At 10:42 a.m., Lance Armstrongsent out the following Twitter message to his 2.6 million tweeps: “Hey Vermont – let’s ride!! 4pm in Waterbury. Corner of Main St & Warren Ct at what looks like a park to me (on Google Earth). #twitterride!”
To bike dorks, here’s what the message actually sounded like: “Hey buddy. Just blowin thru town 4 a few hours. Dying 2 see u. Wanna come 4 a ride?”
As a result of that reading of Lance’s tweet, just about every Spandex-clad cycling nerd in northern and central Vermont showed up at 4 p.m. on the dot to ride with Lance. You know, an intimate little spin.