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Lance Watch 1. Be careful where you point that wristband!


The phenomenon that is Lance Armstrong generates such a vast amount of news and comment on the web, that there's now way anybody would ever be able to cover all of it a vast amount of it comes through the news feeds here at and never makes it on to the site… what a waste. So I've decided to launch Lance Watch to bring you regular tasters from the wilder shores of Lancedom… many of which have very little to do with the great man at all, well not directly.

Our first Lance Watch installment comes from The Briefcase a blog about the Ohio legal scene and their “Bullshit Lawsuit of the week” back in January. Take it away Briefcase…

"It apparently took Dolores Karnofel a bit too long to realize that her 11-year nephew and his parents weren’t going to provide the deep pockets for the lawsuit she filed to recover for eye injuries she allegedly received “due to [the nephew] shooting a yellow Lance Armstrong ‘Live Strong’ bracelet at her.”  Last week the 11th District affirmed the dismissal of her amended complaint seeking to add the Lance Armstrong Foundation as a new-party defendant, because she’d filed it seven months after the statute of limitations ran.

"Did I mention she’s proceeding pro se?" [pro se means she's representing herself, but you probably knew that already]

See, it's not easy being Lance [Think we all knew that already – thee's all that cycling for a start] just this week the Briefcase reports that Mrs Karnofel had been declared a vexatious litigant by the courts after she tried to sue a hospital partly for mis-diagnosing her mental condition. Briefcase does not tell us whether the mis-diagnosis was that she was sane… or not.'s founder and first editor, nowadays to be found riding a spreadsheet. Tony's journey in cycling media started in 1997 as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning - finally handing on the reins in 2021 to Jack Sexty. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes, though he'd like to own a carbon bike one day.

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