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  1. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    To many crappy threads to search through to see if this has been posted already.

    From Cyclingnews:

    Lance Armstrong has announced his engagement to his girlfirend, with whom he has been living for 18 months, rock star Sheryl Crow. Armstrong asked the question during a holiday last week spent at Tom Weisel's house in Sun Valley, Idaho, where he also went out mountain biking every day. "We've told family and friends, stuff like that," he said, adding that he discussed the move with his three children beforehand. The wedding could take place in spring 2006.

    The seven-times Tour de France winner has also been contemplating a possible come-back at the French Grand Tour 2006 although the Texan retired from the sport just a few weeks ago. "I'm thinking about it," Armstrong told The American Statesman's Suzanne Halliburton. "I'm thinking it's the best way to piss (the French) off," he added, in response to French newspaper L'Equipe, which reported on August 23 that it had proof that Armstrong used the banned drug EPO in the Tour 1999, the first Tour the American won.

    Armstrong, who denies the allegation firmly, said he entertained the idea for the past two weeks, since the publication of the paper initialising the controversy. When asked how serious he was about another Tour, Armstrong said, "I'm exercising every day." Armstrong is still in good shape and will participate in the Tour Of Hope from September 29 to October 8, 2005. He will also be part of the Discovery Channel's first team training camp for next season in early December in Austin, Texas.

    Cyclingnews reached Discovery Channel sports director Johan Bruyneel in his team car at the Vuelta a Espana and he told us that "Yes, the quote from Lance in the Austin American Statesman is certain. You know, we had some retirement parties in Nice after the Tour and then Lance went back to the States and took it easy for a few weeks. Then he called me three weeks later and said 'I'm back on the bike... I'm getting bored and missing the exercise, the riding'."

    Bruyneel explained that "I'm not excluding a comeback by Lance for 2006, but can't confirm anything until I talk to him. But it's not impossible."
     
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  2. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    very cool ...
     
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  3. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    It's nice to see some positive news about Lance! :thumb:
     
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  4. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    Gotta love this part

     
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  5. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    "I'm thinking its the best way to piss off the French"... LOL! Wouldnt that just be a punch in the frikkin gut to the French paper that hates him... pop back in it and win number 8... dedicate the victory to L'equip (or whatever its called).
     
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  6. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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  7. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Cool, good for them. :thumb:

    Nice to see he has not ruled out going for #8.
     
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  8. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    NO DOUBT!
     
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  9. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Big deal about the engagement, the come back part was the more important aspect.

    Though its probably just him sticking it to the French media and the tour organizers.
     
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  10. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  11. MudGrrl

    MudGrrl AAAAH! Monkeys stole my math!

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    Yeah, I was so close that I could have licked her last year.


    She would have fallen for me instead of Lance....
    and then Lance would have been depressed and not won the 7th....

    It's a good thing that I didn't try to lick her. I helped out Lance's career........

    :love:
     
  12. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    It was on the news on the radio here today.

    "Lance Armstrong is engaged to rock star and homewrecker Sheryl Crow...."

    I chuckled.....
     
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    Hawkeye Monkey

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    Why is it that Lance timelines are always worng?

    Kristen stayed with Lance while he was sick........WRONG They met after.

    Lance left wife for Crow.........WRONG She came after after.
     
  14. neanderthal

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    So if Lance Armstrong marries Sheryl Crow, I can see him following the
    path of Tiger Woods. Prior to Wood's marriage to his supermodel wife,
    he used to burn up the golf course. Now he seem to of lost some of his
    magic.

    In Armstrong's case, I can see the following scenario. Humm, he can do a 60 mile
    training hill climb today or he can stay
    home with Sheryl Crow. Gee, it's a no brainer.
     
  15. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    :think: i had to re-read it 3 times
    and now i find myself strangely attracted to you
     
  16. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Lance envy.
     
  17. reflux

    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    Do you think Sheryl is already pregnant?
     
  18. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Have you guys seen when she's not all gussied up?.....it ain't pretty.....
     
  19. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    And Angelina Jolie had nothing to do with Brad Pitt leaving Jennifer aniston.....
     
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    Hawkeye Monkey

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    I think that is called "The Pete Sampress (sp) Syndrom"
     
  21. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Monkey

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    Lance and his wife seperated before tour #4. Crow didn't show up until 6.
     
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    Cooter Brown Turbo Monkey

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    yep, pretty effing skaggy :eek: yack :eek:
     
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    I wish Lance would race the Norba Nationals next year.
    I know that sounds dumb, but he retired because he wanted to spend time with his kids, and that would work.
    And Lord knows Norba could sure use his pulling power at their declining events.
     
  24. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    A french newspaper is accusing him of using viagra as a performance enhancing drug when puting his cucumber into the old crow-bag.
     
  25. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Well, rumor has it that Trek is building some freaky prototype bike that Lance plans to race at the NORBA season opener in Texas.
     
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    bluebug32 Asshat

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    now Lance is off being Sheryl Crow's roadie. I wonder if he could tune a guitar and ride a bike at the same time?
     
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    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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