Monday, February 23, 2009

Tour of Lance

I went to see the Tour of California bike race come through Pasadena. It's pretty cool; they do 5 laps around the Rose Bowl so you get to see the cyclists a lot. It's not like you have to sit around for an hour for a 10-second glimpse.

Now I have to say I like Lance Armstrong. Or more correctly, I like the idea of Lance Armstrong. He gives America a reason to be interested in Cycling. And the whole cancer thing only makes him MORE of a hero. I'm OK with that. But I have to feel sorry for the other guys. At the TOC expo, there were Lance posters everywhere. And T-shirts. And buttons. Even boxes of chalk (which came in handy). But where was the Levi love? (Levi Leipheimer, the guy who actually won the Tour). If you go to any other sporting event, there is obviously a home team bias but you can still see plenty of support for other teams/players. At the Tour, it was just overwhelmingly Lance.

The Breakaway: (with cheap self-promotion)

The Peleton:

Better shot of Lance:


Blogger SWTrigal said...

Very coo pics-you almost touched greatness!

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude - you fell into the same trap! Both of your Lance pictures have Levi in them! What's up? No Levi love? I didn't get a single good pic of either of them...

(but got some great shots of the Garmin crew...)

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you saying you bought Lance Armstrong CHALK?

10:27 AM  
Blogger said...

I saw a Levi shirt, thank you very much! It was for sale and I don't think anyone actually bought it... but it was there!

And the chalk was free--"anonymous commenter"

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are all drugged, except God of Thunder since he is Norwegian. If you don't know who he is, you are not a cycling friend.

1:06 PM  

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