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    Landice's Yellow Bike

    I only saw it here and there during the OLN broadcast, but my first impression was:

    "Flip it!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer
    I only saw it here and there during the OLN broadcast, but my first impression was:

    "Flip it!"

    <just kidding>
    When Landis wins the tour, I'm flipping my stem.

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    Sorry for misspelling his name.
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    He certainly looked suprised when he got it. Cool idea I think.

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    It definitely was a fly bike. And the look on his face- surprise and joy- it was utterly priceless. I hope someone got a picture of that one!

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    That was, indeed, a sweet bike. I like Team Phonak's bikes as it is but that one is a stunner.
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    Between Landis calling the other riders "pretenders" and then riding a yellow bike mid-tour rather than just in Paris, I think he might have angered the cycling Gods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdude
    Between Landis calling the other riders "pretenders" and then riding a yellow bike mid-tour rather than just in Paris, I think he might have angered the cycling Gods.
    Let us not foget the yellow helmet, too!
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    Not a great picture but the only one I could locate.


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    A few more:


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    Save the yellow bike for Paris not midrace. Tacky.
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian
    Save the yellow bike for Paris not midrace. Tacky.
    There's no guarantee he'll have yellow in Paris, let the fellow enjoy his time as leader

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian
    Save the yellow bike for Paris not midrace. Tacky.
    That's exactly what I thought. It's a little early and pretentious. Maybe after being solidly in yellow after the Alps, if it happens.

    But, on the other hand, I've really enjoyed Landis' faith in himself; so for him to feel he's going to get that bike back in a few days is encouraging.

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    Yeah, I think the yellow/green/polka-dot stuff HAS gone a little overboard...

    I think it all started with Laurent Jalabert's polka-dot Look that he got on his last trip to Paris. Hell, even Tom Boonen was wearing a special helmet and crap like that when he was wearing yellow... Robbie McEwen also has a green bike waiting, but I haven't seen him actually ride it yet. He said one morning that he was happy with how his current bike was riding.

    Whatever. If each team wants to spend the cash to have a yellow bike and yellow kit handy just in case, let 'em. And while Flandis's yellow bike is an insanely cool rendition of what is already my dream bike, it seems a little excessive.

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    Yeah it all ties in with Phonak's plan to overthrow the French government by disrepecting the yellow jersey and anything associated with the Tour in general.

    Gimme a break. Not one of us would even think twice about taking and riding that bike if we were in Floyd's shoes. Well, not too many of us would even make it that far I guess.

    I say, good for him, ride on. Who cares what color bike or helmet he's wearing.
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    Robbie has been riding a black/green Noah since he took over the green jersey...


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    Quote Originally Posted by frischtr
    Robbie has been riding a black/green Noah since he took over the green jersey...

    That is totally SCHWEET!

    Man, I wouldn't turn down that bike... no way.

    Go Robbie! You ride that bike!



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    Quote Originally Posted by 'nother
    Yeah it all ties in with Phonak's plan to overthrow the French government by disrepecting the yellow jersey and anything associated with the Tour in general.

    Gimme a break. Not one of us would even think twice about taking and riding that bike if we were in Floyd's shoes. Well, not too many of us would even make it that far I guess.

    I say, good for him, ride on. Who cares what color bike or helmet he's wearing.
    Ditto. Why does every fool think you have to do it exactly like Lance did it? Keep the freakin' jersey, give it away... who cares? As long as you roll into Paris wearing it, why are people losing their friggin minds over who wears it, who gives it away, what color bike, etc.? Get out there and ride- not one of us are even as good as the guy who finished last, much less the ones who dropped out.

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    DrPete, you think this is "excessive"? You need to get out a bit more. The world's screaming, "Anything worth doing, is worth doing to excess."

    Meanwhile, back to the "Tour". Pretty exciting stuff everyday, eh?

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    None of them has ever beat Chipollini with his yellow eveything kit. Funny, he didn't have yellow shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frischtr
    Robbie has been riding a black/green Noah since he took over the green jersey...
    Oh my god. Blatant disrespect for the Green Jersey to ride that mid-race. Just think of the Years Of Tradition being messed with here, folks...a slippery slope! The Tour is in real danger with one dis after another. They should just cancel the '07 Tour right now


    Seriously, that's a cool-looking bike. Go Robbie!
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    Shouldn't Phonak have waited until the last day to unveil the bike? I mean, come on, they gave away the jersey the next day! Lance never put on the full yellow regalia (helmet, bike, wheels) until the ride into the Champs Elysee. Probably lots of grumbling, but that's a reason Phonak was criticized for not doing more to hold onto the jersey. If you're going to flaunt it, defend it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'nother
    Oh my god. Blatant disrespect for the Green Jersey to ride that mid-race. Just think of the Years Of Tradition being messed with here, folks...a slippery slope! The Tour is in real danger with one dis after another. They should just cancel the '07 Tour right now


    Seriously, that's a cool-looking bike. Go Robbie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruppo
    DrPete, you think this is "excessive"? You need to get out a bit more. The world's screaming, "Anything worth doing, is worth doing to excess."
    You make a good point. Should any of us really be surprised?

    Still, if I ever have the cash for a Pro Machine, I'd shell out a couple extra bucks for the yellow one too... Guess none of us are immune

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    Yeah, I think the yellow/green/polka-dot stuff HAS gone a little overboard...

    I think it all started with Laurent Jalabert's polka-dot Look that he got on his last trip to Paris. Hell, even Tom Boonen was wearing a special helmet and crap like that when he was wearing yellow... Robbie McEwen also has a green bike waiting, but I haven't seen him actually ride it yet. He said one morning that he was happy with how his current bike was riding.

    Whatever. If each team wants to spend the cash to have a yellow bike and yellow kit handy just in case, let 'em. And while Flandis's yellow bike is an insanely cool rendition of what is already my dream bike, it seems a little excessive.

    DrPete
    Excessive? Excessive schmessive, I say. If I had earned it, I'd ride it too. Anyway, its good advertising for the tour, makes it a little more fun for the rest of us to watch. "Oooh, is so-and-so going to ride a special bike today? Oooohh!"

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