Friday, May 21, 2010

Floyd.

If you're anything like me, yesterday you spent more than your usual amount of time scanning the interwebs for cycling gossip. So Floyd spilled his beans, huh? I can't tell whether he's really dumb, or really brave, or just really bored, but holy shit Floyd! You do realize what you've started, don't you? Most of the big news sources haven't printed the e-mail Floyd sent, so here's a link. You can see why everyone's in such a tizzy.

Here's Floyd:


I'm not quite ready to post my own comments on here, but I'll leave you with some food for thought until I am. Adam Myerson is a pro on the Mountain Khakis team, and his take on Floyd is one I like. I've had a similar progression in my attitude towards Floyd, and I agree with the crux of his message: Floyd should absolutely be condemned for participating in a corrupt system, for cheating, for lying, for begging his fans for money, and for writing a goddam book about how he was innocent -- but I don't blame him for wanting to burn the whole thing down now. Floyd has gone from the highest highs to the lowest lows thanks to pro cycling. Right now he can't get much lower, and if he wants to pull the whole insidious institution down to the same level he's at, so be it. Makes for some damn good television.


1 comment:

Martin Criminale said...

Nice. I love Adam's take on this. My thought process did not evolve as far as his and of course I'm not riding my bike at that level but reading his words has accelerated the evolution of my thoughts and I'd say I agree with him. Here is what I had to say yesterday:

http://www.criminale.com/blog/2010/05/20/thoughtsRegardingFloydLandisConfession.aspx

I can't wait to ride my bike this weekend. Seriously.