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Old 01-30-12, 12:57 PM
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Lebron dit it

http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2012/1/3...-chicago-bulls

Just thought I'd share...

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Old 01-30-12, 12:59 PM
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The link doesn't seem to be working.
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here, try this one:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=htt...uuPOsmugfQRSTg
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LeBron is part owner of Cannondale. He has been riding his bike to "work" for years.
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My LBS posted that on Facebook today too.

From what I've gathered Lebron's a part owner in Cannondale, too.

Edit: Johnny99 beat me to it...
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I'm not sure who lebron is (I assume he's a famous athelete based on the article), but the fact that he's bringing commuting to the public eye is awesome.
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Old 01-30-12, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
I'm not sure who lebron is (I assume he's a famous athelete based on the article), but the fact that he's bringing commuting to the public eye is awesome.
Basketball player for the Miami Heat. Used to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
I'm not sure who lebron is (I assume he's a famous athelete based on the article), but the fact that he's bringing commuting to the public eye is awesome.
LeBron is this guy (during yesterday's game): http://youtu.be/-Z2bGvxb900
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Basketball player for the Miami Heat. Used to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
I figured as much.
I haven't followed any US sports since Roger Staubach, Franco Harris, Larry Csonka and Lynn Swann were household names during the NFL "power team" era, and haven't had a TV in the house since '96, so am not real up to date on sports =) (or any pop culture, for that matter)
Anyway, it is good to see that a pop culture star is bringing bike commuting to the public eye. Very cool.
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Old 01-30-12, 03:42 PM
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Hey there Cayoneagle,

If you live anywhere within the western hemisphere, then you must be posting from a narrow crevice, buried deep under an avalanche. Gives us your coordinates so that we can locate you!
LOL
Yeah, I hear ya.
I don't have a TV, don't listen to commercial radio -this stuff is so far off my radar, it doesn't even register. Just not my thing anymore.
However, I know what it's like to follow a sport - been there done it - it is alot of fun.

I haven't seen a television commercial (with the exception of unintelligible echo coming from an airport TV) in probably 12 years, haven't seen a local or national newscast in about the same.

I get my news from reuters and BBC online, so I feel like I can stay on top of what's happening in the world without alot of the noise that I no longer desire to hear. It's a personal choice.

So, thanks for the offer, but I feel like my life is not any richer by knowing the current player roster for a given team

However, the fact that a sports star has gotten publicity for riding his bike to a game is simply awesome.
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Here's the pic.

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It is good that he was wearing a helmet and a good example for the kids whom look up to him. However, if I had to guess, I would bet he has a clause in his professional contract that says something along the lines of "when taking part in any sport....must wear any traditional protective equipment". Big sports contracts like his often come with many restrictions on "dangerous" activities to protect the investment. Im not a fan, but I would also guess that James is intelligent enough to know the same.
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His frame looks smaller than I was expecting.
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His frame looks smaller than I was expecting.
That's what she said.
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Bill Walton made his bike look small too..
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now if only he can do something about the stock prices for cannondale...
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Best take on it was from Bike Snob NYC:
"This story has been all over the news, and it's a perfect example of what's wrong with America. Where else would the sports media marvel over the fact that a professional athlete in peak physical condition was able to survive a bicycle ride of just over half an hour?

I'm not sure if they're amazed he was able to do something a typical Dutch grandmother does on a daily basis, or that he didn't get run over by a car, or both, but in any case it's a sad reminder of just how developmentally challenged our relationship with cycling is here in Canada's steer head belt buckle....

In any case, I certainly don't mean to criticize James himself for his mode of transport; rather, I just wish I lived in a country where this wasn't considered in any way remarkable."
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Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
Best take on it was from Bike Snob NYC:
"This story has been all over the news, and it's a perfect example of what's wrong with America. Where else would the sports media marvel over the fact that a professional athlete in peak physical condition was able to survive a bicycle ride of just over half an hour?

I'm not sure if they're amazed he was able to do something a typical Dutch grandmother does on a daily basis, or that he didn't get run over by a car, or both, but in any case it's a sad reminder of just how developmentally challenged our relationship with cycling is here in Canada's steer head belt buckle....

In any case, I certainly don't mean to criticize James himself for his mode of transport; rather, I just wish I lived in a country where this wasn't considered in any way remarkable."
I don't think I've ever seen any articles about Dutch football players riding to a game
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probably find one about dutch footballers driving a car to the game. "What the hoozle would he do that for?"
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I wish I had a bodyguard I could draft all the way to work...
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I had no idea that he was part owner of Cannondale. Either way, good for him. Lebron donates bicycles to poor children in Akron annually, among other things.

I'm from Northeast Ohio and I am a CAVS fan, I don't harbor any hate for Lebron.
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
LOL
Yeah, I hear ya.
I don't have a TV, don't listen to commercial radio -this stuff is so far off my radar, it doesn't even register. Just not my thing anymore.
However, I know what it's like to follow a sport - been there done it - it is alot of fun.

I haven't seen a television commercial (with the exception of unintelligible echo coming from an airport TV) in probably 12 years, haven't seen a local or national newscast in about the same.

I get my news from reuters and BBC online, so I feel like I can stay on top of what's happening in the world without alot of the noise that I no longer desire to hear. It's a personal choice.

So, thanks for the offer, but I feel like my life is not any richer by knowing the current player roster for a given team

However, the fact that a sports star has gotten publicity for riding his bike to a game is simply awesome.
This was me in the late 1970s to mid 1980s, no TV, no car, nothing. I had a lot of friends though (close ones, too - many of us are still friends in 2012) and a lot of bicycle mileage. I think that during my life that was my happiest time. It's not that I hated TV and commercialism, it's that I just wasn't interested.
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Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
Best take on it was from Bike Snob NYC:
"This story has been all over the news, and it's a perfect example of what's wrong with America. Where else would the sports media marvel over the fact that a professional athlete in peak physical condition was able to survive a bicycle ride of just over half an hour?

I'm not sure if they're amazed he was able to do something a typical Dutch grandmother does on a daily basis, or that he didn't get run over by a car, or both, but in any case it's a sad reminder of just how developmentally challenged our relationship with cycling is here in Canada's steer head belt buckle....

In any case, I certainly don't mean to criticize James himself for his mode of transport; rather, I just wish I lived in a country where this wasn't considered in any way remarkable."
Excellent post
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Bill Walton made his bike look small too..
Well, Bill Walton was/is 7'0" and Lebron is a shade over 6'9". Advantage: Walton. He tried to market Bee-pollen years ago, but it didn't exactly take off for him.
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I don't want to like LeBron, I don't want to. The way he was anointed "the king" before ever doing anything impressive in the NBA, the way he handled the trade, the "news conference", the pre-celebration at the Heat arena....all bad stuff. But then I read this. He rides....and he has a piece of Cannondale as well? I may have to change my opinion.
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