Monday, May 07, 2007

Crap!

As a cycling blogger, I guess it is my "duty" to mention the Ivan Basso doping confession.

So, here it is;

This really sucks. I wanted to believe him. I did. I really did want to. Sadly, my cynicism has been stoked by the lies over the past several years. I love this sport, probably too much and certainly more than the average person, but I hate this sh@%! I know people dope. I know people will always dope. I even know why and understand why many of them do- it's human nature after all, and we're all frail enough to make bad choices. I want to believe Ivan made a bad choice. He never meant to mislead or deceive us- he just wanted win (like we all do). That is what I want to believe.

I have known dopers. I even like some of them. But, damn... this sucks. This really, really sucks.

That's the last I want to say on the topic of Ivan. Damn.

Tomorrow I leave for another short trip to Big Bear, California for our Brand Camp budget/ marketing summit. Yes, I will ride my bike while there. I'm even gonna try to sneak in a little fishing while I'm there too. But, if like last year, blogging will be pretty difficult so this space may go silent for a few days. I hope you'll forgive me and come back to make sure I've returned.

If I don't see you sooner- I'll be back Friday. Don't forget to vote for Masiguy at the Blogger's Choice Awards... you know you wanna.

Tim

10 comments:

changuito said...

How does the deer head fit into all of this? Am I missing something? Tell me how stupid I am.

Donna Tocci said...

I'm with you on the Basso news....ugh.

T-Guy J said...

The news on Basso sucks. But, I will still stand by that I love Pro Cycling and there are a ton of reasons to think that the sport is overall heading in a good direction.

changuito said...

Ahah! Now I remember the deer from last year. Keep an eye on that sneaky bastage.

Anonymous said...

1) Stop begging for nominations! I voted twice under to different names!

2) Start talking about Mark. Rock stars are so 80's and we all want to be bassoon stars now.

3) Who's head is that in the shower?

Chad

al said...

Tim,
The A&F logo is a MOOSE, not a deer. Althought the thought of you showering with our logo is pretty disturbing too...

wiremite said...

Basso out. Landis out. What is 2007 going to look like?? I still hop on my 1972 Masi Gran Criterium with my junior racing gears (100 inches max) and realise what a beautiful sport this is. The good cycling news has to rise back up to the top. Viva la Tour!!

Mack Collier said...

Marketing summits mixed with extended bike rides? Everyday life as a Masi Brand Manager?

Paterfamilias said...

It was just attempted doping, give him a break! It's like when you attempted to win that track race, you knew you weren't actually going to win, but you were going to ATTEMPT to win... Or when I attempted to eat the Big Ed Burrito at The Green Burrito, I thought I could eat it, I tried to eat it, but my attempt was futile. See how that works? Cause I don't...

(dis)pencer said...

this one time,

at brand camp....