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What do you think Lance will do after retirement...(nm)(31 posts)

What do you think Lance will do after retirement...(nm)enclavecat
Sep 6, 2002 10:29 AM
Eat Tex-Mex food... a LOT of Tex-Mex food! nmnoveread
Sep 6, 2002 10:32 AM
a drink a LOT of Shiner Bock... mmmmm, Shiner Bock (nm)SamDC
Sep 6, 2002 11:06 AM
Sep 6, 2002 10:35 AM
Politics for sure. Mayor of Austin at least. (nm)Bruno
Sep 6, 2002 10:47 AM
Does anyone know his politics/affiliation? (nm)jtolleson
Sep 6, 2002 11:18 AM
He is a big supporter of Bush (nm)Dave Hickey
Sep 6, 2002 11:21 AM
And both Clintonscritmass
Sep 6, 2002 12:10 PM
On August 10, 1999 he gave his '99 TDF postal team bike to the Clinton Presidential Library. Both Clintons have also done major fundraising for the LAF.
Hmmm....It sounds like politics is in his future..........nmDave Hickey
Sep 6, 2002 12:14 PM
Lance and FriendshipTonyR
Sep 7, 2002 11:38 AM
Lance's Relationship with the Bush:
Hangs out at the the Governor's mansion in Austin, they workout together at the same gym there, visits the White House semi-regularly, GW phones him after he wins TdF and tells him "long time no see" and that he needs to come over for dinner soon.

Lance's relationship with the Clintons:
They get a bike that he supposedly rode in the TdF, which was actually given to them by someone at Trek. They appear at a (re:one) fundraiser for LAF, trying to capitalise on Lance's popularity for themselves. Rubbing with celebs is high art to them.

Judge for yourself who his real friend is. And before you slam me as some "pro-Bush, Clinton hater", I am not fan politically of either of them.
Get your facts straight Bubbacritmass
Sep 7, 2002 8:28 PM
Lance, himself, presented it to the Library on Aug 10 for Clintons display on sports. Get over it!
Face the Facts Bubba LoverTonyR
Sep 7, 2002 10:17 PM
Lance is no friends of the Clintons. But I guess you managed to ignore the rest of the post. How convenient.

Oh, and thankfully, we are over it.
LOL @ BubbaTonycritmass
Sep 8, 2002 6:00 AM
You Clinton haters are just too easy to rile up. Don't you just despise it when the truth doesn't validate your hate? Sensing that you may be off your meds I'll humor you. Yes Bubba Tony, Lance and every human on earth hates the Clintons just as much as you do! Feel better now? Because of you, CT5, Radical Ron, Manto, Lazywriter, a number of others and all the little boys here who wet themselves when someone posts a photo of a Colorado Cyclist model this site should be renamed the Bicycle Asylum.
I didn't ignore the rest of your post. It was just the same fabrication out of your hate that I pointed out the first part to be. Nicely pointed out by ElaineK anyway.
Sep 8, 2002 7:56 AM
What I hate are cheaters, liars, and low-lifes. So if the shoe fits I'll wear it. In this case it does. So when I challenge you on something, you have to revert like so many to name calling. Who's a child? Well, again the shoe seems to fit, so put it on. Your reference to others who post hear is irrelivant, and completely lost on me.
In terms of my initial post being a fabrication, it would only be so for someone who chooses to live in a fantasy world, which you obviously do. Given a choice of who he would hangout with Lance would choose GW. That's just the way it is based on his actions.
Elaine, regarding the Clintons doing fundraising for the cancer research, it prooves nothing to me. They have learned how to put a happy face on dasturdly character so gullible dupes will think they are what they clearly are not. Nothing more. Both of you need to read Christopher Hitchens (an socialist writer, who is a proud Clinton-hater). There are obviously at least two people in this world who are left to be lied to.
So both of you can continue living in your fantasy world without understanding the meaning of friendship, or having the ability to fully grasp reality.
Critmass, see how I crafted a cogent argument without calling people names or tantruming? Maybe you'll be able to that to when you grow up. Naw, I doubt it.
This union-rep, pro-choice, democrat is going out and for a long ride on a beautiful Sunday morning.
Btw, I voted for Clinton the first time. Fool me once shame you, fool me twice....well at least some of us learn from our mistakes.
I'm done here.
Critmass is right . Get over it BubbaElaineK
Sep 7, 2002 10:13 PM
I work at the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and know that the Clintons have had a number of fundraisers directly for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and still do. In addition to those First Lady Hillary worked with Lance and fundraised the entire cost for a project through Granite House to produce the videos for LAF. Lance worked with Senator Hillary to establish and fund the Office of Cancer Survivorship in the National Cancer Institute.
re: He is a big supporter of Bush (nm)jaredhartman
Sep 6, 2002 5:00 PM
What is your source for this?
re: He is a big supporter of Bush (nm)jaredhartman
Sep 6, 2002 5:03 PM
What is your source for the Bush information? (I forgot it wouldn't post directly under what I intended to reply to)
re: He is a big supporter of Bush (nm)Dave Hickey
Sep 7, 2002 5:17 AM
He campained for him when Bush ran for governor of Texas.
Please God, don't let that happen.js5280
Sep 6, 2002 12:17 PM
Lance is too good a person to be mucking around with that garbage. I rather see him exert his influence in promoting the Lance Armstrong Foundation and gather support from and to private sources. Government has become a fraud.
He'll leave Austinmr_spin
Sep 6, 2002 12:37 PM
He'll move to Santa Barbara, where he got married.
I'll betcha your favorite beverage that never happens.Dave Hickey
Sep 6, 2002 12:59 PM
Lance was born in Texas and he is very proud to be a Texan.
He wears a special Lone Star helmet, necklace, and always gives the Texas Longhorn salute(index and pinky finger extended).

I've lived here for 12 years but I will never be considered a Texan because I wasn't born here.
No he won'tlancezneighbor
Sep 6, 2002 4:46 PM
He may not live in Austin very much but this will always be his home base. He was at the UT Longhorns game the other night. He has a nice big chunk of land by my house and he has a mountain bike trail there. Austin is the perfect place for Lance. Live music, Tex-mex, Shiner Bock, intelligent population, can't tell the hippies from the yuppies. It's the best part of Lance's favorite state.
A couple things. . .js5280
Sep 6, 2002 10:49 AM
1) Continue his commitment to fighting against cancer and for cancer survivors
2) Be a hell of dad/husband
3) Promote the sport of cycling
4) Eat a lot of Tex-Mex
5) Golf

I don't get the feeling that Lance is going to continue competitive sports seriously after a few more TdFs. He's already talking about being away from his family so much. I think his competitive spirit wants to insure a legacy as one of the world's greatest cyclist, but he's got too many other things he considers more important in his life to keep continuing down that path. He won't compete till he can't do it anymore, I'm sure he wants to go out a winner. My bet is that he retires shortly after 5 or 6 TdF wins and another shot at Olympic gold.
I agree 100% here with one possible exception...Dave Hickey
Sep 6, 2002 10:56 AM
Armstrong Cycles or Armstrong Frames????????
A couple things. . .chopper
Sep 6, 2002 10:59 AM
The good thing about training for the Ironman is that he can do it all in his home town and the event is only a one day race. He probably won't have to qualify either, they'll just give him a wild card spot. I certainly don't think he'll do more than one. Remember, he started out as a triathlete and I'm sure he dreamed of winning the Hawaii Ironman. Can you imagine the time he would put into people on the bike....geeez!!!!!
Sep 6, 2002 4:52 PM
He started as a swimmer and swimming is all technique and not all that important time wise, he'd come out of the water a few minutes back, smoke on the bike and hang on for the run, he'd win for sure.
A couple things. . .harry hall
Sep 6, 2002 4:52 PM
Whatever he does, he doesn't seem like a person who would enjoy an early retirement--politics wouldn't surprise me, nor would him being an adult college and after that medical student. Education and being a future Lance Armstrong, MD, would be something that would challenge him, and U of T has a med school in Austin, don't they? He could be as challenged as one person can get without leaving home.
indulge in his little know artistic pursuits .....Spirito
Sep 6, 2002 11:27 AM
I am amazed he lives in France - food is too good !Maartin
Sep 6, 2002 12:42 PM
I would find it hard to eat right in France with such great food readily available. I do not know how all the pros stay so lean.
He lives in Spain.........nmDave Hickey
Sep 6, 2002 12:50 PM
Armstrong Bikes...another Trek subsidiary. nmLeisure
Sep 8, 2002 3:29 AM