Sportingo reports on new drug testing programs to catch cheats before they compete.
Bitchkittie is surprised that during the ToC coverage on VS yesterday Floyd Landis was not persona non grata.
He's Dead Jim posts a blog entry about a surgical convention in San Diego where she recently met Floyd Landis. She is an orthopedic surgeon, and was impressed by the level of function that Landis has regained since his hip resurfacing in September 2006, but obviously misunderstood that he will ride in this year's ToC.
Boulder Report considers Slipstream Powered by Chipotle, which has surprised already at the Tour of California, and some riders Allen Lim is comparing favorably to Landis on power readings.
Rant wonders about the new proposals for in house drug testing, and whether it's only for the benefit of potential sponsors and not for the riders themselves. On the other hand, its pretty conclusive proof the official system isn't working well enough to convince anyone.
FloydLandis.com annouces the Feb, 21st FFF fund raiser at the Tied House in San Jose, CA.
Dugard muses that IF Floyd Landis had been riding alone in Spain yesterday AM instead of in San Francisco his safety may not have been assured.
Spinnin'Wheel thinks part of the problem is a locked-in mindset of some others,
A concept I take from a line in the movie Awakenings - when Robin Williams asks how the experts know the "frozen" patients aren't aware, the answer is a haunting, "because, the alternative would be unthinkable."
In this case the unthinkable alternative for McQuaid and his ilk is this - Floyd was right all along, he is innocent, and your actions and statements all these months, that have caused such damage to the sport, were all for nothing.
And I don't mean saving face or PR problems, I mean just within themselves, in their own minds, I think they have a mental block to seeing the other side, because the enormity of the mistake in that case is too overwhelming.
exit17.net wishes there had been fewer cyclist profiles on the ToC coverage from VS and more racing action.
CarbonPost thinks the FFF name is laughable, but isn't keen on the enforcement process or Peirero. He likes the ToC, though.
Thought for the Day
I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it. -jh-