Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong is one of the many famous athletes who have taken to Twitter. Some say @lancearmstrong is a natural born twitter user.
When Armstrong was in California for a competition, he was told next morning that his one-of-a-kind bike was stolen.Devasted, Armstrong sent out a tweet via his bluberry:
"Whoa!! They just came to my room and said our truck was broken into and someone stole my time trial bike! Wtf?!? APB out to the twitterati...they also stole 3 others. crazy!!...A pic of the stolen tt bike. There is only one like it in the world therefore hard to pawn it off. Reward being offered."
Armstrong also uploaded a photo of his stolen bike in twitpic, with the message:"There is only one like it in the world therefore hard to pawn it off. Reward being offered."
At that time Armstrong has around 155,000 followers and his fans instantly retweeted it out. So it was very obvious Armstrong's bike was easy to spot and hard to sell anywhere in the United States.
But there were also some very interesting response to the super racer's tweet:
"On it," @krenoir said, "Spread the word and get it found ... and the perps too!"
"Sorry to hear about the bike," @Hotonabike said "If it's any consolation, you can borrow mine."
"Definitely poor taste."
Whether it is poor taste? See below Armstrong's bike photo!
What is extraordinary is that, after 3 days Armstrong's bike was found!
"They recovered the bike!" Armstrong said on Twitter again, "Don't have details yet but it's apparently on it's way here. Thanks to the Sacramento P D for the help!"
It's always the magic of TWITTER!