That's right folks, just because you've won the Tour de France seven times, doesn't necessarily mean that you're going to school the crew on the dirt tracks. That's not to discredit Lance Armstrong for his level of riding, fitness or anything else for that matter. Lance is awesome, and I think just about anyone out there would agree. It does show two things. One, and Lance said this himself, after not being on a bike in a seven hour race about four years he felt cooked. Also, I think there is a very distinct difference, and distinctly painful difference for that matter, between road and mountain cycling. Lance Armstrong put forth every effort in the Leadville 100 this year, and came in second place to Dave Wiens. Photo from VeloNews.com Wiens, who is a six time Leadville winner, took first place over Armstrong Photo from VeloNews.com with a record time of 6:45:45. Armstrong came in a very strong second at 6:47:41, after a crash in the last few miles. Manuel Prado came in third, more than thirty minutes later, at 7:20:52.
Also, Fat Cyclist gave a great performance finishing the race at 10:06 +/- on his WaltWorks single speed. Congrats on the great race, Fatty. Apparently his shoulder held out for the race, and he felt fantastic. Personally, I think they need to look into the mayo that was taped to his helmet.
Anyway, tomorrow, I'll be back with a look at the Lean Look Challenge for the week. The crew at work is going through a diet challenge of their own and I feel bad, but I'm going to pass on it and continue along the Lean Look program. I've come to the realization that it is far more beneficial to follow that path and gain strength, versus just losing weight. So for now, have a great day, talk to you more tomorrow.
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