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    Any bets that Lance is on a 29er this year at Leadville

    Now that there is a racing 29er with a Trek Logo i'm thinking he'll hop on the Trek Superfly.?
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    Is it confirmed that Lance is racing at Leadville this year?
    If the Superfly dons the Trek label and he's there then have to believe he will be on one. Leadville in particular is perfect for a 29er...a roadbike race on the dirt.
    No doubt he is still licking his wounds after the TdF however...emotionally at least since his least favorite racer won the race again. Hard to give up that glory it seems.

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    Would not surprise me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider7
    Leadville in particular is perfect for a 29er.
    HA! That is pretty funny.

    RIDING in particular is perfect for a 29er.

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    Rumors say he'll be riding this bike...
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    Didn't he test both 26" and 29" bikes and decide on the 26" last year? I'm pretty sure he would've been able to ride the bike he was most comfortable and faster on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menzo
    Rumors say he'll be riding this bike...



    I think Lance puts out more power .

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    Lance is in D-Town with the Governer for a press conf. So That tells me he has already been riding at altitude for the race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29or6to4
    Lance is in D-Town with the Governer for a press conf. So That tells me he has already been riding at altitude for the race.
    But doesn't he have a house in Aspen now?

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    yep his training grounds
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    He is racing

    The Leadville site has him signed up for the race.

    http://www.leadvilletrail100.com/lt1...rantsList.aspx

    I think he will be on a 29er from Bikesdirect!

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    JHK is signed up. Should be interesting.

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    Lance is clearly the favorite if he attends. His level of training and conditioning mixed with competitions like the Tour De France most likely exceed any level of training that most mtb pros do. Perhaps if the course was shorter, other mtb pros might have a greater chance of keeping up.
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    "This month is one month you wanted to lay low," Armstrong said. "It ends up I'm pretty slammed with some commitments."

    He told the AP he's also leaning toward riding again in the lung-searing Leadville 100 mountain bike race on Aug. 14, the nation's highest-altitude endurance test that he won in record time last year.

    "I just had my first ride on dirt in about a year," Armstrong said Tuesday. "So, it's just trying to get my mountain bike skills back. The other key is altitude. Almost the whole race is above 10,000 feet. I have to make sure I spend enough time in the mountains before I go out.

    "I suspect I'll be there."


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    I hope Bishop or Todd Wells bring there A game. Lance is a pansy......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJ
    I hope Bishop or Todd Wells bring there A game. Lance is a pansy......
    2 questions.


    1. Are You Racing in the Leadville?

    2. Could you hand Lance his ass on a platter on the race course (could you beat him?)



    If you answered 1 & 2 with no then STFU!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you answered 1 yes then good luck and I wish you the best of luck.

    If you answered 2 with Yes then I am going to call BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Someone's e-Panties must be in a big wad to be calling Lance a pansy!
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    2 questions.


    1. Are You Racing in the Leadville?

    2. Could you hand Lance his ass on a platter on the race course (could you beat him?)



    If you answered 1 & 2 with no then STFU!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you answered 1 yes then good luck and I wish you the best of luck.

    If you answered 2 with Yes then I am going to call BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Nope no plans to race the road race high up in Colorado. Brec100 one day. Not a Lance fan. He did alot to bring people out for Leadville. But compared to the W101 or the SM100 its nontechincal. Yes elevation is a factor, still a roadie style 100.

    Harlan price knocked off Floyd Landis at the SM100 a few years ago.

    So take a second step back and calm down. Just stating my opinion dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJ
    Nope no plans to race the road race high up in Colorado. Brec100 one day. Not a Lance fan. He did alot to bring people out for Leadville. But compared to the W101 or the SM100 its nontechincal. Yes elevation is a factor, still a roadie style 100.

    Harlan price knocked off Floyd Landis at the SM100 a few years ago.

    So take a second step back and calm down. Just stating my opinion dude.
    Just messing with you. All in fun.
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    So take a second step back and calm down. Just stating my opinion dude.
    Did you not read this? Or are you so in love with Lance your blind to anything not including his name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxr-racer
    Just messing with you. All in fun.
    I will see your response and raise you one with...........

    "Just messing with you. All in fun"

    Did ya happen to read that?
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    If Contador or Schleck shows up then Lance is in big trouble. Not to mention the whole grassroots aura of the race.

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    As for what bike he'll ride...

    ...it all depends on what Trek's making an effort to sell through his participation. It really is that simple.

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    Vegas says 2:1, j/k.

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    I was wanting Schleck to upset Contador......... Next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJ
    I hope Bishop or Todd Wells bring there A game. Lance is a pansy......
    Don't really care about Lance one way or the other but Wells says his WC training (1 1/2 hour events once a month as opposed 5 hour days for three weeks) isn't very well suited for Leadville. At least thats how he sees it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxr-racer
    I was wanting Schleck to upset Contador......... Next year.
    Worked out nicely for Specialized either way huh ? Now if they could just get Contador to do the leadville on an epic 29er....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli
    Worked out nicely for Specialized either way huh ? Now if they could just get Contador to do the leadville on an epic 29er....
    That would be an epic race if Contador came out or any other superstar roadie to challenge Armstrong. Eitherway it is great publicity for mountain biking.
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    Will he be riding the new Trek?

    You know, the one with the auto inflate tires? Or will there be support stationed in the brush along the course to jump out and help him swap out the wheels. Maybe he took some notes on the cobbles. Won't matter much when JHK flies by, though...
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    That is true. Specialized came out the winner either way!!!!!!!!!

    I just like the underdog. Schleck does not seem like the arrogant racer that you see alot of sometimes. Contador is a hell of a racer. His out of the saddle charges were impressive as hell.
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    What Lance will be riding at Leadville


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-bar
    That would be an epic race if Contador came out or any other superstar roadie to challenge Armstrong. Eitherway it is great publicity for mountain biking.
    Do you think that Roberto Hera's is racing the endurance mtb races for fun? He wants another chance at Lance, it is just that be cannot seem to get into Leadville via the lottery ( or perhaps in my mind anyway . . . .).
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    Good thread already going on in the Endurance forum. Bit more informed too, if anybody's interested in some details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkirkpatri
    Good thread already going on in the Endurance forum. Bit more informed too, if anybody's interested in some details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowestgear
    What Lance will be riding at Leadville

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    While I respect Lance and his accomplishments, until he wins a real mountain bike race (meaning something with a bunch of technical single track) then he's just a roadie with knobby tires.

    I never bought into the whole cult of Lance anyway. Seeing legions of yellow and black clad livestrong wannabe's on local rail-trails is amusing.
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    How much singletrack does Leadville even have? I heard that it was like a road race the year Lance beat Wiens...

    High Cascade 100 might not have the altitude or glamour of Leadville but it looks like more of a 'real' MTB course. Brutal, actually. (not that I could do either one).

    Lance should race a Tallboy painted over with Trek decals, like he did with his old Litespeed TT bike.

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    High Cascade? Heck, IMO the most brutal endurance/100 mile race is the Butte 100. 100 (actually 106) miles on the Continental Divide Trail of brutal racing mixed with some serious stormlets this year gave Tinker Juarez a helluva workout (and a 3rd place finish)...
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    All the Lance-hating is funny including the (swear adjective) talk about L100 vs. whatever (swear adjective) race XYZ.

    Describe a single (swear adjective) "XC/Endurance" MTB race course that is so overwhelmingly "gnar" as to be entirely unlike the L100. Most pros still ride HTs with 80mm forks on lockout in serious professional "mtb" races. (Swear verb), look at the bikes the Great Divide riders use - SS, rigid, HT w' susser fork, drop bars, etc.

    Lance haters seem to fall into two categories: i) self-loathing (swear nouns), or ii) jealous, wannabe (swear noun) suckers.

    I believe the alleged should be remain innocent until proven guilty. If he's shamed like Floyd, et al, before him it will be (swear adjective) pathetic and disgusting and I will be the first to burn him in effigy. Unless and until, however, all the haters can suck a big, girthy, sweaty, equine-esque (swear noun).
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    The Tour-Down-Under (roadie stuff) , Lance brings his team down and rides as a practice training/race publicity stunt , the South Australian Government pays him millions ...i believe the figure was above 4 million not including sweetners for "Lance" and his team to compete in the TDU. It brought 5 times that to the state in revenue....

    I have never swung my hairy leg over a roadie in my life EVER ..... but the man is a legend in the sport and the biggest crowd puller in cycling ever . BTW Im ALWAYS the first to bash roadies for everything possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowestgear
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    what if they will make a movie about it
    ever thing of that
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    Lance will ride whatever the cool bike of the hour is @ Trek. Probably will be a 29er, but something tells me the bike doesn't win the race.

    As far as doping... he's never officially tested positive. However, during his reign, he might be the only top-5 rider not to test positive. So, even though I'd like to think he was 100% clean. I think the odds are that his money kept things quiet. And, his persona and ability to draw a crowd forced the overlords to look the other way. And... Lance quit cycling for a few years when the UCI reformed their testing standards. Interesting timing.

    I'm a fan of his accoplishments. I am in awe of his charity work. But, I think most people feel the guy was doped up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vecsus
    While I respect Lance and his accomplishments, until he wins a real mountain bike race (meaning something with a bunch of technical single track) then he's just a roadie with knobby tires.
    Lance has been racing dirt in Texas off and on since 1995 that I know of as I have seen him at races. Not every race he enters gets national media attention. I guess you don't know Texas race courses (we have technical singletrack) as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupboy
    All the Lance-hating is funny including the (swear adjective) talk about L100 vs. whatever (swear adjective) race XYZ.

    Describe a single (swear adjective) "XC/Endurance" MTB race course that is so overwhelmingly "gnar" as to be entirely unlike the L100. Most pros still ride HTs with 80mm forks on lockout in serious professional "mtb" races. (Swear verb), look at the bikes the Great Divide riders use - SS, rigid, HT w' susser fork, drop bars, etc.

    Lance haters seem to fall into two categories: i) self-loathing (swear nouns), or ii) jealous, wannabe (swear noun) suckers.

    I believe the alleged should be remain innocent until proven guilty. If he's shamed like Floyd, et al, before him it will be (swear adjective) pathetic and disgusting and I will be the first to burn him in effigy. Unless and until, however, all the haters can suck a big, girthy, sweaty, equine-esque (swear noun).
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    Any bets that Lance is on a 29er this year at Leadville
    Won't he be before a grand jury by then ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbsteven
    Lance has been racing dirt in Texas off and on since 1995 that I know of as I have seen him at races. Not every race he enters gets national media attention. I guess you don't know Texas race courses (we have technical singletrack) as well.
    I remember him entering some of the Norba National events years ago. cannot remember how he placed.

    Dirt is not a foreign object to him.
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    Back to the OP's question...

    There's pictures of Lance on a Superfly from a few years back. Who knows if he'll be riding one for this race. Either way, I'm sure he can throw down on any bike he's on. Apparently he was testing the Superfly and the Trek in '08 in preparation for Leadville. Story here.

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    I wonder what Levi is going to ride. It shows him registered for the race.
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