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Camilo 07-03-13 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by pallen (Post 15809881)
Cant blame the guy. Regardless of all his bad decisions, he's still a guy that likes to ride a bike...

Actually, I think he made excellent decisions. He evidently participated in a sport where all - or virtually all - the top competitors were using PED's, and he arguably did it more intelligently and better than anyone else. And really almost got away with it, if not for some ego-driven mistakes later which caused him not to retire quietly. I guess those were bad decisions.

rjones28 07-03-13 06:59 PM

I like pie.

gnome 07-03-13 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 15812585)
What lap are we on?

second.

Bah Humbug 07-03-13 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by gnome (Post 15812662)
second.

How many are we in for?

kenji666 07-03-13 07:15 PM


WhyFi 07-03-13 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Jed19 (Post 15812620)
I was hoping the dopers, thieves, sociopaths et al can muster an ounce of decency and exclude themselves from polite company.

Who would be left?

rjones28 07-03-13 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by kenji666 (Post 15812705)

This performance will not be nominated for an Academy Award.

WhyFi 07-03-13 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 15812760)
This performance will not be nominated for an Academy Award.

It's okay for actors to dope. It's encouraged, really.

rjones28 07-03-13 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 15812757)
Who would be left?

Me!

rjones28 07-03-13 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 15812767)
It's okay for actors to dope. It's encouraged, really.

Well that guy need some performance enhancement. I just wasn't feeling the emotion.

Velo Vol 07-03-13 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Leinster (Post 15812544)
It is if its not open to people who aren't fun.

Correct.

rjones28 07-03-13 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 15812834)
Correct.

Who decides who is fun and who is not?

Bah Humbug 07-03-13 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 15812866)
Who decides who is fun and who is not?

The Fun Police, of course.

coppercook62 07-03-13 08:13 PM

Wonder if he will ride his new Parlee
http://road.cc/content/news/84535-la...d-its-not-trek

halfspeed 07-03-13 08:25 PM

The last time Lance rode RAGBRAI he caused a bit of a controversy when he said his favorite pie was coconut cream. Iowa is fruit pie country, cowboy!

WhyFi 07-03-13 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 15812652)
I like pie.

I just had more blue berry pie a la mode. Alas, the ice cream is now all gone. Sad face.

mshred 07-03-13 09:02 PM

who's Lance?

gnome 07-03-13 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 15812965)
I just had more blue berry pie a la mode. Alas, the ice cream is now all gone. Sad face.

mmm. blue berry pie. sounds good.

rjones28 07-03-13 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by mshred (Post 15813073)
who's Lance?

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...61322991_n.jpg

jjjj 07-03-13 10:13 PM

Being an Iowan I have to stand up for RAGBRAI a bit. It is a great bike ride. If you go you will enjoy yourself immensely. There are over 10000 bicycles riding across Iowa. And yes you will see all types of bicyclists. Including "freds on mountain bikes" You will also find riders just like yourself. In the past I have seen riders who have truly motivated me. For example a bicyclists pushing a downs syndrome child across the state. Typically there are riders from every state in the nation and 15 foreign countries who all love biking. Why else would you come to Iowa in the last week in July for a vacation.

Regarding the beer drinking and PARTYING until all hours of the night. Yes you can find this on RAGBRAI. But you will also find people who go to bed at 9 PM and get up at sunrise to ride. The same goes for riding ability. Like everything on RAGBRAI you just do what you want.

The small communities really work hard to host RAGBRAI and very friendly. It is truly a unique event that you should consider doing at least once. My last RAGBRAI was in 2009 and I am doing it again this year. I can not wait.

And yes being an Iowan I will even welcome Lance. Of course if he buys me a beer or piece of pie then he is a friend for life!

Rowan 07-03-13 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jjjj (Post 15813266)
Being an Iowan I have to stand up for RAGBRAI a bit. It is a great bike ride. If you go you will enjoy yourself immensely. There are over 10000 bicycles riding across Iowa. And yes you will see all types of bicyclists. Including "freds on mountain bikes" You will also find riders just like yourself. In the past I have seen riders who have truly motivated me. For example a bicyclists pushing a downs syndrome child across the state. Typically there are riders from every state in the nation and 15 foreign countries who all love biking. Why else would you come to Iowa in the last week in July for a vacation.

Regarding the beer drinking and PARTYING until all hours of the night. Yes you can find this on RAGBRAI. But you will also find people who go to bed at 9 PM and get up at sunrise to ride. The same goes for riding ability. Like everything on RAGBRAI you just do what you want.

The small communities really work hard to host RAGBRAI and very friendly. It is truly a unique event that you should consider doing at least once. My last RAGBRAI was in 2009 and I am doing it again this year. I can not wait.

And yes being an Iowan I will even welcome Lance. Of course if he buys me a beer or piece of pie then he is a friend for life!

And LeClaire is home to that cutie, Danielle, on American Pickers. Plus one her bosses at Antique Archaeology is an antique bicycle nut.

The Mid-West 24 Hour race has been run out of there, too. Just based on that, Iowans are good people in my experience.

Makel 07-03-13 11:16 PM

People need to move on.

Makel 07-03-13 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 15812652)
I like pie.

I just finished eating my bacon. #sucks

ThermionicScott 07-03-13 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 15808889)
It's not a race? I'm pretty sure it is...

What?? I've been buying licenses and taking piss-tests for nothing?

Rowan 07-04-13 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Makel (Post 15813425)
People need to move on.

Yes, from one beer tent to the next. Easy!


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