“Highlights of her cycling career include being the first African American woman to earn a medal at a world championship track cycling competition.”
I apologize for the delay in responding to your wonderful surprise of an e-mail. You have found the past owner of the beautifully handcrafted Banke now in your possession. I am pleased that it is in the hands of a track bike enthusiast. I greatly appreciate the picture that you included.
I raced both on the track and road for 13 years with my primary focus being the track. I raced on almost every velodrome in the US and also raced in England, Switzerland and Australia. My main focus on the track were sprints but also raced scratch, points and other types of events. I had the fortune of racing for a well sponsored team for 5 years that funded USA Cycling and a project focused on equipment and athlete development for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. It provided the opportunity to be apart of testing a variety of equipment and spend time in a wind tunnel. We spent many hours training and racing on varies frames, clothing and helmets for the track. I qualified and competed in two Olympic Trials. During the later portion of my career, I had the honor of piloting a tandem as a member of the US Paralympic Team in 2000 and the US Disabled Team in 2001. Once I retired, I began coaching youth cyclist for a non-profit organization called the Connie Cycling Foundation (CCF).
Thank you for taking interest in my cycling career and providing me with an update on the Banke. Let me know if you have any questions or want any additional information.
Komponentteja mikäli ketään edes kiinnostaa
Ohjaamo: Profile 110mm x Rose kompaktidroppi x Salsa teippi
Ohjainlaakeri: Shimano STX
Satula ja -tolppa: San Marco Zoncolan x American Classic 28.6
Keskiö: Shimano UN55 best
Kammet: Dura Ace 7600 NJS 165mm
Eturatas: 48t Dura Ace 7600 NJS
Polkimet: MKS GR9 x MKS häkit NJS x Toshi NJS tuplasträpit
Ketju: KMC 510HX
Takarattaat: 15t Dura Ace / 19t EAI
Kiekot: Mack LF 32h x DT Revo x Kinlin XR300