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(Boulder Daily Camera)   Cyclists in Boulder took the news of Lance Armstrong's doping confession as you would expect: They turned it into a drinking game   (dailycamera.com) divider line 40
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2013-01-17 08:20:42 AM
Nice
 
2013-01-17 08:21:09 AM
Beer: the solution to, and cause of, all of life's problems.
 
2013-01-17 09:06:19 AM
The biggest kick I've gotten so far out of this whole thing was that Armstrong sponsorship deal with UniBall pens a couple days ago.
 
2013-01-17 09:17:20 AM
Before they play the tear-soaked Oprah whine fest, I hope they show the prior interview where he lies through his self-induced-cancer-weakened teeth for half an hour. I don't care about him as an individual or a cyclist, but I love seeing the depth of self deception that a human being is capable of, especially when put on a world stage. It's truly amazing and deserves our attention, though I don't know how I'm supposed to forgive someone I've never blamed or felt wronged by. There's only one way back into my good graces, you lying, cheating, non-sport participant. It involves that fancy bike of yours, a thirty foot launch ramp, and Springfield Gorge.
 
2013-01-17 09:19:06 AM
Still waiting for someone to start making rubber "Dopestrong" bracelets.
 
2013-01-17 09:27:01 AM
Because cyclists aren't big enough assholes, we need drunk cyclists?
 
2013-01-17 09:30:17 AM
This is a lot of drama for something that amounts to a farking bicycle race.
 
2013-01-17 09:34:55 AM

abhorrent1: drunk cyclists


Redundant description is redundant.
 
2013-01-17 09:40:02 AM

bingo the psych-o: Still waiting for someone to start making rubber "Dopestrong" bracelets.


Pretty sure the Onion has "Cheat to Live" or somesuch bracelets. A drinking buddy of mine, back in the day, had one with "Play Something Country" on it.
 
2013-01-17 09:45:35 AM
Eww, gross...

"...the "trickle-down Lance effect."
 
2013-01-17 09:47:58 AM
fark Lance Armstrong, the egomaniacal attention whore. It should have been impossible to lie about his doping. Back in 2001 or 2002, I heard a report on on NPR about his working with a Texas researcher to increase oxygen delivery his muscles the drugs they were using (one of them was erythropoietin) were prohibited. Yet the cycling authorities didn't seem to have a problem with it at the time. He was there golden boy and could do no wrong.

Maybe this asshole will finally go away.
 
2013-01-17 09:48:49 AM
I used to bike centuries and half-centuries on a regular basis years ago before my doctor made me give it up before I destroyed my kidneys. Nothing about Derpstrong or any other competitive cyclist is news to me. All the competitive cyclists I've ever known range from repugnantly egotistical asshats to mouth-foaming suicidal maniacs, bar none. They don't just consider themselves above the law, they are convinced that a different code of conduct applies to their species and thet they can surpass the laws of physics.

Improve your community's overall mental health. Run over a cyclist today.
 
2013-01-17 09:50:13 AM

bingo the psych-o: Still waiting for someone to start making rubber "Dopestrong" bracelets.


Already have those. Except it's about pot. They had those for years. I recall a site that had a fairly active marijuana form from the UK gave similar bracelets with almost any purchase. The forms got shut down new years day in 2010. No reason given but I assume it was to protect the company that was selling legal highs and all the standard stoner products. many of the bracelets simply had the company name, but I do remember a few "dopestrong" ones, green with 2 pot leafs on each side.

/everyondoesit, but I guess having a forum was just too much heat for the company investors and or law enforcement.
//When I joined the site fresh shrooms were legal in the UK and sold and discussed openly.
 
2013-01-17 10:04:00 AM
All these cyclists implying non-cyclists really care about people cheating at their hobby. I think that lessens my image of them more than the doping, that people should honestly invest moral outrage into a 1st world bike race.
 
2013-01-17 10:21:45 AM
I agree with the guy in the article: Lance should have gone on Jon Stewart. Not just because Stewart would rip him a new one, but because his show is actually on a cable channel that most subscribers get.

/used to ride centuries on a recumbent
//got bored after riding everywhere I could reasonably go
///got fat (sigh)
 
2013-01-17 10:52:39 AM

bingo the psych-o: Still waiting for someone to start making rubber "Dopestrong" bracelets.


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2013-01-17 11:16:33 AM
The thing that I hate about Lance Armstrong is that he lied and people all believed him, I believed him when everyone else was getting caught. I'm not American but I remember a lot of Americans on this very site all being kind of proud of Lance Armstrong when he won his last Tour de France about how he did it clean and had to deal with cheating European teams. We all act like we knew it back then that he was doping, but I remember a lot of people who were 100% convinced that he was clean. The main attributes to his victory were that he didn't train for anything but the Tour so he wasn't a physical wreck like the rest of the competitors who were injured throughout the year and thus weaker and that his physiology was just a freakish genetic nightmare.
It was disappointing that he was such a cheating weak prick of a man because we all thought that the good guy was winning.

Nicole Cooke had some Choice Words about Lance Armstrong and cheaters in cycling in general, especially as it relates to women's cycling. This scandal has damaged cycling and stolen money from good people.
 
2013-01-17 11:17:47 AM

Actor_au: The thing that I hate about Lance Armstrong is that he lied and people all believed him, I believed him when everyone else was getting caught. I'm not American but I remember a lot of Americans on this very site all being kind of proud of Lance Armstrong when he won his last Tour de France about how he did it clean and had to deal with cheating European teams. We all act like we knew it back then that he was doping, but I remember a lot of people who were 100% convinced that he was clean. The main attributes to his victory were that he didn't train for anything but the Tour so he wasn't a physical wreck like the rest of the competitors who were injured throughout the year and thus weaker and that his physiology was just a freakish genetic nightmare.
It was disappointing that he was such a cheating weak prick of a man because we all thought that the good guy was winning.

Nicole Cooke had some Choice Words about Lance Armstrong and cheaters in cycling in general, especially as it relates to women's cycling. This scandal has damaged cycling and stolen money from good people.


I caught a lot of shiat over the years for bashing on that druggie.

/don't cheat
//farking cheaters
 
2013-01-17 11:24:10 AM
I'm really enjoying how many people's hopes and dreams were crushed because they "believed" in someone they didn't know, had never met, would never meet, and whose entire existence in their life was as a carefully constructed brand identity.
 
2013-01-17 11:47:30 AM

JackieRabbit: Yet the cycling authorities didn't seem to have a problem with it at the time.


Maybe that was a part of it too? They let him and a bunch of other pro cyclists get away with doping (and let's be honest, that whole SPORT is loaded with cheaters, to the point where one has to question what actually constitutes "cheating") for years and years, and now they've suddenly changed their minds and want to come after him for something that they gave him at least tacit permission to do. You'd be pretty pissed too, I think, if you felt that someone had gone back on their word.

I'm just playing devil's advocate, and I think it's fair to point out that this whole mess is a lot bigger than one person. Pro cycling as a whole is one of the dirtiest sports on the planet, and I tend to believe that Lance Armstrong is a symptom of a much larger disease.
 
2013-01-17 11:56:54 AM

StoPPeRmobile:
I caught a lot of shiat over the years for bashing on that druggie.

/don't cheat
//farking cheaters


A lot of people did because there was this sense of achievement that he'd pulled it off without cheating.
 
2013-01-17 11:59:26 AM
I'm curious how he could be "the most tested athlete in the world" for a decade yet still manage to pass upwards of 99% of his drug tests. I figured these tests were slightly more sophisticated than those home kits by the Walgreens pharmacy.
 
2013-01-17 12:38:47 PM
Lance who?
 
2013-01-17 12:42:00 PM

Actor_au: The thing that I hate about Lance Armstrong is that he lied and people all believed him


Of course, there were those of us who just don't give two shiats (or even one for that matter) about professional cycling, much less care whether or not this asshole was lying or not.

Don't watch cycling, do it!
 
2013-01-17 12:46:01 PM
What we really need to do is stop treating cycling as a "sport" and start treating it as the single most efficient form of human transportation mankind has ever come up with, bar none.
 
2013-01-17 12:48:11 PM
And, before anybody asks for a citation...
 
2013-01-17 12:58:33 PM

TwowheelinTim: What we really need to do is stop treating cycling as a "sport" and start treating it as the single most efficient form of human transportation mankind has ever come up with, bar none.


I'm a real athlete. I ain't tryin' to be the best at exercisin'.
 
2013-01-17 01:38:11 PM

HMS_Blinkin: I'm just playing devil's advocate, and I think it's fair to point out that this whole mess is a lot bigger than one person. Pro cycling as a whole is one of the dirtiest sports on the planet, and I tend to believe that Lance Armstrong is a symptom of a much larger disease.


Quite true. Today, however is Armstrongs day in the barrell. Which is why he created a fake online girlfriend for T'eo: as a media distraction.
 
2013-01-17 02:59:48 PM
I actually checked the article. I would've expected cyclists to strip naked and take turns shaving each other's backs.
 
2013-01-17 03:12:17 PM

TwowheelinTim: What we really need to do is stop treating cycling as a "sport" and start treating it as the single most efficient form of human transportation mankind has ever come up with, bar none.


Cool with me since I want to ban all sport.

If we can save one child. It's worth it. Why don't you want to save the children?
 
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2013-01-17 03:23:38 PM

abhorrent1: Because cyclists aren't big enough assholes, we need drunk cyclists?


Drunk Cyclist PNSFW Hard to say what's going to be posted at any given time.
 
2013-01-17 06:33:41 PM
I haven't been keeping up with The Colbert Report; he doing anything regarding his bracelet?
 
2013-01-17 06:54:55 PM
I'm really enjoying how many people's hopes and dreams were crushed because they "believed" in someone they didn't know, had never met, would never meet, and whose entire existence in their life was as a carefully constructed brand identity.

That's what all heroes are...carefully constructed brand identities. Name one that wasn't? And one that hasn't had some character flaw?

So, no more heroes, at least among mortals. That's why humans have always had to invent immortal heroes. In fact, even in religions, all mortal heroes have a tragic character flaw.
 
2013-01-17 07:03:35 PM
JackieRabbit: Yet the cycling authorities didn't seem to have a problem with it at the time.

Maybe that was a part of it too? They let him and a bunch of other pro cyclists get away with doping (and let's be honest, that whole all professional SPORTs are loaded with cheaters, to the point where one has to question what actually constitutes "cheating") for years and years, and now they've suddenly changed their minds and want to come after him for something that they gave him at least tacit permission to do. You'd be pretty pissed too, I think, if you felt that someone had gone back on their word.

I'm just playing devil's advocate, and I think it's fair to point out that this whole mess is a lot bigger than one person. Pro cycling as a whole is one of the dirtiest sports on the planet, and I tend to believe that Lance Armstrong is a symptom of a much larger disease.


FTFY.

How many college football, NFL, and MLB fans here? What about performance enhancing drugs in those sports? I bet a dollar it's equally rampant. There's a hell of a lot more money to pay off testers and labs, and there's no independent body running the testing for any of those.


I think Lance's technical argument would be that it wasn't a banned substance when he was using it, regardless if it was ethically cheating or not, and when UCI and USADA went back and tested old samples for newly banned drugs, he got busted ex post facto.
 
2013-01-17 08:35:06 PM

MBooda: I used to bike centuries and half-centuries on a regular basis years ago before my doctor made me give it up before I destroyed my kidneys. Nothing about Derpstrong or any other competitive cyclist is news to me. All the competitive cyclists I've ever known range from repugnantly egotistical asshats to mouth-foaming suicidal maniacs, bar none. They don't just consider themselves above the law, they are convinced that a different code of conduct applies to their species and thet they can surpass the laws of physics.

Improve your community's overall mental health. Run over a cyclist today.


Hey asshole, some people on bikes are just riding to work to try to stave off diabetes. We aren't all spandex jerks.

/ Fark Lance
 
2013-01-18 02:20:33 AM

Rapmaster2000: I'm really enjoying how many people's hopes and dreams were crushed because they "believed" in someone they didn't know, had never met, would never meet, and whose entire existence in their life was as a carefully constructed brand identity.


/rushing out to buy a NFL jersey. And a MLB hat. And a official NHL puck. And (insert name of NBA player) sneakies.
//Just as soon as the lender approves my refi.

(all those "a"'s used to be correct, but they sounded strange even 60 years ago when they were trying to larn me grammar)
 
2013-01-18 10:06:22 AM
HURRRR ... I'm so outraged about this guy from this sport I don't give a flying fark about and I've never watched a single minute of ..... HURRRR!!!!!111111
 
2013-01-18 09:23:41 PM

SomeoneDumb: The biggest kick I've gotten so far out of this whole thing was that Armstrong sponsorship deal with UniBall pens a couple days ago.


[citation needed]
 
2013-01-18 09:25:51 PM

MBooda: I used to bike centuries and half-centuries on a regular basis years ago before my doctor made me give it up before I destroyed my kidneys. Nothing about Derpstrong or any other competitive cyclist is news to me. All the competitive cyclists I've ever known range from repugnantly egotistical asshats to mouth-foaming suicidal maniacs, bar none. They don't just consider themselves above the law, they are convinced that a different code of conduct applies to their species and thet they can surpass the laws of physics.

Improve your community's overall mental health. Run over a cyclist today.


So we're ignoring the fact that most cyclists in the US aren't the spandex-wearing Fred type, but Suzy riding to the corner store, or José getting to work because the bus won't be running when he gets off work?
 
2013-01-18 09:32:53 PM

InmanRoshi: HURRRR ... I'm so outraged about this guy from this sport I don't give a flying fark about and I've never watched a single minute of ..... HURRRR!!!!!111111


Some of the races are pretty interesting, but they're rarely covered.

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