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Old 07-02-13, 08:38 PM   #1
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Lance Not Banned From RAGBRAI

He's certainly got some guts to come back and rub shoulders with some people who might not be so happy to see him: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/art...e&sf14601664=1
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Oh, I'm getting in on this.
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How will he avoid the testing?
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^haha

Man I'm so bummed I can't go this year. What a fun week.
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I wonder if John Edwards will ride with him again.
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If this doesn't boost rider participation, nothing will.
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He has motoman camped out in Des Moines
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He's certainly got some guts to come back and rub shoulders with some people who might not be so happy to see him: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/art...e&sf14601664=1
This is not a sanctioned event. Anyone can ride in it.
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tell me why we care about this? the 41 has better things to talk about like avg. speed, electronic shifting failures and asploding carbon. srsly
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I hear TMZ will have live coverage this year.
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You're kidding! I had no idea!
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tell me why we care about this? the 41 has better things to talk about like avg. speed, electronic shifting failures and asploding carbon. srsly
This is the perfect topic for the 41. There's nothing #41ier than #RAGBRAI .
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I thought RAGBRAI was over subscribed anyway? It does sound like a fun event to do. Ride a bit and eat lots.
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This is the perfect topic for the 41. There's nothing #41ier than #RAGBRAI .
true dat.
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It's not a race? I'm pretty sure it is...
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How dare he! Is LA even allowed to ride a bike with his electronic ankle handcuffs? This just isn't fair to the rest of us who competed for so many years....
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I can't tell who's trolling who here.. this is the perfect 41 thread!
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RAGBRAI sounds like fun, but this one has a better name http://www.fanyride.com/.
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http://ragbrai.com/

Take a look for yourself. It a massive event with riders pretty much starting when they like. I spoke to a person who rode it last year -- pretty much a free-for-all fun ride.
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I thought RAGBRAI was over subscribed anyway? It does sound like a fun event to do. Ride a bit and eat lots.
By eat lots, do you mean drink scotch and lie?
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I hear he may ride in the 12th annual Springfield Downtown Fun ride a 4 mile out and back BEAST of a thing. $20 donation is requested for entry.
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The same way half the TdF riders do this year. It's all in Froomes book, out in 2018.
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