Saturday, February 16, 2008

Did you ever know that you're my hero?

Ok, enough of that sap. There's a mild chance I'll get to meet Lance Armstrong at a conference I'll be attending in a few weeks. I'm a big fan of Lance. In fact it is fair to say that he played a big part in why I started cycling in 2004. And in five years of living in Austin, I never had the chance to meet him.

I met Michael Dell at an MBA recruiting event in Austin in 2000. I don't remember what I said, but I do remember thinking after the fact that it was pretty stupid. So in the spirit of tapping the wisdom of crowds (you), I could use some help.

In case I do get to meet Lance, what should I say to him? Some possibilities:

- Uh, do you remember when you beat Jan Ullrich on Alpe d'Huez in 2001? That was awesome!
- Hey Lance, will you autograph a copy of Sheryl Crow's new album for me?
- Lance, did you know that I dressed up as you for Halloween once? How about you dress up as me next year?
- So, Ashley Olsen, eh? What's up with that?

As you can see, I'm in need of some suggestions. Any help you could provide would be very, um, helpful.



Blogger bompa mikey said...

People out here want to know what Lance and Sheryl did with the lost tapes of their DUETS? And did Sheryl ever go on a bike ride into the Texas countryside with Lance?

Monday, February 18, 2008 3:15:00 AM  
Blogger bompa mikey said...

As both you and Lance know, cycling involves enduring steady amounts of pain and suffering. I suggest that you find a bright yellow 1 inch rubber dog collar to wear around your neck and get some of those under-the-skin rivets for your forehead. you can't do much with your haircut, so you should dyes it fluoro or something. Just for starters of course.

Monday, February 18, 2008 3:21:00 AM  
Blogger Stine said...

How about: Want to go for a ride? I brought my tandem.

Friday, February 22, 2008 3:11:00 PM  
Blogger Director Sportif said...

BTW, I did meet Lance for about three minutes. He was very nice talkative. He was also kind enough to sign a poster I brought for him to sign. I should have talked about Austin, maybe about Chuy's, but I said something silly about Mario Cipolini coming out of retirement and riding the Tour of California. I suggested that the Tour of Utah could benefit from Lance coming out of retirement. He replied that this speaking engagement was his only Tour of Utah. Oh well.
It was a lot of fun for me to meet him. Anyone know where I can get George Hincapie's autograph?

Monday, April 07, 2008 9:04:00 PM  

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