Last night I had the pleasure of meeting Floyd Landis at his FFF fundraiser here in
Brooklyn. In addition to being responsible for the most thrilling moments in professional
cycling history, he was entertaining, and seems to be a genuinely nice guy.
In honor of his Jack Daniel's-fueled vicotry during stage 17 last year, I had him autograph
my bottle of whiskey. My friends and I have attempted to replicate this tactic, but have had
drastically different results.
During the town-hall style discussion, I was lucky enough to get a chance to ask him a
very timely question, that I felt really got to the core of the issue:
How long is the hair on his legs?
Floyd was kind enough to lift his pants leg and reveal that there is in fact growth... I guess
he really won't be racing professionally this year. If there is a more accurate indicator of
this fact, I am not aware of it.
For those of you that weren't there, the slideshow presentation was compelling/shocking/
infuriating. The fact that this case is still on the table makes no sense to me, and judging
by the outpouring of support I witnessed last night, I am not alone.