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    Tour de France

    So, I couldn't sleep the other night and was watching the Tour and actually kind liking it. I am going through some kick where I really want to get a bike and start riding... Anywhoo... I thought this was a riot. I guess when the guy riding the yellow jacket has to 'releive himself' it is courtesy for the other riders to do the same. I woke my wife up laughing at the coverage of all these grown men peeing on the side of the road...



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    Re: Tour de France

    Wait till they get into the mountains. It gets sooo much more exciting then. I love the tour on category 5 days.



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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Wait till they get into the mountains. It gets sooo much more exciting then. I love the tour on category 5 days.
    A few years back, I would bike with Lance....
    Actually I would ride my Schwin Airdyne exercise bike while I watching Lance dominate thru the mountains of France.....VS use to televise this every morn at around 6-7 am



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    Quote Originally Posted by coachdags View Post
    ....VS use to televise this every morn at around 6-7 am
    Live coverage starts at 7:30 each morning. The kids and I watch every stage.



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    Quote Originally Posted by coachdags View Post
    A few years back, I would bike with Lance....
    Actually I would ride my Schwin Airdyne exercise bike while I watching Lance dominate thru the mountains of France.....VS use to televise this every morn at around 6-7 am
    Still on every morning. I usually tivo it and then zap through the boring beginning part. Wait I cannot say tivo anymore because DirecTV stole my tivos!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    Live coverage starts at 7:30 each morning. The kids and I watch every stage.
    who are we rooting for....?



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    I am rooting for Cadel Evans.



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    Quote Originally Posted by coachdags View Post
    who are we rooting for....?
    Too many individual riders but I like Christian Vandvelde, David Millar, Jens Voigt and Cadel Evans.

    Team wise I like Team Columbia and Team CSC.

    Who do I want to win?

    ME, I want to win the 'Saab Fly To the Finish' Sport Combi.



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    Re: Tour de France

    Looks like I'm exercising at 7:30 am tomorow... (Devolder) he is my new favorite



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    Re: Tour de France

    Quote Originally Posted by coachdags View Post
    A few years back, I would bike with Lance....
    Actually I would ride my Schwin Airdyne exercise bike while I watching Lance dominate thru the mountains of France.....VS use to televise this every morn at around 6-7 am
    True story.....When I lived in Irving, Texas I was a triathlon fanatic. Nevertheless none of us locals had a chance since there was a punk high school kid (Lance Armstrong) from Plano High that dominated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    True story.....When I lived in Irving, Texas I was a triathlon fanatic. Nevertheless none of us locals had a chance since there was a punk high school kid (Lance Armstrong) from Plano High that dominated.
    Lance was a great triathlete, but he never got the to elite levels because he would always go out too hard at the beginning of the run. Of course he was the same way at the beginning of his cycling career, and then he grew up and learned to let his team help him, and look where it got him.



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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Lance was a great triathlete, but he never got the to elite levels because he would always go out too hard at the beginning of the run. Of course he was the same way at the beginning of his cycling career, and then he grew up and learned to let his team help him, and look where it got him.
    Well you are kinda right...Lance never had a chance(choice) to get to the elite level as he was 18'ish when he abandoned to focus on cycling.


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    He got a bit more help from some drugs than from his team.

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Lance was a great triathlete, but he never got the to elite levels because he would always go out too hard at the beginning of the run. Of course he was the same way at the beginning of his cycling career, and then he grew up and learned to let his team help him, and look where it got him.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ffelknirznarf View Post
    He got a bit more help from some drugs than from his team.
    Although there are suspicions that Armstrong may have used performance enhancing drugs, there is not concrete evidence to support such a claim.

    The guy has done a world of good with the Lance Armstrong Foundation. I just don't understand the need to trash someone that is such an inspiration.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ffelknirznarf View Post
    He got a bit more help from some drugs than from his team.
    Please prove your claim.

    Maybe Lance could add you to the list of people that he has successfully sued for false claims of his drug use. I am sure his attorney Mark Levinstein would love to hear your claims as well. Please feel free to contact him:
    Williams & Connolly


    As far as depth goes though, the combination of White, Woodbury, Olaseni, Basabe, and Uthoff is much better than Niang, Ejim, Edozie, Gibson. Not because of the top 2, but because of the next 2 or 3. -DeanVogs

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