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Old 07-05-07, 12:52 PM   #1
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Enough is enough with all of the BS drug threads.

Time for a separate forum for the self righteous newbies to wax and wane about the dire situation of a sport that they've only been following for a few years.

This forum is about Racing, not Doping.

Got it? Good.

That is all.
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Plus whatever.
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Doping is the gossip of the cycling world. Akin to the comings and goings of Paris, Lindsy, Brit, and co.
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4 of 13 articles on velonews front page are about doping compared to 3 about the tour and not doping. Doping is the biggest issue in professional racing right now.
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4 of 13 articles on velonews front page are about doping compared to 3 about the tour and not doping. Doping is the biggest issue in professional racing right now.
Incorrect.

Doping is not the biggest issue in professional racing, it's the biggest issue in the media coverage of professional racing.
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4 of 13 articles on velonews front page are about doping compared to 3 about the tour and not doping. Doping is the biggest issue in professional racing right now.
They're all newbies.

If you're a newbie who wants to look like you've been following the sport for years, just learn to google as fast as Botto. Instant internet expert! Then put down everyone talking about the hottest topic in SPORTS as "self righteous newbies". You'll look like a jaded veteran making a positive contribution to the sport.
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They're all newbies.

If you're a newbie who wants to look like you've been following the sport for years, just learn to google as fast as Botto. Instant internet expert! Then put down everyone talking about the hottest topic in SPORTS as "self righteous newbies". You'll look like a jaded veteran making a positive contribution to the sport.
nice try troll, now go crawl back under whatever rock you came from.
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Doping is not the biggest issue in professional racing, it's the biggest issue in the media coverage of professional racing.
Oh really? Please tell me what is bigger issue than that which has removed the likes of Basso, Ullrich, Petacchi, etc then?
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nice try troll, now go crawl back under whatever rock you came from.
I like it. When you have to resort to insults, you've peen pwned.
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I like it. When you have to resort to insults, you've peen pwned.
Pot. Kettle. Black:

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They're all newbies.

If you're a newbie who wants to look like you've been following the sport for years, just learn to google as fast as Botto. Instant internet expert! Then put down everyone talking about the hottest topic in SPORTS as "self righteous newbies". You'll look like a jaded veteran making a positive contribution to the sport.
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Oh really? Please tell me what is bigger issue than that which has removed the likes of Basso, Ullrich, Petacchi, etc then?
Who's going to win the Tour. Duh.
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Botto you know I love ya man but I respectfully disagree with you on this issue. Doping and professional cycling are so intertwined right now that we cannot separate them. Yes I hate that I can't log onto this site or any other cycling related site without reading about doping. That in itself tells me that the sport is in trouble.

As for newbies waxing and waning about doping, even with your wish granted we'd still have the neophyte racer discussing bike racing weather it be amateur or professional.

I really don't believe that you can have an informed discussion about professional bike racing with out talking about the drug issue. Every day we are presented with a new scandal involving another series of riders.
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Who's going to win the Tour. Duh.
Yes and that comes down largely to doping. Both in terms of who does it best and who gets caught and can no longer win the tour.
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Yes and that comes down largely to doping. Both in terms of who does it best and who gets caught and can no longer win the tour.
wand your point is?
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wand your point is?
That doping is the most important issue in professional cycling right now and no reasonable forum for discussing the later can ignore the former.
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wand your point is?
Can we have a forum for people who can't spell three letter words like "and"?
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That doping is the most important issue in professional cycling right now and no reasonable forum for discussing the later can ignore the former.
incorrect.

this is the place for you http://forums.roadbikereview.com/forumdisplay.php?f=96 , or maybe this is the place for you http://www.dailypelotonforums.com/ma...p?showforum=17
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Old 07-05-07, 02:06 PM   #21
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Can we have a forum for people who can't spell three letter words like "and"?
walked right into that one, didn't you sparky?

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I like it. When you have to resort to insults, you've peen pwned.
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Old 07-05-07, 02:10 PM   #22
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incorrect.
good argument.
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good argument.
agreed.
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Oh botto, how the heck did this place function without you last week?

Did the winners of the Maratona have to pee in a cup or give up some blood at the finish line?

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Oh botto, how the heck did this place function without you last week?

Did the winners of the Maratona have to pee in a cup or give up some blood at the finish line?

What do you think? Raimundas Rumsas was there.
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