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Date Posted: 06:40:03 08/26/04 Thu
Author: House
Subject: Re: Pro's don't like bracelets
In reply to: Abundance Guy 's message, "Re: Pro's don't like bracelets" on 19:48:12 08/25/04 Wed

>>>>>I find it distracting when I ride, I don't like the
>>>>>feel. But I'm not a pro.
>>>>probably for the same reason they don't buy us
>>>>kits or trek bikes.
>>>Well said. I though it was odd how many yellow bands
>>>saw on non USPS riders during the Tour. This is a
>>>competition, after all. Seems very strange to be
>>>wearing something as a tribute to the guy you're
>>>supposedly trying to beat.
>>It's not a tribute to Lance it is a tribute and a
>>contribution to the fight against cancer, which is why
>>people like Ivan Basso wore them during the Tour.
>If you're not aware that the bracelets bring Lance to
>most people's minds then you're the only one. I am a
>fan of Lance and the things he has done for the cancer
>community, but I'd prefer that his competition came
>out seeking blood. What do you think the chances are
>that Lance would be wearing some other cyclists
>charity tribute when racing against them. I'd say that
>they are zero.

Does Lance come to mind when one sees the bracelet? Obviously. Is the bracelet about him? No, it's about cancer. Do you think Basso was wearing one to honor Lance or to honor LAF helping the fight against cancer...the disease his mother is battling? I would say the odds would be very good that if Luke or the girls had MS and Tylers foundation did something like this that Lance would wear it. In the pro peloton it has zero to do with honoring Lance, it has to do with cancer. I guess cancer doesn't mean much to you, but it does to most of the world. I suppose, based on the view youm presented above that you think it is a travesty when riders pass water bottles around on hot days...I mean they should be seeking blood right?

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