So this is why Lance Armstrong isn't really well-liked. He's totally respected, but not really liked:
Regarding the French football team, he was quoted as saying "All their players have tested positive for being assholes."
He's now in France, hanging around his former Discovery teammates at the Tour de France, and this is how one headline welcomed him:
"Welcome to France, Trouduc” — short for trou du cul (asshole).
See story here
This by the way is what the cyclists in Tour climbed yesterday:
That's L'Alpe d'Huez. Today and tomorrow they're doing rides almost as bad as that.
And here's a quick note about the sounds of cycling on a highway:
The sound of a car coming up behind you on the highway is nearly unnoticeable until a sudden burst of air right explodes beside your ear, as though someone sneaked up and popped a paper bag right beside your head. The sound of a heavy truck coming up from behind you is like the sound of an incoming bomb.