Originally Posted by roadwarrior
I have lost six people in my family to cancer. Ever seen someone on chemo? Ever been with them for the days afterward when their hair is falling out and they experience nausea beyond comprehension?
You should be glad I'm not a moderator. I'd ban you for life.
In your wildest dreams you could not ever ride for a living.
My intentions were not to refer to any of you
or members of your family
personal. I apologize if you felt that it was insensitive.
It was in regards to Lance Armstrong, who won the Tour De France 18 months after cancer. He went on to win 6 in a row after that. I also meant that Marco Pantani broke his legs and was told he could never walk again, and he came back to win both the Tour and Giro in the same year, Greg LeMond who was shot in the chest came back to win 2 Tours, Alberto Contador had an aneurysm and came back to win all 3 grand Tours including this year, Johan Museeuw nearly died from a shattered and infected knee and he came back to swoop the big classics, Saul Raisin was paralyzed in a crash and was racing the US Nationals in a few months, Graeme Obree suffers from severe depression and he broke the world hour record a few times.
I just wanted to quickly explain that my comments were not knocking down cancer or making a mockery of it, but rather I meant that serious illnesses or conditions in a number of cases it seems are a god-send for some cyclists who come back and have a much more successful career.
I hope you understand what I meant.
Again, I apologize if it offended you, it was not my intention to make a mockery out of it.