Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Professional Cycling For the Fans Follow the Tour de France,the Giro de Italia, the Spring Classics, or other professional cycling races? Here's your home...

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-07-10, 06:50 PM   #1
HigherGround
Descends Like Avalanche
Thread Starter
 
HigherGround's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somewhere between Funkytown and Margaritaville, PA
Bikes: Lynskey R330, Litespeed Classic, Eddy Merckx MX Leader, Specialized Rock Hopper Comp (1988!)
Posts: 5,767
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
And now for something positive from Floyd (no pun intended):

Floyd Landis is claiming that he wants to give money back to people who contributed to the Floyd Fairness Fund. I'm sure that some people would dismiss this as nothing more than a media tactic, but I hope his intentions are sincere. If he ends up gaining money from the "whistle blower" lawsuit, it would be good for him to put that money toward repaying his fans (and of course his legal team).

From CyclingNews.com

Quote:
American to begin process on personal website

Floyd Landis has vowed to repay contributors to the Floyd Fairness Fund, a trust established to finance the American’s appeal against his positive test for testosterone at the 2006 Tour de France. It is estimated that approximately $1 million was collected between late 2006 and late 2007, and went towards the legal costs of Landis’ case.

"What I want to make clear is that I can't at the moment set a timeframe for when I can start paying people back, but I'll be glad to take the claims so that I have them," Landis told ESPN.com. "I don't want to wait until I can pay it. I'd like to have it set up, because it's going to take time to sift through the whole thing anyway."

In May, Landis confessed to doping during his career and alleged that a systematic doping programme was in place at the US Postal Service team. He parted ways with his Bahati Foundation team soon afterwards, and the American is currently unemployed and without the means to pay back his donors immediately.

Contributions to the Floyd Fairness Fund came from a variety of sources and some individual donors paid thousands of dollars into the account, which was opened in Landis’ name at Washington Mutual Bank, which did not survive the global banking crisis. The rider did not have authorisation to make withdrawals from the account, however, as all transactions had to be signed off by Landis’ press officer Michael Henson.

Landis plans to draw up a form that will be posted on the currently inactive floydlandis.com website, allowing contributors to provide documentation detailing their donation. It is understood that he will reimburse smaller donors first.

"Probably some people are going to get $100 here and there that they didn't give, but whatever, we can figure that out," Landis said. "I know what the total is. I'm not that concerned about that."

Landis currently lives alone in Idyllwild, California. As well as feeling a moral obligation to repay the donors to the Floyd Fairness Fund, he also estimates that he owes his lawyers a further $80,000 in outstanding legal fees.

“At the moment, I'm not doing all that well, but the whole country's unemployed, so I'm not in the minority," Landis explained. "I would like to race another year, but I don't think that's a possibility. I'm going to have to figure out what to do. Hopefully, a little more time passes, it'll be easier to sort of fit into society. But it's getting to the point now where I'm going to have to get a job pretty soon, in the next few months."

The former US Postal Service rider appeared at an anti-doping conference at Deakin University in Geelong the week before the world championships and spoke of his experiences in cycling. However, Landis has kept precious little memorabilia from his time at the highest level of the sport. Among the few items that he has set aside are three signed yellow jerseys from his former leader, Lance Armstrong, which he will give to his stepdaughter.

"I have three yellow jerseys signed from Lance to me, from the three Tours I rode with him," Landis said. "They say 'Thank you.' I don't think he'd write 'Thank you' now."
__________________
The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.
HigherGround is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-10, 09:10 PM   #2
Hezz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,649
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
Floyd Landis is claiming that he wants to give money back to people who contributed to the Floyd Fairness Fund. I'm sure that some people would dismiss this as nothing more than a media tactic, but I hope his intentions are sincere. If he ends up gaining money from the "whistle blower" lawsuit, it would be good for him to put that money toward repaying his fans (and of course his legal team).

From CyclingNews.com
I was kind of impressed with this. But first Landis needs a good job. Maybe Lemond will give him a good job working at his company demonstrating the new trainer. He could travel around giving seminars and showing off the trainer. Greg ... are you listening?
Hezz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-10, 09:15 PM   #3
ultraman6970
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 7,860
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not a bad idea
ultraman6970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-10, 05:54 AM   #4
Cateye
Senior Member
 
Cateye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lactate Threshold
Bikes: Orbea
Posts: 584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hezz View Post
I was kind of impressed with this. But first Landis needs a good job. Maybe Lemond will give him a good job working at his company demonstrating the new trainer. He could travel around giving seminars and showing off the trainer. Greg ... are you listening?

Funny Landis Mr. "I won the 2006 tour but I didn't dope in that race" and LeMond "Mr. I am the greatest American cyclist ever" out pimping LeMond new $500 trainer?

They both need to just go away.

Cateye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-10, 06:05 PM   #5
CHAS
Senior Member
 
CHAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
Bikes: Rawlings Drakkar, Specialized Roubaix, Pivot, Challenge Trike, Tandem
Posts: 636
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Floyd needs to practice saying, "Would you like fries with that?".
CHAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-10, 08:45 PM   #6
colombo357
Senior Member
 
colombo357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1,995
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would gladly donate my hard earned dollars to the Fland Loydis defense fund. He was clean! Justice will prevail.
colombo357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-10, 07:09 PM   #7
USAZorro
Señor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hezz View Post
I was kind of impressed with this. But first Landis needs a good job. Maybe Lemond will give him a good job working at his company demonstrating the new trainer. He could travel around giving seminars and showing off the trainer. Greg ... are you listening?
The fan on the trainer needs to blow wind in the riders' faces. That would be an incredible advance in trainer technology.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-10, 09:59 AM   #8
Cat4Lifer
Velo Club La Grange
 
Cat4Lifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: MDR, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
But where will he get all that money?
I know: he should start a fund to fund this endeavor.
Cat4Lifer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-10, 12:47 PM   #9
collegeskier
Senior Member
 
collegeskier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Evanston, IL
Bikes: Felt F5, Fuji Robaix Pro and a KHS Mountain Bike
Posts: 817
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cat4Lifer View Post
But where will he get all that money?
I know: he should start a fund to fund this endeavor.
I think this was what he was claiming the whistle blower suit would go toward funding, ie that he was not just trying to personally prosper from LA.
collegeskier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-10, 04:51 PM   #10
xfimpg
Senior Member
 
xfimpg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 3,089
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Maybe Lance will give him a "shut up" donation.
xfimpg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-10, 07:44 PM   #11
Hezz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,649
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
The fan on the trainer needs to blow wind in the riders' faces. That would be an incredible advance in trainer technology.
You have just given me the best idea.
Hezz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-10, 10:27 PM   #12
frymaster
Senior Member
 
frymaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: where the mild things roam
Bikes:
Posts: 1,092
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
If he ends up gaining money from the "whistle blower" lawsuit, it would be good for him to put that money toward repaying his fans
wait... floyd landis still has fans?
frymaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:10 PM.