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    I gave Lance the look today...

    Well...I looked at Lance today...and I waved...and he waved back.

    My ride partner and I drove to Dripping Springs this morning for a ride. We rode from there last week too and we kept joking that every rider we saw was Lance, as he has a ranch in the area.

    On our return on Creek Road, we spotted a runner coming towards us, closely followed by a black Hummer with its flashers on. I said to my partner, "that's gotta be Lance" and sure enough it was. We exchanged waves and continued on. The Hummer appeared to be driven by his girlfriend and there were a couple kids in it also. Good stuff.

    While we didn't want to interrupt his training, we had the perfect opportunity to do so as my ride partner is currently dating a German cyclist who trains at Mellow Johnny's and occasionally rides with him.

    No pics...but it DID happen.

    Oh...when I told this story to my wife and daughter, they both focused on the fact that his poor girlfriend and kids had to sit there in the car following him. Sheesh!

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    I don't know whether I should be jealous or sorry for him that he has a chase vehicle for a jog around the neighborhood...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstrong View Post
    The Hummer appeared to be driven by his girlfriend
    Not the feds?

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    It's sort of wierd seeing celebrity out doing regular things..although I would have to say with the Hummer behind did make it stand out a bit.

    We were at a bowling alley down the road from our house. Evander Holyfield was bowling in the next lane over, and several friends of mine were all ga-ga about it. I honestly couldn't tell, and made the comment that he was too small to be Holyfield (the guy really didn't look that big). This TREE of a man, his bodyguard, walked up and confirmed that he was who they thought and asked me nicely not to make comments about him looking small. He had a fight coming up and apparently it bothered him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
    It's sort of wierd seeing celebrity out doing regular things..although I would have to say with the Hummer behind did make it stand out a bit.

    We were at a bowling alley down the road from our house. Evander Holyfield was bowling in the next lane over, and several friends of mine were all ga-ga about it. I honestly couldn't tell, and made the comment that he was too small to be Holyfield (the guy really didn't look that big). This TREE of a man, his bodyguard, walked up and confirmed that he was who they thought and asked me nicely not to make comments about him looking small. He had a fight coming up and apparently it bothered him.
    At this point I would debate whether to be more intimated by Holyfield or his bodyguard....

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    Isn't having a chase car behind a runner disruptive to traffic? People get bent out of shape when there's just bicycles impeding traffic.

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    Lol, for a guy like me I would be intimidated to get thumped hard by either one of them. Lover, not a fighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by znomit View Post
    not the feds?
    lol lol lol

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    thats cool! I know you didn't talk to him or anything, but I always get "star struck" when i see a celebrity. I work for Red bull and have gone down to laguna seca for the moto gp races the last 4 years. I get to sit in the red bull VIP where all the celebs are and I get excited like a little school girl. had tom and katie cruise shake my hand, talked with pamela anderson, mini me and a hand full of others. My cousins live in Huntington beach and see celebs all the time. I know they are just people too, but its exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstrong View Post

    Oh...when I told this story to my wife and daughter, they both focused on the fact that his poor girlfriend and kids had to sit there in the car following him. Sheesh!
    Funny, that's what I focused on too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Isn't having a chase car behind a runner disruptive to traffic? People get bent out of shape when there's just bicycles impeding traffic.
    Possibly, but who cares?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstrong View Post
    Oh...when I told this story to my wife and daughter, they both focused on the fact that his poor girlfriend and kids had to sit there in the car following him. Sheesh!
    Doesn't he have enough money to hire real security?

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    Hahahahahahaha.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kind of Blued View Post
    Hahahahahahaha.
    No no no, it was an electric Hummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
    It's sort of wierd seeing celebrity out doing regular things..although I would have to say with the Hummer behind did make it stand out a bit.

    We were at a bowling alley down the road from our house. Evander Holyfield was bowling in the next lane over, and several friends of mine were all ga-ga about it. I honestly couldn't tell, and made the comment that he was too small to be Holyfield (the guy really didn't look that big). This TREE of a man, his bodyguard, walked up and confirmed that he was who they thought and asked me nicely not to make comments about him looking small. He had a fight coming up and apparently it bothered him.
    It happens all the time in NYC. The funniest ever was seeing Tiffani-Amber Thiessen pick up her dogs poop in Central Park. Richard Belzer has to wait in line at Fairway, just like the rest of us.

    I'm an art dealer, and have definitely met my fair share of celebrities. I like taking their money; especially since they don't ask for discounts!

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    My thoughts exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robberry View Post
    I like taking their money; especially since they don't ask for discounts!
    I'm a celebrity. I want a friggin discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I'm a celebrity. I want a friggin discount.
    Just go to any bike shop around here and ask for the Bailey discount.

    He's a real celebrity.
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    was it an h2 or a real hummer? my dad would have given them the jack off sign if it was an H2. He will literally stock people through a parking lot so he can give them the jack off sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstrong View Post
    Well...I looked at Lance today...and I waved...and he waved back.

    My ride partner and I drove to Dripping Springs this morning for a ride. We rode from there last week too and we kept joking that every rider we saw was Lance, as he has a ranch in the area.

    On our return on Creek Road, we spotted a runner coming towards us, closely followed by a black Hummer with its flashers on. I said to my partner, "that's gotta be Lance" and sure enough it was. We exchanged waves and continued on. The Hummer appeared to be driven by his girlfriend and there were a couple kids in it also. Good stuff.

    So is the Hummer what fancy TX people drive instead of a Suburban or Pick-up?

    I agree that it is a bit much to expect your girl friend and kids follow you as you are training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Bain View Post
    was it an h2 or a real hummer? my dad would have given them the jack off sign if it was an H2. He will literally stock people through a parking lot so he can give them the jack off sign.
    A man with principle.... I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Bain View Post
    was it an h2 or a real hummer? my dad would have given them the jack off sign if it was an H2. He will literally stock people through a parking lot so he can give them the jack off sign.
    What does he do if they're driving an H3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    What does he do if they're driving an H3?
    He probably laughs at them. H3's are a POS, they gave me one while they were changing the oil on my Escalade one day. They are very hard to see out of and they have no power.

    I live in Phoenix where no one gives each other the "jack-off" sign when you're in a vehicle as you may be armed.

    The security guards at Circle K will mess with you if you're on a bike though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kf9yr View Post

    The security guards at Circle K will mess with you if you're on a bike though...
    vicey?
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    Being full of crap and depositing it here consistently is really nothing to be proud of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
    vicey?
    No, but I couldn't help myself with the reference. I was given a warning by a mod for arguing with vicey once though. He's just a BF celebrity, not a public one...

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