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Armstrong gives Schleck free Livestrong bracelet?

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Cyclingnews reports Schleck says Armstrong gave him a Livestrong bracelet . . . and he didn't have to pay for it! Say what? Does Lance normally charge riders for these bracelets?

Then I got to thinking about the time I stayed overnight in Luxembourg City, many, many years ago. It was November and freezing cold, sleeting off and on. I got a cheap (only by local standards) room near the train station. The room had radiator heating centrally controlled and it was on but it was maybe 55 degrees (13C) in the room. I asked if the heat could be turned up. Mixture of French and English. Bottom line - c'est hiver! of course it's going to be cold. We can't afford to turn the heat up, unless (hint, hint) you can pay a little more for the room.

So, I'm thinking, maybe in Lux. people are used to everything having a price, even a Livestrong bracelet?
 
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the vagabond said:
... c'est hiver! of course it's going to be cold. We can't afford to turn the heat up, unless (hint, hint) you can pay a little more for the room.

So, I'm thinking, maybe in Lux. people are used to everything having a price, even a Livestrong bracelet?

Armstrong's gonna turn the heat on?
 
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the vagabond said:
Cyclingnews reports Schleck says Armstrong gave him a Livestrong bracelet . . . and he didn't have to pay for it! Say what? Does Lance normally charge riders for these bracelets?

Maybe it was meant as a bribe to slow down a bit on the steep pitches...
 
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the vagabond said:
C'est hiver! of course it's going to be cold. We can't afford to turn the heat up, unless (hint, hint) you can pay a little more for the room.

C'est hiver mate!! Vous devez vous y habituer!!!! Est normal que en hiver la température est basse!!! Est normal ici que on ne utilisez pas beaucoup le A/C... On est polar bears :cool:
 
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BillyFelt said:
Maybe it was meant as a bribe to slow down a bit on the steep pitches...

Maybe LA was comping Schleck some product, nothing like the guy who's leading the race having some of your swag on to give him extra exposure.. always looking for a edge.. that's a cynical view but hey, the guy is all about money and exposure
 
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gift!

hfer07 said:
pffff... he should have given to him a gift card from Radio Shack....

Would've just as meaningless!! :p

Sorry, been a cycling fan since the mid-seventies and am fully aware that most of the results are chemically-induced. And my dislike for Armstrong has nothing to do with his 'doping'. It's his arrogance that gets me!
 
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Three bracelets for the mountain-kings up in the sky
Seven for the rolleur-lords on their flat roads,
Nine for the domestiques doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark saddle,
In the Land of Texas where the Shadows lie.
One Bracelet to rule them all, One Bracelet to find them,
One Bracelet to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

:D
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Just some subliminal Yellow magic pointed at that other dude...what's his name again? Doesn't matter. The braclett has 'da POWWA'....what's in those things anyway????:p
 
Nice!

rxgqgxnyfz said:
Three bracelets for the mountain-kings up in the sky
Seven for the rolleur-lords on their flat roads,
Nine for the domestiques doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark saddle,
In the Land of Texas where the Shadows lie.
One Bracelet to rule them all, One Bracelet to find them,
One Bracelet to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

:D

Nice interpretation of the situation!
 
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He said that Lance Armstrong give him the bracelet so were did you come up the the conclusion that riders ad to buy them. 1 the bracelet is for raising money for his foundation, in the future may you know all the facts before making such statements. The bracelets are only a dollar here in the US and I'm a fan and a person who had cancer so I understand what wearing one means. Lance has brought the shame out of having cancer and know people do not have the need to hide it anymore yeah Lance
 
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bri47890 said:
He said that Lance Armstrong give him the bracelet so were did you come up the the conclusion that riders ad to buy them. 1 the bracelet is for raising money for his foundation, in the future may you know all the facts before making such statements. The bracelets are only a dollar here in the US and I'm a fan and a person who had cancer so I understand what wearing one means. Lance has brought the shame out of having cancer and know people do not have the need to hide it anymore yeah Lance


With your grasp of language and spelling, I would have thought you were from another country than the U.S.
 
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Actually, LA charged him a buck and pocketed it.
Maybe saving up for the "LA fairness fund"

Given the choice between the brqacelet and the RS batteries I'd take the bracelet. Those batteries are crap. I'd rather secretly try to slip the bracelet into a friends jersey pocket, then have him take it out mid ride when he's reaching for something and make him look like a douche.
 
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the vagabond said:
Cyclingnews reports Schleck says Armstrong gave him a Livestrong bracelet . . . and he didn't have to pay for it! Say what? Does Lance normally charge riders for these bracelets?
Ummm, I'm pretty sure Andy was making a funny.