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Ride with Lance in Dublin @ 5.30 pm

cannonfoddercannonfodder Posts: 183
edited August 2009 in Pro race
Anyone on the forum going to make it?

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  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Lance rode in Scotland. And Ireland. Not England.
    Le Blaireau (1)
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Does it depend on whether it's raining or not?
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    DaveyL wrote:
    Lance rode in Scotland. And Ireland. Not England.

    Absolutely Fantastic.

    The next is that you will find him having a ride in Poland. ?

    Just tell him to Cough out of here, please.
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • surely Bernie and Frenchfighter have got themselves flights over from France or wherever they are?
  • Stuey01Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    DaveyL wrote:
    Lance rode in Scotland. And Ireland. Not England.

    So?
    Not climber, not sprinter, not rouleur
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Stuey01 wrote:
    DaveyL wrote:
    Lance rode in Scotland. And Ireland. Not England.

    So?

    He's making fun of Mr Walkers sig.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Stuey01Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    iainf72 wrote:
    Stuey01 wrote:
    DaveyL wrote:
    Lance rode in Scotland. And Ireland. Not England.

    So?

    He's making fun of Mr Walkers sig.
    Rouler. Not Climber

    I don't get it? oh well.
    Not climber, not sprinter, not rouleur
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    deejay wrote:
    DaveyL wrote:
    Lance rode in Scotland. And Ireland. Not England.

    Absolutely Fantastic.

    The next is that you will find him having a ride in Poland. ?

    Just tell him to Cough out of here, please.

    Why does it bother you that Lance orgainses rides for people that want to take part ? If youre not taking part or not interested in those that do why do you get so hot under the collar about it ?
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    Stuey01 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Stuey01 wrote:
    DaveyL wrote:
    Lance rode in Scotland. And Ireland. Not England.

    So?

    He's making fun of Mr Walkers sig.
    Rouler. Not Climber

    I don't get it? oh well.

    was thinking the same myself
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Tee hee. It used to be "English. Not British"...
    Le Blaireau (1)
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,887
    DaveyL wrote:
    Tee hee. It used to be "English. Not British"...

    I like to think he changed it because of some shock revelation from his father that he's actually from Wrexham.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • markwalkermarkwalker Posts: 953
    DaveyL wrote:
    Tee hee. It used to be "English. Not British"...


    Tee hee? ooooh how naughty,
  • FastladFastlad Posts: 908
    1000+ riders turned out at phoenix park apparently! Man's a star! How many pro's, never mind record breaking pro's, turn up and invite the public to just go for a ride? Absolutely phenomenal for cycling! oh, maybe he didn't ride in England because he had no business in England...yet!! :D
  • Stuey01Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    I think it's a pretty cool thing to do.

    Wonder what the police make of it all?
    Not climber, not sprinter, not rouleur
  • markwalkermarkwalker Posts: 953
    Fastlad wrote:
    1000+ riders turned out at phoenix park apparently! Man's a star! How many pro's, never mind record breaking pro's, turn up and invite the public to just go for a ride? Absolutely phenomenal for cycling! oh, maybe he didn't ride in England because he had no business in England...yet!! :D


    love him or loathe him hes a star attraction.

    Its a shame our medal winners didnt do a similar thing after the Olympics, it would have done a lot for UK cycling and surely only a small imposition after the funding theyve had.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Valverde trains with the locals in Murcia.

    Basso sometimes rides with his fans.

    Armstrong's tweeting method is new though.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Eau RougeEau Rouge Posts: 1,118
    Fastlad wrote:
    1000+ riders turned out at phoenix park apparently! Man's a star! How many pro's, never mind record breaking pro's, turn up and invite the public to just go for a ride? Absolutely phenomenal for cycling! oh, maybe he didn't ride in England because he had no business in England...yet!! :D

    Aren't most ProTour teams to be found riding the courses of things like the spring classics in the day or so before the race takes place? I remember seeing reports on Pez of them joining in with Pro's as they went over the Paris-Roubaix and the Ronde courses?
  • Bikr23Bikr23 Posts: 16
    he's not called for a ride in England because he is an American and did not think he would be welcomed :cry:
  • He's giving fairly short notice on a weekday....imagine what would happen if he gave a week's notice for a ride in London on a Saturday
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Yep, it'd be critical mass eat yer heart out...
    Le Blaireau (1)
  • FastladFastlad Posts: 908
    He's giving fairly short notice on a weekday....imagine what would happen if he gave a week's notice for a ride in London on a Saturday

    Aye, imagine! Somebody from here might take position on tower bridge with a sniper's rifle. :lol:


    Lance, don't go to london. It's not safe! :wink:
  • micronmicron Posts: 1,843
    To be fair, he is pretty high profile in Ireland at the moment with the cancer summit going on. And it's quite true that most pros will welcome you to ride with them on the roads. But the gesture is nice and the PR doesn't hurt either :wink: Honestly, he'll be running for election next :lol:
  • dulldavedulldave Posts: 949
    Fair play to him for doing this. I have a lot of respect for it, even if it is an ego massage.

    He also created a bit of local trade, helping the economy. Apparently Paul McQuaid, owner of Phoenix Park Bike Hire, hired out 190 bikes after Lance tweeted that people could hire bikes there. Yes, that's Paul McQuaid brother of Pat.

    Sorry I couldn't help it. :D

    But seriously, hats off to Lance for doing stuff like this.
    Scottish and British...and a bit French
  • I was on that ride this evening, and I'm certainly no great fan of Armstrong, but I gotta say, it was absolutely brilliant.
    He had originally been scheduled to do four laps of a Park route, but he just continued doing lap after lap as guys rode up to him for a chat/handshake/thanks for coming out or whatever.
    I punctured out on lap 7 unfortunately but one of his handlers told me that he was enjoying himself too much to call it a day, and you know what, looking at his face, I reckon he might have been telling the truth.
    The biggest bullshit of the day came naturally from RTE who gave the impression that it was a kind of Paddywhackers day out with people on censored from their attics or rickshaws or recumbents-in fact it was mostly club guys going at a decent lick, and I'd call the number closer to 350 or 400 rather than a thousand.
    So all in all, a day where I suspended all the cynicism and just enjoyed the ride.
    Spesh Works Roubaix '10
    28 Charolais and counting.
  • censored ,not shoot, I meant, natch.
    Spesh Works Roubaix '10
    28 Charolais and counting.
  • RyanBRyanB Posts: 116
    I was on this today. Kudos to the guy and I'm no fan of his.
  • crymblecrymble Posts: 17
    I was on that ride this evening, and I'm certainly no great fan of Armstrong, but I gotta say, it was absolutely brilliant.
    He had originally been scheduled to do four laps of a Park route, but he just continued doing lap after lap as guys rode up to him for a chat/handshake/thanks for coming out or whatever.
    I punctured out on lap 7 unfortunately but one of his handlers told me that he was enjoying himself too much to call it a day, and you know what, looking at his face, I reckon he might have been telling the truth.
    The biggest bullshit of the day came naturally from RTE who gave the impression that it was a kind of Paddywhackers day out with people on shoot from their attics or rickshaws or recumbents-in fact it was mostly club guys going at a decent lick, and I'd call the number closer to 350 or 400 rather than a thousand.
    So all in all, a day where I suspended all the cynicism and just enjoyed the ride.

    Yup, there were a few non-cyclists there, but they mainly dropped out after a couple of laps and left the group to the rest of us (which was just as well, had a few hairy moments due to people who weren't used to riding in groups.)

    Don't think I am going to be popular in the office tommorow. Found out it was all happening at about 2:30 and left the office in a hurry to drive from Belfast down to Dublin. Arrived with 10 mins to spare after deserting the other half in the car in traffic somewhere as I dashed of on the bike.

    K
  • paulcuthbertpaulcuthbert Posts: 1,016
    Fingers crossed for a Belfast ride!!!
  • Second that on the hairy moments, there was a crash on I think the fourth lap going down a descent toward the sharp left, caused by a guy on a mountain bike who was pedalling like hell to keep up with the pace-I saw one roadie get smacked as he pulled over to avoid this guy when he fell.
    Another mountain biker spent most of his time and his considerable bulk clearing space for himself two cyclists behind Armstrong and I know this because I spent too long looking at his rucksack.
    Can't be helped though on this occasion, everybody wanted to touch the great man's hem.
    On a sour note I see the cops are well pi**ed off this morning and have said this type of thing will never happen again-brings to mind Father Ted, Down With this Type of Thing.
    As if they have to deal with it every day of the week, the lazy p***ks.
    Overtime must have been cut.
    Nice to have a thread without anti-Armstrong bile by the way, some of the regulars must have missed it;-)
    Spesh Works Roubaix '10
    28 Charolais and counting.
  • simon_esimon_e Posts: 1,697
    crymble wrote:
    Don't think I am going to be popular in the office tommorow.
    Screw the office!

    That was probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a sporting legend.

    I read the long account of the Glasgow ride in an earlier thread and was deeply envious. It's been said already but, whatever your feelings about Lance, this is a shot in the arm for road cycling (a beleagured, persecuted activity) in these islands.
    Aspire not to have more, but to be more.
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