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    Lance crashed during training . . .


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    Glad it's a minor.

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    he did however... crack his helmet

    good thing for new UCI standards demanding functional protective TT helmets
    "The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    crashed at low speed during the start of a training ride last week
    HHMMMM....what was Lance doing?

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    is this just PR spin???

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    he probably fell while practicing the triumphant finish line arm raising, or maybe the no hands victory champagne sip.

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    Boo-hoo!
    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"

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    Def dodgy. How do you get a black eye from a bike crash? ive never had one or anyone i know.
    one only has so many fingers on which to count ones lawsuits.

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    From the Boston Globe...

    Days before he will start his bid for a seventh consecutive Tour de France victory, Armstrong, distracted by a bee sting on his face, took a low-speed tumble off his bike last week. The fall left him with road rash and a black eye. It could have been worse. His helmet was split by the impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShinyBaldy
    he did however... crack his helmet

    good thing for new UCI standards demanding functional protective TT helmets
    There's a guy who post in the "Safety" forum constantly claiming that helmets cause crashes. He bases that on stuff like "few people in Holland wear helmets, and few people in Holland ever crash" and "Americans wear helmets and Americans crash alot". Therefore, helmets cause crashes.

    But, the other day, he topped himself. He said "Competent cyclists don't need helmets, because if you know how to ride a bike, you won't crash".

    So, now we know: Lance's helmet caused him to crash. And, Lance does NOT know how to ride a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanbikehouston
    There's a guy who post in the "Safety" forum constantly claiming that helmets cause crashes. He bases that on stuff like "few people in Holland wear helmets, and few people in Holland ever crash" and "Americans wear helmets and Americans crash alot". Therefore, helmets cause crashes.
    if we're thinking of the same thread ("throw your helmet away")....than that's not the gist of it at all.

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    I felt I must respond to this tread because I have had a black eye or eyes in my case caused by a bicycle crash. In my case I went head on with the hood of an SUV went over the top of said hood superman style and landed on the fron lobe of the helmet. The impact ended up being heavily focused, becaue the helmet slid down on my forehead, on the low spot where the eyes/nose/forhead meet. This caused what I belive was a broken nose, and led to black eyes, I never visited the Dr. for confirmation as there were no other significant injuries, dizyness or other symptoms. So, in short black eyes can happen.

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    Yeah, he looks pretty beat up here.

    All is well. The butt kicking begins tomorrow.

    BTW...Vino wants that big new contract. Think he's going to work for Ullrich?

    And what about Kloden?
    Last edited by roadwarrior; 07-01-05 at 06:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanbikehouston
    There's a guy who post in the "Safety" forum constantly claiming that helmets cause crashes. He bases that on stuff like "few people in Holland wear helmets, and few people in Holland ever crash" and "Americans wear helmets and Americans crash alot". Therefore, helmets cause crashes.

    But, the other day, he topped himself. He said "Competent cyclists don't need helmets, because if you know how to ride a bike, you won't crash".

    So, now we know: Lance's helmet caused him to crash. And, Lance does NOT know how to ride a bike.
    I crash because Im a Crazy Canuck, and I wanst to be early on the next gate, er.... turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadwarrior
    Yeah, he looks pretty beat up here.

    All is well. The butt kicking begins tomorrow.

    BTW...Vino wants that big new contract. Think he's going to work for Ullrich?

    And what about Kloden?
    That looks good compared to the interview he did on 60 minutes earlier this week. Anyone else catch it?
    KWITCHER*****IN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crosscut
    That looks good compared to the interview he did on 60 minutes earlier this week. Anyone else catch it?
    I think that was an old stock interveiw from his first 60 minutes apearance before the 2000 (or 2001) tour. I remember he was beat up then and I don't recall him saying anything that would date it, but I could be wrong.
    That's just my opinion, I could be wrong.

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