Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

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Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:03 pm

He has really pulled out all the stops. Apparently couldn't put together a composite team, so rode for himself.

Exerpt from CyclingNews prologue coverage ;

Crowds lined the streets in the Old Mill District to catch a glimpse of Floyd Landis. Race organizers added the controversial cyclist, who is racing without a team, to the registration one day prior to the event’s start date.

He was the brunt of laughter during the short time trial for wearing a novice looking outfit. Rather than wear a blank racing skin suit, he chose to sport a grey baggy T-shirt and nondescript black cycling shorts with his numbers sloppily pinned on the back, loose enough to catch wind and create a small sail.


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Pure class :roll:

Finished 15.6 sec down in the Prologue at 91st position (3.2km), finished 80th (down another 9:04) for stage 1, and then finished 45th (down another 2:59) for the 25.7km ITT. He's now listed as riding for OUCH :?: and overall he's in 78th position.

Outstanding effort.
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby The Womble » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:42 pm

How hard is it to shoot at a target moving at those speeds :?
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby hannos » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:59 pm

The Womble wrote:How hard is it to shoot at a target moving at those speeds :?


Bloody easy to shoot AT a target, hitting it is another matter entirely ;)
Now, from the side or from behind/front?
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby trailgumby » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:03 pm

Notice the dimples on the top of his helmet?

Anyone for golf? :D
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby roller » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:45 pm

good to see the young fella out there having a go. :D
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby The Womble » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:07 pm

trailgumby wrote:Notice the dimples on the top of his helmet?

Anyone for golf? :D

Theyre not dimples. Theyre needle marks. Im not surprised he cant be bothered covering them up
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby JV911 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:40 pm

MichaelB wrote:Prologue at 91st position


FAIL :lol:
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:20 pm

A T-shirt without baggy shorts and Volleys...

Can this bloke do anything right? :roll:
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby sogood » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:21 pm

Why did he even bother with the shoe covers? Punk! :roll:
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby The Womble » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:27 pm

Interesting Floyd Fact No.1

if you throw a Floyd off a 2000ft cliff and he lands head first, his head explodes
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby The Womble » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:10 pm

Interesting Floyd Fact No.2

if you pour boiling tar on a floyd, he burns for 7 minutes.
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby jules21 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:15 pm

you know, floyd is probably telling the truth. i suspect lance has a lot more to worry about than floyd right now.

floyd has triggered a federal investigation into lance. his tactics, while motivated by bitterness, have been remarkably effective.
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby The Womble » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:30 pm

Interesting Floyd Fact No.3

Due to the typically high chemical content and toxicity of Floyd's, weeds dont grow on them
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby The Womble » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:13 pm

Ineteresting Floyd Fact No.4

It is believed that Jesus died at the age of 33. Floyd didnt
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby sogood » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:42 pm

jules21 wrote:you know, floyd is probably telling the truth. i suspect lance has a lot more to worry about than floyd right now.

floyd has triggered a federal investigation into lance. his tactics, while motivated by bitterness, have been remarkably effective.

Fundamentally he has serious ethical and moral problems.
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby trailgumby » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:02 pm

sogood wrote:
jules21 wrote:you know, floyd is probably telling the truth. i suspect lance has a lot more to worry about than floyd right now.

floyd has triggered a federal investigation into lance. his tactics, while motivated by bitterness, have been remarkably effective.

Fundamentally he has serious ethical and moral problems.

I'd agree. He has Bontrager wheels, Cannondale frame, and Specialised shoe covers.

Hussy.

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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby Baldy » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:30 pm

Style sandbagging :lol:

Your a twit Floyd.
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby Chuck » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:52 pm

roller wrote:good to see the young fella out there having a go. :D


+1, cycling is a very healthy activity :D

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jules21 wrote:you know, floyd is probably telling the truth. i suspect lance has a lot more to worry about than floyd right now.

floyd has triggered a federal investigation into lance. his tactics, while motivated by bitterness, have been remarkably effective.

Fundamentally he has serious ethical and moral problems.


He apparently feels the same way about his old boss.
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby shiv » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:13 am

Let's be honest here, we all know that the vast majority of the peleton was juiced to the gills back then. The time difference is a dead giveaway, better faster technology yet slower speeds. What get me fired up is the way Landis is doing all this. Since he lied so much (even writing a book about it) and swindling a fortune out of the public, he should just bugger off and leave the cycling world in peace. We all know Marco Pantani was taking huge amounts of drugs but never cared or let it distract us from his amazing talent. We know Lance was doped to, but for all that he has done for cycling and cancer, I don't care!

Also, Greg LeMond is always spouting off about Armstrong being a cheat, yet how could his 21 year old mark of 54kph for a tt be nigh untouchable to a machine like Cancellara with far superior technology? I'd be just as sus on him as Lance



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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby AUbicycles » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:49 am

Anyone interested in the 1,5 hour interview on (US) ABC Nightline - here are some text/video excerpts.

Nightline: You realize you have serious credibility issues?
Landis: I think that'd be an understatement.
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby Marty Moose » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:11 am

Link fail :(
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby Marty Moose » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:36 am

shiv wrote:Let's be honest here, we all know that the vast majority of the peleton was juiced to the gills back then. The time difference is a dead giveaway, better faster technology yet slower speeds. What get me fired up is the way Landis is doing all this. Since he lied so much (even writing a book about it) and swindling a fortune out of the public, he should just bugger off and leave the cycling world in peace. We all know Marco Pantani was taking huge amounts of drugs but never cared or let it distract us from his amazing talent. We know Lance was doped to, but for all that he has done for cycling and cancer, I don't care!

Also, Greg LeMond is always spouting off about Armstrong being a cheat, yet how could his 21 year old mark of 54kph for a tt be nigh untouchable to a machine like Cancellara with far superior technology? I'd be just as sus on him as Lance



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Maybe they all were juiced up some still are thay get caught sometimes! This still doesn't make it right. Landis has lied and admited it, Lance and any of the others who may or may not have doped are doing just the same cept they are not admiting it. I think the real issue is the time given for a doping offence should be a life ban for cheating like that. Itmakes me angry to see people who if not caught were happy to dope back racing. A life ban would make people think twice and really clean up the greatest sport in the world.

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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby jules21 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:06 am

sogood wrote:Fundamentally he has serious ethical and moral problems.

of course he does, but he seems genuinely confused about how lance can be so revered, while he is a pariah - when they were both juiced to the eyeballs. at least, if he's telling the truth this time.
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby sogood » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:35 pm

jules21 wrote:of course he does, but he seems genuinely confused...

If he had the brains to not being confused, then he could have been great too. :mrgreen:
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Re: Floyd at the Cascade Cycle Classic

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:20 pm

Marty Moose wrote:A life ban would make people think twice and really clean up the greatest sport in the world.

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Methinks having to repay all winnings and have the proceeds of any media offerings like books and interviews confiscated would help too. :wink:

People would be more likely to believe whatever Flandis says these days if he'd put his hand up at the time :roll:
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