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rockdude
03-19-2009, 11:49 AM
It looks like the French will stop at no means to find a reason for Armstrong not to compete in the TdF. If I understand this correctly, he is the only one to give a hair sample. If they administer this to him, then all rides need to go through the same treatment.

http://sports.yahoo.com/sc/news;_ylt=AsTvbZWeSLHkzGMc1FBgxJt.grcF?slug=ap-armstrong-drugtest&prov=ap&type=lgns

rwsaunders
03-19-2009, 12:01 PM
I hope that LA gave them hair from the location of his choice. Where will Levi and Horner get their hair samples from? :cool:

Richard
03-19-2009, 12:09 PM
News of Armstrong’s test came as the ALFD published hair test results suggesting widespread use among French athletes of DHEA, a banned substance that can be used to boost testosterone levels.

The AFLD tested hair samples of 138 French soccer players, rugby players, track and field athletes and cyclists.

Twenty-two tests, or about 16 percent, showed signs of DHEA. Body builders have long used DHEA, but until now it was assumed to be limited among other athletes.

Bordry called the results “quite worrisome,” but said French athletes with “abnormal results” would not be sanctioned because this is the first time the AFLD has conducted hair tests.

“We hope that those who are taking these products stop taking them, because it’s very bad for their health,” he said. “It’s more important to tell them to stop taking them than to sanction the athletes.”

Above is from AP story. He is not the only one, apparently. Just because he is Lance doesn't mean he is being picked.

goonster
03-19-2009, 01:41 PM
Are the labs on strike this week? :confused:

William
03-19-2009, 04:18 PM
http://simplesweet.files.wordpress.com/2006/08/frenchman.jpg


Non, non, non. Vous l'avez tout le mal vous Américain frais d'un. Nous ne vous aimons pas parce que vous sentez comme Brut, ayez le mauvais souffle de café, et dents jaunes comme le Pledge. La seule raison que les cavaliers français ne font pas bien contre les Américains est qu'ils ne peuvent pas tenir la puanteur des odeurs de Pledge de café de Brut.

Oh, for zee 99.999% of you that know not zee French language....

Not, not, not. You have it all the American evil you expenses of one. We do not love you because you feel like Brut, have the bad coffee breath, and yellow teeth like the zee Lemon Pledge. The only reason that the French riders do not make well against the Lance is that they cannot hold the stink of the odors of Crude coffee breath.

Américains stupides :butt:

Volant
03-19-2009, 04:45 PM
Hmmm, one of the side-effects of DHEA is hair loss.

the punisher
03-19-2009, 04:56 PM
anyone else seen that commercial for deodorant, the tandem with the girl with pit hairs as long as the never ending story's flyin dogs ears? i think french when i see that, get myself back up off of the floor after near convulsions and an entire box of kleenex used to wipe away the tears, all the while being reminded of why the french are the way they are just from one tele commercial. ah, the good life!! :beer:

screw those dirty bAstUrDs.!!

ever read every second counts? lance talks about how at any given point and time throughout any on or off season (i believe if it is incurred that one < in this case himself in particular> is to be competing in the tour the following season) a drug test can be administered and that it happened to him just as his wife's water broke and as they were out the door to go to the hospital so as she can deliver their twins. 7:00 a.m. and if he didn't do it even then, stop everything and give them a urine sample, he would'va been instantly disqualified.

they went through his trash and found needles from his cancer meds and word got out that he just must have been doping. bs. complete and utter.

johnnymossville
03-19-2009, 04:59 PM
LOL William, it reads so well in French though.

the punisher
03-19-2009, 05:10 PM
[QUOTE=johnnymossville] Remember, Freedom of speech includes the freedom to make stupid remarks, something of which I do often.QUOTE]

fixed! :banana:

93legendti
03-19-2009, 06:06 PM
The Punisher reminds me of someone....

the punisher
03-19-2009, 06:20 PM
The Punisher reminds me of someone....


you can call me daddy if you like, son. :D

Dekonick
03-19-2009, 09:04 PM
http://simplesweet.files.wordpress.com/2006/08/frenchman.jpg


Non, non, non. Vous l'avez tout le mal vous Américain frais d'un. Nous ne vous aimons pas parce que vous sentez comme Brut, ayez le mauvais souffle de café, et dents jaunes comme le Pledge. La seule raison que les cavaliers français ne font pas bien contre les Américains est qu'ils ne peuvent pas tenir la puanteur des odeurs de Pledge de café de Brut.

Oh, for zee 99.999% of you that know not zee French language....

Not, not, not. You have it all the American evil you expenses of one. We do not love you because you feel like Brut, have the bad coffee breath, and yellow teeth like the zee Lemon Pledge. The only reason that the French riders do not make well against the Lance is that they cannot hold the stink of the odors of Crude coffee breath.

Américains stupides :butt:

Genial!

Dekonick
03-19-2009, 09:06 PM
LOL William, it reads so well in French though.

Ever read the bit 'bout thanksgiving?

Le Jour de Merci Donnant? - I will have to find it and post a copy...

Marcusaurelius
03-19-2009, 09:13 PM
Well maybe they think he has a chance of winning the tour and hope they can throw him off his game, leaving someone from France to win (not likely I think).

JohnHemlock
03-19-2009, 09:51 PM
Lance is apparently twittering about this, check it out. . . .

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee44/JohnHemlock/Twitter___lancearmstrong.jpg

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/

the punisher
03-19-2009, 09:54 PM
something spectacuclar is gonna happen for sure but the overall win is open for levi, not lance. he'll have a few stage wins, a few "ten minutes forty one seconds at the bottom, thirty five seconds at the top." (~Phil Ligget) moments just because he can as he's the undisputed king of the tour, in and out of the frenchies rate of consciousness but the overall win is for lephiemer.

you can bet your right or left buTt cheek he can win. with his eyes closed, riding backwards on his bike that has no handleabars, no pedals, no chain cuz "it's broken", no wheels and seat while moonlighting in canada if he wanted to . it's not the frenchie's race any longer and that's why they are soooo manties=waded, it's any one on Lance's/bruykneel's/carmicheal's team's race. and anyone associated with the Live Strong Foundation.

and floyd should be shot.

Big Dan
03-19-2009, 09:56 PM
believe.

the punisher
03-19-2009, 10:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxiFoYMsIJw

BumbleBeeDave
03-19-2009, 10:27 PM
The Punisher is sounding suspiciously like a Battlestar Galactica quoting forum familiar . . . :rolleyes:

BBD

the punisher
03-19-2009, 10:30 PM
is that good or bad?

BumbleBeeDave
03-19-2009, 10:32 PM
. . .on how much you like bacon.

BBD

fiamme red
03-19-2009, 10:33 PM
http://twitpic.com/28uj9

http://twitpic.com/28umf

rockdude
03-19-2009, 10:35 PM
The Punisher is sounding suspiciously like a Battlestar Galactica quoting forum familiar . . . :rolleyes:

BBD

Ah... You could be right, I sure can see it.

the punisher
03-19-2009, 10:39 PM
wouldayouaallamindaexplainingathisagalagathingyayo uaallahaveagoingaona, pleasea?

thinpin
03-20-2009, 02:20 AM
Me, I love all this franco/american tit for tat. It ends up you guys won't buy their wine so there's lots left at reasonable prices for mmmmmmeeeeee! :banana:

jnusbaum
03-20-2009, 08:28 AM
Perhaps it's fun to bash the French ... but I think the French and their riders have taken a very strong stance against doping and insofar as that is concerned, they should be commended.

If Lance is taking DHEA, I would like to know about it. If the test is negative, it is one more chance to show he is clean.

I agree to a certain extent that this is all kind of nutty ... but if you are clean, you are clean. Right? Should be no big deal.

William
03-20-2009, 08:41 AM
[QUOTE=Dekonick]Ever read the bit 'bout thanksgiving?[QUOTE]



http://simplesweet.files.wordpress.com/2006/08/frenchman.jpg

Thanksgiving ? ? ! ? ! ? ! C'est juste une autre excuse pour toi les Américains sourds-muets à obtenir ivres, gros, et mange les oiseaux sales. Bien, j'admettrai qu'un oiseau sourd-muet, gros, sale mangeant, et un Américain bu gagnant notre excursion sept chronomètre des maux notre fierté. Oui, il est plus mauvais que découvrant que cette fille que j'ai pris le nom à la maison de nuit passée n'est pas vraiment Fredwin… mais je m'écarte. Si nous pouvons l'éliminer sur le poil pubien corrompu ainsi que ce soit. Nous ne pouvons pas prendre une autre défaite par un oiseau sourd-muet, gros, narcissique, sale mangeant l'Américain ivre. Non, non, non !

Oh well, for you American salts who cannot speak the French language…

Thanksgiving? ? ! ? ! ? ! It is right another excuse for you the deaf-mute Americans to obtain drunk, large, and eats the dirty birds. Well, I will admit that a bird deaf-mute, large, salts eating, and a drunk American gaining our Tour of profit seven times hurt of the evils of our pride. Yes, it is worse than discovering than this girl than I took the name at the house of last night is not really Fredwin… but I deviate. If we can eliminate the Lance on the corrupted pubic hair as it is. We cannot take another defeat by a bird deaf-mute, large, narcissistic, salts eating the drunk American. Not, not, not!

:rolleyes: :)

Dekonick
03-20-2009, 09:58 AM
Excellent!

Bien! Bien!

However, I was refering to this:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/22/AR2006112201825.html

I laughed my ass off when I first read it back in the early 80's in Belgium.

johnnymossville
03-20-2009, 10:17 AM
Excellent!

Bien! Bien!

However, I was refering to this:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/22/AR2006112201825.html

I laughed my ass off when I first read it back in the early 80's in Belgium.

Speaking of French Dressing. Is it really French?

93legendti
03-20-2009, 10:21 AM
Speaking of French Dressing. Is it really French?
And what about french fries, toast and twist?

William
03-20-2009, 10:30 AM
And what about french fries, toast and twist?


They are called Freedom fries, Freedom toast, and Freedom twists remember? ;)






William

rwsaunders
03-20-2009, 10:35 AM
Alvin and the Chipmunks....."I wish I could speak French"...

http://www.uulyrics.com/music/alvin-the-chipmunks/song-i-wish-i-could-speak-french/

Your kids will love this one.

William
03-20-2009, 02:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVJ-W6LioB8

harlond
03-20-2009, 02:43 PM
I'm an agnostic on the doping issue, but given what an absolute disaster it would be were LA to test positive (at any point, but especially during the TdF), it may be best for all around if LA's testing regimen is the toughest. It may be the best insurance for LA that he gets to ride, though of course that assumes integrity at the lab. Why they wouldn't be doing the same to everyone with a chance to make top ten is not clear to me, but anyway, just wanted to say it's not completely obvious that what they're doing to LA is intended to keep him away.

thinpin
03-20-2009, 06:47 PM
Bet he gets a No 1 over the noggin soon! :D

the punisher
03-20-2009, 10:31 PM
I'm an agnostic on the doping issue, but given what an absolute disaster it would be were LA to test positive (at any point, but especially during the TdF), it may be best for all around if LA's testing regimen is the toughest. It may be the best insurance for LA that he gets to ride, though of course that assumes integrity at the lab. Why they wouldn't be doing the same to everyone with a chance to make top ten is not clear to me, but anyway, just wanted to say it's not completely obvious that what they're doing to LA is intended to keep him away.


where have you been? the hammer has been put to Lance first and foremost for a long time. granted it's because of what he has accomplished in his life and is still accomplishing. he wanted it, he worked for it, he earned it. no doping, no cheating whatsoever. wouldn't it be out if any form of evidence in the slightest bit be found that it would have been released? and never has there been a thing. and the testing unit held on to all samples of his for far longer than any one else and it still came back negative.

"Don't blame the American medical miracle, that's not fair." Sir Lance Armstrong.

floyd on the other hand should be shot.