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Of course you didn’t dope. No one dopes, DUH! “Doping” is an abstract concept like “Satan” constructed to make its opposite—ideals like “riding clean” and “God”—seem awesomer so we all feel even better about believing in those good things. Even though no one dopes, there are “doping hearings,” usually mere formalities because actual “justice” is meted out in the court of public opinion. How do you dress for a doping witch hunt? Not like a witch, I guess? Here are some tips on how to say “I did not have doping relations with ozone/corticosteroids/whatever” with your outfits.
“Dear Product Maneger…I have checked your website and known that you are professional in the wheel system, so i am checking if we will have a chance to work together.”
—This is the real reason I made a cycling webpage. Sweet business opportunities from the Far East.
Jeremy Roy has been POVing rides all season. This is probably my favorite so far, though it’s still a little amorphous as a race narrative.
(more from Tro Bro Leon)
“[T]he Dove episode stands out not only for its overt censorship, but also for how the increasingly cozy relationship between advertisers and news organizations can encourage less obvious forms of self-censorship, and for how editorial decisions can distort public discourse. As the distinctions between advertising and news operations continue to blur, we can expect more of these controversies in the future.”
Victor Pickard, Annenberg School of Communication, in CJR, talking about BuzzFeed and soap.
No parallels to be drawn to Buyer’s (”Buyers’”?) Guides. Or cycling at all even.
Double feature on the first two “Ardennes” classics.
Sean Yates on his way to winning stage 6 of the 1988 Tour de France from CyclingNews’ Tour de France Gallery: 100 editions in 100 photos.
Funny Bike Friday #FBF