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Old 05-28-04, 07:55 AM
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Lance Cronicles: Man in Black?

I think this was in last week's edition of The Lance Cronicles ... did anyone notice that Lance was sporting an entirely black kit on his training ride? I think he's trying to condition himself to the heat given last year's dehydration, and subsequent ITT losss to Jan.

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I noticed that as well, and you may be correct. It's the only thing I can think of.
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Yeah, or maybe he just thinks the chicks dig it.
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Or maybe while in Ca. he didn't want to be recognized for his USPS kit.
that was my initial take on it. Didn't think of the heat thing, would all
black (new zealand?) be all that much warmer than the all navy blue USPS kit?

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maybe it's his ode to the Great JC ? Johnny Cash that is !

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I think he should train in a tmobile kit...
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Originally Posted by bac
I think this was in last week's edition of The Lance Cronicles ... did anyone notice that Lance was sporting an entirely black kit on his training ride? I think he's trying to condition himself to the heat given last year's dehydration, and subsequent ITT losss to Jan.

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Actually, research shows that wearing black reduces the core body temperature although it raises skin temperature. But the core temp is much more important that skin temps.

I could have my gf explain it to me again (shes a Bio major) but I dont need to know the physiological properties at work, only that its true.

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Originally Posted by jeremyb
Actually, research shows that wearing black reduces the core body temperature although it raises skin temperature. But the core temp is much more important that skin temps.

I could have my gf explain it to me again (shes a Bio major) but I dont need to know the physiological properties at work, only that its true.

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Get her on here, I'd like to hear this. If someone has heatstroke on the group ride sunday, we're not going to dress them in black and sit them in the sun.


Maybe he was trying to lose weight, like that kid with the plastic suit in the movie "Vision Quest"

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I'm betting it's for anonymity. That and he likes black. Ever notice what color of shoes he wears all the time when not on a TT? He doesn't need to worry about cars running over him either with Chris in the car behind him....

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Originally Posted by Grampy™
I'm betting it's for anonymity. That and he likes black.
Except the BLACK TT bike!
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