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Well I just Read "Positively False" By Floyd Landis

Old 07-17-07, 12:28 PM
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Well I just Read "Positively False" By Floyd Landis

I know I know not another Floyd thread, but let me just say I haven't read a book in like 10 years. I am one of those if it is a good book they will make a movie out of it type of guy. I was very interested in Floyd's case though cause he seems to be a nice guy from all accounts I have read on the web about him. So I actually went to Books A Million, and bought it. Along with Jim Nortons book

Well I am almost done with it, and I realize there are two sides to every story, but MAN is the USADA and WADA about as unfair as you can get.

I can safely say that after hearing his side with the help of his defense team I would say NOT Guilty. It is sad to see a lot of the information that shows how unfair the system is, and the major details of his case not being in the media. They just publish that his test was positive.

He explains a lot about the T/E test that he failed, and it appears it wasn’t that his Testosterone was high, but rather his epitestosterone was low. Then they got Dick Pound saying some really bad things about Floyd before the investigation is done.

I would highly recommend this book, most of the book is more about Floyd’s life, and how he got into cycling and such.

Now had DZ came out, and said anything about Floyd in the doping scandal since in the book it seems like they are pretty good friends?

Also, although I think he was clean I do think the USADA will not change their ruling and he will be suspended, and have his win taken away. My guess is Floyd will take have to take it to the Supreme Court if that is even an option.
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Old 07-17-07, 12:45 PM
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Poor choice for your one in ten years book.
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Old 07-17-07, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Poor choice for your one in ten years book.
Well that is why I also got Jim Norton's new book That should be funny......

I must say I actually have enjoyed reading. My school teachers would be proud......
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And we're still waiting for the verdict in Floyd's case WEEKS after it was due because....

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I don't know why, but I blame you, Pcad
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Poor choice for your one in ten years book.
It's not bad, and I say this from a writer/editor standpoint. I just started on Walsh's book.

I'm mean they aren't in Abt's class but kinda different genres.

It wasn't your dog that ran across the road during the TDF was it? Looks awfully familiar...and guilty.
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Originally Posted by Vinokurtov View Post
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It wasn't your dog that ran across the road during the TDF was it? Looks awfully familiar...and guilty.
Iron clad alibi

Besides, Scout would have retrieved the bike.
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Old 07-17-07, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ryanhulce View Post
I was very interested in Floyd's case though cause he seems to be a nice guy from all accounts ...

Except for mocking someone who was a victim of molestation as a child...
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Originally Posted by orcanova View Post
Except for mocking someone who was a victim of molestation as a child...
Or claimed to be the victim of molestation. Don't forget that it's just something Lemond claimed happened, which is just hearsay.
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I read the book. If floyd told the truth exactly the way it happened, then I think he is innocent without a shadow of a doubt. If he lied, he should look into a career into writing fiction. The book was well written (for a cyclist) and it was pretty convincing.

I honestly believe he is innocent, but I take everything he wrote in the book with a grain of salt.
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Wait, wait!!! [plugging ears] Don't tell me how it ends!

I am reading the book now. I used to live in Lancaster County, only a few miles from Farmersville. It was interesting to hear him describing some of the places where he rode and comparing my own memories. I hope he's innocent, but... at least I can enjoy the Tour success vicariously (for now).
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Originally Posted by Moochers_Dad View Post
Or claimed to be the victim of molestation. Don't forget that it's just something Lemond claimed happened, which is just hearsay.
yeah, LeMond just made it all up.
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Old 07-18-07, 07:37 AM
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LOL Well Said!

Oh, and then again LeMond did open his big trap when he shouldn't have
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yeah, LeMond just made it all up.
+1. i mean who makes that kind of stuff up. give me a break. later.
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Originally Posted by Moochers_Dad View Post
Don't forget that it's just something Lemond claimed happened, which is just hearsay.
no it's not.


You can safely say after hearing a manipulitive liars side of the story that you would say "not guilty"? I guess I shouldn't expect any sort of critical reading ability from someone who doesn't believe in reading but it skill scares me that there are so many people like you in this country.
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I am still trying to wrap my mind around, reading one book in ten years.
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Originally Posted by Ih8lucky13 View Post
I am still trying to wrap my mind around, reading one book in ten years.

Yeah, me too. I finish a book every other week and I feel that I am seriously slacking.

Just finished Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky. Nice read even if you don't like Chomsky's political predilection.
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Yeah, me too. I finish a book every other week and I feel that I am seriously slacking.

Just finished Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky. Nice read even if you don't like Chomsky's political predilection.
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showoff.
Says the multi lingual writer and marketing maestro

If it will make you feel better my next book is going to be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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multi lingual? while i can speak, read, and write american-english, british-english, and international english, i'd hardly call myself multi-lingual.
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The book was well written (for a cyclist)
That's because a cyclist didn't write it.
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next up, you should hear this interview by lemond:

http://www.competitorradio.com/details.php?show=21
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I just never enjoyed reading too much. Now that I'm older I think I might actually like it. I guess I read books, but I don't enjoy Windows 2003 Server DNS Volume 1............

So let me say this is my first book in 10 years that I read for enjoyment!
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
And we're still waiting for the verdict in Floyd's case WEEKS after it was due because....

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Because its really hard to explain how you got plant testosterone in your blood
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
And we're still waiting for the verdict in Floyd's case WEEKS after it was due because....

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The Tour is underway and they don't want to undermine/overshadow it. Think about it. Guilty, we turn the Tour into a soapbox for the WADA. Innocent, we have a Tour without a return champion who would have otherwise been on the starting line.
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