Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Senior Member Bontrager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Boulder, CO
    My Bikes
    Road, MTB, Folding, Commuting bikes...
    Posts
    2,339
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Lance bails out of Leadville

    08 Giant TCR Alliance Custom Build
    08 Trek 1000 Discovery Channel
    08 Fuji Outland Pro Custom Build (mostly Forge stuff)
    08 Forge Sawback 5xx MTB frame
    08 Downtube IX FS folding
    09.5 Downtube Front Suspension folding
    09 Diamondback Insight 1 flatbar road/beer
    09 Diamondback Clarity 1 flatbar road/beer
    1 bedroom apartment

  2. #2
    Single-serving poster electrik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    5,097
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hip injury or he needs to find time to burn down his secret hyperbaric chamber of horrors before the feds get it!

    Bummer... would have been good press for MTB.

  3. #3
    Professional Fuss-Budget Bacciagalupe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    6,203
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Gettin' old

    Do a lot of older pros / ex-pros do Leadville? I always think of MTB as a young man's game.

  4. #4
    Senior Member collegeskier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Evanston, IL
    My Bikes
    Felt F5, Fuji Robaix Pro and a KHS Mountain Bike
    Posts
    817
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
    Gettin' old

    Do a lot of older pros / ex-pros do Leadville? I always think of MTB as a young man's game.
    Lance has done it a couple of times as did Floyd. David Wiens is not a young man and other then with Lance dominates the race with 7 of the last 8 years.

  5. #5
    Senior Member colombo357's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,966
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
    I always think of MTB as a young man's game.
    True in XC where riders peak in the late 20s, just like road racing.

    Leadville's not a typical MTB race. 8+ hours on the bike changes things.

    A lot of top downhillers and 4X riders are getting older and still in the game. Steve Peat is 36 and Brian Lopes is 38.
    "I just googled triple crank set and i see what your saying. this bike has 9 of those "cranksets".
    "They are showing [the TDF of Versus] at 5 different times in the day. It doesn't say which one is the live one."

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bontrager View Post
    My guess is that Lance doesn't think he can beat his last years time this year and since he is still recovering from some TDF injuries he doesn't have much motivation to try.

  7. #7
    These Guys Eat Oreos Creatre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    My Bikes
    Yes
    Posts
    3,028
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lance has been on the border about doing it since the TDF. I wouldn't necessarily say he bailed.
    Category 2 | | Velogames BikeForums Leagues: 1st - 2012 Veulta, 1st - 2011 Vuelta, 2nd - 2013 Vuelta, 3rd - 2012 Giro, 4th - 2012 TdF

  8. #8
    Senior Member kleinboogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    2,584
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hezz View Post
    My guess is that Lance doesn't think he can beat his last years time this year and since he is still recovering from some TDF injuries he doesn't have much motivation to try.
    Maybe the first, definitely the 2nd thing. That and with a flat rear tire he beat the record by 15 mins and Wiens by 25 mins last year. Unless he thought there was some new competition he's not going to be motivated for it.

  9. #9
    Senior Member bellweatherman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Austin
    My Bikes
    Too many to count
    Posts
    2,069
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think he knows something is up with the Federal investigation. He's about to feel some big time pressure. He's got his mind on that and not on a bike race.
    Livestrong. The personal fundmaker of Lance Armstrong. The company who are in business to not donate to cancer research, but only to inform people that cancer is bad.

    Armstrong. The man without integrity, no care for the sport, and no problem with testing positive for EPO and making donations to cover it up.

    01101010101010001010

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    405
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hezz View Post
    Since he is still recovering from some TDF injuries he doesn't have much motivation to try.
    IMO the injuries - coupled with the insurmountable time lost that they created - resulted in a different LA who at the moment is not focused on racing. In some of the later stages of this year's TDF, he was just crusing along, smiling at well wishers. That's not the same super serious guy who rotinely buried the competition in the hills and still managed a 3d place at an advanced age.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Boston, MA
    My Bikes
    2009 Fuji Newest 1.0, 2011 Trek 3900 Disc MTB
    Posts
    1,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Leipheimer is doing it, he was going to be Lance's "big challenge" this year, but now it'll be Weins and Leipheimer I guess

  12. #12
    Senior Member collegeskier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Evanston, IL
    My Bikes
    Felt F5, Fuji Robaix Pro and a KHS Mountain Bike
    Posts
    817
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN View Post
    Leipheimer is doing it, he was going to be Lance's "big challenge" this year, but now it'll be Weins and Leipheimer I guess
    That would explain the mountain bike he posted on his twitter feed this morning. Is Leipheimer bringing a bunch of pacers with him this year?

  13. #13
    Senior Member Shemp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    My Bikes
    Cannondale T2000, Gary Fisher Sugar2, Trek Madone 5.2SL
    Posts
    858
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
    Gettin' old

    Do a lot of older pros / ex-pros do Leadville? I always think of MTB as a young man's game.
    Ned Overend anyone?
    Gary Fisher Sugar 2
    Cannondale T2000
    Trek Madone 5.2SL

  14. #14
    Senior Member bellweatherman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Austin
    My Bikes
    Too many to count
    Posts
    2,069
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wonder when Bruyneel is coming back to America. Highly doubt it is going to be anytime soon. He is probably about to feel the pressure. Levi is going into hiding now too.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wonder if Lance is bummed now that Levi has smashed his record. Getting older and not doing serious racing anymore he may never be fit enough to better his old record. But I think he will try again in the future when things settle down. Look at Wiens. He is like 45 years old.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bellweatherman View Post
    I wonder when Bruyneel is coming back to America. Highly doubt it is going to be anytime soon. He is probably about to feel the pressure. Levi is going into hiding now too.
    I think that there is a good chance that Bruyneel will have to retire after RadioShack. I'm not sure if any team would want to have him and the bad publicity anymore. Perhaps in a minor less visible roll.

  17. #17
    Member Chapeau!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    27
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Levi Leipheimer wins the Leadville.

    Shatters Hope's record.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •