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Lance settles pump vs. CO2 debate once and for all...(15 posts)

Lance settles pump vs. CO2 debate once and for all...Elefantino
Jan 23, 2004 7:50 AM
Check out the new Trek Madone "Pump Peg" edition on display in chilly central California yesterday ...

Jan 23, 2004 7:57 AM
thats not a pump, its a compact pellet gun/foldout rifle to protect himself against attack from malicious motorists in CA.

Nah... it's to beat off rabid Sheryl Crow fans.... nmDave Hickey
Jan 23, 2004 8:05 AM
chilly central California, yeah right...lonebikeroftheapocalypse
Jan 23, 2004 8:16 AM
If you're from a place that still has greenery don't even pretend to know what chilly is. I haven't seen a green leaf in four months now.
A guy I know rides with them.lotterypick
Jan 23, 2004 8:40 AM
Is it cool to ask him to have Lance Autograph a poster?

By the way it was cold. My friends temp monitor read 36 this morning. I rode to work and didn't wear my shoe covers, leg warmers or hat. I froze. Ears stung and toes were numb. It was cold, being half naked. It was warmer just two days ago.
36 is downright balmy....PEDDLEFOOT
Jan 23, 2004 9:16 AM
...considering we had a high of 5 degrees here yesterday.More snow coming in for the weekend.Oh well maybe I can get a few miles in on the montain bike before it gets to heavy.
Jan 23, 2004 9:24 AM
It really depends on how comfortable your friend is walking up to Lance with a poster and asking. He's not unreasonable but it is pretty damn hard to catch him in a good situation to get him to sign it. Most of the time he rolls up and everyone is waiting on him to leave. Not alot of milling about with him but there are always people milling about waiting FOR him. If he starts to sign it tends to become a free for all, everyone that was milling and waiting to catch a glimpse suddenly all go for the autograph glory.

When people ask me I try to very upfront and explain it makes me uncomfortable asking him. They mostly understand it's not professional for me to ask for interviews and autographs. My situation is different but I thought you may appreciate the perspective....
A guy I know rides with them.rogue_CT1
Jan 23, 2004 9:36 AM
36- cold? It's supposed to warm up today so I'm sitting at home waiting for the temps to RISE into the mid-thirties!
In which direction?Dwayne Barry
Jan 23, 2004 9:31 AM
There are people who think Lance is quite the Fred!

(Proving the point that being a Fred has nothing to do with how fast you can ride a bike!)
What kind of crank is he using?rogue_CT1
Jan 23, 2004 9:38 AM
It doesn't look like DA. It has black chainrings and the arm looks different.
It's an SRM powermeter....NMTri_Rich
Jan 23, 2004 9:44 AM
What kind of crank is he using?Drone 5200
Jan 23, 2004 9:44 AM
the cranks is an SRM power meter. And the bike's a 5900 superlight. enjoy.
Tri! you're quick at the draw. NMDrone 5200
Jan 23, 2004 9:45 AM
re: Lance settles pump vs. CO2 debate once and for all...scary slow
Jan 23, 2004 10:10 AM
Last year after an NRC race I noticed that about half of the Saturn guys had frame pumps on their bikes. They were heading out for more mileage after the race. I carry one now on the long solo rides. With that and a patch kit I never have to worry about being stranded due to flat. CO2's are great but once they're gone you're done!
Back in the old days...Continental
Jan 23, 2004 10:57 AM
Pumping up the tires with a frame pump was the upper-body workout of choice for some serious local cyclists. Maybe it's now part of the Carmichael training system.