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Old 07-05-04, 03:43 PM   #1
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Lance is the man in my book. A supreme example of what a human being can do if he or she reaches deep down inside and "just does it." Anyway, I wonder how often you imagine you look/ride/sit/etc like Lance? I know any time I go up a hill, sitting back a bit in the seat, grabbing the tops and pumping away, I think that my face must look exactly like his in the '01 TdF when he psyched Ulrich out. When I hit 90-100 rpm's, I think "Just like Lance". LOL I know it's silly, but I just can't help it. So fess up. When do YOU mirror Lance?
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Old 07-05-04, 04:00 PM   #2
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Actually, no, I don't pretend I'm Lance.

Early in the season, though, while I was recovering from an injury that put me in the hospital overnight and it still hurt to ride, I thought of Tyler a lot.
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Old 07-05-04, 04:02 PM   #4
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When do YOU mirror Lance

At the moment, I'm like Lance later in life after he's gone on a Eddy Merckx cheeseburger bender...
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I pretend I'm a 230 pound Eddy Merckx (a prime Eddy, of course). I will never be built like a cyclist.
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I pretend I'm a 230 pound Eddy Merckx (a prime Eddy, of course). I will never be built like a cyclist.


I AM 230lbs!

Well 222 now and trickling down...
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Old 07-05-04, 05:20 PM   #8
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I'm a slim and trim 230 pounds though. And I cut to 205 for my fights... starvation and dehydration suck.
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Old 07-05-04, 06:12 PM   #9
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never thought of being Lance, though I'm Lance's fan.
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Old 07-05-04, 06:17 PM   #10
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I imagine myself as Ullrich... that way I never let myself down...
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Old 07-05-04, 06:21 PM   #11
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I imagine myself as Ullrich... that way I never let myself down...
LOL can't go wrong with that...
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Old 07-05-04, 06:33 PM   #12
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I am not lance , but when I ride , I troll for races , even if the other biker doesnt know whier racing . I have to compete . I remember passing cars in one dual with my nemisis who rides a trek . I was going up a hill and this guy on a trek comes up from behind and says " great day for a ride " and takes off . Im more of a sprinter , so I let him get about a 30 second lead . Then on the flats , I cranked it up . Musta been doing over 40 , cought the guy too < but had to pull into a shop and get some water .
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Old 07-05-04, 08:11 PM   #13
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I'm more of the Alesssaaaaaaaaaaaaandro Petacchi ...except not as fast
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Old 07-05-04, 09:34 PM   #14
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I pretend I'm the guy on the mag trainer pretending to be Lance in the commercial <g>.
I was the 265 pound Eddy Merckx who thanks to diet and bike riding trimed down to 220 now. That is a normal weight for my height/frame. After a 20 year hiatus biking helped me get healthy again.

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When I'm climbing and spinning, I pretend I'm Armstrong.
When I'm riding, I probably feel most like Pantani. (earthling/alien/whatever)
When I just sit around the house and pig out on junk food all day, I pretend I'm Merckx.
When I go party and do illegal drugs, I pretend I am Ullrich.

I kid, I kid
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i am sometimes confused for him actually cause i ride a trek (1000) with the usps jersey on my shoulders......so yea, i pretend im lance every time i ride.....and im damn proud of it....#6!!!

oh and i have a helmet to match all of lances maillot jaune's
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Old 07-05-04, 11:23 PM   #17
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Yeah I imagine myself as more of a Ullrich type myself with a bit of Cipo thrown in for flavor
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Steve Bauer maybe, otherwise Curt Harnett.
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About the guy on the bike pretending he's Lance in that commercial: who wears their helmet when riding a trainer?
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About the guy on the bike pretending he's Lance in that commercial: who wears their helmet when riding a trainer?
Beats me, probably the same guy who would ride his trainer outdoors on an obviously nice day for a real ride.
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I have a new hero for when I pretend...Magnus Backstedt. I hear he's over 200lbs! He's my new favorite rider.
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listed at 211 lbs. Hell yeah! I wonder if he will make it over the mountains....
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i try to match my form to lance's rather than pretend to be him. for example, because of him, i'm more aware of my cadence and pedaling technique. i do have to say though...that nike commercial was pretty damn inspirational. i did a lot more riding because of it.
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Old 07-06-04, 10:55 AM   #24
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Would it be wrong if I said that I like small Italian men?

<I gravitate toward the Simoni/Cunego types ... yeesh! those guys weigh 130 lbs.>

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i try to match my form to lance's rather than pretend to be him. for example, because of him, i'm more aware of my cadence and pedaling technique. i do have to say though...that nike commercial was pretty damn inspirational. i did a lot more riding because of it.
I hear that. I have a hard time not rushing out for a ride every time I see that commercial.
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