Crappy weekend weather has had me holed up for most of yesterday and today. I've taken a break from the Dremel and have basically been on Youtube checking out old episodes of "UFO" and reading. Today I got out a book I haven't read since Floyd Landis finally admitted to blood doping: "Positively False".
I mean, people bought this book at $24.95, donated to the guy's defense fund to the tune of millions of dollars - and he knew all along he was guilty. The book is now basically a work of fiction. Again - wow. Reading through it really raises my blood pressure, you know? Even if it weren't for the nature of my job, integrity is extremely important to me. I finished re-reading the book this afternoon and discovered two things:
1. I don't want this on my bookshelf any longer.
2. It's an autographed copy. Yup - I never noted that until today. He signed it "To Lamarr" in silver Sharpie.
Anybody interested in taking this off my hands? I know we all have different views on things, so instead of just tossing this out with the trash, I figured someone out there might be into this sort of thing for their own reasons. A collection of esoterica relating to shameful acts, perhaps?
I guess if nothing else it stands as an interesting footnote regarding the 2006 TDF - the first in which the winning rider was stripped of the title.