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Postby MeShawn » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:16 pm

mtryanks12 wrote:make $55 from me on livestrongs.


Ummmm, WOW :-o


How do you fit 55 livestrongs on your wrist?
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Postby mtryanks12 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:37 pm

Let's just say I broke a lot. ;-)
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Postby portisfan24 » Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:30 am

Never really took much interest in him until I read his book a few years back. Amazing what he has accomplished and hat he has done for bike riding in North America. Oh, and the cancer stuff too :-b
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:50 am

55... Mtr, sometimes I wonder...

as stated, sad to see him go, but he has quite the career behind him. Good guy, very inspirational story.
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Postby JohnnyUnitas » Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:09 am

Too bad he's retiring. He's an amazing athlete who overcame cancer and achieved the impossible. One of the greatest athletes of all time.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:25 am

mtryanks12 wrote:Let's just say I broke a lot. ;-)


I'd break even more knowing that you can't type the word "model" either...that filter is just crazy. :-b
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Postby Lushcrush » Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:03 am

Armstrong is capping an amazing career, including the most Tour De France wins ever.
But not as the greatest rider ever.
In order to retire as greatest rider to date, purists would probably say Armstrong would need capture the Cycling Hour Record, considered by many as equal in stature and difficulty to the TDF. Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain both won five Tours AND held the Hour Record and will remain in the eyes of many as the greatest riders ever.
Hats off to Armstrong though ... anybody who makes his reputation in the mountains is sure enough the real thing. Sprinters are a dime a dozen - you can count the elite climbers on one hand.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:29 am

Sad to see him go, but I guess it was time. He certainly is an inspiration to many.

I feel like a tool for bringing this up, but does anyone want to comment on the steroid allegations?
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Postby Mercer Boy » Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:28 am

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Sad to see him go, but I guess it was time. He certainly is an inspiration to many.

I feel like a tool for bringing this up, but does anyone want to comment on the steroid allegations?


Well, he's never tested positive, but in this day and age, you never know. I bet he would have "Bonds-like" connections for that stuff if he wanted to...One of the guys who used to ride on his team and now the head rider of another team, Tyler Hamilton, just got suspended for 2 years by the US Anti-Doping agency for taking banned substances. :-o
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Postby Lushcrush » Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:57 am

Mercer Boy wrote:
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Sad to see him go, but I guess it was time. He certainly is an inspiration to many.

I feel like a tool for bringing this up, but does anyone want to comment on the steroid allegations?


Well, he's never tested positive, but in this day and age, you never know. I bet he would have "Bonds-like" connections for that stuff if he wanted to...One of the guys who used to ride on his team and now the head rider of another team, Tyler Hamilton, just got suspended for 2 years by the US Anti-Doping agency for taking banned substances. :-o

Whoa ... pretty big news there, MB. But blood doping is different than steroids ... no chemicals involved. Blood doping is old school.
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