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Old 05-26-18, 09:21 PM
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Whelp - I got USADA tested today.

Anyone want to take bets on the duration of my THC suspension?

****!
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Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
Whelp - I got USADA tested today.

Anyone want to take bets on the duration of my THC suspension?

****!
at first i was thinking friday = out-of-competition = someone ratted you out. then was thinking "is THC banned out of competition"?

just realized today is saturday. facepalm.

what race? hamilton?

well, hopefully that was a win and not a "random."

what are the rules for THC in competition?
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OK... looked up THC on GlobalDRO. (Not sure if that will work as they ask a bunch of questions first and then declare they are logging what people queried.)

I don't know how long it lasts in one's system in the quantities they are looking for (always heard it lasts weeks, but not sure at what level). I couldn't find the "in-competition" limit and what a typical level is with minimal searching.

Hope you are OK. Imagine that might be one with some leniency?
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I know of a guy who got popped for THC a few years ago. He got a 6-month suspension. I don't know any more details about it.

He still races though.
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Old 05-27-18, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by tetonrider View Post
at first i was thinking friday = out-of-competition = someone ratted you out. then was thinking "is THC banned out of competition"?

just realized today is saturday. facepalm.

what race? hamilton?

well, hopefully that was a win and not a "random."

what are the rules for THC in competition?
it is allowed out of competition, but banned in competition. There’s a pretty decent limit for detection, but edibles stay in the system longer. Definitely longer than like 9 hours anyway.

I had asked about a TUE back in January - so I emailed that lady and asked what to expect. Time will tell.

most shamefully- I didn’t win. Took 2nd because I let it come to a sprint. Honestly the worst part of this whole thing.
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Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post


most shamefully- I didn’t win. Took 2nd because I let it come to a sprint. Honestly the worst part of this whole thing.
I'd say the worst part of the whole thing is who beat you in said sprint!
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Easily confused. Thought this was a bit. :/
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If you are a very infrequent user, and it’s been a few months, you should be ok, so long as it’s not a hair test - but your hair is probably too short to matter.

If you are a regular user, it will stay in your system longer and can trigger a positive test result.

What the tests don’t really tell though is when you used. So, it could be that your use was out of competition, but it still shows a positive weeks later in competition. (This is one of the major challenges of driving while high. There is not test to determine whether one is high behind the wheel as you can still test positive days or weeks later.)

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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
. (This is one of the major challenges of driving while high. There is not test to determine whether one is high behind the wheel as you can still test positive days or weeks later.)

There's got to be a way - show them a clip from "Club Dread" and see how much they laugh?

Then again I haven't smoked in like six years, but I LOVE "Friday"
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Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
Whelp - I got USADA tested today.

Anyone want to take bets on the duration of my THC suspension?

****!
6 months max, but I doubt you will get caught.
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Old 05-27-18, 02:12 PM
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I looked up some recent punishments in Canada. 3 of 6 got 2 months, the other 3 just got a reprimand.
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the other 3 just got a reprimand.
sounds like what happens when I catch my kid
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Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
6 months max, but I doubt you will get caught.
give me hope as to how though
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Memorial Day weekend is killing my diet. I try to have one cheat meal a week and all 3 days we're being dragged to events. Friday it was a baseball game, yesterday the movies, today it was a birthday party, tomorrow its a barbecue. I've also declined 3 other events my wife wanted to go to.

I have major eating issues when it comes to eating out. I'm fine but at bbq's, parties, events, where junk food there I have a hard time eating reasonably. That being said even reasonably with the wrong food can be upwards to 1500 calories.

I was down to 145, hopefully the damage isn't too bad.
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take some THC so you don't stress over it!
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Oof @ydguf

Sympathies

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take some THC so you don't stress over it!
I would but I'd eat even more!
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I have major eating issues when it comes to eating out. I'm fine but at bbq's, parties, events, where junk food there I have a hard time eating reasonably. That being said even reasonably with the wrong food can be upwards to 1500 calories.
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Same. And eating out at restaurants is just as bad. Went to Applebee's, every salad meal was at least 1000 calories. Ended up saying forget it and got a bbq burger: 1280 calories. Then didn't think about it til later and checked and the fries were another 450, For one 15 minutes meal. Absolutely insane. I eat out maybe once or twice a month. Doing so more than that and I'd pork out pretty quickly.
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Plus side of being sick.. Appetite is low. Weight is down a solid 6 lbs from where I started the week. I even ate out a few times, but when you're basically skipping a meal because you aren't hungry it's easy.

Had an old acquaintance pass away yesterday after a bike accident. I never even knew he was a cyclist and only learned second hand that he had been hurt. I knew him from when I officiated soccer so I guess that was really before my time riding bikes. No info about how he crashed or anything else. Another one of my old college teammates got hit by a car this past weekend and broke C1,c4, and c5 vertebrae + some pretty bad other damage to his body. After all this plus getting lucky in two crashes in 3 weeks, I'm having serious thoughts about how I train and spend time on my bike.
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Man, with all these accidents and stuff on the roads (plus his twins), maybe it'd be for the best if fudgy has to take a little time off (not that I'm wishing it on him). Best of luck with your test results by the way - I don't want it to sound like I want you to turn out positive.
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Man, with all these accidents and stuff on the roads (plus his twins), maybe it'd be for the best if fudgy has to take a little time off (not that I'm wishing it on him). Best of luck with your test results by the way - I don't want it to sound like I want you to turn out positive.
Accidents?
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Accidents?
Not any that you've had per se, but I've been hearing with people I know saying and seeing people here post about people getting hit so often this last year or so, it's making me want to spend more time on Zwift than outside.
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How can you still get banned for it in California? I know USADA is obviously 'US' and it's federally illegal, but that's just so dumb. I can buy that stuff here with my credit card!
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How can you still get banned for it in California? I know USADA is obviously 'US' and it's federally illegal, but that's just so dumb. I can buy that stuff here with my credit card!

there's plenty of stuff you can buy over the counter that's banned by WADA.
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