Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-19-02, 12:35 AM   #1
poululla
Great guy
Thread Starter
 
poululla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Denmark
Bikes:
Posts: 397
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lance Armstrong's socks...

Has anyone else noticed that Armstrong wears the longest socks in the peleton? They look like tennis socks to me...
poululla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-02, 01:08 AM   #2
MediaCreations 
Marathon Cyclist
 
MediaCreations's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Perth - Western Australia
Bikes: Road Bike / Mountain Bike
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If I wear really long socks will I be able to ride like Lance?
__________________
MediaCreations is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-02, 01:20 AM   #3
marcuselo
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Watching him today was unbelievable. made me realize how in control of this race he really is. Did you notice how he was just toying with Beloki at the end.
This guy is inhuman.
marcuselo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-02, 02:36 AM   #4
poululla
Great guy
Thread Starter
 
poululla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Denmark
Bikes:
Posts: 397
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
MediaCreations, probably not, but there is always tennis....
poululla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-02, 02:53 AM   #5
cabledonut
where's the summer!?
 
cabledonut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Lancashire, England.
Bikes:
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
miguel indurain also wore long socks, there has to be a connection with long socks and winning the tour...

i've just gone and bought some of those white 1980's style basketball socks with the red hoops at the top of em. just gotta wait for my 2003 tdf start invite to come through the post.

cabledonut.
cabledonut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-02, 07:52 PM   #6
wabbit
Sprockette
 
wabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 5,503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My guess is they're his lucky socks or something. Everyone has some kind of lucky charm.
__________________
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.
wabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-02, 01:25 PM   #7
jmlee
serial mender
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Bonn, Germany
Bikes:
Posts: 416
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think the long socks are for hiding all the drugs he isn't taking.

Or maybe he just isn't very fashion conscious.

Or maybe he's do as much as he can to piss off the French and their fashion sense (like McEnroe not wanting to wear white at Wimbleton).

Or...
jmlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-02, 07:26 PM   #8
roadbuzz
Just ride.
 
roadbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: C-ville, Va
Bikes:
Posts: 3,246
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by jmlee
piss off the French
According to Cyclingnews live coverage, today (stage 14) he may have p!ssed on some French, while taking a rolling nature break.
roadbuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-02, 08:16 AM   #9
peawee03
Senior Member
 
peawee03's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: South subs of Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh my God! On the poor buggers!!! Great ways to make fans!!!
Interviewer (in the year 2015): So, Lance, what do you think is your greatest accomplishment?

L. Armstrong: Discounting my seven Tour wins, my victory over cancer, bringing cycling back in vogue in America, and all the charity work I've done, I think it was pissing on some Frenchpeople while looking like the Cycling equivilent of Pippi Longstockings. Yep, that's gotta be it.

peawee03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-02, 10:12 PM   #10
Trekaholic
Senior Member
 
Trekaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Back Home in Houston
Bikes: Trek, of course.
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by poululla
Has anyone else noticed that Armstrong wears the longest socks in the peleton? They look like tennis socks to me...
What this means is that if you want to really fly as fast as Lance, you best be cycling with hip waders.
Trekaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-02, 12:56 PM   #11
sean_kach
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Madbury, NH
Bikes:
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Why does it matter, Lance is the man.
sean_kach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-02, 02:14 PM   #12
knifun
Senior Member
 
knifun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: United States of America
Bikes:
Posts: 186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I heard they weren't socks at all but painted on replicas.
knifun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-02, 08:49 AM   #13
roadwarrior
Senior Member
 
roadwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: The Bike Business!!!
Bikes: Cannondale Super Six High Mod, Evo, Sram Red, CAAD9 Rival
Posts: 10,504
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well...you can get some and see if they make you faster...

http://store.trekbikes.com/shopping/...ategory_id=760

For my money, they are the most comfortable sock I have ever worn. Good for one MPH (1.5KPH)

They also make a wool winter sock that is great...doesn't bunch up like some do and wool, so not too thick, but do help keep your feet worm on cool days.
roadwarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-02, 10:44 AM   #14
roadbuzz
Just ride.
 
roadbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: C-ville, Va
Bikes:
Posts: 3,246
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's Not About the Socks.

Last edited by roadbuzz; 10-15-02 at 10:46 AM.
roadbuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-02, 11:30 AM   #15
neguypdx
Senior Member
 
neguypdx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Portland, Oregon
Bikes:
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
it's definately not about the socks........

@ $11 for a pair of socks, I would rather get several pairs of socks and spend the extra cash somewhere else.

also, who wants to support nike? huge global corporation.
neguypdx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-02, 12:36 PM   #16
roadwarrior
Senior Member
 
roadwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: The Bike Business!!!
Bikes: Cannondale Super Six High Mod, Evo, Sram Red, CAAD9 Rival
Posts: 10,504
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I didn't pay for them..."for my money" is a figure of speech.

What's wrong with being a huge corporation???
roadwarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:31 PM.