Today, Liz and I headed towards the medical center for a hoopla with Lance Armstrong in a Tour he is doing for Prop. 15 here in Texas. We met at the Houston Zoo and rode down to the area he was going to be at expecting to see a whole bunch of people but turns out there were people, but dressed up, looking nice and there was one other cyclist, Liz and myself on bikes, wtf! Anyway, as Lance came of one of the two buses that was there he started walking toward the building, wearing a nice suit and looking great. He walked somewhat quickly and I was just snapping pictures as best I could. Then he went inside the building and I took off down front as I could he was walking down this hallway. I didn't even tell Liz, sorry, but her deal is better in a minute so I don't feel bad at all. I left Dino sitting outside this doorway and went inside as Lance came through and took some pictures. There were lots of people, cameras, press, etc.. He then waited for the elevator with some of the important people and the doors shut. Just then Liz appears and says, hey, you took off!
Well now there is no where to leave our bikes so not waiting to leave them alone we go back to the buses, take some pictures and hang out, knowing that he is coming back. After about 40 mins we see the people heading our direction, so Liz and I position ourselves right at the front of the bus he got out of and get ready with camera and sharpie to possibly get an autograph.
Then the bus driver tells us he has to move the bus and to go stand over there and points. So we move and are again in front of the bus waiting. The bikes are now leaning up against a sign just off in the grass area. Then Lance comes out of the hallway area and people crowd him and he starts signing stuff while walking along. I hear people yelling, Lance can you sign this, Lance, lance.. (how annoying for celebs) As he approaches Liz and I, he slowed and signed a couple of other pictures and Prop 15 posters, then some jackoff comes over the top of this little ol'lady (no that wasn't Liz, HA!!) with this clip board thingy and shoves it in his face. Lance quickly moves back to kind of helps the ol'lady and looks at this cop and the cop tells the guy to get back, NICE!
I am taking pictures and then all of a sudden Lance Stops! He looks at the stuff people are trying to get him to sign and reaches to the side and pulls Liz sharpie! She quickly turns around and he FREAKN` SIGNS THE BACK OF HER LIVESTRONG JERSEY!!!! Holy Freakn` SHIT!!!!!!
I am taking as many pics as I can cuz that boy signs fast. He finished, shook a hand or two and got on the bus.So here are the pics!
Now that is a Rockon` day!
and now you know why I don't feel bad about leaving her when I went down the front of the building.