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    Acquiring new target.... carlfreddy's Avatar
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    Lance + 1 hour = New World Record?

    Lance seen testing at the ADT Velodrome in LA

    I think its great, maybe it'll get track cycling more respect in the US.
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    was the reporter mad he couldn't get a quote and decided to run the story anyway?

    BF level rampant speculation

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    I was actually going to go by ADT and watch him today, the track was on the way back from my race and was open to the public. I decided to get a coffee and take a nap instead lol.

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    i want a velodrome
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmb2786 View Post
    i want a velodrome
    It's really... really... REALLY nice.

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    Just a thought.. He is doing a come back and he needs to get as strong as possible in the short time. Nothing better than do some track for a few weeks. It would be nice to see him doing the record anyways.

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    He was just there for the day afaik- he's in the area for TOC. He's been there a few times before to test stuff, usually pretty quietly and we only hear about it after.

    And yeah, having a velodrome like that nearby is really nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
    I was actually going to go by ADT and watch him today, the track was on the way back from my race and was open to the public. I decided to get a coffee and take a nap instead lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by redtires View Post
    wow.
    What can I say I drink a lot of caffeine it doesn't affect me too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlfreddy View Post
    Lance seen testing at the ADT Velodrome in LA

    I think its great, maybe it'll get track cycling more respect in the US.
    i'm so tired of rednecks, in pick ups, almost running me down on the banks.

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    I hope David Beckham proves us all wrong this year.
    Oops, I meant Lance.

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    So when Lance actually attempts the hour, remember you heard it here first. A whole week before VeloNews picked it up.
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    Not for nothing, but his hour was scrapped when he was really strong because the numbers didn't add up. It would make sense that it's for other kinds of testing, but I'd be pretty skeptical about a serious go at the record until it actually happened.

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    I'll bet $10US, he doesn't even try.
    Why would he? The hour record has as less respect than a training crit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
    I'll bet $10US, he doesn't even try.
    Why would he? The hour record has as less respect than a training crit.
    The Hour hasn't been given much respect because nobody noteworthy has attempted it in recent history.

    Someone like Lance attempting the hour would bring a lot of media attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    So when Lance actually attempts the hour, remember you heard it here first. A whole week before VeloNews picked it up.
    http://twitter.com/lancearmstrong
    No, I heard it THERE first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat4ever View Post
    http://twitter.com/lancearmstrong
    No, I heard it THERE first.
    You didn't hear anything.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
    I'll bet $10US, he doesn't even try.
    Why would he? The hour record has as less respect than a training crit.
    I thought the Hour record was one of the most coveted palmares.

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    Would he be going for the record where equipment is limited or not? They are 2 different records.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hour_record

    The thing is about the record without limits (TT helmet + discs OK) is that the positions that hold the record have been since outlawed (?????).
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    2.6 MPH increase at the same wattage on the TT position/bike. Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfmckenna View Post
    I thought the Hour record was one of the most coveted palmares.
    Since Lance has foregone an Hour attempt in the past, here in the US it is considered irrelevant. As soon as he announces any interest the band wagoners will be on here, giving us all a lesson in the history and importance of the event.

    edit: I present this thread as evidence of the above statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjcampbell View Post
    Would he be going for the record where equipment is limited or not?
    Both?
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    I hope he goes for the track stand record instead!
    Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!

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    19 second laps isn't anything to write home about, for him. Curtis Gunn whupped that.

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    I don't think he was actually attempting the hour when those shots were taken.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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