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    Peleton Project/Ride For The Roses

    Has anyone on here joined the Peleton Project and/or rode in the RFTR?? I've been thinking about doing it in 2003 and just wondered if anyone could share their experiences. I think it's a good cause and all but is it really worth a trip to TX? I do think it would be something a person would never forget. I'm not that great of a rider or in that great a shape right now but I think I could be in shape enough by next fall.

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    Our friend Lotek has done RFTR a few times, he lives in TX. Ask him!
    You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.

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    Dragracer,

    Didn't do Peloton Project, but did R4R past 2 years and
    doing it again this year (oct this time, not april).
    Is it worthwhile? yeah,
    Is it inspiring ? maybe more than anything I've done
    concerning cycling.
    PM or Email me.

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    Lotek, I heard they're moving R4R to october so it won't conflict with various races. Good idea! So it won't be until Oct 2003?
    You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.

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    Originally posted by dragracer
    but is it really worth a trip to TX?
    You live in Misery and you need a reason to come to Texas?

    For crying out loud, get here as fast as you can!!!!

    Trekaholic

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    Wabbit,

    Yup, this way Lance doesn't have to Jet to Austin for
    the weekend and interupt training, etc. Maybe do more
    early spring classics?

    Trekaholic,
    Don't know about Houston but I'd rather ride some of the
    roads up in Misery than fight the SUVs here.
    Give me a country road anyday.

    Hey, maybe we could have a B.F. contingent at
    R4R?

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    Originally posted by Trekaholic


    You live in Misery and you need a reason to come to Texas?

    For crying out loud, get here as fast as you can!!!!

    Trekaholic
    LOL I'm there dude!!! I really am gonna try to make it. Sounds like it would be a great experience.

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    I saw on cyclingnews.com that Lance is going to do the Dirty Duathlon (Running and MTB) in Texas next month, so it's another chance to race against lance! I don't think he does it to win really, it's for charity. I'd do it if I was a better runner- and lived in TX!
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    Originally posted by wabbit
    I saw on cyclingnews.com that Lance is going to do the Dirty Duathlon (Running and MTB) in Texas next month, so it's another chance to race against lance! I don't think he does it to win really, it's for charity. I'd do it if I was a better runner- and lived in TX!
    SSSHHHH!! it's a secret. he's been doing it for years. He's really cool about taking pictures with people and stuff too. Ooopps shouldnt have said that.
    He got beat by a local guy on a single speed last year.
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    Lance also regularly goes out on training rides
    with local clubs (I think U.T club? ) around
    the Austin Area. When it comes to normal around the area
    biking, I don't get the feeling that he takes the
    "4 time Tour De France Winner" thing
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    Lance also regularly goes out on training rides
    with local clubs (I think U.T club? ) around
    the Austin Area.
    well, this was a long time ago, but Lance used to come ride with us (UT cycling team) when i was there in riding in '89-91 (i was there thru '94 but my bike got stolen summer '91, i had to work, etc. etc.) and he was on 2 rides that i was also on although i didn't speak with him personally and i got dropped at the end... i was just starting in cycling and was one of the weaker riders in the club. it was before he was really famous, but being in the cycling scene we knew who he was...
    why drive when you can ride?
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    no press
    no trainers
    no coach's
    no crowds
    no ego
    a man and a bike.
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    that was from last years dirty duo. a buddy was parked next to him and looked over and saw this barney all decked out in TREK gear and said to his friends "hey who does that guy think he is, LA?" heheheh and then he realized it was. hehehehe. they got pictures with him i'll look for them a post later.
    Kind of a shame he doesnt have any helper to put than number plate on for him though
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    Hahah... that can go down in the "My most embarrassing moment" discussion. I think LA came in 6th in last year's DD. Love the trek MTB. Hey if it's good enough for Roland Green...
    You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.

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