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(Des Moines Register)   Lance Armstrong announces plans to make his first post-controversy bike ride in RAGBRAI, the annual race across Iowa. That takes a lot of ball   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 31
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2013-07-03 08:24:13 AM
Excellent.
 
2013-07-03 08:26:05 AM
What a risk you took with that headline, submitter.  Such daring, fresh material.
 
2013-07-03 08:26:05 AM
Only to be found tied up with LiveStrong wristlets, having been beaten soundly by other cyclists....
 
2013-07-03 08:28:10 AM
I'm surprised he's got the cojone to race again.
 
2013-07-03 08:30:41 AM
Meh, he's just this guy you know.

I doubt he gets much flak from us Iowan's.  We're nice.
 
2013-07-03 08:35:04 AM
It's not a race, it's a 7 day drunk fest. I have never ridden that far, drank that much beer and ate that much pie in any 7 day period than I did on RAGBRAI.
 
2013-07-03 08:35:44 AM
I hope that you mean "race" sarcastically.  RAGBRAI isn't a race, just a drunken, fun-filled ride across rural Iowa.  Clothing optional.  Wigs required.
 
2013-07-03 08:37:13 AM

max_pooper: It's not a race, it's a 7 day drunk fest. I have never ridden that far, drank that much beer and ate that much pie in any 7 day period than I did on RAGBRAI.


Beat me to it...probably like you'd beat me to the Rhubarb Pie at the Amish tent.
 
2013-07-03 08:47:13 AM
Good for him.  It's not like everyone in every professional sport doesn't do the exact same thing that got him in trouble.
 
2013-07-03 08:47:36 AM

max_pooper: It's not a race, it's a 7 day drunk fest. I have never ridden that far, drank that much beer and ate that much pie in any 7 day period than I did on RAGBRAI.


Ah, yes. Sounds like GOBA. (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure.) A 7- day party that includes bikes. Great fun.
 
2013-07-03 09:03:12 AM
I love a bike race where drugs are not only expected, but practically required.

Pedal on!
 
2013-07-03 09:20:34 AM

Marcus Aurelius: I love a bike race where drugs are not only expected, but practically required.

Pedal on!


the best part of RAGBRAI is the inevitable interviews with out-of-breath participants from california and new york saying, "we... thought... iowa...was...flat!"
 
2013-07-03 09:29:52 AM
What a nut.
 
2013-07-03 09:29:59 AM
Yeah! Cause nobody in sports Ever cheated before!!!!
 
2013-07-03 09:32:28 AM
snooker clap

/I'm hoping it'll catch on
 
2013-07-03 09:34:12 AM
Wait - shouldn't that have been filter-pwned into the much-more-amusing "boobies-controversy bike ride?"
 
2013-07-03 09:34:15 AM

Cretony38: Yeah! Cause nobody in sports Ever cheated before!!!!


It's just that they only strip titles if an American gets it.
 
2013-07-03 09:38:44 AM
I doubt anyone will really care around here.  He'll get lost in the crowd, which is probably his goal.  RAGBRAI is a good time, but it's a huge crowd on bicycles, not a race.
 
2013-07-03 10:01:59 AM

Molavian: Good for him.  It's not like everyone in every professional sport doesn't do the exact same thing that got him in trouble.


And yet almost every time I have said how pointless and corrupt the fetish we have with sports is some jackhole will accuse me of just being bitter that I was picked last in gym class.
 
2013-07-03 10:46:04 AM
Well I came here to say it is not a race, but it looks like we have that covered. I would just like to add that I have never seen so many nude women and sex in person at one time in my life as I did at RAGBRAI. I also never had sex with so many different women in a 7 day period.
 
2013-07-03 11:07:40 AM
I hope to do RAGBRAI next year.  Riding one's bike 50 to 100 miles a day for a week is a pretty good way to get in shape.  Growing up in Iowa the parties are always a good time.  These little towns really do go all out on the hosting for a lot of them it's the biggest event of the year.
 
2013-07-03 11:16:30 AM

max_pooper: It's not a race, it's a 7 day drunk fest. I have never ridden that far, drank that much beer and ate that much pie in any 7 day period than I did on RAGBRAI.


The beer works better if via transfusion? Professionals will be on sight to assist.
 
2013-07-03 11:49:45 AM

manimal2878: Molavian: Good for him.  It's not like everyone in every professional sport doesn't do the exact same thing that got him in trouble.

And yet almost every time I have said how pointless and corrupt the fetish we have with sports is some jackhole will accuse me of just being bitter that I was picked last in gym class.


I believe it.  I wonder, if we had the same fetish with learning would we have the same problem with performance-enhancing drugs?  People would be shooting something up to learn better?
 
2013-07-03 11:50:19 AM

FlashHarry: Marcus Aurelius: I love a bike race where drugs are not only expected, but practically required.

Pedal on!

the best part of RAGBRAI is the inevitable interviews with out-of-breath participants from california and new york saying, "we... thought... iowa...was...flat!"


Actual advice for pedaling on the rolling hills of flyover country: pedal down the hills, too. The momentum will carry you halfway up the next incline. The descents aren't long enough for any kind of rest.
 
2013-07-03 12:28:42 PM

Kimpak: Meh, he's just this guy you know.

I doubt he gets much flak from us Iowan's.  We're nice.


Two points: 1) Iowans, not Iowan's
2) The hell we're nice

Also:
Speak for yourself.  What did Iowa do to deserve Lance Armstrong's presence?

(Yeah, it's pay-the-bills day, and I'm in a biatchy mood.)
 
2013-07-03 12:43:25 PM
Good job, subs.  I wrote Boobies in a headline once, too.
 
2013-07-03 12:44:50 PM

Xanadone: Kimpak: Meh, he's just this guy you know.

I doubt he gets much flak from us Iowan's.  We're nice.

Two points: 1) Iowans, not Iowan's
2) The hell we're nice

Also:
Speak for yourself.  What did Iowa do to deserve Lance Armstrong's presence?

(Yeah, it's pay-the-bills day, and I'm in a biatchy mood.)


My grammatical error aside.  The guy just wants to ride his bike in an event where the points don't matter.  As an Iowan, I'm willing to give the guy a break.
 
2013-07-03 02:02:34 PM

FlashHarry: Marcus Aurelius: I love a bike race where drugs are not only expected, but practically required.

Pedal on!

the best part of RAGBRAI is the inevitable interviews with out-of-breath participants from california and new york saying, "we... thought... iowa...was...flat!"


The best part is the inevitable interviews with out of shape native Iowans saying "man that 1% grade 100' climb was a real killer."

Iowa is flat.
 
2013-07-03 02:19:35 PM

max_pooper: FlashHarry: Marcus Aurelius: I love a bike race where drugs are not only expected, but practically required.

Pedal on!

the best part of RAGBRAI is the inevitable interviews with out-of-breath participants from california and new york saying, "we... thought... iowa...was...flat!"

The best part is the inevitable interviews with out of shape native Iowans saying "man that 1% grade 100' climb was a real killer."

Iowa is flat.


well....the river bottom here is. otherwise not so much.

www.iowabyways.org


also...i had a better headline. shame on subby. shame shame shame on you if you can't dance too
 
2013-07-03 02:42:02 PM
RAGBRAI is nothing but a stinky middle aged drunken spandex party.

/had fun
 
2013-07-03 04:00:58 PM
Lance made a critical mistake. He got caught. In France.

(you can't bike at that level without science help, it ain't possible)
 
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