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BREAKING NEWS .....Armstrong "doored" in Tour de Georgia...(8 posts)

BREAKING NEWS .....Armstrong "doored" in Tour de Georgia...ClydeTri
Apr 21, 2003 11:33 AM
Not really, prologue is tomorrow...anybody going to watch any of it?
OLN, right?KG 361
Apr 21, 2003 11:54 AM
What time? (Yes, I looked at their web-site but it was dowqn yesterday!)
good coverage in Atlanta Constitution todaytarwheel
Apr 21, 2003 12:08 PM
Here's a link to articles about the Tour de Georgia in Atlanta newspaper today:

Sounds like it will be a great race, the closest thing to a stage race in the US since the Tour DuPont. From the article, it sounds like the state of Georgia is really behind it, and plans to continue into the future. Interesting sidebar about Athens being left off the tour -- disappointing since it's really the cycling hub of Georgia.
good coverage in Atlanta Constitution todaySadlebred
Apr 21, 2003 12:51 PM
Athens the cycling hub of Georgia? I think it's Atlanta, but I digress :)

Southeastern Cycling will also be covering the Tour De Georgia although it won't be live. I hope to have a lots of pro interviews and pictures up by Wed. following the Tour (hey, I race and work for a living, too! The website is a hobby!).

Is anyone going to watch the Tour in Atlanta?
Thanks for your hard workSpecialTater
Apr 21, 2003 1:42 PM
I'm looking forward to reading your coverage.

Your site helps me keep up with Atlanta area cycling now that I'm in Memphis.
actually, Athens is the spiritual/mental/sports center of GAtarwheel
Apr 22, 2003 4:28 AM
Go Dawgs! Although I live in NC, I would move back to Athens in a minute if I could find work there. The cycling around Athens puts Atlanta to shame, but that's not saying much. Atlanta has a lot of things going for it, but cycling's not one of them.
you are crazy :)Sadlebred
Apr 22, 2003 7:54 AM
Wow...someone that actually reads my site. Strange. Just kidding!

"Go Dawgs!"

Go Tigers (Clemson Tigers, that is!)

I will give Athens that it has a great cycling scene, but so does Atlanta. If you don't mind the traffic and smog, that is. Somehow, we managed. There is a little thing called a job that keeps me here. Oh, yes, and my house and friends :) and the great North Georgia mountain biking. We had 100+ people at the training crit last week. I don't see how Atlanta doesn't have anything going in it as far as cycling goes. There is TONS of riding here. Yes, the traffic can be bad, and we all know that! It's something we learn to deal with when we ride. Good riding really is less than 30 minutes outside of the city. My normal Sat. ride witha about 15 miles inside the perimeter is virtually traffic free. Weekdays are a slightly different story. 60 miles....less than 20 cars on the weekends. (I love the ATL!) Riding in NC is great, though. I used to live in Charlotte and did tons of mountain biking and a little road riding up there.
I grew up in Atlantatarwheel
Apr 22, 2003 8:54 AM
It's been 20 years since I lived in Atlanta. The traffic was terrible then and I am sure it's worse now, but a dedicated cyclist can always find places to ride. I actually met my wife when I drove up to Athens to see the Twilight Criterium one year. We rode one of the first BRAGs from Stone Mountain to Savannah shortly after we got married. Used to ride from Atlanta to Athens now and then, and once cycled from Athens to Lake Burton in the N. Georgia mountains. I imagine there are still lots of good roads to ride outside of Atlanta, but the metro area has gotten so big you must have to travel a long way to escape the traffic.