Feeling foolish? Armstrong rumor sets town buzzing
Lance Armstrong is moving to Nevada City.
On Thursday morning, Sierra Commons Executive Director Robert Trent posted a breaking news item on the business incubator’s Web site to that effect.
The posting read: “Sierra Commons’ executive director has been in ongoing conversations with Lance Armstrong regarding renting space at Sierra Commons. Lance reportedly is starting a new business related to bike racing and has determined that Nevada City is the best place to do it. Lance and his family are actively looking to purchase a home in either the CoHousing development, on an organic farm off of Cement Hill Road or the Grandmere’s Inn on Broad Street. Check back tomorrow for more details.”
Trent could only laugh when asked to comment on the truth of the April Fool’s Day posting.
“I suggest you look at the calendar,” he said, adding he fooled a few city government folks.
The best April Fool’s jokes have some basis in reality – and Armstrong’s connections to Nevada City are undeniable.
The Denver Examiner picked up on the tidbit, posting a story online arguing the rumor made some sense.
“Everyone knows Armstrong won the Nevada City Classic last June and was enamored by the crowds and the community,” wrote National Cycling Examiner James Raia. “And through the years, Armstrong has been known to visit the Sierra Nevada foothills to pedal around on some of the area’s nasty hills with a few pals.”
And, of course, great April Fool’s rumors are the ones you wish could come true. As the Examiner pointed out, if Armstrong did start a new business in Nevada City, it would be a huge economic boost to the entire region.
To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, e-mail email@example.com or call (530) 477-4229.
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