Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lance Armstrong surfaces in 'How-to-fix-flat' tutorial (VIDEO)

If you were wondering what embattled cyclist Lance Armstrong has been up to, the answer seems to be making how-to videos on changing bike tires.

Armstrong — who has largely been out of the spotlight since confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs in a interview with Oprah Winfrey more than a year ago — appears in this homespun handyman tutorial on

Accompanied by the gentle strumming of a folksy banjo, the website's video introduces the disgraced cyclist with: "Cycling’s most famous pariah has been looking for work lately. We caught up with him at his latest bike-shop gig to hear a few pointers about what to do when you break down."

The 42-year-old Armstrong — sporting an apron and biking cap — starts out the video with a genial introduction, "Hi. I'm Lance Armstrong, seven-time winner of the Tour de France," But when that title appears on the screen, a big asterisk flashes up, noting that Armstrong was stripped of the seven titles for doping. Armstrong just shrugs and continues, "Hey, I didn't write the script."

And with that, we get to see a once-respected-champion-turned-outcast hold class on the simple task of changing a tire and a sad attempt at humor to get the public to forgive him.

You could also call it a how-to-fix-an-image video as well.

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