THIS is just SO SAD................. :-(
Dear EZ Biker, I've followed your blog site for sometime and I remember reading last year about this time, how you were fed up with the Tour De France, due to doping. I'm wondering if you care to offer any thoughts on this years event, as once again, doping has occurred. Sincerely, Alice
WELL Alice I'm truly SAD to hear about this occurrence again at the TDF. In all honestly I REALLY do LOVE and enjoy the TDF! Yea OK, I said it and I admit it! After some reflection, I honestly believe the fault does not entirely fall on the TDF organizers, but the individual cyclists that choose to do the CHEATERS way to compete. I really think mandatory testing for enhancement drugs should be done on a constant basis, not only in cycling but in ALL sports, armature, semi-pro and especially pro. Anyone caught using enhancement drugs, are GONE from the sport for life and all their previous records and accomplishments in that sport are deleted, GONE! Sounds harsh? YEP, but it really needs to take on that kind of harshness, for the LOVE (Or maybe it should be deemed TOUGH LOVE) for the betterment of the sport and keeping the sports integrity 100% honest and equal to all that compete in their respective sports. The other side of society that is truly harmed by all this mess is our (Very easily influenced) young people. They see all these big muscular bound studs competing and destroying the competition; reaping all the glory; only to then to be exposed, that their fete were accomplished only because they had some enhancement drugs in their system. But then before you know, these bad little children have had their little wrists slapped and will now be allowed back in and everything is nice nice! To young people this clearly sends a message, that drugs apparently are not that bad to do and the subsequent disciplinary action (If caught) won't be career ending. Dopers are CHEATERS and they likewise taint and bring the utmost embarrassment to the honest competitors, that have sacrificed many hours of their life to get where they are in any sport! Simply put IF YOU DOPE, YOU GET THE ROPE!!!
And in a late breaking development: Bicycling may be banned from future Olympics!