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Addiction - August 2012 addition

Old 08-02-12, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by RUOkie
He is always seeking attention and "relevance". Then gets filled with self hatred for his/her behavior which leads to the need for more "validation".
But that's what I do.
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Old 08-02-12, 02:38 PM
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What about USA Cycling, knowing this is a clear issue in amateur bicycle racing, instituting a program of roving doping control? If they did so, amateur racers would never know when they might be asked to pee into a cup, and refusal to do so would be tantamount to an admission of guilt, similar to refusing a breathalyzer. Surely they can find enough money in their budget to address this considering its importance to the integrity of the entire sport.

Not for nothing, but there is NO DOPING CONTROLS for the most part on amateur racing now, so anyone who wants to dope has little fear of consequences. A program like the one I'm proposing would certainly catch a few dopers and might pretty much clean up our end of the sport.
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You do have to wonder if this highly publicized Grand Fondo incident has them considering that in Colorado.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Sounds pretty silly to me.
The entire thing is. But by all means, carry on.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
What about USA Cycling, knowing this is a clear issue in amateur bicycle racing, instituting a program of roving doping control? If they did so, amateur racers would never know when they might be asked to pee into a cup, and refusal to do so would be tantamount to an admission of guilt, similar to refusing a breathalyzer. Surely they can find enough money in their budget to address this considering its importance to the integrity of the entire sport.

Not for nothing, but there is NO DOPING CONTROLS for the most part on amateur racing now, so anyone who wants to dope has little fear of consequences. A program like the one I'm proposing would certainly catch a few dopers and might pretty much clean up our end of the sport.
I would support this. It won't stop the out of competition doping (which is probably the biggest deal here--testosterone analogues) but would help curtail the crap that happened with Anthony.
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No taxes in Delaware? wut

How do they pay to snowplow the roads on Mount Cuba? Is it a toll road?
State Income Tax. TN is lucky enough to only have state income tax on interest and dividends.

I thought zero sales tax was great when I moved to Oregon, 'til I figured out they were taking my money before I got a chance to spend it.

No income tax here in WA, so I try to spend all my money on groceries, which aren't taxed, mostly.
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I'm doping.

I'm going to crush the local sprint tri this weekend.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
I'm doping.

I'm going to crush the local sprint tri this weekend.
I really wouldn't even joke about that in today's climate. Nobody's laughing anymore.
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I really wouldn't even joke about that in today's climate. Nobody's laughing anymore.
Anyone taking this crap seriously takes things too seriously.
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I try to spend all my money on groceries
TFFTS (too fat for this sport).
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
Anyone taking this crap seriously takes things too seriously.
I think it's great if you and your ilk aspire to medocority but it's just not how I go about things.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
What about USA Cycling, knowing this is a clear issue in amateur bicycle racing, instituting a program of roving doping control? If they did so, amateur racers would never know when they might be asked to pee into a cup, and refusal to do so would be tantamount to an admission of guilt, similar to refusing a breathalyzer. Surely they can find enough money in their budget to address this considering its importance to the integrity of the entire sport.

Not for nothing, but there is NO DOPING CONTROLS for the most part on amateur racing now, so anyone who wants to dope has little fear of consequences. A program like the one I'm proposing would certainly catch a few dopers and might pretty much clean up our end of the sport.
Marijuana is on the banned list. Do you want to see mountain biking disappear as a sport?
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Harsh.
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Lately I've achieved above average mediocrity, up from standard mediocrity.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
I think it's great if you and your ilk aspire to medocority but it's just not how I go about things.
I think he just called us all ilk.

I'm on a diet, I'll be skim-ilk.
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
Marijuana is on the banned list. Do you want to see mountain biking disappear as a sport?
I didn't know it was a sport. I thought it was more of a mobile party situation.
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Old 08-02-12, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
Anyone taking this crap seriously takes things too seriously.
You have described 99% of USA Cycling race license holders.

I'm in the 1%.
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Old 08-02-12, 04:36 PM
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Some are born mediocre, some achieve mediocrity and some have mediocrity thrust upon them.
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Mediocrity is under rated. Without it, who would people like gsteinb dominate?
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985
Lately I've achieved above average mediocrity, up from standard mediocrity.
Shoot for the stars, then file a class action suit against gsteinb to get him back for his snarky post.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
I think it's great if you and your ilk aspire to medocority but it's just not how I go about things.
Ah hell, we love you anyway.
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So, how does one become a member of Velo Gator's ilk?

Are there dues?
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Originally Posted by patentcad
I'm in the 1%.
I have a faster average speed than you do this week.

Just sayin'.
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Now that gsteinb used that term I'm going to ilk it for all I can.
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Shoot for the stars, then file a class action suit against gsteinb to get him back for his snarky post.
I strive to move out of mediocrity. Maybe next year.
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