"He's a good rider," Bush said of Lance Armstrong



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Stu Fleming

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Tim Lines wrote:

> Oh ****. Now I'm confused. I thought Kurgan was our leader.


I liked the comment on fark...ride went well except for the awkward moon
landing conversation...

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Tim Lines

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Stu Fleming wrote:
> Tim Lines wrote:
>
>> Oh ****. Now I'm confused. I thought Kurgan was our leader.

>
>
> I liked the comment on fark...ride went well except for the awkward moon
> landing conversation...
>


Wow. I had no idea what you were talking about, so I googled "fark".
That's a great site!
 
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Mad Dog

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fuller says...

>White House spokesman Trent Duffy said the group consisted of Bush,
>Armstrong and about eight other cyclists, including Secret Service


I wonder if they stopped by the Steve Earle concert?
 
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D. Ferguson

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On 21 Aug 2005 16:07:36 -0700, [email protected] wrote:

>I guess I'm old school, cause I think you need a mountain too ;-)



that's not "old school" thinking, that's "short bus" thinking.
 
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RonSonic

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On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 21:59:52 GMT, "Bill Sornson"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Tim Lines wrote:
>> Bill Sornson wrote:
>>> fuller wrote:
>>>
>>>> White House spokesman Trent Duffy said the group consisted of Bush,
>>>> Armstrong and about eight other cyclists, including Secret Service
>>>> personnel and White House staffers. The president led "Peloton One"
>>>> on a two-hour, 17-mile ride with a 10-minute break at the site of a
>>>> waterfall on the ranch.
>>>>
>>>> "He's a good rider," Bush said of his guest as a White House
>>>> photographer took their picture, Duffy said. At the end of the ride,
>>>> Bush presented Armstrong and the other riders with T-shirts
>>>> commemorating their "Tour de Crawford."
>>>>
>>>> READ: LANCE IS GOOD, NOT NOBODY IS AS GOOD AS OUR INFALLIBLE AND
>>>> PERFECT EMPEROR
>>>
>>>
>>> Oh, bullspit. He MIGHT have just meant that Lance rode a MOUNTAIN
>>> bike pretty well for a roadie. Or he COULD have had his tongue
>>> planted firmly in cheek. (Afterall, who would expect a 7-time
>>> winner of the TdF to be a good rider?)
>>>
>>> It's the weekend. Take a day off from your biased whining...
>>>
>>>

>>
>> YEAH! How dare those humorless poopyheads make a joke about our
>> Fearless Leader! It really makes me mad that those liberals can't
>> take a joke and don't understand humor! I'm so angry, I think I'll
>> go punch my Al Franken doll. I only wish it was the real thing!

>
>"Fuller" quoted an article and then added his interpretation. (That's what
>"Read:" means when used like that.) If it was intended as a good-natured
>poke, then your point is taken. However, he used all caps and a derogatory
>term ("emperor" -- quite similar to all the "American Imperialism" rhetoric
>thrown around lately), so I'm guessing he was serious (read: ANGRY).


If it were read as a spoof of modern Bush bashing it has some humor. Sort of a
blamebush.com thing, so over the top it's hard to tell if it's deliberate spoof
or just frothing rant.

>You can still bop Franken for {the good of mankind} me, though.


Think whackamole with one mole and he don't pop down.

Ron
 
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Mike Kruger

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"di" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "Blair P. Houghton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > di <[email protected]> wrote:
> >>I can remember when John Kerry rode his Soretta around a

parking lot, it
> >>was
> >>a big deal, all these folks thought he was the greatest

biker in the
> >>world.

> >
> > Then you remember falsely about John Kerry and his Serotta

and
> > what people's opinions were.
> >
> > --Blair

>
>
> Don't think so
>

There were several threads at the time. I don't recall a
single message that suggested John Kerry was the greatest
biker in the world. A Google and Google Groups search on
"John Kerry greatest biker in the world" doesn't return much,
and its a big internet.

What's the big deal? Bush makes a joke. It's not a great joke,
but it's funny. The original poster makes a joke on top of
that. It's not a great joke either, and it's in all caps, but
by newsgroup standards that's not so bad.
 
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bobby carter

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who is al franken?
"> my Al Franken doll. I only wish it was the real thing!
 
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D. Ferguson

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On 21 Aug 2005 18:53:44 -0700, [email protected] wrote:

>Pfft. Please. The word "mountain" is in the name for a reason.
>
>What's the elevation gain on an average xc race, you tell me.


Short bus,

KG said "That's fairly typical for a mountain bike ride." regarding
the speed of the ride.

Later you said "I guess I'm old school, cause I think you need a
mountain too ;-)"

You don't need a mountain to take a mountain bike ride.

Main Entry: mountain bike
Function: noun
-- an all-terrain bicycle with wide knobby tires, straight handlebars,
and typically 18 or 21 gears
- mountain biker noun
- mountain biking noun

I could give a **** what elevation gain, speed, terrain, etc.. they
were on.

The point is, you don't need a mountain to go mountain biking.
 
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Robert Chung

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[email protected] wrote:
> I guess I'm old school, cause I think you need a mountain too ;-)


The President has ably demonstrated an ability to make a mountain out of a
molehill.
 
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Tom Kunich

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Haven't you ever been to Texas? It's all flat after a fashion - UP,
DOWN, UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN.

I've been on plenty of MTB rides that took 2 hours and more. In fact,
there's one about 80 miles from my house that takes 2 hours to climb
and an hour to come down. You're dodging boulders the whole time.
 
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Tom Kunich

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Don't tell us - you're really Mark Weaver in drag? Or someone else who
figures that if they can ride faster than someone else they are
necessarily better?
 
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Mark Hickey

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"Mike Kruger" <[email protected]> wrote:

>"di" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>>
>> "Blair P. Houghton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>> > di <[email protected]> wrote:
>> >>I can remember when John Kerry rode his Soretta around a

>parking lot, it
>> >>was
>> >>a big deal, all these folks thought he was the greatest

>biker in the
>> >>world.
>> >
>> > Then you remember falsely about John Kerry and his Serotta

>and
>> > what people's opinions were.
>> >
>> > --Blair

>>
>>
>> Don't think so
>>

>There were several threads at the time. I don't recall a
>single message that suggested John Kerry was the greatest
>biker in the world. A Google and Google Groups search on
>"John Kerry greatest biker in the world" doesn't return much,
>and its a big internet.
>
>What's the big deal? Bush makes a joke. It's not a great joke,
>but it's funny. The original poster makes a joke on top of
>that. It's not a great joke either, and it's in all caps, but
>by newsgroup standards that's not so bad.


That's just it though - I can't extract a "joke" out of the cap-lock
bit, try as I might. It sounded more like a whine, but maybe I just
don't understand liberal humor. ;-)

Mark Hickey
Habanero Cycles
http://www.habcycles.com
Home of the $795 ti frame
 
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Tom Kunich

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I ride around Lake Chabot here and there's one decent climb. It's a 14
mile route and it takes me about 1 1/2 hours. The fastest I ever did it
was 1:14 and that was when I was racing and in good shape. The last
time I tried to push the pace I was chasing a guy, washed out the front
end on a turn and ended up with a separated shoulder. Hopefully
Furguson will avoid that and learn by thinking. Unlike the rest of us.
 
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Bill Sornson

Guest
Mark Hickey wrote:

> That's just it though - I can't extract a "joke" out of the cap-lock
> bit, try as I might. It sounded more like a whine, but maybe I just
> don't understand liberal humor. ;-)


"Liberal humor" -- get serious!

<eg>
 
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Tom Kunich

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Especially since it was a Serotta and I understand he's at least a
competent road rider. Doesn't make him any cleaner in my book though. I
never forgave him for Vietnam Veterans Against the War and never will.
Anyone that was willing to tell any number of lies about the USA in
order to advance his own personal political career doesn't stand
upright in my book.
 
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D. Ferguson

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On 22 Aug 2005 07:03:20 -0700, "Tom Kunich" <[email protected]>
wrote:

>I ride around Lake Chabot here and there's one decent climb. It's a 14
>mile route and it takes me about 1 1/2 hours. The fastest I ever did it
>was 1:14 and that was when I was racing and in good shape. The last
>time I tried to push the pace I was chasing a guy, washed out the front
>end on a turn and ended up with a separated shoulder. Hopefully
>Furguson will avoid that and learn by thinking. Unlike the rest of us.


Dumbass
It's Ferguson.
Thanks for the kind wishes.
 
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Ken Prager

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In article <[email protected]>,
"Tom Kunich" <[email protected]> wrote:

> Don't tell us - you're really Mark Weaver in drag? Or someone else who
> figures that if they can ride faster than someone else they are
> necessarily better?


Where is Mark Weaver now? He wrote some funny stuff back in the day.