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My new cyclocross bike will be: The Trek 5900!!! [SPOILER](4 posts)

My new cyclocross bike will be: The Trek 5900!!! [SPOILER]Kvonnah
Jul 14, 2003 2:08 PM
I guess shooting those Suburu off road commercials really paid off for Lance.
re: My new cyclocross bike will be: The Trek 5900!!! [SPOILER]reklar
Jul 14, 2003 11:18 PM
You don't get to be the best cyclist in the world without being an able bike handler. This may seem a cheap shot to some and I don't intend it that way, but I can only wonder what Tyler's reaction would have been in the same situation...I have a lot of respect for the pain he can endure, but he doesn't seem to be able to keep the rubber side down enough. Bad luck? Maybe sometimes, but that is part of it I suppose.

Still Armstrong has done a few MTB races and a couple cyclo-cross races (even one this year) over the years and they seem to have paid off well. It was an amazing piece of riding, and may have saved the tour for him. Lance has had an incredible string of good luck until this year with respect to crashing in races it seems. Today we saw one of the reasons for this "luck"...I'm quite certain that I would have been badly hurt had I been in Armstrong's shoes today.
re: My new cyclocross bike will be: The Trek 5900!!! [SPOILER]TNSquared
Jul 15, 2003 12:43 PM
I haven't seen any moving footage, only stills, but the more times I look at the picture of Lance heading off the road to avoid Beloki, the more I think "there's a guy who *lives* on his bike." Even with cyclocross experience, I don't think that many riders would have been able to save it in that situation.

What's the saying about people creating their own luck?
Not to be anal...but it wasnt a 5900lancewannabe
Jul 15, 2003 5:58 PM
I realize that your point wasnt about the bike. I, along with everyone else, have a new appreciation for what Pros can do with their bodies/bikes. But the bike was Treks new Madone 5.9. Check out www.cyclingnews.com!