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Old 08-15-10, 06:02
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shatters Hope's record
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Old 08-15-10, 06:18
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I have to admit, I usually bash anything related to you, but Levi's ride was pretty damn impressive. Especially for his first ever MTB ride. But PLEASE stop calling Lance Armstrong, "Hope," it's probably the most pretentious thing I've ever heard. When you call him that, it makes it seem like you worship him as some kind of messiah.
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That must have felt weird when he found himself alone in the front of the pack. What? Wind in my face? But I'm not on my TT bike!

Good for Levi though.
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Old 08-15-10, 06:51
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...Levi's ride was pretty damn impressive. Especially for his first ever MTB ride.
According to Levi himself he has spent a lot of time riding MTB for training in the off season for many years now. Apparently he gets to share trail time with some top mountain bikers, so riding at this type of pace is nothing new for him even if he's not used to competition. Leadville is the closest thing he's going to get on dirt to a big road race, in terms of tactics and course.
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According to Levi himself he has spent a lot of time riding MTB for training in the off season for many years now. Apparently he gets to share trail time with some top mountain bikers, so riding at this type of pace is nothing new for him even if he's not used to competition. Leadville is the closest thing he's going to get on dirt to a big road race, in terms of tactics and course.
Your right, I just figured there would be more of an adjustment for him, racing it competitively for the first time. I'm a downhiller myself, so I don't know much about cross-country stuff like this.
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Old 08-15-10, 11:33
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It was a good ride.

To take this away diminishes those that also competed.
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Old 08-15-10, 12:58
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The race wasn't in Europe right? Yeah, of course he won...easily.

No competition.
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I have to admit, I usually bash anything related to you, but Levi's ride was pretty damn impressive. Especially for his first ever MTB ride. But PLEASE stop calling Lance Armstrong, "Hope," it's probably the most pretentious thing I've ever heard. When you call him that, it makes it seem like you worship him as some kind of messiah.
wtf? Lance is a Messiah, he's done so many great things for people all around the world, like showing that you can win the Tour clean against a bunch of dopers! Saying that he doped is blasphemy!
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wtf? Lance is a Messiah, he's done so many great things for people all around the world, like showing that you can win the Tour clean against a bunch of dopers! Saying that he doped is blasphemy!
Mate don't work to turn a post about Leadville into a Lance rant, stay on topic, I know its hard for you but really really try
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Mate don't work to turn a post about Leadville into a Lance rant, stay on topic, I know its hard for you but really really try
Agreed we've got more than enough of those around here already . . .

But the OP's consistent use of his/her special nickname for LA does predispose just about every thread s/he starts to becoming yet another one.

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