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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

beautiful

a great way to end the mountains.

the suffering of all the riders ...


fantastic. what pain. what drama.


drug cheats shouldn't take this away from us.

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just don't look behind the curtain.

Kinda clear who's riding clean.

A little less clear who isn't.

And so it goes.

Ippoc Amic said...

at least Levi was a little exciting today...
does exciting=doping?
what happened to Contador?

Velo Bella said...

NO its not clear who's riding clean and who isn't.

I am all for stamping out dopers, but christ, the early release of results, the innuendo, the disorganization of the various organizations, the rumors, and all the other irrational stuff is annoying.

Ippoc Amic said...

those test result leaks by the lab to l'equipe are really unprofessional...just shows that even the press will do anything to beat the competiton...

Velo Bella said...

the whole thing is ugly, on all sides, including the sponsors and tv channels that threaten to pull, put continue to support track and field and soccer.

and for a few moments this morning, we didn't give a damn about any of it...just watched some exceptional climbers fight all the way up the mountain.

Chris said...

"Everything that elevates an individual above the herd and intimidates the neighbor is henceforth called evil."

http://outside.away.com/outside/
bodywork/200311/200311_drug_test_1.html

marscat said...

and Moreni was in the group protesting at the start today.

chatterbox said...

It was VERY exciting, but not the result I was hoping for. Sigh. I was glad to see Levi working hard for his teammie and also potentially putting himself into position to take a podium slot.

I have no idea who is doping and who is not. I do know I don't like the unprofessional operation of L'equipe and Chatenay Malabray. They are up to their usual shenanigans.

CyclistRick said...

ASO - L'Equipe - Chatenay-Malabray. All share offices in the same building, all have financial ties. Until WADA insists on some level of separation, ASO will use C-M, and C-M will leak to L'Equipe.

And now there is a leak of a positive T-E test. Sigh.

cycloscott said...

hmmmm, wonder if Cofidis will be invited to leave the tour after Moreni's non-negative test. If it's good enough for a Kazakh team, then it's good enough for a French one, right?

Anonymous said...

I posted yesterday about the guy/girl next to you whupping you the next year when the year previously maybe you beat them or went back and forth a little or stayed even, Remember? I still think all who believe doping doesn't exist at our levels are absolute idiots. And it's not because I've lost these guys, It's because I've beaten them, and then (AMAZINGLY!) the next year or even sooner in some cases, I can't even stay close, and then they are lapping the field. I'm not talking about getting beat in a field sprint you morons. And you think it's not affordable? Look into HGH (undetectable if you're smart)and anabolics (get them from your local gym)and talk to a pro-class bodybuilder. Open your eyes fool, and let the light in. It's not sour grapes. I still love racing, I still race. Clean. But I'm not half as stupid as some of you seem to be. Reality. Try it.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

i'll stick with my motto, thanks all the same.


take what you want, i'll beat you anyway.


one way or another.

-


i'm in favor of lifetime bans, transparent and ethical testing, and naked crits.


... not necessarily in that order.

Velo Bella said...

hahahaa

Velo Bella said...

oh yeah

naked crit

the old bag said...

naked crits...I might have to rethink this racing retirement thing....

Chris said...

naked crits? .....but....but.....butt.

Anonymous said...

i see a thong.

that's not naked.

or as Tobias Funke would say, "never nude".

Velo Bella said...

thats a photoshopped thong.

but they were wearing armwarmers

Velo Bella said...

interesting that Cofidis or Moreni (report was not clear) did not ask for B sample analysis

no more Bradley Wiggins, which is a shame because he has the cutest little hobbit name.

dr-nitro said...

When ever I rode with J. Tilley back in Lawrence, I always imagined her naked. All I needed to do was go to a race.

But I can't believe this anonymous character. This guy beat me, he must be a cheat. It's pretty easy to make big leaps in the lower ranks. Often times, it's simply in the head. Wait, two guys that I usually spank going up a hill on the Tuesday ride beat me yesterday. Must be drugs. That, or a shut it down.

Cheats are everywhere in life. But success is not evidence of cheating.

And yeah, I think that damn French lab needs to have its accreditation yanked. They are making it harder to catch cheats, fukkers.

Anyway, great race today, though. Wanted to see more spanking by the Disco boys, but hats to the chicken.

marscat said...

and hair-do

dr-nitro said...

And oh yeah, La Cocharocha, La Cocharocha!

Anonymous said...

I remember at a Sea Otter Classic many years ago doing lunch on a picnic bench next to Rassmusen, we were sort of friends as we saw each other there for a few years in a row, and talking about cycling. Then all of a sudden Cadel Evans rides by, parks his bike, and sits down with us. Me and Rasmusen and Cadel just eating some grub and talking cycling. It was all talk about the XC stage race and stuff Mtn Biking. But I did bring up Road Racing and check to see what their take was on their future and if they will do road racing. Both told me that Road will be done in a few years and that they think there would be more money earned if they had success on the road. I was a busy guy that day at the Sea Otter with my announcing of the action, so as I left the two top Mtn Bike racers at the Sea Otter Clasic to finish their lunch, my last words to the skinny, youthful boys was, SEE YOU AT THE TOUR DE FRANCE IN A FEW YEARS!

They both smiled and sort of giggled and each of them said, in their funny accents, "I Wish......"

Velo Bella said...

Rasmussen was eating??

jAndy donka-donk said...

Who cares about the TDF and drugs....

Naked Racing....

I read it twice

dr-nitro said...

Moreni confessed. That's why the b-sample will not be tested. Good for him, sort of. And apparently, Cofidis' sponsor, Cofidis, asked the team to withdraw. I suspect that the Tour would have "invited" them to leave.

Anonymous said...

I hope Dr. Nitro (anonymous himself, no way to tell who he is) isn't a real doctor. What an idiot.
You don't have to believe me, I'm only a Cat 4, soon to upgrade to a 3. Hasn't been too easy for me to move up through the ranks, but I'm still trying.
The guys I'm talking about are 1-2's. Some have funny stripes on their sleeves of all different colors. I race against them in an age group category, (every week almost for the last 3 years) not an ability category. I beat them maybe once every two years, if I'm lucky. I watch them go from "normal" strength rider (that is when I've won)to pack-lapper in two months. TWO MONTHS! I watch their bodies lean out while their faces stay fat. I see their friends and team mates with the same thing happening. There are definite sign sometimes. You think it's from training methods?
Have you ever heard of a dude named Barry Bonds? Look at his rookie pics. Look at him now. Older. Bigger. How does that happen? Oooo, he must have changed his training methods. Maybe flaxseed oil, Dr. Nitro?
I didn't say everyone who ever finished in front of me was on drugs, and I'm certainly not the fastest guy around but I'm not too slow either.
It is very easy to tell who is on drugs if you're not hiding your head in the sand.

Anonymous said...

Actually Rassmusen was eating cookies.

Anonymous said...

Nome Agusta

Rassmusen says hello to you from the top of the podium,

wearing the yellow jersey.

captain sassy pants said...

naked crits you say, thats what we do for the collegiate mtn bike season. We call it naked pixie sumo racing. Get drunk....get naked and ram each other with little toddler bikes

I will be using my shiny new camera this mtn bike season...stay tuned

Velo Bella said...

burn em!

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jAndy donka-donk said...

Sounds like someone needs to spend less time speculating on Blogs and more time riding their bike, so they can lean up and start lapping fields....

btw, anyone know of some brain-doping? I need to start lapping some of my coworkers and can't do it naturally....

dr-nitro said...

Bonds is doped to the gills, and probably has sprouted some with all the dope he is one. However, that is not evidence that doping is used in cycling. I've been saying it again and again, I don't deny that people are cheating, and that there are idiots at every level, but it is not endemic here.

Cat 1 and 2 riders can go from l sucking to slamming in a few weeks. To be a 1, you pretty much have to have natural ability, which you can tap into pretty quickly (went from 3 to 1 in six months when I started racing, after not even racing the year before). I've been out of racing for 15 years, and I've found out this year back that I can still hold my own in a 1/2 race with less than half the training I used to do.

If you are struggling to get out of the 4's, sorry, but you probably don't have the ability to jump up in fitness in short order.

I have a Ph.D., and your logic would not fly in my methods and stats course.

Anyone with a bachelor's could figure out who I am.

dr-nitro said...

Adderall, Jandy.

lauren said...

naked crits?

lauren said...

wait a sec, there are only women in that naked crit.

where are the men?

dr-nitro said...

Naked crits are dangerous for men..

Velo Bella said...

there were men in the crit, obviously I wasn't there taking the pics.

captain sassy pants said...

There were a few brave (drunk college guys drooling over them, maybe it should be courageous instead of brave) naked chicks at our race

For the most part Lauren……..a display of sausage junk that would make a butcher jealous

Johnny Sprocket said...

If I was on the fence about going to mtb. nationals next year, I'm not anymore.

Only dopes dope. If they are doped, it's got to kill them when they lose. Anon, why don't you come out and say who you are talking about? You lob bombs anonymously from the back row like the pussies you are making veiled suggestions about (that's so cat 4). Man up.

Velo Bella said...

oops, the(chicken)shits about to hit the fan...

CyclistRick said...

I suggest a new TdF contest: how many teams will enter Paris on Sunday? We are down 2 in the past 24 hours, only 19 left. How many of them will still be around at the end?

dr-nitro said...

Make that three teams out. Holy shit. Chicken shit, that is.

captain sassy pants said...

I imagine its my cat 4 skills he’s referring too……

there was a time when I was the hernando protégée but dag nab it he found out I was doping on bull testicles…

dropped my like a five dollar hooker drops her skirt…I mean cut off sweatpants.

dr-nitro said...

The Chicken was in Italy when he said he was in Mexico. Apparently he was not wearing enough black to hide his skinny ass.

Chris said...

What's the difference between purple and pink?


Grip.


What's the difference between Cat 4 and Cat 3?

Steering.

alicat said...

contador is now wearing yellow...it came up on cycling news moments ago...

Anonymous said...

Bye Bye Chicken.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2007/tour07/news/?id=/news/2007/jul07/jul26news

CyclistRick said...

Shyte! Rasmussen's out! What next?

Anonymous said...

Hoe lee Shit.

dr-nitro said...

The fukker played the system, knowing that he could get another warning. He spent his time with an Italian doc doping up, and cleansing out. The disco kid I rode with yesterday said that it was crap that someone could be so sloppy in keeping his whereabouts known. This was not sloppy, this was intentional. Rabobank should have been more diligent about keeping track of the Chicken, but at least they did the right thing (if they even had a choice).

Good for the Condor, but fucked for the sport.

Chris said...

If I knew Picasso, I would buy myself a gray guitar and play.

Anonymous said...

Bella, Rassmusen was eating cookies, and now he is eating shit. The chicken has been slaughtered. Baked, Fried, and now he will be eaten up by all.