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flicker said:
Consider the core fact: Floyd is on record that he simply can’t motivate himself unless he’s back in Europe raising havoc — and do you know why? Landis doesn’t hate Americans; it’s not in his DNA, he can’t get worked up about nice domestic American races and friendly competition from easy-going American riders.


First time I have ever enjoyed what the twisted spoke said.

Floyd is not so dumb, he called Balls' cards without loosing any of his own chips.

Like I said before if Floyd wants to race road bikes he needs to join a European team, kick some behind there for a few years and then if he has it raise himself to a high level without drugs.

That I could totally respect. Beating Bissel on home turf can give Floyd no satisfaction.

You are playing into another one of Floyd's non-logic moments. If he wants to race 3 or 4 times a week it's not available in the US,period. He won't dominate at Super Week and that's by far the hardest racing in the US. Why can't he win ToC(Redlands,Sea Otter) ? It's not even 1 week of racing! His comments reflect yet another year of poor preparation by Landis, he doesn't have the hardness he needs to even start any big tours. His comments and tweets are that of a social time bomb. He should move to Antwerp ride for a local squad gets some clothes and a bike. His name alone will get him start money anywhere he wants, he could scratch out a couple hundred euros a week just doing races in Flanders. The down side to that is they will announce him as god before every race and when he gets his *** handed to him by some 20 year old from Flanders then who is he going to cry to.
 
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From Joe Papp's latest:

"According to a former professional cycling team director who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Floyd Landis may have issued a barely-veiled public threat to write a book exposing what could be his knowledge of less-than-ethical behavior on at least one of his former teams - most likely, Lance Armstrong's old USPS squad."

Read it all here

Got to admit that Landis quote does seem veiled with meaning:

"I honestly don't know. I don't know even if [team owner] Ball has thought about the team these last two weeks. I have no clue what's going on. After the Tour of the Bahamas I'm going back to my shack behind the car wash. Maybe I'll write a book."
 
Bicicleta said:
Any news anywhere on FLoyd's plans for 2010?

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There will be no further books. He's already written one. It's just a quote to get Armstrong to up the Floyd paychecks in line with Lances new earnings.


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From Joe Papp's latest:

"According to a former professional cycling team director who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Floyd Landis may have issued a barely-veiled public threat to write a book exposing what could be his knowledge of less-than-ethical behavior on at least one of his former teams - most likely, Lance Armstrong's old USPS squad."

Read it all here

Got to admit that Landis quote does seem veiled with meaning:

"I honestly don't know. I don't know even if [team owner] Ball has thought about the team these last two weeks. I have no clue what's going on. After the Tour of the Bahamas I'm going back to my shack behind the car wash. Maybe I'll write a book."
 
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this_is_edie said:
From Joe Papp's latest:

"According to a former professional cycling team director who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Floyd Landis may have issued a barely-veiled public threat to write a book exposing what could be his knowledge of less-than-ethical behavior on at least one of his former teams - most likely, Lance Armstrong's old USPS squad."

Read it all here

Got to admit that Landis quote does seem veiled with meaning:

"I honestly don't know. I don't know even if [team owner] Ball has thought about the team these last two weeks. I have no clue what's going on. After the Tour of the Bahamas I'm going back to my shack behind the car wash. Maybe I'll write a book."

It will not be the first time Floyd has made this threat.

After the ToG where Armstrong did his childish taunt crossing the line of Brasstown bald Floyd made it clear to a few people that Armstrong better STFU or he was going to start talking.
 
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There will be no further books. He's already written one. It's just a quote to get Armstrong to up the Floyd paychecks in line with Lances new earnings.

Ok I read it in full now. Thanks for the link. Surprised Armstrong hasn't had this blog shut down.

"Hey, you ****-knocker, I covered your *** [by refusing to acknowledge the existence of doping in the pro peloton after I tested positive in 2006 when I won the Tour de France and was suspended for two years]. Now get the UCI to approve [the Pro Continental license request for] Rock Racing, or get me on Radio Shack, or something [equivalent that will pay me a salary capable of sustaining me in the lifestyle to which I'd been accustomed as your loyal domestique]. Floyd must eat - don't make me write a tell-all book to be able to do so [that is, purchase food]."
 
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Hey, could someone post that Joe Papp blog entry here in full?

Blogspot doesn't get past the Chinese Censor.

Thanks!

Did Landis Threaten to Write Tell-All Book if no Support Comes from Armstrong?

According to a former professional cycling team director who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Floyd Landis may have issued a barely-veiled public threat to write a book exposing what could be his knowledge of less-than-ethical behavior on at least one of his former teams - most likely, Lance Armstrong's old USPS squad.*

After a race in the Bahamas in which he bested an individual time trial course record set by current Garmin pro and US National Time Trial Champion David Zabriskie (a teammate of Landis' at USPS and a former holder of the yellow jersey in the Tour de France), Landis first touted his "victory." He exclaimed:

"I beat the course record set by Z-Man [David Zabriskie] two years ago and I was on somebody else's road bike with clinchers and no aero clothes. Take that f@*#ers!"*

But things turned darker when Landis was asked about the chance of his riding with a Pro Continental Rock Racing team. He cryptically mused:

"I honestly don't know. I don't know even if [team owner] Ball has thought about the team these last two weeks. I have no clue what's going on. After the Tour of the Bahamas I'm going back to my shack behind the car wash. Maybe I'll write a book."


Keeping in mind that Landis broke a contract for 2010 with his previous team in order to sign with what he thought would be an upgraded version of the Rock Racing squad (with that UCI Pro Continental status) - only for the UCI to deny team owner Michael Ball the required license - it could be that Landis is warning his former leader Lance Armstrong, who now captains the team known as "The Shack" (which is sponsored by US electronics-retailer Radio Shack) that he expects some help from the Texan in exchange for his years of silence on the topic of doping, blood bags and motor cycle couriers at USPS. [We publish an excerpt from the infamous Vaughters/Andreu IM conversation at the end of this post.]

According to our source, the now-retired team director, what Landis was really communicating to Lance was:

"Hey, you ****-knocker, I covered your *** [by refusing to acknowledge the existence of doping in the pro peloton after I tested positive in 2006 when I won the Tour de France and was suspended for two years]. Now get the UCI to approve [the Pro Continental license request for] Rock Racing, or get me on Radio Shack, or something [equivalent that will pay me a salary capable of sustaining me in the lifestyle to which I'd been accustomed as your loyal domestique]. Floyd must eat - don't make me write a tell-all book to be able to do so [that is, purchase food]."

Oh My. Will Landis rejoin Lance at "The Shack?" Wouldn't that make for an exciting season...

Excerpt from an instant message between Frankie Andreu (FDREU) and Jonathan Vaughters (Cyclevaughters) the morning of July 26, 2005.*

...Cyclevaughters: from how floyd described it, i know exactly the methos

FDREU: explain that, classics to climber

FDREU: when did you talk with floyd

Cyclevaughters: i don't know - i want to trust George

Cyclevaughters: but the thing is on that team, you think it's normal

Cyclevaughters: or at least i did

FDREU: i guess. anything with blodd is not normal

Cyclevaughters: yeah, it's very complex how the avoid all the controls now, but it's not any new drug or anything, just the resources and planning to pull of a well devised plan

Cyclevaughters: it's why they all got dropped on stage 9 - no refill yet - then on the rest day - boom 800ml of packed cells

FDREU: they have it mastered. good point

Cyclevaughters: they draw the blood right after the dauphine

FDREU: how do they sneak it in, or keep it until needed

FDREU: i'm sure it's not with the truck in the frig

Cyclevaughters: motorcycle - refridgerated panniers

Cyclevaughters: on the rest day

Cyclevaughters: floyd has a photo of the thing

FDREU: crazy! it' just keep going to new levels

Cyclevaughters: yeah, it's complicated, but with enough money you can do it

FDREU: they have enough money. Floyd was so ****ed at them this entire tour

Cyclevaughters: anyhow - i just feel sorry for floyd and some of the other guys

Cyclevaughters: why would lance keep doing the **** when he clearly has nothing to prove - it's weird...
Posted by joepa at 1:40 PM*
Labels: corruption, Doping, Floyd Landis, Lance Armstrong, Rock Racing
 
Bicicleta said:
The link does not work for me - but I know exactly what "tweet" you are talking about. I think he posted that after news on the French criminal investigation. Funny - b/c he ususally posts the snarky stuff on one of the fake floyd accounts. I guess when you have nothing left to loose...

TheRealFloydL I've been considering going after the hour record.
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TheRealFloydL Planning something for 2010 that will change the cycling world forever!
about 1 month ago

TheRealFloydL Today, on my ride, I had some very interesting thoughts. I was laughing so hard that I just turned around, went home and started writing.
 
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TheRealFloydL I've been considering going after the hour record.
27 days ago

TheRealFloydL Planning something for 2010 that will change the cycling world forever!
about 1 month ago

TheRealFloydL Today, on my ride, I had some very interesting thoughts. I was laughing so hard that I just turned around, went home and started writing.

Although some of the stuff that went down around the time of his trial was pretty reprehensible, I have always been a bit of a FLandis sympathiser... I really hope he does blow some of this stuff up. Did he ever try and make peace with Greg? Because he probably should, Greg will know some good lawyers...
 
You know I've been thinking abt this for the last hour- how does Joe Papp have info on Floyd. Who is this mystery DS? Did Papp and Floyd kiss and make up or something? I mean the guy testified against Floyd, think FL would not appreciate JP drawing conclusions about him on his blog. Regardess, the comments Papp makes re: FL are interesting.
 
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You know I've been thinking abt this for the last hour- how does Joe Papp have info on Floyd. Who is this mystery DS? Did Papp and Floyd kiss and make up or something? I mean the guy testified against Floyd, think FL would not appreciate JP drawing conclusions about him on his blog. Regardess, the comments Papp makes re: FL are interesting.

Jut in case it was not clear as you entered the adult portion of your life..Sh-t rolls downhill. Kimmage writes for most of the bunch that can't write themselves. The rest that put pen to paper with a ghost writer and an editor have to occupy their cycling books with BS until they can get to what is most important, what they know about somebody else. Parkin wrote his and couldn't find a way to leave out 5 or 8 page about who did bad and why he hates this guy or that guy,save it for Cosmo. Floyd had his time in front of the computer at his height of performance and memory. Typing sour grapes on the page will seal the deal for him not Lance or anybody else he thinks he is"outing".Landis' every S.Cal training ride is a chance for him to pedal along with a soapbox under his but and talk about things that would have been if he didn't phuk up.The people who matter from his Postal days are all employed and are in no hurry to flesh up another silly book plan with a guy who got the wrong part replaced. It was your brain idiot not your hip. If I was Mike Ball I would ask for the Bahama kit back and back charge him if it wasn't washed correctly. Floyd is a punk, it's not Arnie's,Phonak,Postal,Ouch,Navigators,your ortho,Lance's,or Ball's fault is Floyd's fault.
 
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Just a couple of questions:

1/ If Joe Papp and in his blog is correct in what Landis was implying, either Lance gives him cash or a spot in RS in exchange for remaining silent, would that be blackmail?
2/ If he did a write a book, would not give him zero creditability, considering he wrote (or ghost written) a book on how he won the TdF clean(er). Because that and being a disgruntled ex-teammate who needs cash is what Lance and Hog would use in defence if the book were to be written.
3/ Presuming his trial was done under oath, if he wrote a book stating the team doping plan on USPS, would he be perjuring himself?
 
craig1985 said:
Just a couple of questions:

1/ If Joe Papp and in his blog is correct in what Landis was implying, either Lance gives him cash or a spot in RS in exchange for remaining silent, would that be blackmail?
2/ If he did a write a book, would not give him zero creditability, considering he wrote (or ghost written) a book on how he won the TdF clean(er). Because that and being a disgruntled ex-teammate who needs cash is what Lance and Hog would use in defence if the book were to be written.
3/ Presuming his trial was done under oath, if he wrote a book stating the team doping plan on USPS, would he be perjuring himself?

1/ If Joe Papp and in his blog is correct in what Landis was implying, either Lance gives him cash or a spot in RS in exchange for remaining silent, would that be blackmail? -

Not really. Do you think Lance and the gang will take Landis's threat to the police? You saw what happened with Trek. Money talks. A trip to next years TDU will more than pay for the silence.

2/ If he did a write a book, would not give him zero creditability, considering he wrote (or ghost written) a book on how he won the TdF clean(er). Because that and being a disgruntled ex-teammate who needs cash is what Lance and Hog would use in defence if the book were to be written.

- Agreed but every American loves a "tell all - I'm sorry" book. He can detail has he was advised to write such a book by Lance.

3/ Presuming his trial was done under oath, if he wrote a book stating the team doping plan on USPS, would he be perjuring himself?

- Yes but what does he care? Sleeping in a jail cell is not a lot different than living out the back of a car wash. He doesn’t care and is bitter, b-i-t-t-e-r, bitter.
 
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I think I'll write a blog, and make up stupid crap, so people will come give my website hits. Why you guys feed into the words of one cheat (Joe Papp) over the words of another (Landis) is funny to me.

Let me start here...

Today a team manager of some team told me Landis might write a book about all the doping of Lance and other riders...edit to self--Just mention Lance, he is enough to get people to my blog--...wow that was easy.

here is my blog page...http://www.Blogsarenotrealjournalism.com
 
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I think I'll write a blog, and make up stupid crap, so people will come give my website hits. Why you guys feed into the words of one cheat (Joe Papp) over the words of another (Landis) is funny to me.

Let me start here...

Today a team manager of some team told me Landis might write a book about all the doping of Lance and other riders...edit to self--Just mention Lance, he is enough to get people to my blog--...wow that was easy.

here is my blog page...http://www.Blogsarenotrealjournalism.com

That is a link to a yahoo search of "Blogs are not real journalism" and not an actual blog...gee, you are stupid.
 
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No FOODforBrains...I typed that link in the message.

Look I'll do it again.

http://www.Thoughtforfoodhasnolife.com or

http://www.Thoughtforfoodmakestomanypersonalattacks.com


get it.

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Gosh, those are both links to yahoo search pages too. I don't think you understand what a blog is. This is a blog: http://blog-of-stupid.blogspot.com/ I think those stories might be about you? Anyway, just trying to help you out since it is obvious you are not too swift. Toodles!
 
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mikeNphilly said:
Tldr..........

Wow, 4 sentences and a salutation are too much for you to read because of length? Dang, your stupidity is much worse than I thought. You might need a stupidectomy or something?

Maybe this blog will help: http://stupidectomy.com/
 
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