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16 year old Lance Armstrong on Kestrel

Old 06-01-22, 09:45 AM
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16 year old Lance Armstrong on Kestrel

Here is a still from a video of Lance Armstrong in 1989, age 16, riding what appears to be a Kestrel (Talon?) Certainly a brand with roots in Triathlon community.
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I think it is a 4000.

I have an old Kestrel but it isn't that one
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The hump in his back is where he keeps his EPO reserves. He is like a camel for PEDs.
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It looks like an 87 frame because it appears to be a steel fork
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These forums are becoming like the back room during rush at Omega Theta Pi House.
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that frame logo hasn't peaked it's full potential yet.
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Are you sure that's him? Those arms don't look very strong.
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It is a Kestrel 4000. In my estimation the best frame they ever made, at least the one I liked the most.

On another topic it is a shame that this dude was a very capable athlete and the legacy he leaves is a very negative one. A generation from now it won't matter as his name will be lost to time along with many other pro athletes. As Paul Simon so aptly wrote, "Every generation sends a hero up the pop charts".
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Lance has been known to do a few triathlons here and there.
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero
On another topic it is a shame that this dude was a very capable athlete
Debatable.

Originally Posted by ClydeClydeson
The hump in his back is where he keeps his EPO reserves. He is like a camel for PEDs.
It's too small.
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Originally Posted by znomit
Debatable.

You gotta be kidding...

He started doping in 1995.

Look at his career prior to that. A 16 year old kid competing with and in some cases besting world class men in the TT/Triathlons...

Stages at the tour, 2'nd place and top 10's in the one day spring races. US National Champion.

He was the world road race champion in 1993 - there is no debate.
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Originally Posted by helmet4000
Here is a still from a video of Lance Armstrong in 1989, age 16, riding what appears to be a Kestrel (Talon?) Certainly a brand with roots in Triathlon community.
Nobody gives a crap about this cheater and liar.
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I assumed you meant a 16yo Lance Armstrong on this stuff


(which I can assure you does not have any “Great Taste”)
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Originally Posted by Jughed
You gotta be kidding...

He started doping in 1995.

Look at his career prior to that. A 16 year old kid competing with and in some cases besting world class men in the TT/Triathlons...

Stages at the tour, 2'nd place and top 10's in the one day spring races. US National Champion.

He was the world road race champion in 1993 - there is no debate.
agree - there is no debate

he was one of the most gifted cyclists before he went off the rails

very early in his career his measured / tested numbers (v02, lactate threshold, whatever) were off the chart and provided a glimpse at his potential

I saw him race as an amateur - he was sent out on a solo breakaway to (basically) break up the field … he just kept going … he was a beast
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Concur with others above that he was a “very capable athlete” prior to when he began doping. Pointing out that TiHabanero said “capable” and not ‘hero’ ‘ethical’ ‘legend’ ‘leader’ or ‘winner,’ etc. Also pointing out that…presuming he didn’t continue doping after he was shunned from cycling…his did continue his athletic prowess by posting Marathon times well under 3-hours. That isn’t something just anyone can do. — Dan
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I guess since there's not point to the thread, we should be talking about this clown as well. They grew up in the same general area a few years apart. I think they both rolled around in IROC Zs. Add Larry Johnson, Spud Webb and Dennis Rodman also, although 2 of those aren't clowns.


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I'm sensing a lot of jealousy from people who wouldn't have a shot at le Tour even with the best PED's available.
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Are those Schwinn shorts from the Wheaties era?

Can't find pics of the shorts right now, but those sure look like the shorts that went with these jerseys

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Originally Posted by urbanknight
I'm sensing a lot of jealousy from people who wouldn't have a shot at le Tour even with the best PED's available.
Tell that to Christophe Bassons, Filipe Simeoni, Christian Vande Velde or Emma O’Reilly

The guy was an arsehole.
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Originally Posted by choddo
Tell that to Christophe Bassons, Filipe Simeoni, Christian Vande Velde or Emma O’Reilly

The guy was an arsehole.
I never said he was a nice guy
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Originally Posted by choddo
Tell that to Christophe Bassons, Filipe Simeoni, Christian Vande Velde or Emma O’Reilly

The guy was an arsehole.
He was/is... most can agree on that.

Bunch of top athletes are arseholes. A bunch of people are arseholes for that matter...

Take just about any athlete that is considered the GOAT, or in the conversation for being the GOAT - there is often something "special" within that person, comes with the "must win" mentality.

My opinion/take on watching sports - watch for the on-field play, the amazing feats people (both natural and unnatural) are capable of, and try to keep the athlete separated from the person.

Learned that at a young age - my childhood sports hero was Pete Rose, and the Philadelphia Phillies of the time. Pete was a hell of a baseball player - one of a kind. The Phillies were a hell of a team... Pete, Steve Carlton... amazing to watch.
Pete was on coke, had his roommate procure, travel with and take arrests for his coke. Pete was a child molester/pedo, Pete gambled on the game. Steve as a coke head, the rest of the team admitted to using all sorts of drugs - speed, roids... just like the rest of baseball.

MJ is a raging arsehole - ask any of his teammates...

And I don't kid myself by thinking any athlete of those times, in any sport, was in any way clean. Just like I don't think any of them are clean now...

So, IMHO - if you're going to watch sports, you have to separate the man from the athlete. You never really know who or what is behind the performance.

From a pure sporting standpoint, in a field of doped up cyclists, LA made the sport interesting to watch. And never once did I think he was clean - just like I didn't think anyone he was racing against was clean, just like anyone for generations before him, or after him...
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Originally Posted by choddo
Tell that to Christophe Bassons, Filipe Simeoni, Christian Vande Velde or Emma O’Reilly

The guy was an arsehole.
Not clear from your post whether you knew that Christian Vande Velde doped. From this page:

In a September 2012, online forum post, Garmin-Sharp team manager and owner Jonathan Vaughters stated that Vande Velde had used blood doping products to increase red blood cell production.[33][34] On October 10, 2012, it was announced by USADA that he would be suspended for six months for admissions of doping during his time with the US Postal Cycling Team.[35] Later that day a statement was released confirming his acceptance of a six-month ban from September 1, 2012, ending on March 1, 2013, along with a stripping of all race results between June 4, 2004, and April 30, 2006.[36][37] Vande Velde released his own statement a day later that expressed regret at his decision to "cross the line".[38]
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
Not clear from your post whether you knew that Christian Vande Velde doped. From this page:

In a September 2012, online forum post, Garmin-Sharp team manager and owner Jonathan Vaughters stated that Vande Velde had used blood doping products to increase red blood cell production.[33][34] On October 10, 2012, it was announced by USADA that he would be suspended for six months for admissions of doping during his time with the US Postal Cycling Team.[35] Later that day a statement was released confirming his acceptance of a six-month ban from September 1, 2012, ending on March 1, 2013, along with a stripping of all race results between June 4, 2004, and April 30, 2006.[36][37] Vande Velde released his own statement a day later that expressed regret at his decision to "cross the line".[38]
"Simeoni testified in court that he began doping in 1993, that Dr. Ferrari had prescribed him doping products such as EPO and Human Growth Hormone in 1996 and 1997, and that Ferrari also gave him instructions on how to use these products and that he used them."

Lance and his victim (I guess according to the above post) shared the same doctor and used the same doping methods.
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