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    Chad Gerlach - Intervention

    Anyone catch this on A&E? I'm not a racer, but am curious to know what the pressure is like at this level. His problems were created by himself and his personality from what I saw, but in this era of doping and access to performance-enhancing (in his case, performance-killing) drugs, is there more at the top? Is behavior like this more common in high-level cycling?

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    I saw this show too. I was pretty riveted start to finish. I found myself frequently taking his side with regard to the him vs his parents rift.

    Anyone who actually knows about it probably won't be willing to talk.

    But I can tell you that at the cat3 level in the midwest, there isn't much doping going on.
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recursive View Post
    I found myself frequently taking his side with regard to the him vs his parents rift.
    there are people who are in worse situations who come out on top. The way he treated his parents and others made me sick.

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    Chad Gerlach

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    I recorded it. As a father, Intervention is one of the most sobering and disturbing shows out there. Not limited to Chad, it seems the common thread in all of these shows is the breakup of the parents. Everytime I watch it, I thank my lucky stars I have wife with a high tolerance for suffering fools(at least one fool). Now I've got 7 years tor worry about what's going to happen when my daughter becomes a teen.

    Time to start building the tower to lock her away in.
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    Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanders View Post
    I recorded it. As a father, Intervention is one of the most sobering and disturbing shows out there. Not limited to Chad, it seems the common thread in all of these shows is the breakup of the parents. Everytime I watch it, I thank my lucky stars I have wife with a high tolerance for suffering fools(at least one fool). Now I've got 7 years tor worry about what's going to happen when my daughter becomes a teen.

    Time to start building the tower to lock her away in.
    my wife and I were saying the same thing last time we watched this show.

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    Ok, anyone care to give the Cliff Notes version?
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    Ok, anyone care to give the Cliff Notes version?
    energetic child
    parents divorce
    teen arsonist
    dad buys bike to channel energy
    does well racing
    gets on postal team, makes fun of lance, gets fired
    starts booze and cocaine
    ....*
    homeless charming manipulative panhandler crackhead
    (at least he had his roadmaster seat height set up correctly)
    flips off people at intervention but decides later to go
    reconnects with dad

    *I missed some of the middle part, I was distracted by food.
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    Damn.

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    I came across Chad's Intervention on YouTube. It turns out Chad punched Lance Armstrong. It's interesting because there's always two sides of the story.

    -Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanders View Post
    *I missed some of the middle part, I was distracted by food.
    freakin hilarious comment!

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