At the Spirit of Jimmy V Awards last night, a very dapper and very tan Lance Armstrong strolled onto Pier 60 in a spiffy suit and a repp tie, and with no USPS or Discovery Channel logo in sight. He was there, as was the U.S. Army women’s basketball team, to receive the Jimmy V award for raising money for cancer research. We buttonholed him on his way in to get some advice about biking — and about fashion.
What’s the best way to bike around the city?
I think it’s definitely doable — obviously, Central Park is the best. You can also jump out on the West Trail to the G.W. Bridge and go for four, five hours. There’s hardly any traffic.
Have you gotten stuck in traffic?
Not really. If you stay downtown, you get caught on the way to the West Side, but it doesn’t bother me.
Your girlfriend, Tory Burch, is a designer. Does she give you fashion advice?
She has a lot of style, and I’m a jeans and T-shirt guy. But I picked this out tonight. We were going to go to this thing the other day, and she sends me this message that says, “Don’t wear sweats!” I had already dressed up and thought I was looking cool, but I went back and changed back into my sweats.
And was she okay with that?
Yeah, of course. Well, she acted like she was. —Jocelyn Guest