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  •  Did you read that the IOC may ban cycling (5+ / 0-)

    as a result of the Armstrong scandal?

    Shame when other sports are also dependent on drugs, like weight lifting.

    I'm told the difference is that the sports that depend on skill don't need drug enhancement. The sports that depend on power output are prone to rely on drugs.

    Interesting, huh.

    Thanks for the cycling diary. Still listening to Lance talking to O.

    I'll be spinning in the morning, drug free.

    •  I read that. (3+ / 0-)
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      Most think that is just Dick Pound. He was right about Armstrong, but he is not a nice or very stable man. I think he'd happily punish all cyclists for what Lance did, if he thought it would hurt Lance worse.

      I do think there is great skill in cycling. Descending mountain passes at the speed those guys ride is ... not simple. And I agree drugs would never enhance one's ability to do it.

      "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT -9.62, -9.13

      by BeninSC on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:46:18 PM PST

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    •  see my comment about (3+ / 0-)
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      about learning to accept limits.  Elite athletes have forgotten how to do this; and the sports cultures they live and work in don't allow for them to learn it either.

      Interesting point about the power.  A little like some of the weaponry/armaments/militarization and now gun cultures, too: need to have that "power" artificially boosted.

      have fun spinning.  

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:46:38 PM PST

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