching riders. But then (Ride for Red founders) Joanne and Kevin (Gulliver) contacted me about coming here, and I started speaking a few times a year.”
“They introduced all the riders with a new production, ... Tyler Evans drove in a Ferrari. Another rider ? an [ambulance] came with the siren on and then these two EMS guys got out? pulled out a gurney, there was a white sheet and the guy sat up and waved. It was playing on the danger a little bit. Another guy rode in on a big, fat chopper? really long, like one of those American Choppers . So there's a big production and then that guy's voice [imitates supercross voice]. It's very epic.”