Armstrong rode Friday in Tour de Plano and tweeted from a middle school, Plano East Senior High, Southfork Ranch and other locations. The low-key, apparently solo ride didn't appear to draw crowds like past Twitter-promoted rides he has done.
Many of his 1.8 million-plus followers reposted his tweets, further highlighting the suburb. The Dallas Morning News reports it was unusual for Armstrong based upon his well-documented disdain for Plano. He once called it "soul-deadened" in his 2000 autobiography, "t's Not About the Bike."
He met with RadioShack, his new team sponsor, Friday afternoon.
The seven-time Tour de France winner from Austin finished third in the Tour de France in July while racing for Astana.