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Old 09-03-15, 07:52 PM
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...but I'm not holding my breath: Articles | Four local cyclists are planning to bring a massive bike training facility and resort to Chesterfield County | RVA Magazine | Richmond, VA
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The problem is finding $100 million in investors.
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The problem is finding $100 million in investors.
If people had just STFU'd about doping in pro cycling, we could have had a big investor willing to name it "Lance World". This is why we can't have nice things.
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I'm in the planning stages of one for 200 million, just waiting on investors.
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This is something I would love to do.

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If people had just STFU'd about doping in pro cycling, we could have had a big investor willing to name it "Lance World". This is why we can't have nice things.
You might have something there. Richmond with Lance World is right between Kings Dominion and Busch Garden in Williamsburg. It would be the theme park center of the world.
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Velo city. I get it. But we won't, I suspect.
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I'm sure there are a few people who'd consider making Velo City their vacation destination, but I don't see how anyone could expect to NOT lose their shirt investing in such a big resort aimed at so few. Personally, I think it would be more interesting to improve and expand the amenities at existing velodromes, or incorporate new velodromes in suburban sports parks.
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