Bike Texas Considers Dropping Armstrong Custom License Plate
As Lance Armstrong's career continues circling the drain following his admission that he did indeed use performance-enhancing drugs, as had been widely reported, a new loss closer to home could be on the horizon.
According to a report, Bike Texas, a nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization, is considering pulling a Texas license plate that features the image of Armstrong along with the phrase "Share the Road Y'all."
For those with the plates currently, it must be a bit of a quandary. On one hand, the license plate is a statement in support of those who enjoy cycling. On the other, you now have a known cheater and dope user plastered on your car.
Despite Armstrong's admission, sales of the plates have remained unchanged according to Bike Texas. Fortunately, the organization has five new license plates that will be released soon. If they do decide to pull the Armstrong plates, it might be easier if they have something to replace them on deck.
Until that day comes, Bike Texas says they will make decisions on which plates to keep and which to scrap based on sales. And, who knows, if Armstrong completely comes clean, there is a real possibility his popularity could grow. People love a winner, but even more than that, they love a winner who turns out to be a fraud who apologizes and makes a triumphantly poignant return. Classic Greek tragedy...on a bike.