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The Magic Number is Six
AUSTIN MURPHY
June 28, 2005
A record is set, fierce foes are humbled and the end is almost in sight
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June 28, 2005

The Magic Number Is Six

A record is set, fierce foes are humbled and the end is almost in sight

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"By the time I get home," he says, "my girls [twins Isabelle and Grace, who will be three in the fall] will be potty-trained. They'll be riding bikes." Five-year-old Luke "is already swimming across the pool. How the hell can I miss stuff like that?"

As Armstrong spoke, a man named Eddie entered the room with a basket of clean laundry. Holding up a pair of inside-out cycling shorts, Eddie asked, "These are yours?"

"No," Armstrong said. "These socks?" Armstrong claimed the socks. "For sure this is yours," said Eddie, holding up a yellow jersey. "Yeah," said Armstrong. "I'm the only guy who has one of those." Now he is the only guy with six.

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