Especially if you can't find someone to buy yours first…

Lance Armstrong last week dropped the asking price on his Dripping Springs estate from $12m to $10.5m in a bid to get things moving. 

If you've got the dosh and you'd like to live in Texas here's what your money buys you…

  • 447-acres,  

  • seven miles of hike-and-bike trails, 

  • Hill Country views and;

  • 1,886 feet of frontage on the Pedernales River, 

You also get Dead Man's Hole, the famous natural swimming pool Lance wrote about in his memoirs

And then there's the house…

Five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,241 square feet. The swimming pool is one of those fancy  negative-edge pool jobs, fire pits, outside living and dining areas and a recreation building with a full bathroom. Hey, and don't forget that kitchen!

According to the ad for the property Lance has had the property cleared of underbrush and has paved the roads to the property.

Not sure why he's moving, poss with the birth of his new son, Max, there aren't enough bathrooms… or maybe it's to get away from the neighbours who accused him of polluting the area when he was building it. 

Lance has two other houses one in Aspen Colarado and the other in Austin Texas.


Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.


cat1commuter [1421 posts] 8 years ago

Wonder what the point of clearing underbrush is. Maybe it is less likely to catch fire? Sounds like he removed valuable wildlife habitat to me.

Can it be found on Google Maps?

Tony Farrelly [2929 posts] 8 years ago

yep, type in 'dead mans hole, Texas' or Dead man's hole if you want to be correct - either way it's top of the list

sally [1 post] 8 years ago

That's a huge mansion he has there, why would he wanna move? In Lance's money he talks about millions like we talk about thousands. I don't think it's gonna be a problem for him to find a movers to get this done with.

DaSy [804 posts] 8 years ago

fnnar fnarr....dead man's hole...snigger snigger...