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Way cool1 I got a letter from Lance Armstrong! Anyone else(9 posts)

Way cool1 I got a letter from Lance Armstrong! Anyone elseAllisonHayes
Jul 26, 2002 11:30 AM
get one? (Well, it wasn't addressed to me personally, but who cares.)

It reads:

Dear fellow Cyclist,

When I ride the Tour de France, I benefit from police escorts and roads closed to automobile traffic. But when I train hundreds of miles a week at home, I face the same difficulties riding on the road as you do.

Narrow roads and nonexistent shoulders, aggressive and sometimes hostile motorists, lack of bike access to bridges and transit -- these problems are enough to frustrate any cyclist.

But like you, I am not willing to give up and throw away my bike. Rather, I believe that we need to evaluate the problems and work together to come up with good, practical solutions that improve conditions for cyclists and encourage many more people to join us on bikes.

...and so on...


Lance Armstrong

i Okay, so it is an endorsement for the League of American Bicyclists. And it is just a form letter. But, hey, I will gladly join as a Silver Spoke member ($100) if he throws in a pair of his unwashed socks.

(Do you think they heard about the Cyclebahn concept? Naah, I didn't think so either. Anyway, thanks js5280 (intern? hmmm)& jw25 fer yer support of the Cyclebahn.)
Jul 26, 2002 11:45 AM
How do you deal with the last mile? At some point I will have to interface with cars to get to the front door of my house or a business.
Teaching cyclist and motorist to respect each other is a much better solution.
If there were a cyclebahn...AllisonHayes
Jul 26, 2002 11:58 AM
it would be a major conveyance for cyclists to enjoy without the fear of needing to deal with other vehicles or pedestrians or dogs or inline skaters. I would not imagine there would need to be any changes in roads & cyclists where the cyclebahn didn't exist. In other words, there would still need to be access to it.

I can see such a type of road reducing the number of vehicle/cyclist incidents but not eliminating them altogether.

I have already stated that educating motorists is a good idea. Unfortunately, neither a cyclebahn nor educating American motorists is very likely to be in the cards.

(Politicians with their oil interests are just too slick and motorists with their lead feet are just too slow.)
re: Way cool1 I got a letter from Lance Armstrong! Anyone elsekoala
Jul 26, 2002 11:54 AM
Ya, i got one. I dont care who he is he can keep his socks.
What, you feel that way about an American hero?AllisonHayes
Jul 26, 2002 12:03 PM
I suppose you feel the same way about Superman too. Now, if it were the underwear from, say, Pamela Lee Andersen, would you care any differently.

Give me Lance's used & unwashed socks or George Clooney's anytime.

(And don't respond by saying she doesn't wear any.)
What, you feel that way about an American hero?koala
Jul 27, 2002 2:40 AM
Ahhhh, I see your point but I guess I still wouldnt want Ms. Lees socks...
re: Way cool1 I got a letter from Lance Armstrong! Anyone elseskousch
Jul 26, 2002 3:20 PM
Got the same letter 2 days ago. Since Lance is in France, he must have mailed it sometime last week :):):)
Yes...My name was spelled wrong.... (NM)High Gear
Jul 26, 2002 5:35 PM
Hey, it's tough to ride and write at the same time... ;o) nmspyderman
Jul 26, 2002 10:09 PM