Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Floyd and Bike Crash Incident

There are 2 items that have been on my mind this week:

Vehicle causing crash of cyclists - A pickup truck went around a group of cyclists riding single file in Lake County and then proceeded to slam on his brakes. The cyclists piled into the vehicle which then sped away. No one was seriously injured, but some were serious enough that they had to be taken to the hospital for stitches and x-rays. The good news is that the driver was caught and arrested. Thanks go to the two witnesses who attempted to follow the pickup, but returned to the scene when they could not follow. Thanks also go to the driver for returning, although he did give a bogus story about something being in the road, which is where the witnesses come in. Also, thanks go to the officer on the scene that took the report seriously and the police are pushing for a charge that would be a felony. You can find more information about the incident at:

Floyd Landis - After reading more about the majority and dissenting opinions, I am more convinced then ever that Landis got shafted. As I have said before, I am not proclaiming his innocence, but if the data isn't clear or is corrupted, then you can't have a decision against the athlete. First, all of the original testosterone to epitestosterone tests have been thrown out as worthless. This is the initial test that is done to determine if a rider is cheating. The follow-up test that determines whether the testosterone in the rider's body is his own is what held up according to the majority decision. This is the topic that is highly debatable. This topic is being discussed on 2 sites in detail. I find this very interesting, but others will find it good bedtime reading material because it would help them fall asleep. To each his own. Here are the two sites:

and the best source on all things Landis:

1 comment:

daniel m (a/k/a Rant) said...


Thanks for the link.

- Rant