Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Death, Dope, and Dental Floss...

"Moving to Montana Soon, Gonna be a dental floss tycoon" -Frank Zappa

Montana by Zappa was just on the radio,and i couldn't help but share.

In other news, I recently joined the dopers suck group on Facebook. The regular website for DS is here. There are several websites that promote the general "don't dope" idea, and the content is varied. Two sites that are a bit out of control are Stolen Underground and Race Clean. SU is run by Matt DeCanio, who felt the pressure to dope, did, was suspended, and is now trying to help that from happening to others (well the first two parts at least). His style is not very polished and it has caused him lots of problems in the past even costing him a pro contract after his suspension had been served. Personally I can't stand the way he presents himself (although he seems to be shaping up a bit) as he often comes across as whiny and doesn't seem to think about the repercussions of his words. I suppose this is his way of doing things and i commend him for sticking to his guns, but i think he scares more people off than he realizes.

As for Race Clean, Upon first look this looks like a pretty legit site, with lots of "heroes" that are dope free and behind the movement. My big issue is with the "blacklist" . No real proof is offered up for the names listed, and there are wholesale indictments of entire groups of people (e.g. coaching services) and peoples wives. Calling someone's wife a "slut" has nothing to do with doping an just reduces any credibility you may have had to zilch.

Another site is rideclean.net. These guys actually seem to care about their image and do a pretty good job of getting the word out without needlessly slandering anyone.

Hopefully our wonderful sport can dig itself out from under the black dirt that it trying to kill it.

Speaking of death, I was at the food store (east coast for supermarket or grocery store) and apparently someone found a cure for death. It was in Weekly World News so it must be true.

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