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Levi wins Leadville

15 Aug 2010 06:02

shatters Hope's record
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15 Aug 2010 06:18

Seattleallstar wrote:shatters Hope's record


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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15 Aug 2010 06:27

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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15 Aug 2010 06:51

ericthesportsman6 wrote:...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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15 Aug 2010 08:25

Weapons of @ss Destruction wrote: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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15 Aug 2010 11:33

It was a good ride.

To take this away diminishes those that also competed.
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15 Aug 2010 12:58

The race wasn't in Europe right? Yeah, of course he won...easily.

No competition.
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15 Aug 2010 14:14

Nothing against Levi, but I can't be thrilled about a roadie winning a mountain bike race. I miss the racing from the 80's and early 90's. Oh well, just labeled myself a grumpy old school guy...sheesh:rolleyes:
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15 Aug 2010 14:34

chasbo wrote:Nothing against Levi, but I can't be thrilled about a roadie winning a mountain bike race. I miss the racing from the 80's and early 90's. Oh well, just labeled myself a grumpy old school guy...sheesh:rolleyes:


Why label yourself or other people? It's a bike race. Everybody has to ride a bike. Personally, I see myself as a human who loves cycling, both on dirt and on pavement.

Levi was stronger than the competition and won. Pretty simple.
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15 Aug 2010 14:40

Old School wrote:The race wasn't in Europe right? Yeah, of course he won...easily.

No competition.


Oh I'd say JHK and Todd Wells are competition. You speak as someone who knows not of which they speak.
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15 Aug 2010 15:19

Old School wrote:The race wasn't in Europe right? Yeah, of course he won...easily.

No competition.


what like human males from north america are a genetically inferior species to riders from europe? your an idiot....
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15 Aug 2010 15:57

forty four wrote:what like human males from north america are a genetically inferior species to riders from europe? your an idiot....


What? You didn't know that?:eek:
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15 Aug 2010 23:41

9000ft wrote:Why label yourself or other people? It's a bike race. Everybody has to ride a bike. Personally, I see myself as a human who loves cycling, both on dirt and on pavement.

Levi was stronger than the competition and won. Pretty simple.


Yeah you are right, it is simple and for the record I love both dirt and pavement racing. Yet I still would have rather seen a mountain bike racer win it. Weins or JHK for example. Back in the day, you would never have seen Davis Phinney beat Tomac or Overend in a mountain bike race.

Again, Levi rode the fastest and won, good for him.
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16 Aug 2010 00:59

It's really not a mountain bike race, per se. It's a high altitude race on mostly wide gravel roads with even some paved. Not exactly the old-fashioned roots-jumping and single track.
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16 Aug 2010 01:09

forty four wrote:what like human males from north america are a genetically inferior species to riders from europe? your an idiot....


I'm sorry - I tried and tried - but I couldn't let this go.

It is, "you're" as in, " you are..." not, "your"..... :D
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16 Aug 2010 04:26

Seattleallstar wrote:shatters Hope's record



holly shyt Didi Levi actually attack on a climb? about time but a little late
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16 Aug 2010 05:05

Martin318is wrote:I'm sorry - I tried and tried - but I couldn't let this go.

It is, "you're" as in, " you are..." not, "your"..... :D


If there was a "like" button...I would like this.
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16 Aug 2010 09:44

ericthesportsman6 wrote: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! :rolleyes:
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16 Aug 2010 11:56

forty four wrote:what like human males from north america are a genetically inferior species to riders from europe? your an idiot....


Possibly not an idiot in the classic sense, but just one of those who like to put down guys who do well. Major inferiority complex for sure!
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16 Aug 2010 11:58

Michielveedeebee wrote: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! :rolleyes:


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:rolleyes:
"I tried to decide the race early and I think I did everything right,.."

"I just didn't want Evans there, he was slowing me up. Plus i don't like guys with squeaky voices" FC unreported;)
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