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Mechanical doping

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 4126
Location: Nashua, NH

8/1/17 5:21 AM

Mechanical doping

Here's an interesting piece from Bicycling:

He doesn't exactly sound like "the brightest bulb in the pack".

To me, there is nothing more pathetic than cheaters in amateur sports, where there is little to gain but fleeting recognition. I've also found that most of them are pretty stupid and largely delusional, ignoring the people who expose and decry their cheating, denying their acts in the face of overwhelming evidence, continuing to cheat after being exposed and ridiculed, and essentially living in an alternate reality. In the current parlance, you might call them "Trumpian".

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Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 542

8/1/17 10:03 AM

Yeah, I saw that too. Plus the guy is 53. What was he hoping to prove? I mean, if you're a kid looking to get noticed there might be some incentive to cheat, especially when every other week there's someone else getting caught at the pro level, but at 53, at some amateur provincial race, why bother? I love that he says his "recent improvements" came from solving a back issue and extra training, so even the guy admits his "performance" had improved noticeably recently.

If he had won locally, a bunch of wives and girlfriends might have remembered his name for as long as it took to drive home from the race that day but now the entire cycling community will know him forever as the 53 year old that cheated at some amateur race in Italy. What a moron.

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Joined: 13 Dec 2003
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Location: Westchester/NYC

8/1/17 10:18 AM

Cheaters cheat habitually.

That's my observation. People who lie habitually will lie about anything and everything, however inconsequential it maybe.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

8/1/17 11:45 AM

And I find that habitual cheaters and liars are more likely to accuse others, rightly or wrongly, of cheating or lying. It's as if, because they know they cheat or lie, everyone else does it too.

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Location: Portland, OR

8/1/17 1:48 PM

We should combine this with the Trump thread for sure. ;)

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