to Go, Lance!
Texan Lance Armstrong has won his record sixth Tour
de France. What better way to celebrate his victory
than to order your Share the Road license plate today?
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the Date: City of Austin to Celebrate Lance Aug. 13
Friday, Aug. 13, bicyclists far and wide are
encouraged to come to the state Capitol grounds for a huge
celebration honoring six-time Tour de France champion,
native Texan, and Austin resident Lance Armstrong.
The event will feature fireworks, music, and speakers, as well
as a projected 60,000 spectators, and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
We'll be sure to provide you with updates as more information
becomes available. In the meantime, check out this
article from the Austin American-Statesman for
article from the July 28 Dallas Morning News about
the case involving Jane Dolkart, a distinguished law professor
indicted for hitting another lawyer as he was riding his bicycle
with a friend near Dallas' White Rock Lake. Dolkart
with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. If convicted,
she faces two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
This editorial appeared in the
Dallas Morning News on July 26:
the Big Wheel: Lance license plate might be best salute
wins! Lance wins!"
how Harry Carey would say it after the latest win by the gritty
Texan in the World Cup of cycling, the Tour de France.
Armstrong notched an unprecedented sixth victory in the three-week
race yesterday. It's a feat to make us proud – though
we'd feel better about it if doping accusations weren't dangling
over his head ... and much of the cycling sport.
we salute Mr. Armstrong for his performance, which, after
all, began more than six years ago with his remarkable recovery
from the ravages of testicular cancer. His is, indeed, a wonderful
European fans (root word: "fanatic.") expressed
their dismay about the American – signs among the cheering
throngs included "Lance Pig" and "Lance Doped"
– but the vast majority seemed to be rooting for history
to be made.
there's a profoundly nonriotous way for proud Lance-o-philes
in Texas (he grew up in Richardson and Plano, and now lives
in Austin) to express themselves. They can buy license plates
bearing his yellow-jerseyed likeness.
deposits $22 of every "share the road" plate sold
into an account that funds bicyclist-motorist
safety programs. It helps keeps the roads safe for budding
few additional articles on Lance's victory:
future yet to be discovered
Tour exploit makes US front pages
Makes Ride Into Record Books Look Easy
New York Times
Tour de France
coverage Austin American-Statesman