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A though on Lance and cycling in general(6 posts)

A though on Lance and cycling in generalLargo
Aug 6, 2001 9:33 AM
With all the clout that LA has in the states (hobnobbing with Bush etc) would it be possible for him to influence the way laws are implemeted regarding cycling and automobile conflicts?
For example, i have read here and elswhere that the state of things on the road in Texas is pretty nasty for cyclists. Could Lance have any effect on changing things for the better?
maybe respect, but not directlyDog
Aug 6, 2001 9:48 AM
All bike related laws I'm aware of are creatures state legislatures, courts, and local ordinances. Short of mountain biking in national parks, probably no involvement of the Feds.

But, he could help to assist with respect and awareness for the sport. That might trickle down to better local laws.

I doubt Lance will directly involve himself in such things. I'd speculate that he will reserve his bully pulpit for raising funds and awareness for cancer.

Doug
well he posted a few IMBA ads in pastcyclopathic
Aug 6, 2001 9:57 AM
who knows? send him e-mail
He has the potential to make an impact.Largo
Aug 6, 2001 10:05 AM
With all the cases of road rage against cyclists, LA could deliver a message that might sink in to the drivers of the country.
He is a member of The League of American BicyclistsLive Steam
Aug 7, 2001 7:05 AM
LAB is our advocate in Washington and at all levels of the bureaucratic machine including local government. We should all support their efforts by becoming members. They are the people that lobby for our inclusion in budgeting and law making that effect cyclists and their concerns. LA is the poster boy for their new membership campaign. Use the link to go to their web site and take a moment to learn more about the benefits of joining LAB. I recently attended the national rally hosted in Altoona, PA. in conjunction with the Tour de'Toona, a ProAm six day stage race sanctioned by USCF. The weekend provided many supported rides, lectures on current affairs of cycling in the US, cycling movies such as A Sunday in Hell and other things related to cycling. LAB also hosts regional events so check to see if any will be in your area.

The best thing Lance could do is try to get Bush riding bikes!NMDavid Feldman
Aug 7, 2001 7:37 AM