People who are stoned tend to think everyone around them is stoned too — “Dude, that dog is so baked.” And we humans constantly rationalize our tax-cheating because everyone is doing it, and you’d be a sucker no to.
These recent comments from Jörg Jaksche are the usual reformed-doper (read, caught) line of crap.
Now, I’m no novice here. I understand that cycling has been rife w/ drugs for a long time. That said I honestly believe things are getting better. Just because Jörg built his cycling career on how much juice he could shove into his body doesn’t mean the entire peloton is lubed. On top of that the guy has been out of the game since 2007, so how does he know what’s going on right now? This is more of the usual self-serving “look at me” crap that comes from guys like this.
And off we go.
This blog, Bike Breath if you’re not paying attention, is a long time coming. I’ve been threatening (my wife mostly) to start writing about bikes and racing, and the pychology and psychosis that goes with it for a good long time.
We’ll start with some simple facts. I love the sport and everything that goes along with it — the bikes, the components, the clothes, the physical and mental suffering, the rolling soap opera that is the pro peloton, the local race scene, the smell of burning brake pads, lounging around the bike shop after a group ride, the anticipation of rolling out of my driveway and the satisfaction of rolling back in with several dozen Ks in my legs. All of it, the good and the bad, just makes me tick.
So here I am, dusting off my Journalism degree — I hope it’s a good ride.