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Old 08-08-05, 12:47 PM   #1
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Is anyone else getting "Hey Lance" shouted at them.

My friend form out of town thinks this is just a Pittsburgh thing, but i don't believe it. It's much better than the other things that they usually yell, which i won't mention on this board.
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Old 08-08-05, 01:10 PM   #2
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are you all wearing the full discovery channel kit?
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Old 08-08-05, 01:19 PM   #3
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No, But as I was struggling up a hill on the Bon Ton Roulet in NY last week, belly hanging out and cheeks puffed out from breathing hard, I had a couple of kids laugh at me and yell. Hay, There's Ulrich!.
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Old 08-08-05, 01:24 PM   #4
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No one has yelled it to me, but since I just bought my new bike this weekend there hasn't been much time. My in laws were calling me little Lance because of my yellow jersey (even though I'm a girl). I tried to explain that I bought it not because of Lance, but because I want to be seen on the road. I have no designs on ever scratching the mere surface of that man's ability. Yellow just makes sense to me.
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Old 08-08-05, 01:42 PM   #5
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Myself, and all of my friends wear normal street clothes all of the time. i don't think they even own spandex. But, the yelling is at least once a day, more on the weekends when people are out partying.
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Hey at least these people know about the Tour and Lance's amazing 7 times. Kinda like being called Pele when kicking a ball around with your kids. Could be worse!!
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Gotta "Go Lance" from a kid one day. I wear bright Primal Wear jerseys.
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I get Lance comments and yells from drivers, dopes in the hallways at work, and even my wife. I wear black lycra shorts and a hi-vis lime yellow jersey. Don't these people know it's not even the same yellow color?
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Old 08-08-05, 02:47 PM   #9
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Yes, especially when wearing my yellow "visibility shirt." Sure beats "Hey mother f&*^%$!"
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Never got it. But there is a guy in a group I ride with whose name is Lance. I wonder if he ever gets it and how it makes him feel

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Old 08-08-05, 03:03 PM   #11
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It happens in SoCal, too. I hear something like that about 2 to 4 times a month while commuting, and I commute on a hybrid for pete's sake. I have heard those comments both in my road wear and my baggies. It beats "Get out of the f'nig road!", though.
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Hahahaha. Yes, I've gotten a few "Hey Lances" too. I just give them a thumbs up and a smile...

..and I wear a bright green Primal Wear jersey.
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I got called "quicksilver" instead
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My son and I got a "hey Pablo!" last night, but I think that's just a reflection of what the majority of people on bikes around here look like.
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I yelled it to a fat guy coasting at about 5 mph, wearing the Postal Yellow Jersey with full carbon Trek frame and tri-spoke wheels.
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It happens in SoCal, too. I hear something like that about 2 to 4 times a month while commuting, and I commute on a hybrid for pete's sake. I have heard those comments both in my road wear and my baggies. It beats "Get out of the f'nig road!", though.
Summer of 2004 when I lived in San Diego, I got them all the time. Even had one drunk homeless guy yell "Lance sucks!" And no, I wasn't in a "team" anything.
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Old 08-08-05, 05:50 PM   #17
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It happens to probably most of us. Even if I'm wearing a normal pair of shorts and t-shirt while on a mountain bike, I'll still get "Lance" hollers.

Honestly, I think it's the helmet that does it more than anything. Whenever I carry my helmet with me (or leave it on) into a store, I always get some sort of a "how's the ride goin, Lance" from the cashier. If I'm in full gear and leave the helmet with my bike... nada.
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Old 08-08-05, 06:01 PM   #18
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Is anyone else getting "Hey Lance" shouted at them.
Yup, it was two 4 year olds playing in the yard....

Didn't realize that Lance weighed 250 and rode an old Schwinn LeTour while sipping from a Camelback....and no kit....

I'll really be impressed when this happens as I ride by:

Kid1: Go Jan!!

Kid2: Jan? That's Vino!

Kid1: Oh yeah, why's isn't he wearing pink?

Kid2: Maybe because he's so rebellious?!

Kid1: Dunno, let's go online to ask....
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I was riding through Ashalnd, OR and an old guy stopped me and asked if Lance won, I told him yes, and he says "Wow what is that 7? Thats just amazing."

And at the airport, when checking my bike, the TSA dude opened my case, looked at the bike then me and said "I knew I recognized you, you're Lance! You retired from road racing and decided to dominate in the mountain biking world!" I just laughed
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One of my co-workers used to shout "Go, Lance, go!" at me last summer, which was doubly funny. Firstly, I'm a girl, and seriously don't look anything like L. A. Secondly, at the time, I was lugging my invincible and portly mountain bike around town, and wasn't scorching the pavement so very much!

This is the same goofball who did the posty-note job on my bike, though, so you can take it as read that he's a goofball. Also, he would be waiting at the bus-stop when he'd holler for me, and he LOVED having an audience. I'd yell back at him to get a bike, so it was all in good fun.
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Haven't had anyone call me Lance, but then I'm female, mid 40s, and certainly not burning up the pavement. However a couple of weeks ago my 20 year old son got a "Hey, there's Lance!" from a couple of elementary school aged kids. While I considered the fact that at that moment the real Lance was in France working on #7, I was still impressed that a couple of 10 year olds in southeast Missouri were even aware that Lance exists!
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No one says it to me, but on a ride last week, my male riding buddy got "We love you lance!" from a bunch of female motorists who passed us. And no, he doesn't wear a yellow jersey OR Discovery...
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I did have a motorist sincerely wish me "Good Luck" the other day on my commute. I guess he thought I was training for something.
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Only true if you're wearing a bike-dork Lance Wannabe outfit...
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The first time I rode my bike to work, my lab manager called me "Kendra Armstrong." (Kendra is my first name.) I was all smiles!
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