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Lance Armstrong lost-bag tweet elicits disparaging responses

  • 23 July, 2014
  • Lucas Grundmeier

Lance Armstrong asked on Twitter Tuesday night for help finding a lost bag in Forest City. The replies included no sign of the bag, but plenty of jabs about Armstrong’s steroid use and intimidation of critics.

@Rorodezign tweeted back “are there any drugs inside? Pure hazard,” a typical response. One user, @Sub4Medic, thought Armstrong might have been trying to intentionally draw out Internet trolls.

The duffel-bag tweet was sent at 5:16 p.m. Tuesday. As of 10: 20 a.m. Wednesday, Armstrong hadn’t tweeted since.

According to RAGBRAI’s website, Armstrong could check the RAGBRAI merchandise and information trailer at the campground in Mason City for his stuff.

This is scheduled to be the cyclist’s last day on RAGBRAI XLII.

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  1. Debbie

    It’s very disappointing to see hear so many people continue to be so JUDGEMENTAL and hateful towards Lance Armstrong. I do believe he has paid the price for his “sins”. Everyone deserves forgiveness and he certainly has asked for his.

    I doubt any of these “haters” live a presteen life, not to mention, have given thousands and thousands of dollars to those in need. Not to mention the time he gives to others.

    They all need to get back on their bikes and keep their mouths shut.
    And leave Lance alone.

  2. Thomas

    Debbie, you are wrong. Lance has not paid the price for his “sins”. If you follow cycling, you know that Lance not only cheated (most pros did), he vehemently denied his cheating with lie upon lie. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Read the following article – http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/zone-lance-armstrong-bully-downfall-article-1.1188512

    Quite simply…. Lance was not only a cheater, he was a mean cheater. When he publicly apologizes for all of these offenses, I will gladly forgive him. Until then I will not be among those who forgive and forget.

    Also, just for the record, I have friends who benefited from Lance’s fine work with his foundation. They all say the same thing, “Glad he raised the money, just wished he had done it in a clean and honest way.” Their words speak louder than any Armstrong defender I know.

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  5. Shawn

    Get over it! It’s not like he kill dogs, beat his wife or kill someone at a night club. But most of you tune in every Sunday. Team stratagy won those races.

  6. Thomas

    “Get over it!” Are you kidding??? Armstrong built an entire empire on cheating and lies. He offered hope to millions of cancer victims, only to “come clean” and admit that everything he stood for was based on a house of lies. Is he the worst human ever… No, but the arrogance of those who say “Get over it” is simply stunning and demonstrates a level of naivete that boggles the mind.

  7. Shawn

    Thomas, sorry that Lance’s action have had such negative impact on your life. I don’t know how old you are but over your life time people aren’t always going to be what they say they are.

  8. Jeff

    Thomas – him beating cancer & all the doping stuff are two separate issues.
    He’s still a hero & inspiration for cancer patients, he survived chemo for testicular cancer that spread to brain, stomach, and lungs & was declared “cancer free” prior to the multiple tour wins.
    Him cheating & lying (included with most all of the top cyclists the way it sounds – I know, someone’s cousin’s brother-in-law doesn’t dope & he’s a pro… but seriously, it looks as if pretty much all of them figured out how to use some extract of honey badger blood or sperm-of-hornet to get an itty bitty edge on energy or muscle fatigue recovery – anyway, all that cheating & lying) is a separate issue.
    To simply survive the cancer/chemo is pretty kick @ss. You can be personally offended by his (and countless other cyclists) deceit; I think his embarrassment over the whole thing & millions of dollars in lawsuits are fairly bad enough. But his battle over cancer is not jaded by the poor choices on an irrelevant (to the cancer) issue.

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