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.