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You telling me this guy was totally clean?!?
Last Post 06/17/2013 12:00 PM by Nightfend the cyclist. 20 Replies.
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bobswire

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06/02/2013 02:50 PM
Still my favorite cycling photo as it relates to total aggression.

stronz

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06/02/2013 03:43 PM
jeez look at those tree trunks....
madvax

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06/02/2013 06:41 PM
You telling me this guy was totally clean?!?
Are you talking about Kelly or Konyshev? Lemond is all class and the best US cyclist to ever throw a leg over a bike.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJSgzHTRg38
6ix

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06/02/2013 06:55 PM
yeah, he's clean. The guy is an incredibly gifted athlete that was able to take that raw talent to world-class competition...and did pretty darn well! That picture is probably the BEST representation of the amazing euphoria of winning a race.
Keith Richards

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06/03/2013 07:40 AM
I think this photo and Hampsten climbing Gavia Pass are the most iconic photos in modern road cycling.

And one more time, shame on Trek! Lemond Cycling should be as prominent at Bontrager is now. The Professional level framesets should be Lemonds. Leopard-Trek should be on Lemond Frames and Bontrager Components.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
jrt1045

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06/03/2013 08:40 AM
Hear, hear KR. Shame on Trek

They will pay the piper, don't worry. Their road line is dead on arrival this year from what I have heard. Dealers that have a choice and have not been sucked in to their floor plan financing are utilizing other options. Their parts and accessories are doing well, though
pikeHillRoad

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06/03/2013 09:06 AM
That is a great finish. What a descent by Kelly to catch.
Master50

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06/03/2013 09:42 AM
At this time in Cycling the doping was not nearly as effective. Even the use of testosterone was mostly directed at recovery. Although blood packing was available back then I really don't think it was used like it was in more recent years.
Most of the drugs of these days were used to manage pain and fatigue rather than drugs that actually made race horses out of plow horses.
Was Lemond a clean rider? I believe he was and I don't think you would find many that claim he wasn't.
Orange Crush

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06/03/2013 10:25 AM
All that matters is that this was the Golden era of cycling.
jmdirt

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06/03/2013 10:34 AM
"And one more time, shame on Trek! Lemond Cycling should be as prominent at Bontrager is now. The Professional level framesets should be Lemonds. Leopard-Trek should be on Lemond Frames and Bontrager Components."

KR, get the pic of Will with the vomit machine for that quote. Keith Bontrager is a genius R&D guy who has done a great job of developing his Brand under Trek. GL was just a name to sticker a bike with and then he tried to kill Trek's golden (doped) goose. Putting a Lemon sticker on an OCLV frame doesn't make it ride any differently. Really shame on Trek for buying Lemond's name in the first place to try to sell bikes. We'll talk about Gary Fisher later.
bobswire

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06/03/2013 11:15 AM
Obviously YOU guys knew all along, TREK should have fired LA, kept Lemond and his bike brand,got Andy Hampsten to promote their brand. In that way they would have had the two of the top American riders in history promoting their Brand.
I don't know why TREK was so short sighted.
pikeHillRoad

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06/03/2013 11:40 AM
Breaking off bobs,...

Hampsten did this the "right" way imho. Start a small bike company. Avoid the lure of trying to get mega-bucks rich. Keep something going that you can handle. Minimal harm if it dies.
Sweet Milk

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06/03/2013 11:50 AM
Bobswire +1.

Keith Richards

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06/03/2013 04:10 PM
Posted By jmdirt on 06/03/2013 10:34 AM
"And one more time, shame on Trek! Lemond Cycling should be as prominent at Bontrager is now. The Professional level framesets should be Lemonds. Leopard-Trek should be on Lemond Frames and Bontrager Components."

KR, get the pic of Will with the vomit machine for that quote. Keith Bontrager is a genius R&D guy who has done a great job of developing his Brand under Trek. GL was just a name to sticker a bike with and then he tried to kill Trek's golden (doped) goose. Putting a Lemon sticker on an OCLV frame doesn't make it ride any differently. Really shame on Trek for buying Lemond's name in the first place to try to sell bikes. We'll talk about Gary Fisher later.


Well, just as they worked with Lance to tailor their frames to him, they could have just as easily made molds to Greg's specification. I rode the steel Lemonds and they had a very distinctive geometry and feel to them.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Patched Tube

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06/03/2013 09:55 PM
Meh... what the odd "iron injection" between friends ;-)
-- that which cannot be proven as true must be regarded as false or not affirmed as true
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