I stopped regularly reading BF about six months ago. The lead up to the TdF did me in as all I could find were stupid posts by wackos about doping.
So I finally came back to see what was on hand for the fabulous races Down Under and I see nothing has changed. We've got wackos making up stuff about Lemond, we've got nutcases arguing about Betty Andreau, and people sitting on the Ricco watch.
I was a big advocate for changing this forum from the Tour de France to Professional Cycling. I always found it odd that to see useful, informative, funny, and insightful posts about the Classics and myriad other awesome races that define Professional Cycling, that I had to come to a TdF forum.
Now it just seems like every two-bit hack with an email address can come on line and "learn from the mdeia" and "substantiate my point with tons of documents I found on the internet" as the spew.
Let's change this to Professional Cycling and Doping forum. Then let's open a new forum that is JUST ABOUT Professional Cycling, which would include a NO DOPE DISCUSSIONS clause.
If anyone wants to rail on about the topic they'd have a world all their own. And anyone who misses the discussion about doping (as their argument will be 'but it is such an important part of the sport') can go visit it as they wish.
If I were better at this, I'd start a poll. Can someone please help with that?