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Have I been sleepwalking(12 posts)

Have I been sleepwalkingMel Erickson
Apr 17, 2003 11:13 AM
or did I just see Lance Armstrong hucking a Subaru WRX? I liked the finish.
I just saw that commercial the other night. Definitely cool! nmjtferraro
Apr 17, 2003 11:42 AM
Yep, Bruyneel needs the rally version just to keep up with Lance. . .js5280
Apr 17, 2003 12:11 PM
Another training pic. . .js5280
Apr 17, 2003 12:19 PM
Lance sez "cha ching!" (nm)ColnagoFE
Apr 17, 2003 12:15 PM
re: Have I been sleepwalkingmoo2
Apr 17, 2003 12:29 PM
Around here (SE Florida), he's in a couple of Comcast cable commercials...Kinda tacky, but it's good to see cycling getting some props in something other than a deoderant or shaving cream commercial
Yup, same Comcast commercials in Connecticut! (nm)jtferraro
Apr 17, 2003 1:28 PM
I saw a Comcast truck in Chicagoland the other dayKristin
Apr 17, 2003 1:47 PM
I wish I'd had my camera. It was a fairly old, white van with a significant amount of rust and one of those magnetic door stickers identifying it as a ComCast vehicle. Obviously their spending most of their money on advertising.
u.s. postal is the former suburu-montgomery teamrufus
Apr 17, 2003 1:49 PM
so maybe suburu is kicking some money into the team again.
u.s. postal is the former suburu-montgomery teamtmotz
Apr 17, 2003 7:37 PM
I'm UAW and make parts for the Big 3.I think its sad that one of the American car companies couldn't land him for commercials.An American on an American bike sponsoring a American car would of been nice.
American Auto Co.'s historically destroy alternate transportteamsloppy
Apr 17, 2003 9:14 PM
In the 40's, 50's and 60's, American car manufacturers (and oil companies like chevron) bought up private bus, rail and trolley companies in order to eliminate them and force consumers to buy cars to meet their transportation needs.

For example, the trolley service from San Francisco to Redding, California (across the Bay Bridge and 300 miles up the central Valley) was bought by a consortium of Chevron and GM. The service was halted and the tracks ripped up.

It's ingrained in American car companies to dissuade any form of transportation other than what they provide (a car, truck, or SUV).

It's great that a UAW member posts here and promotes bikes. But American car companies apparently see no profit in bike riding.

P.S.
How to F_@k a Hummer? I ride by these things with one occupant everyday to work. Do you have some insight on an easily implemented weakness?
u.s. postal is the former suburu-montgomery team4bykn
Apr 18, 2003 4:01 AM
You realize that Subaru builds some of its vehicles here in the USA. I'm unsure if they are union ot not, though. I'm also UAW(local 2488), building cars and suv's for Mitsubishi.