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    Lance to race

    Lance Armstrong is set to race in the Leadville Trail 100 this Saturday, a grueling 100-mile race in the Rockies of 1,000 mountain bike riders and I'll be there.

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    I had read on a tri site that he was going to do an ironman next. That would be pretty interesting considering he can run a sub 2:40 marathon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I had read on a tri site that he was going to do an ironman next. That would be pretty interesting considering he can run a sub 2:40 marathon.
    When he was in high school he was an awesome triathlete. I remember since he regularly kicked my you know what.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    When he was in high school he was an awesome triathlete. I remember since he regularly kicked my you know what.
    Yeah I read that in his books, which btw are very good if anyone out there has not read them.


    Anyway, I think he would be right up there since he should clobber people on the bike and be in first place by the end of it.


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    Not to change the subject, but has anyone ever went skiing at Ski Cooper? My all time favorite place to ski

    I have no doubt that its the biggest thing in leadville since they found gold!!!



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    Re: Lance to race

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Yeah I read that in his books, which btw are very good if anyone out there has not read them.


    Anyway, I think he would be right up there since he should clobber people on the bike and be in first place by the end of it.
    He's too busy partying and being a player to train seriously for the Ironman.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ericlambi View Post
    He's too busy partying and being a player to train seriously for the Ironman.

    Enough about me, let's talk about Lance...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ericlambi View Post
    He's too busy partying and being a player to train seriously for the Ironman.
    He ran the NY marathon last fall in under 2:40. That is not all that far behind the Kenyans.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    He ran the NY marathon last fall in under 2:40. That is not all that far behind the Kenyans.
    Probably about 30 minutes?

    I wasn't as in love with his books. I just read one but he seemed like an arrogant jerk.

    I also read a story in runners world a few years back and he sounded like a jerk then as well. I think he predicted a 2:30 marathon the first time out even though he had never ran over 12 miles. I think he ended up doing the first one in about 3 hours.


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    The Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised tons of money and inspired countless cancer victims. I don't believe jerks would devote the attention he has to such a cause.


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    Quote Originally Posted by clonerules View Post
    Not to change the subject, but has anyone ever went skiing at Ski Cooper? My all time favorite place to ski

    I have no doubt that its the biggest thing in leadville since they found gold!!!
    Cooper is the samllest ski area ever. I think that there are bigger mountains in Iowa.



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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    The Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised tons of money and inspired countless cancer victims. I don't believe jerks would devote the attention he has to such a cause.
    I think what he's done with his foundation is great but that doesn;t mean that he's not a jerk.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I think what he's done with his foundation is great but that doesn;t mean that he's not a jerk.
    Lance has done great things on the bike, Lance has done great things for the cancer foundation. Lance is like most other humans I know and makes a lot of mistakes. I admire him, but not sure I want him as my friend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    The Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised tons of money and inspired countless cancer victims. I don't believe jerks would devote the attention he has to such a cause.
    I would normally agree with this. As a two-time cancer survivor (something I'm not super-comfortable talking about), I actually have very mixed feelings on Lance. It's great that he's giving money NOW that he was affected, but I haven't heard a single story about him performing these selfless acts or donating money before he had cancer. I think that's my problem - there's self-motivation in it, and that bothers me. The LiveStrong idea is wonderful, but why does everyone have to wear a yellow band on their arm to give him the recognition?


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    Just to prvoe my point, he is on dickipedia. Never saw the site before but kind of funny.

    Lance Armstrong - Dickipedia - A Wiki of Dicks



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