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    Me, Floyd, and Jack....



    Last night I had the pleasure of meeting Floyd Landis at his FFF fundraiser here in
    Brooklyn. In addition to being responsible for the most thrilling moments in professional
    cycling history, he was entertaining, and seems to be a genuinely nice guy.

    In honor of his Jack Daniel's-fueled vicotry during stage 17 last year, I had him autograph
    my bottle of whiskey. My friends and I have attempted to replicate this tactic, but have had
    drastically different results.

    During the town-hall style discussion, I was lucky enough to get a chance to ask him a
    very timely question, that I felt really got to the core of the issue:

    How long is the hair on his legs?

    Floyd was kind enough to lift his pants leg and reveal that there is in fact growth... I guess
    he really won't be racing professionally this year. If there is a more accurate indicator of
    this fact, I am not aware of it.

    For those of you that weren't there, the slideshow presentation was compelling/shocking/
    infuriating. The fact that this case is still on the table makes no sense to me, and judging
    by the outpouring of support I witnessed last night, I am not alone.

    FREE FLOYD!!!

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    haha cool, classic pic, even more classic idea for the autograph!
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    I've been pulling for Floyd...hope to see 'em back in the peloton.
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    Damn, I knew I should have gone

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    Saw this earlier this morning. Figured it would have been on here already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miket
    FREE FLOYD!!!
    AMEN...BTW you go throw that JD bottle on Ebay soon. Before you do PM me.

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    I told him I would only open the bottle in his presence, and offered to pour us a couple of drinks (i even had cups!!)... however, he politely declined... might have had something to do with the 200 people behind me in line.

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    That is gold, man -- great idea!
    Can you pass the test?
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    Priceless. Great idea for the autograph and kudos to Floyd for being willing to sign it.
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    Way too cool!

    I hate to see that he's agreed to not race this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twahl
    I hate to see that he's agreed to not race this year.
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    Floyd admitted last night that it was unlikely that he would race professionally at all this year. He stated that if he tried to prepare his defense and train to race, he wouldn't do a very good job of either one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msnbc
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    "This could lead to a peculiar situation whereby, even if the USADA rules in Landis’s favor, the AFLD can still prevent him from racing in France.

    “We are absolutely not tied to the USADA’s decision as France has ratified the world code, not the United States,” Bordry said.

    However, the AFLD does not have any power over any other governments and, should Landis be cleared, the UCI would then review the case and may allow him to compete in major races outside of France such as the Giro d’Italia and the Spanish Vuelta."
    I thought that WADA rules were he is "tried" by USADA and if WADA disagrees with USADA's decision then WADA can bring the case to the World Court.

    The French can keep him out of the TdF for two years even if he is exonerated by both WADA and USADA?
    Inside me is a thin man dying to get out.
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    Don't drink it. Don't ever open that bottle. Or, at least wait until after the hearings. If he's found guilty, as expected, that bottle is priceless
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone
    I thought that WADA rules were he is "tried" by USADA and if WADA disagrees with USADA's decision then WADA can bring the case to the World Court.

    The French can keep him out of the TdF for two years even if he is exonerated by both WADA and USADA?
    Yep. And IIRC, the two years clock hasn't started ticking until the French find him guilty. So, kiss 3 TDFs good bye if he is found guilty in France this summer.

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    Sounded like it was quite a night. Wish he were in my neighborhood.

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    I got lance to autograph a bottle of Shiner Bock for me many years ago. pretty cool

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    Very Nice.

    I'll get to see him in Colorado (August) 2007.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eandmwilson
    Yep. And IIRC, the two years clock hasn't started ticking until the French find him guilty. So, kiss 3 TDFs good bye if he is found guilty in France this summer.
    I feel like I should know this like swmbo or ttfn, but...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone
    I feel like I should know this like swmbo or ttfn, but...
    IIRC = If I Recall Correctly?
    Correct
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    i was first in line for the autographs and the security guy kept saying t-shirts and photos only, i wanted my phonak jersey and velonews with him on the cover signed, and you got a bottle of jack signed!!!! Sh*t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djbowen1
    i was first in line for the autographs and the security guy kept saying t-shirts and photos only, i wanted my phonak jersey and velonews with him on the cover signed, and you got a bottle of jack signed!!!! Sh*t.
    Thats like being the 1st born child, you get shafted until all the firsts go by, then the parents let up for the folowing kids. haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceFanBoy
    Thats like being the 1st born child, you get shafted until all the firsts go by, then the parents let up for the folowing kids. haha
    Never having hand me downs and having pictures of myself at every age is worth the trail blazing...
    Inside me is a thin man dying to get out.
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