I am a lonely visitor
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Where even Richard Nixon has got soul
Bikes: Michelle Pfieffer, the Carbon Fiber Wonder Bike: A Kestrel 200 SCI Repainted in glorious mango; Old Paintless, A Litespeed Obed; The Bike With No Name: A Bianchi Eros; RegularBike: A Parkpre Comp Ltd rebuilt as a singlespeed.
When I first saw the title to this thread, I thought, "Well, poop! Do I really want to read another boneheaded NFL-NBA-baseball-loving all-American sports doofus who knows nothing about the sport I love whining that Lance is no more an athlete than Mr. Ed?"
But I read Sally Jenkins piece. It was well-written, touching, almost sweet. It was not a simple rehash of the cancer-survivor-makes-good, what-makes-Lance-run? stuff that we have seen before. It was not the idiotic rantings of a mouth-breathing know-nothing who thinks that riding a bike is not a sport. It was good.
It was good enough that I clicked on Sally Jenkins' name and read three more of her articles. So, I spent a half hour here in post-Tour revery. I could have been doing other things, but why would I want to?
Thanks, Marty, for pointing that article out.
Religion is a good thing for good people and a bad thing for bad people. --H. Richard Niebuhr