VecchioJo unearths more Lance evidence
VecchioJo, October 16, 2012
Looking in the corners of the clothing drawer, prospecting for warmer leg lycra I unearth my old Livestrong bib-shorts.
I’m sure I put them away clean.
posted by arrieredupeleton [345 posts] 16th October 2012 - 16:46
You could put yourself through a lie detector test to find out for sure. "Allegedly"
posted by Wooliferkins [42 posts] 16th October 2012 - 16:58
Must be some strong gear, they're still glowing!
posted by SimonT1971 [9 posts] 16th October 2012 - 17:22
They look well made you can hardly see the needle marks on the contrast stitching!
posted by gothrick [10 posts] 16th October 2012 - 18:54
posted by Collett73 [5 posts] 16th October 2012 - 21:56
Such a waste, just because some of the black/yellow kit looks cool, but there's no way I'd buy it now...
If the bicycle was invented tomorrow, it would be seen as the solution, not the problem
posted by notfastenough [1809 posts] 16th October 2012 - 22:22
I've got the Special Ed 6th Tour USPS kit they wore for the final stage. Its cool kit, but I can't see myself ever wearing it again.
posted by seanieh66 [165 posts] 17th October 2012 - 8:47
posted by FreudianSlit [9 posts] 17th October 2012 - 10:10
I think it's time we had an Armstrong Team Kit Surrender Amnesty : -
The current kit style enforcement Officer Patrick McQuid said"
This dirty Armstrong kit problem-malarky had grown to epic proportions and normal steps to control it had failed . . . . "we know it's controversial but something drastic needs to be done now to rid the streets of this yellow and black menace"
Officer McQuid, who is up for re-election next year, went on to set out the terms of the amnesty : -
"Anyone handing in Armstrong kit to our local re-cycling centres by the deadline will be guaranteed anonymity and freedom from sanctimonious jibes "
When pressed on what would happen to those who continued to wear and harbour the dodgy kit McQuid said . -
"Anyone caught with dodgy kit after the deadline will be required to wear it unwashed for three consecutive club runs"
When challenged on whether the immunity from enforcement or sanctions were too lenient or draconian McQuid commented " Not at all, we at the station have been struggling with this pernicios kit problem for years and, despite our best efforts including our ground breaking DIY Kit Dyeing Kits it's still every where you look especially at those cyclo-sportivo thingy's all the rage on the continent"
Ex armstrong kit wearers saddened at the state things have come to have commented that Officer McQuid was desperate to hold on to his job at the station and this was his last chance to prove he could get to grips with the kit issue.
McQuids retired predecessor at the station, Heineken VinBroodin, is rumoured to be the source of recent leaks about the dodgy kit amnesty that forced McQuid to go public about it earlier than he'd intended - when we contacted him he said " Pat's stock is riding low at the moment - if successful (the amnesty) may just enable McQuid to hang on for another term"
At the end of the press conference Officer McQuid added that if the amnesty was a success at riding the streets of this stuff and if the result of the "Italian Padova investigation thingy" confirmed the existence of yet more varieties of dodgy kit the amnesty may be extended to deal with those other "allegedly lurid and hideous team colour-ways at Astana, Lampre, Liquigas, Rabobank, RadioShack and Vacansoleil"
As he left the briefing McQuid was challenged by the mother of now downhearted ex armstrong kit wearer about the rumours circulating (vehemently denied by McQuid) that style Officers at the station had been gifted non-branded socks by the dodgy kit manufacturer (Acquascrotum). McQuid said he couldn't comment as "everything has been passed now to the Laundry for washing".
posted by Sudor [110 posts] 19th October 2012 - 8:22
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