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Greg Lemond in Madison, WI

Old 06-22-06, 08:22 PM
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Greg Lemond in Madison, WI

Stuff like this never happens to me, but I was walking down State St and there he was. (For those who know Madison, he was coming out of Pel meni. Random?). Now I wish I had one of those fancy camera cell-phones.
We chatted for a while about riding etc. He was super nice and didn't seem to mind signing an autograph even while he was out with family. Crazy!
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his kid goes to UW, a guy i used to work with was his roommate their freshman year
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Shucks. I'm from Wisconsin and I know the university town of Madison very well. I am even a proud owner of a Team "Z" full kit re-issue that this Ebay Seller known as YourSoleQuest is selling.

Coincidentally, I watched my 1992 TDF VHS and got to see Lemond in his declining days...he was laboring so bad up the climbs and had to abandon..still, he was a great rider in his prime!
"How did all those 'Keep Off the Grass' signs get there?"

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I met Greg (can I call him that?) as a fresh-faced 17 year old in 1987 after the first win and before the accident. He was as calm, collected, and genuine a person as you'd care to meet. He was in his element at my then-LBS with his good friend Jeff Bradley hanging out with him. I was absolutely beside myself meeting him. It'd be great to be able to talk with him again...
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