Sigh. My brothers really looked up to Lance when he was riding (before the scandal broke loose). My stepdad was a professional cyclist and my mother rode as well. He used to train on the Northeast side of Tucson where we all grew up. I clearly remember driving in our family's suburban down Old Soliders Trail and there he was...Lance Armstrong...
My brothers screamed outside the window to him, "Lance! Lance!"" and he held up his hand and gave my brothers (at that time age 10 and 13) a peace sign gesture. They were talking about it for weeks. It is a sad thing to think about a family such as ours, investing support on a athletic figure such as Lance Armstrong. We were on his side for a long time. Now, the latest comment came from my now 29 year old brother in regards to Lance, "What a jackass." Guess that peace sign wasn't quite enough.
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