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    I rode with Contador for two seconds


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    Cool video, thanks for posting that. I was able to ride with Sean Kelly on a similar group ride back in the early 90's. Unfortunately that was before ride cams were easily available. Having that video is a cool souvenir.
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    Lucky Bast*#! I'd freak out if I had a chance to ride w/Lemond. Whats the story on this ride, was he(Contador) there to promote something? very cool my friend.
    Last edited by LemondFanForeve; 10-06-11 at 06:42 AM.

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    It's ok to get dropped by the best!

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    LemondFanForeve, Contador tweeted about the ride about four days before. Lemond had his public ride, Palo Alto Grand Fondo, about two weeks ago. Sorry you missed that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chidonchea View Post
    LemondFanForeve, Contador tweeted about the ride about four days before. Lemond had his public ride, Palo Alto Grand Fondo, about two weeks ago. Sorry you missed that one.
    Whoah! Had no idea he did tha ride. Is that Lemond ride, a yearly thing, or what? Curious too: Do people pay to do these rides? Sorry for the stupid questions, never really knew how that sorta thing goes. Did you do the Lemond ride? Is there video of it anywhere? Thanks for the info, great story

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    Quote Originally Posted by LemondFanForeve View Post
    Whoah! Had no idea he did tha ride. Is that Lemond ride, a yearly thing, or what? Curious too: Do people pay to do these rides? Sorry for the stupid questions, never really knew how that sorta thing goes. Did you do the Lemond ride? Is there video of it anywhere? Thanks for the info, great story
    And you call your self a Lemond fan?!?! Shame on you for not keeping up with this stuff! I kid, I kid
    But, yeah most of the time, it is a ride for a fee behind a cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
    And you call your self a Lemond fan?!?! Shame on you for not keeping up with this stuff! I kid, I kid
    But, yeah most of the time, it is a ride for a fee behind a cause.
    (shakes head) Hey, I cant always know what Greg's doing, can I? Lol. Truth be told, I thought I read an article a few years back, that said he was completely done w/any type of racing/riding? Guess not. Might have to go next year if he has another ride along. That'd be awesome.

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    Great video man! I wonder if I know you through twitter... you look awfully familiar. It was cool to see Cullinan back mixing it up with the local TV news crews again, he used to be a Sports Anchor back in the day. Wish I could have made it down.
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    Thanks Trek760,
    Not me. I don't twitter.

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    wow , very intresting for me to watch that being a none american

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    At the end, right after you say the weather worked out... is that a rain drop or sweat that hits the lens?
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    It was rain. Seems to rain there the past few times the pros show up for the Tour of CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LemondFanForeve View Post
    Whoah! Had no idea he did tha ride. Is that Lemond ride, a yearly thing, or what? Curious too: Do people pay to do these rides? Sorry for the stupid questions, never really knew how that sorta thing goes. Did you do the Lemond ride? Is there video of it anywhere? Thanks for the info, great story
    They are fairly common. Just follow the cyclist you want to ride with on Twitter and you will see them say "Come out to ride with me at ...."

    I'm not aware of any cyclist asking for money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthFLpix View Post
    They are fairly common. Just follow the cyclist you want to ride with on Twitter and you will see them say "Come out to ride with me at ...."

    I'm not aware of any cyclist asking for money.

    Thanks. I meant(when i asked if it costs something?) is there some sort of charity/or something you have to donate to, to ridre along? I mean, no disrespect to any pro cyclist who does it. But, a guy like Greg Lemond, just rides, and doesnt want someone to donate $$$ to a charity of his, for the right to ride with him? it's like that in golf sometimes, you have to pay amount X in order to play a round of golf(maybe for a charity or something), w/Phil Mickelson, or David Toms?

    I mean is it totally on the up and up, or is there some sort of catch to it? Again, Not trying to disrespect, or offend someone, I seriously do not know how these things work.

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    I liked the "dfl" jersey...made me chuckle.
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    Nice Video! Sounds like you were breathing a little hard

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    Great Video I got to see just how smooth his cycling was like a liquid
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