OK, its time to consider a new wardrobe. I haven’t bought anything new since I started losing weight, but the 38 waist pants and the xxl shirts are getting way too big. So last night I decided to dig around in the closet to see if I had saved anything. I find a few 34 waist pants, and some large shirts. I can wear the 34’s, and would even consider myself a 33 waist. Lost 40 pounds, 5 inches!
This years TDF is quite interesting for me. Possibly the most wide open since 1987 when Stephen Roche won. Hopefully there will not be any major drug issues.
From Lance to Floyd
I bought the book on Sunday, and I have had problems putting it down.
At first, I always wanted to say Lance was drug free. Over a period of time, my mindset changed to I hope he didn’t. That changed to “he probably did”. I’m now convinced he was doped. I know people blast David Walsh’s credibility, but think about the people who are doing the blasting. They have a lot to lose by being implicated in doping.
Lance says he never doped. He states he was “never tested positive”. However all of his competitors in virtually every race apparently did, or maybe I should have have been implicated, or have had connections. Kinda hard for them to hide. Lance crushed the competition in the Tour.
Take away the dope allegations, and his story is still amazing and can serve as in inspiration to lots of people (or at least it would have). But he was doing the same things his competition was doing (maybe more). Forget the drug tests which never showed positive, but the circumstantial stuff is so much more compelling . The reality is that apparently no one is above the level of fraud in the sport. The Christophe Bassons were run out of cycling. Lance ruled by intimidation , legal wrangling and outright threats (read any stories from Lemond concerning the telephone conversation which Lance initiated where he threatened GL).
To assume all of these people just hate Lance and are willing to lie to bring down a clean cyclist is naive.
Sorry but those of us who live in reality know that even though he never tested positive, he did what he did.