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Old 01-03-07, 01:17 PM   #1
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Saw Lance Armstrong on Latigo Cyn.

A week ago I was riding my motorcycle up Latigo Cyn. and passed a cyclist that looked like Lance. He had the Lance haircut, black socks, yellow jersey and was wearing no helmet. Actually the helmet was on his handlebars.

I figured, nah, it can't be.

Then I read this morning that Lance and Matthew McConaughey had rented a house over the holidays on Latigo and that they both would ride Latigo frequently.

Lance would descend Latigo, then climb Latigo to the top, then descend it again and re-climb it again in the time it took McConaughey to go down and back up once.
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A week ago I was riding my motorcycle up Latigo Cyn. and passed a cyclist that looked like Lance.
Don't you wish you had been on your bike?
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Where is Latigo Cyn?
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I wonder how many of us Lance has passed where he's thought "Is that a Bike Forumer?"
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Latigo Canyon is off of PCH north of Malibu. Lovely climb, but since people have houses on Latigo Canyon Road there's a lot more traffic than on GMR, for example.

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I wonder how many of us Lance has passed where he's thought "Is that a Bike Forumer?"

I am think he was wondering where he can get one of those stylin' jerseys!!!
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I wonder how many of us Lance has passed where he's thought "Is that a Bike Forumer?"
Sure, why not. And my theory is he is a lurker on here but too shy to join on one of our rides.
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Lucky.
I would have asked him to autograph my head
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Sure, why not. And my theory is he is a lurker on here but too shy to join on one of our rides.
Lance can't handle us.
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Lance can't handle us.
Well, I don't know about you, Brandy, but he could handle me any day... What time of day did you say you saw him, Adam?
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Lance doesn't want to get dropped by Brandy.
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Latigo Canyon is off of PCH north of Malibu. Lovely climb, but since people have houses on Latigo Canyon Road there's a lot more traffic than on GMR, for example.

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Latigo is usually quite deserted except for the sportbike (moto) guys. I rode it Xmas day and saw exactly
1 car and 2 cyclists, all going the opposite way.

I did notice a number of angels hovering over one of the houses along the way. Must have been the one Lance rented.
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Well, I don't know about you, Brandy, but he could handle me any day... What time of day did you say you saw him, Adam?

Early Morning..... I would guess he may still be out here.... Want to go hit up Latigo ?
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Lance can't handle us.
Oh, he could handle us, but Brandy would drop him going up to the lifts....

it has been like 18 months since his last Mr. 'Serious' ride... maybe we could get him to come down on Saturday....
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Early Morning..... I would guess he may still be out here.... Want to go hit up Latigo ?
No. I want to go hit up Lance... But, yeah, let's go!
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No. I want to go hit up Lance... But, yeah, let's go!
Can I at least watch
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maybe we could get him to come down on Saturday....
Forget it. I'd be dropped for sure with you, George Vargas and Lance along. Although, the view from the back would be unbelievably sweet.
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I've passed him a few times I think. (one of the things about living in Austin). One of my teammates rode with him solo for 10 miles or so last year. Just ran into him on the road and said he'd always wanted to meet him. Everyone I've said who has met him says he's very approachable and pretty friendly. Which is nice because a lot of what we hear about him portrays him as such a major jerk.

Also I'm fairly certain I rode past team Disco going the other way a couple weeks ago. Wimps were going with the wind. ;D
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Where is Latigo Cyn?
runs between the PCH and Kannan Dume Rd. One of the greatest roads in the Santa Monicas. Wish they'd repave it though. The rains were harsh last winter, and washed out a few sections.

Up or down, its a great road. Very twisty. There's a 180 hairpin that drops two stories. We enter that at almost 40mph on skates, and slide the turn to slow. Its pretty intense. Two days ago, two of us trained up (like a roller coaster) and shaved 25 seconds off a single skater time trial time.

latigo hairpin

Lance, if you're out on Sundays after 2pm, we're out there.
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Can I at least watch
And laugh when he does? No. I try to only make a fool of myself when no one is looking.
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Sure, why not. And my theory is he is a lurker on here but too shy to join on one of our rides.
Maybe THAT'S why we've never seen the mysterious "ovoleg" . . . .
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Lance, if you're reading this, can you score me an Equinox TTX?
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Maybe THAT'S why we've never seen the mysterious "ovoleg" . . . .
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Lance, if you're reading this, can you score me an Equinox TTX?
Lance, if you're reading this can I come rub your tired shoulders and quads with baby oil? Oh, and can you score me a WSD Madone 5.2?
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Lance, if you're reading this can I come rub your tired shoulders and quads with baby oil? Oh, and can you score me a WSD Madone 5.2?
Lance wants you to get a trainer
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