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    Lance Armstrong Racing Leadville 100 Photos and Video

    Lance Armstrong back in the saddle in Leadville 100

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    OUTstanding video, thanks.

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    Dave Wiens is one of the all time greatest.
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    Those guys are pushing? What a bunch of sissys!
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    It's weird seeing Lance on a mountain bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Those guys are pushing?
    Only on the gnarly downhills.

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    Wow, and I thought some of the dh/fr movie soundtracks were bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Those guys are pushing? What a bunch of sissys!
    Yea, they should try a ten mile loop in Dupont. That is what real men do.

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    Lance pedaled a good number of strokes before the dismount. I bet that felt good.
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    lance said he is going back next year. i wonder if the race directors will allow more racers to enter.

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    If Lance came back at a higher fitness level. And now that he has done the race he has a more realistic concept of what it requires. IT would be great to see an all out battle between Dave and Lance in this race. Dave really is amazing. He hardly even looks tired, but I'm sure he is.

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    Anyone notice that Lance was riding a soft tail, while Wiens had a hard tail? Not to take anything away from Wiens, but I wonder how much the soft tail contributed to Lance's fatigue over 7 hours...
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    The "Lance Idolitry" is sickening though.

    Wiens beat the poor guy by nearly 2minutes. He got a decent cheer when he rolled in. Nothing like the screaming welcome that Lance got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    The "Lance Idolitry" is sickening though.

    Wiens beat the poor guy by nearly 2minutes. He got a decent cheer when he rolled in. Nothing like the screaming welcome that Lance got.
    People inside a sport (you, cycling) so often miss the point. In the US, he is bigger than cycling has ever been and most likely bigger than it will ever be. He is a celeb with few peers. Runners hate his attention at the Boston Marathon, even though more people watch on TV than ever would without him.

    People that have no idea of the difference between a road bike and a MTB or a fixie or a TT bike idolize him for many reasons. People that have no idea that you have to qualify to run Boston idolize him. He is known by 95%+ of US sport fans. The guy who won is known by <1%. Sorry, but that is going to get him a larger cheer. Just accept it and take the potential new people that MIGHT ride a bike after seeing such a story. Heck, it made PTI tonight on ESPN.

    And your slam of him being a full 2 minutes back of the best rider in this event is a joke. This is a roadie who is about 30 lbs above his race weight and in a fraction of his best shape . . . and he hung with him 90% of the time.

    Or short version - you are clueless and myopic.
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    Yea, I though Lance was looking a bit fat If he comes back next year it will REALLY be a race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indygreg View Post
    you are clueless and myopic.
    You use that phrase a little too often Greg. Thanks though. I am what you see me to be, I guess.

    ( I talk too much )
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    The "Lance Idolitry" is sickening though.

    Wiens beat the poor guy by nearly 2minutes. He got a decent cheer when he rolled in. Nothing like the screaming welcome that Lance got.
    I found it a little disconcerting that the 2nd place guy (Armstrong) got a bigger cheer than the 5 time winner and course record holder (Wiens). However, I think it is as simple as Lance being a huge star and people are excited he is back racing. Most importantly though he is racing in America. The vast majority of his racing was done overseas and American fans really couldnt go watch him like they could a basketball or football player.
    I am planning on entering the 50 mile version of that race next year and I would love to stick around and watch Lance race. I would also love to see a great race and if Wiens beats him I will cheer Wiens more than Lance.
    Now, i just need to bust my ass and get into shape
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
    I found it a little disconcerting that the 2nd place guy (Armstrong) got a bigger cheer than the 5 time winner and course record holder (Wiens). However, I think it is as simple as Lance being a huge star and people are excited he is back racing. Most importantly though he is racing in America. The vast majority of his racing was done overseas and American fans really couldnt go watch him like they could a basketball or football player.
    I am planning on entering the 50 mile version of that race next year and I would love to stick around and watch Lance race. I would also love to see a great race and if Wiens beats him I will cheer Wiens more than Lance.
    Now, i just need to bust my ass and get into shape
    Gosh Sunflower, this is refreshing.

    Ya see Greg, it can be said with character and not an insult.

    I agree with you Sunflower. Good luck on your fiddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indygreg View Post
    People inside a sport (you, cycling) so often miss the point. In the US, I am bigger than cycling has ever been and most likely bigger than it will ever be. I am a celeb with few peers. Runners hate my attention at the Boston Marathon, even though more people watch on TV than ever would without me.

    People that have no idea of the difference between a road bike and a MTB or a fixie or a TT bike idolize me for many reasons. People that have no idea that you have to qualify to run Boston idolize me. I am known by 95%+ of US sport fans. The guy who won is known by <1%. Sorry, but that is going to get me a larger cheer. Just accept it and take the potential new people that MIGHT ride a bike after seeing such a story. Heck, I made PTI tonight on ESPN.

    And your slam of me being a full 2 minutes back of the best rider in this event is a joke. I am a roadie who is about 30 lbs above my race weight and in a fraction of my best shape . . . and I hung with him 90% of the time.

    Or short version - you are clueless and myopic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Gosh Sunflower, this is refreshing.

    Ya see Greg, it can be said with character and not an insult.

    I agree with you Sunflower. Good luck on your fiddy.

    It is an internet forum . . . posts are SUPPOSED to lack character and generally insult.

    And come on, anyone with a sig pic that takes up 2 vertical inches of everyone's screen is always going to get more heat than they deserve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsGT2 View Post
    Lance?

    LOL. I missed the use of "ME".
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    Fantastic. These guys are animals. I just got back from Breckenridge, CO and rode a few 50 mile rides over 11,000 ft. passes and trails and I was totally fried. 100 miles at their pace is nuts...

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    This race is happening this saturday. Lance is a little fitter.

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    Did it seem to anyone else that he may not have had to throw in the towel with 10 miles to go? And maybe he let Wiens get a little two minute lead, take the race and the record, when he probably could have kept up? I think someone who can ride the Tour the way he can, and run a marathon in under 3 hours, probably could've pulled out the last 10 miles. It's not like Wiens attacked; Lance told him to go.
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