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Barry Bonds the Cyclist

Old 05-06-15, 11:40 AM
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Barry Bonds the Cyclist

Barry Bonds uses money and resources to support women's cycling

Barry has taken up cycling and loves it so much, he's sponsoring a women's team.



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Old 05-06-15, 11:43 AM
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I read that story earlier. Pretty cool. As the story noted, going from one sport with PED problem to another. Personally, I'm a big baseball fan and I don't care about PED issues in any sports. It's there, it's not going anywhere and any one of us that had a chance to make hundreds of millions of dollars would be doing the same thing. Glad he's doing something positive with his life
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I'm surprised that they make bike helmets large enough to fit his dome after his steroid use.
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Originally Posted by D1andonlyDman View Post
I'm surprised that they make bike helmets large enough to fit his dome after his steroid use.
It looks like every part of him including his head has leaned out
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It looks like he's slimmed down quite a bit.

But good for him!
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
It looks like every part of him including his head has leaned out
Laying off roids for a few years will do that to a guy!
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Bonds out here with that orange Spesh. WOOP.
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Cool story.
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Originally Posted by D1andonlyDman View Post
I'm surprised that they make bike helmets large enough to fit his dome after his steroid use.
You should read the article. It's very good and gives a nuanced view of Bonds and his involvement in cycling. This is good journalism.
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I bet he can get a good deal on "supplements."
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
You should read the article. It's very good and gives a nuanced view of Bonds and his involvement in cycling. This is good journalism.
I actually have no interest whatsoever in Barry Bonds, although I certainly hope that he makes more of a positive contribution to cycling than he has in baseball.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
You should read the article. It's very good and gives a nuanced view of Bonds and his involvement in cycling. This is good journalism.

Speaking as a journalist myself, I agree--very fair, balanced and well-written piece.
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Nice story. Obviously an interesting story due to PED use in both cycling and baseball as well as Bonds's personal use of PEDs. Does doing good or bad things make for a good or bad person? It's complicated.

Pro cycling doesn't make any sense to me, with teams basically begging for sponsors to throw money at them as a form of advertising. Women's pro cycling is in much worse shape than men's pro cycling, so it's nice to see somebody make an effort to support it.
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Bonds is a cheater and outwardly not even close to a good guy. I could care less what he does.
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Bonds is a cheater and outwardly not even close to a good guy. I could care less what he does.

How much less could you care?
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Bonds is a cheater and outwardly not even close to a good guy. I could care less what he does.
Yeah and people never change and certainly don't deserve a 2d chance . . . .
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Speaking as a journalist myself, I agree--very fair, balanced and well-written piece.
Most articles about him kind of irritate me in one direction or another, but this one is a good read, it doesn't hide any of the irony or the obvious. I think he's maturing as a person and it's great that he's involved in this team the way he is.
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great article. glad to see he's sponsoring the dreams of others.
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Originally Posted by Nick The Great View Post
Laying off roids for a few years will do that to a guy!
Hemorrhoids?
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Bo does a charity ride across the state of Alabama every year. People sign up to ride the various segments with him to raise money for emergency relief needed after tornados and hurricanes and such.

https://bobikesbama.com/

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This makes me think. I'm not sure I ever went on group ride that had a black cyclist. Maybe some charity rides, I don't know. I did used to see a black guy who was a track racer. His thighs were like 10 feet in diameter. Tree trunks.
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
any one of us that had a chance to make hundreds of millions of dollars would be doing the same thing.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Bo knows bicycling
Bo does and a very good guy...a man who could have been very bitter given so much unfulfilled talent, but isn't.
Bonds deserves his reviled reputation as a cheater.
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