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Snicklefritz 04-03-05 11:03 PM

Lance "hinting" around at something?
 
I came across a quote somewhere on one of the news sites about Lance saying that he was
going to make some kind of announcement at the Tour of Georgia. Has anyone else heard this?
Some people are speculating it might be an early retirement announcement, but I always thought
he was intending to race at least 2 years with the Discovery Channel team. what's the latest scoop
or is this all gossip at this point - like the thing about he and Cheryl having a "falling-out"?

HaagenDas 04-03-05 11:08 PM

Don't know, don't care :D

operator 04-03-05 11:13 PM

There's nothing to hint at, he said after this years tour he may stop.

Snicklefritz 04-03-05 11:15 PM

Where did you hear him say that he might stop after this year's tour? I missed that one somehow.
I would have thought he would want to go after a few more races or maybe the hour record.

digger 04-04-05 08:59 AM

The wife told me that she was watching the OLN channel last night and Armstrong said he was gonna do another Tour Du France.

I originally heard that 2004 was his last one. Anyone else hear same?

Digger

jeff-o 04-04-05 09:22 AM

I also heard something about him stopping when his contract with the Discovery Channel is up. I also read that he wants to spend more time with his family.

Blackberry 04-04-05 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by HaagenDas
Don't know, don't care :D

I was talking with Lance the other day, and he told me the same thing about you.

ReedD 04-04-05 11:10 AM

Lance says he will ride this summer barring injury. It may be his last. I would guess he will soon be too old to win either the Tour or set the 1 hour record.

operator 04-04-05 12:54 PM


Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
Where did you hear him say that he might stop after this year's tour? I missed that one somehow.
I would have thought he would want to go after a few more races or maybe the hour record.

Stop as in stop riding the tour.

EventServices 04-04-05 01:14 PM

Let's wait until the 18th. I'll be there. I'll file a report.

outdoorboy 04-04-05 02:37 PM

Ya' think he knocked up Sheryl?

ultra-g 04-04-05 02:40 PM

He's marrying Prince Andrew. It'll be a grand wedding. He's also going to be elected the new Pope.

HaagenDas 04-04-05 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by Blackberry
I was talking with Lance the other day, and he told me the same thing about you.

He phoned me up too. Seems he liked what I said. "I wish more people would take a lackadaisical approach to my private life".

skookum 04-04-05 05:43 PM


He's also going to be elected the new Pope.
Cool. I'd vote for him. But can he ride whilst wearing that big hat?

Doctor Morbius 04-05-05 01:52 AM


Originally Posted by skookum
Cool. I'd vote for him. But can he ride whilst wearing that big hat?

That's his new aero time trial helmet, or safety hat as Haagen Das likes to call them.

Edit: P.S. You don't vote for a Pope, silly. They draw straws. That's the way it's been done for centuries. Although they have suggested rock, paper, scissors as a way to bring them into the new mellennia.

Dougmt 04-05-05 02:12 AM


Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
I came across a quote somewhere on one of the news sites about Lance saying that he was
going to make some kind of announcement at the Tour of Georgia. Has anyone else heard this?
Some people are speculating it might be an early retirement announcement, but I always thought
he was intending to race at least 2 years with the Discovery Channel team. what's the latest scoop
or is this all gossip at this point - like the thing about he and Cheryl having a "falling-out"?

Naaaaaa,
'Ol Lance has been watching too much "Blue collar TV" and asked me to fill in for him. I told him I was an old Schwinn guy who recently picked up a Raleigh R600 just last year and a Specialized Stumpy for touring he said "Jeez, hand me another Lone Star Beer and STFU"
So it looks like I'm gonna be in the TDF... I'm a little nervous, I'll admit it, but me and the Stumpy are gonna hit it hard.
D

James H Haury 04-05-05 07:21 AM


Originally Posted by skookum
Cool. I'd vote for him. But can he ride whilst wearing that big hat?

You cannot, unless you are a cardinal of the Catholic Church.

capsicum 04-06-05 04:58 AM

He's going to tell everyone what makes his pipe smoke green and pink, causes rapid beard growth, and flashing eyes, yet leaves his urine tests clean as a whistle.

Doctor Morbius 04-06-05 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
I came across a quote somewhere on one of the news sites about Lance saying that he was
going to make some kind of announcement at the Tour of Georgia. Has anyone else heard this?
Some people are speculating it might be an early retirement announcement, but I always thought
he was intending to race at least 2 years with the Discovery Channel team. what's the latest scoop
or is this all gossip at this point - like the thing about he and Cheryl having a "falling-out"?

My guess is he is pretty burned out and frustrated and wants to quit. He's been sick this Spring and got off to a poor start.

Besides, if he just continues winning the TdF he's not doing the sport any good. It's time to let some fresh blood have a go at it.

ultra-g 04-06-05 02:25 PM

Just in from my sources:

Lance is going to announce that his sh*t doesn't stink!

TheRCF 04-07-05 05:25 PM

A couple years ago I remember that Lance was supposedly going to do two more - one to tie the record for wins and another to break it. Not too long after that was done in 2004, I started hearing that he was going to do another one - this came about the same time, I think, that Discovery took over sponsorship. I kinda figured having him was part of the deal in getting them to take over from the US Post Office.

I can't remember where I heard the last bit of info, but it was very recent - that the contract with Discovery required that he ride one more tour, but maybe no more after the 2005 tour.

Seems something was also said about an upcoming announcement too. No idea if it is about the tour though.

qqy 04-07-05 05:59 PM

I've heard he's going to quit after his Discovery contract is up. It's hard to believe, but word is that he's not happy right now, thanks in part to the constant allegations of drug use and lack of family time.

Serpico 04-07-05 06:03 PM

fyi, lance had frosted mini-wheats for breakfast today

I can't confirm it, but my ex-girlfriend's roommate from college has a friend that works at a coffee shop in Austin. Just tellin' you what I heard.

Blackberry 04-07-05 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by Ziggurat
fyi, lance had frosted mini-wheats for breakfast today
.

With Peet's coffee, of course. It's kind of sick that I know that, but I saw it on the Lance Chronicles. I have a very big life.


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