Clipless in Seattle
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: 07 Santa Cruz Superlight, 04 Cannondale R1000, 04 Bianchi Pista, Custom Cannondale Polo bike.
Yes, he does seam like a nice man. During the book signing, he talked with people and took photos etc. No one left without an autograph either. He signed every book until the line was gone. He's not that big a guy. I thought he was over six feet and a little chunky. But TV really does add the pounds. Plus he is only about 5' 10 or 11? Not as big as I thought he would be. But it made me think of how small Lance must be in person. Bob looks huge next to Lance. So Lance must be tiny.
He told a story about Lance, after the 04 Tour. Postal had a celebration party and Bob went up to Lance's table. He said he patted Lance on the back to congratulate him, and all he felt was skin and bones. He could feel every vertebra on his back. It made him think back to when he was a Tour rider, and how grueling the race is to finish. That it takes so much out of you. It was a cool story…..better told by Bobke.