The CyclingNews is chock full of interesting stuff this morning, none of it is directly about Floyd Landis. Perhaps most notable are the statements from the Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) about the treatment of Cristian Moreni and Pat McQuaid at the Tour de France this year. CN also reports that John Eustices' Univest Grand Prix race in September through southeastern Pennsylvania will be broadcast in part on NBC with individual affiliates picking up the coverage on their own.
Digital Influence Mapping likes the Authors@Google program and feels it introduces the employees to alternative viewpoints and styles of leadership. Floyd Landis' talk in July there is cited.
Cyril's Gleans goes far and wide to pick from what is out there to read and ponder, and uses a snarky phrase to link "The Outcast".
2point8 praises the restraint shown by photographer Larry Sultan in the Floyd Landis shots used in the NYT Magazine piece "The Outcast":
Can’t think of a better photographer to address the strange psychological purgatory where accused-doper Floyd Landis lives; that cinched space between personally right and publicly wrong. And Landis just so happens to live in Southern California. There’s nothing street about these images (save for the whirling dogs by Landis’ wife); Sultan accomplishes so much with stillness, he needn’t the flash of motion or slice of a moment to pull you in.
Racejunkie read "The Outcast" and it is indeed "The Land(is) of Confusion", with all due apologies to Genesis fans everywhere. RJ is surprised and impressed that Floyd has "maintained an even strain" over the past year, many would not have and that's a fact.
The Outdoor Journey bemoans the "turd smoking purgatory" in which Floyd Landis finds himself more than a year after his disputed 2006 Tour de France win and subsequent USADA hearings whose resolution seems interminable:
Whether or not Landis is guilty is beside the point to me. What’s troubling is the shitty evidentiary process and the relative lack of appeals available to the defendants. Presuming Landis is innocent, he is still fucked by the Stazi, er, I mean the United States Anti Doping Agency and the aptly named Dick Pound. Once you piss in a bottle and turn it over to the authorities, your life and your future as a professional athlete is out of your control. If they determine your sample tests positive, it’s game over for you baby.
Robinson Crusoe's Island talks about steroids being a controlled substance in the US and only legally obtainable through a prescription making the distinction between them and steroid precursors. He then cites Floyd Landis as an example of someone who used nandrolone.