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I Wish This Kind Of Stuff Didn’t Happen?

Some of you might know I am a cyclist and love to watch cycling on TV. I just read this morning that Alberto Contador who was the 2010 Tour De France winner has tested positive for doping at the tour this year. No conclusions have been made yet as further tests need to be performed but Contador is claiming that the food he ate was contaminated. Here is what they are saying:

All of Contador’s tests before July 21 were negative, De Boer said. The July 21 test was conducted on a rest day at the Tour, when the race was near France’s border with Spain. De Boer said friends from Spain visited Contador and brought meat with them – he believes it was beef – “to celebrate their meeting.”

Ok, I am not a Contador fan, actually I dislike him very much but for the sport of cycling I hope the test is false. The last time a rider tested positive and was stripped of there Tour title was in 2007 by American Rider Floyd Landis who at first denied the allegations but later admitted to using performance enhancing drugs that he also said Lance Armstrong used.

The reason I am writing this post is because cycling like all other sports is suppose to be about integrity. What ever happened to doing something because you loved it not because you wanted to win so bad you would cheat to get the win or advantage. Adults and kids alike look up to athletes and it sends a very bad message when someone gets caught cheating or breaking the rules. This happens all of the time in football with illegal drugs and shady conduct. When is it going to stop? I know probably never but a person can dream cant they.

These people are professionals and signed up to uphold rules that are higher then the normal person follows. They are in the public eye and I know they are human but they knew the rules and what they were getting into before they got into it.

It just really sucks that kids see this kind of behavior because at some point they may think it is ok to do something illegal to get an edge.

What are your thoughts on this?


Riding To Help Find A Cure For MS

This morning at about 6:30 am I will be on the road riding 100 miles from Cherry Hill, NJ to Ocean City, NJ helping find a cure for MS in the City to Shore Ride.  This will be my second time doing this ride and my third MS ride total.  I will be riding for Team Campbell’s (father in law works for them) and I am pretty excited for the ride.
This is my first century ride this year so hopefully I will finish strong.  If I feel good at the end of the ride Saturday I will ride Sunday from Ocean City, NJ back to Cherry Hill, NJ this time for a total of 75 miles.  If I don’t feel good at the end of Saturday I will be riding back to Cherry Hill, NJ in the car with Melinda and the kids as they will be meeting me at the finish line in Ocean City.  
After the ride I am going to get a massage at the finish like for $15 then stuff my face to refuel and then head to the beach with Melinda and the kids to relax and have fun.

Performance – Spandex

I saw this on Timbuk2’s blog and thought it was pretty funny especially since I am a cyclist. I am just not as hard core or nerdy as this guy. LOL.