Congratulations to Lance Armstrong (Tour de' France) : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I think congratulations are in order for Lance Armstrong on winning his 3rd Tour de'France. To do what he has done with what he has had to go thru. That has to be one of the roughest sports around as for human conditioning.

Good Job,Lance

-- TomK (, July 29, 2001


TomK just who is Lance Armstrong? and what did he do that was so outstanding? Bob se.ks.

-- Bobco (, July 29, 2001.

Bobco, Lance is the American who just won the big bike race (no, not mororcycles) for the third time over in France.

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (, July 29, 2001.

Geez, I can almost spell, motorcycles, not mororcycles!!! If it was Harleys, we would have been glued to our television sets!!!

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (, July 29, 2001.

What did he do that was so outstanding? He was born an Armstrong - no one could aspire to higher than that.

He was also a teenage bicycling star living up to his youthful promise in his twenties, then in 1996:

"What Lance didn't know was that spreading like wildfire throughout his body was choriocarcinoma, an especially aggressive form of testicular cancer. This was no microscopic tumor caught in the early stages. His cancer had established itself in his abdomen, his lungs and even his brain. There were eleven masses in his lungs alone, some the size of golf balls. His brain was invaded by two malignancies. Best estimate of survival? Only 50/50."

( 1999 - 2001 by John E. Shepler - fair usage extract).

Well, he fought back from that. He has since won three Tours de France - the toughest and most hotly-contested cycling race in the world. He picked up an Olympic bronze medal in Sydney, but also captained the US cycling team. He's a father. He's established a foundation to research testicular cancer. He gives heaps of time to cancer victim support.

But on top of all that, he's an Armstrong.

-- Don Armstrong (, July 29, 2001.

Hi TomK - I too congratulate Lance. I enjoyed reading Lance's book "It's Not About the Bike", about his battle with cancer and his comeback as a professional cyclist to win the Tour De France. I used to be an amateur bike racer, but had to give it up once I became a homesteader - just couldn't muster the energy for those 100 mile training rides after doing all the chores. Perhaps upon retirement Lance should become a homesteader - the world's second most exhausting job after professional cycling. (Don, I liked your response!)

-- Barb (, July 29, 2001.

Thank You Don.

Bobco, you just have to get out more. LOL

-- TomK (Mich.) (, July 29, 2001.

ok ok i goofed i promise ill get my tv fixed and watch the news more. it got to where there was nothing on it but bad news so when it quit i never got it fixed. best regards Bob se.ks.

-- Bobco (, July 29, 2001.

i forgot to say congrats Lance nice to see a anerican win at something.But hay i ride a bike too. but its a 1200 cc goldwing lol Bob se.ks.

-- Bobco (, July 29, 2001.

Bob, no need to go over the top here. I know my TV worked about three months ago - I checked. However, there's no need to spend real money to make the infernal machines go.

-- Don Armstrong (, July 30, 2001.

Ok, we are congratulating Lance Amstrong -- he reads the Countryside forum????

-- Karen (, July 30, 2001.

Karen, One might never know!

-- TomK (Mich.) (, July 30, 2001.

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