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Ride for the Roses and Podium girl Monday(25 posts)

Ride for the Roses and Podium girl MondayDave Hickey
Oct 27, 2003 6:52 AM
Arriving at rest stop #5 during yesterdays Ride for the Roses, I was grabbed by these beauties.

Now before you all start dissing these ladies, they're all cancer survivors.
Great picture of Lance...Dave Hickey
Oct 27, 2003 6:59 AM
This is a close as most people got to Lance:-)
Great picture of Lance...rdbike
Oct 27, 2003 7:03 AM
Absolutely hillarious!
LOL!! nmAsiago
Oct 27, 2003 7:17 AM
The one with the helmet in the middle seems to have ...rwbadley
Oct 27, 2003 7:26 AM
need for more therapy! ;-)

Looks like you had a great ride
It really was a good ride.....Dave Hickey
Oct 27, 2003 7:38 AM
Despite it being very cold(for Texas) and windy, it was a great weekend. I had dinner with MXL02 on Saturday night and met teoteoteo at his shop on Saturday.

Celebs included Tyler Hamilton and Kevin Livingston.

Country singer Jody Messina(sp?) gained huge respect from the crowd. She sang the national anthem at Saturdays Run for the Roses and then ran in the run. She got on a plane to due a concert in Denver on Saturday night. She arrived back in Austin at 4:00am Sunday morning and did the Ride for the Roses. I think she gained a lot of new fans.

Overall, it was a great weekend...........
I shoulda' made it there instead of the MTB raceTig
Oct 27, 2003 8:44 AM
I would have had a better time most likely. I had 8th place almost in the bag at the Double Lake MTB race but fell in a nasty crash and dislocated my shoulder. After a minute of twisting, I managed to get it back in the joint and finished the race, but lost 6 places. Tyler Hamilton was my inspiration to not quit. I'm sure a road ride in the chilly wind would have been less painful!
Oct 27, 2003 7:34 AM
You look like you were having fun...all I know is that at mile 70 when it started to rain, I thought about you and how wise you are.

It was a great day...5 million dollars for LAF-unbelievable!
70 miles was plenty with the wind and coldDave Hickey
Oct 27, 2003 7:42 AM
I rode most of the ride with another TC survivor who was also riding his single speed. We're thinking about jerseys with "one ball, one speed".

Thanks again for dinner. Next year we do the Tour de Tucson...
Glad I wasn't on a bike....teoteoteo
Oct 27, 2003 11:08 AM
I woke up Sunday morning and felt a tad lucky that I had work to blame as my excuse for not riding. If you get bored check out cyclingnews as I'll be sending my write-up shortly. I enjoyed meeting Dave and he got to watch me "suffer" at the shop helping the beautiful lady from LA that lost her helmet, shoes, etc. I would have felt more sorry for her but she had plenty of money to spend.

We'd sold out of Speedplay cleats on Saturday somehow and she just bought a new pair of Ti Spindles for her next bike. Anyway Lance and Tyler were in good spirits, I got a few words in with both. Jo Dee Messina joked with me that Lance told her it would be 80 degrees so I busted his ball over it a little bit and he laughed. The problem was that she had no leg warmers or cold cloths. Anyway I have some good shots to post but need to let cyclingnews have 1st crack at them. Below is Lance being very excited about the ride......
tyler=filthiest white bar tape i've ever seen nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 27, 2003 11:17 AM
Glad I wasn't on a bike....ww11
Oct 27, 2003 11:19 AM
Tyler in his CSC clothing????I thought he was on Phonak??
season is not over yet nmcyclopathic
Oct 27, 2003 12:19 PM
Nice! Thanks for sharing, teo! (nm)jtferraro
Oct 28, 2003 5:47 AM
Looks like you caught LA right in the middle ...Live Steam
Oct 28, 2003 5:56 AM
of a yawn. I hope he wasn't bored with this whole RFTR event. Is that a special ed. yellow Trek made just for him?
70 miles was plenty with the wind and coldpswann
Oct 29, 2003 9:55 PM

You said " . . . who was also riding his single speed." Did you ride RftR on a single speed?

I recently rode the MS150 Bike to the Beach on my single speed and didn't see even one other SS the entire ride. Just interested if other TX roadies are riding single speed.

Phil in Austin
Yep, I rode it on my SS..Dave Hickey
Oct 30, 2003 8:08 AM
I do most of my rides on my SS. I have three SS bikes and 1 geared bike
Rest stop 5 was great!TNRyder
Oct 27, 2003 9:39 PM
The volunteers/cancer survivors were in great spirits! I lingered over the cards to read some of the messages and add one of my own. I can't think of any family that has not been touched by cancer.

Great shots of Lance. I was unfortunately unable to catch much of the pre-ride festivities as I was busy trying to beg a bike to ride. Cool, windy, and rainy for the last bit would describe the ride, but I had a great time anyway!
What a great weekenddwm916
Oct 28, 2003 11:16 AM
Having had several loved ones touched and taken by dad(liver), my step dad(kidney), my grandfather who I never knew as he died before I was born(melanoma), and most recently I lost my 35 year old wife on August 31 of breast cancer after a 2 year fight...this was a very powerful and moving event. My buddy and I made the trip from Wichita, KS on Friday. We did everything the event had to offer(except the run). We planned on riding the 70, but reached the 30 mile cut-off under 2 hours, and rode the 100. It was my first group ride event and my first century. I just bought my first road bike on Sept. 4 (Trek 5200). This was the most personally rewarding thing I have done. I talked to the people from the Tour of Hope for a long time. What a great bunch of folks. If anyone has thought of doing this ride but haven't, you have to go. It is almost overwhelming. It will become an annual trip for me. Even the rain and cold couldn't dampen the spirit of the event. Anyone think LA planned the rain and the cold? It seemed like the kind of weather he would like. :)
This sign captured the weekend......Dave Hickey
Oct 28, 2003 2:46 PM
Let's get tother next year. I'd really like to meet you
This sign captured the weekend......dwm916
Oct 28, 2003 3:27 PM
Dave - that sounds good. I would like that. That is a really cool picture taken at the rest stop. It was at mile 77 or 78 I believe. I signed the memorial card for my wife. feel free to shoot me an email at
re: Ride for the Roses and Podium girl MondayJohn445
Oct 28, 2003 1:32 PM

We also were greeted by these beauties at reststop5. How did they make it that far with those boas not getting caught in the drivetrain? Six of us from Team Bovine Paceline made the trip from New Orleans. Friday night on Sixth St was all too familiar but a whole of fun. 50 degrees, 25 knot winds, and rain is not quite what we had been training for but we managed to ride the 100 anyway. Did you guys get to climb that nasty hill at about mile 85 for us. Then following that hill with the long stretch directly into the wind before the finish was enough to make any cyclist feel happy to see the finish. Wish the post race festivities would not have been cancelled but we purchased our own and celebrated in the hot tub at the hotel.

re: Ride for the Roses and Podium girl MondayDave Hickey
Oct 28, 2003 3:31 PM
I passed quite few people walking up that hill. We need a RBR get gathing next year. MXL02 and I had dinner at Chuy's on Saturday. It would be a great place to meet.
I got passed by you guys somewhere past mile 60! nmTNRyder
Oct 29, 2003 8:12 PM
re: Ride for the Roses and Podium girl MondayMalandMo
Oct 28, 2003 3:39 PM
that hill came at about 55 for us 70 milers. Pretty big for us flatlanders. My feet were frozen, but just being there with all the other riders for such a great cause was worth it. I spoke with a guy who was just beginning his chemo.....and I was whining about being cold...puts things into perspective.
Let's have a huge rbr group there next year and ride together. Jerseys and all.