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Would you want to be Luke Armstrong? (nm)(10 posts)

Would you want to be Luke Armstrong? (nm)Skip
Jul 28, 2002 11:31 AM
re: Would you want to be Luke Armstrong? (nm)jjdbike
Jul 28, 2002 11:58 AM
I assume you mean Lance Armstrong.
Of course I would love to achieve the success that he has. I would love to posess even a fraction of his athletic talent. I would love to posess his single minded determination & mental toughness to achive a goal. I would also like to hope that if given the chance, I would use my celebrity status & $ to help my fellow man. That being said, I would not want any of those things at the cost of suffering through a horrible & life threatening disease, or even having to give up that much of my time, energy, & life to be sucsessful, even at somthing that I love.
So in short, I love, admire & respect him, but I would not want to be entirley like him. But I am certainly glad that he is
God Bless Lance Armstrong!
JD
No, Not Lance; but Luke...........Skip
Jul 28, 2002 12:09 PM
....... I mean how would you like growing up as Luke Armstrong, son of Lance. Pros, cons; the good, the bad, the ugly, etc. Lots of pluses (sp), but plenty of minuses. Yes, no? Imagine growing up the son of Lance. Your thoughts.
send an email to Axel Merckx - see what he says (nm)..Jekyll
Jul 28, 2002 1:30 PM
That is an incredibly retarded question.Lazywriter
Jul 28, 2002 1:40 PM
Takes one to know one! Tard! Is this Ron Borges?(NM)corkythelitespeedkid
Jul 29, 2002 7:02 AM
OCLV Tricycle... 'nuff said.DrPete
Jul 28, 2002 5:07 PM
I read somewhere that Trek made Luke an OCLV tricycle a few years back. Plus, think of the show and tell opportunities! OK, so Dad's not home a lot, but I think he takes the dad thing pretty seriously.
I want to be me, wait.......I am me, dreams can come truewheelsucker
Jul 28, 2002 2:44 PM
Here is the worst thing about being Lance's sonAegis_guy
Jul 29, 2002 11:33 AM
I say this somewhat tongue in cheek but the worst thing about being Lance's son is in ten years all of his friends will want to come over to see his hot Mom. Wow!
everything is differentDougSloan
Jul 29, 2002 1:17 PM
If you are asking whether Luke will be expected to be a great bike rider, I think the question assumes that Luke is like Lance, which he very well might not be.

Two significant things I think have contributed to Lance's success. The first is genetics. Second, he life experiences.

Luke has only half of Lance's genetics. I don't know if Kristin has endurance sports genes or not. Luke might grow up to be 5'5" and 220 pounds, for all we know. So, Luke is not certain to inherit the inate ability.

Lance grew up sort of proving himself in sports, and possibly rebeling against his situation. He had nothing handed to him. Even before the cancer, he did well out of pure determination and brash courage and aggression. During and after the cancer, he learned a lot more about surviving, meaning of life, and became a much more thoughtful person and rider. Luke may well experience the total opposite of everything there was about Lance. He will have a wealthy father (Lance had none around), may grow up not having to struggle for anything, and my not have any of the illness that Lance had. In other words, his circumstances will be totally different than those of Lance, and who knows, many of Lance's troubles may be exactly what created the great bike rider we know.

So, I think the question doesn't have much meaning. On a personal level, I certainly would not mind being Luke, knowing I have such great people as parents, though. What else matters?

Doug