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    Celebrity Sighting on Latigo today!

    As I crested the first summit of Latigo this morning, sitting on the side of the road, in full kit, with bike and resting, was none other than Barry Bonds. I'm so sorry I didn't get a photo.
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    Wow, I didn't know that he cycles. Has he leaned down since he retired from MLB?

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    He did look a little leaner, yes, but still not anywhere close to a cyclist's physique.
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    He should have a lot of endurance with all those left over steroids in him. Wonder if his feet and head are still expanding. No, wait, those were not steroids, it was kick-a-poo-juice. Something for the road.

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    isn't he on trial for lying in balco? i guess i'd go for a ride too

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    What time did you see him, I was out there too this morning.

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    Saw him around 9:30-10am
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    did you happen to also pass a long procession of Mt bikers riding up Latigo? I had a strange run in with one of them - an older guy with a gray beard. He was riding up the centerline so I said hi, gonna go by on the right (since I didn't want to go over the centerline). He just looked back at me with a cold stare, then dove down at my rear wheel like a track sprinter. I looked back at him and said hi again - no reply. Creepy guy...

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    Barry

    He was getting fitted at Cynergy on Friday afternoon too! (black matte Dogma, DA, DA wheels)

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    Who is he??
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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    Who is he??
    Surely you jest. Who is Barry Bonds?Only the biggest doper in all of professional sports history.

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    that's awesome. i thought barry was still on his trial or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbasher View Post
    Surely you jest. Who is Barry Bonds?Only the biggest doper in all of professional sports history.
    he'll fit perfectly into the culture of our beautiful sport!

    ....only kidding....sort of. that's still a cool sighting, and it's always nice to have athletes outside of the sport show interest.

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    Nice. I was on Latigo that same day (first time too), but a couple of hours later.
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    I used to see Barry when he was skinny - as a high schooler. He played for one of my rival teams. We always used to say he wasn't as good as his dad. In a way, maybe we were right? He was a prima donna waaay back then.
    Have never liked the guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbasher View Post
    Surely you jest. Who is Barry Bonds?Only the biggest doper in all of professional sports history.
    OH! Him! Now I remember... (and I googled)

    I don't follow sports much, except a little cycling. Oh speaking of sports stars, Lance Armstrong is rumored to make an appearance at CicLAvia Sunday...
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    Good ol' Barroids. I would have rode by and said,"Nice World Series ring! Oh, wait you weren't with the Giants when they won..." Followed by a "Ha ha." like Nelson on the Simpsons does. And ride away to avoid roid-rage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChucksNutz View Post
    Good ol' Barroids. I would have rode by and said,"Nice World Series ring! Oh, wait you weren't with the Giants when they won..." Followed by a "Ha ha." like Nelson on the Simpsons does. And ride away to avoid roid-rage.
    I'm sure he's dealt with more than his share of idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    I'm sure he's dealt with more than his share of idiots.
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    Back in 2005 or so, I ran in to him at SFO. I thanked him for putting on such a great HR show in the 2002 World Series that his teammates forgot to play too.... Surprisingly, he got a pretty decent laugh out of that. Go Angels!
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