This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Lance for Secretary of State!

      After reading a news flash on (the same great authority who enfranchised P.J. O'Roarke as a cycling expert) and a full 10 minutes of careful deliberation over a hard ice tea, I like what Lance Armstrong did.   Not only is he good at riding a bike, he is a champion negotiator.  By withdrawing from the the controversy and not forcing arbitration, everybody wins.   He can still contend he is innocent, his detractors can accept it as an admission of guilt, the USADA can ceremoniously strip him of his titles.  The UCI can claim jurisdiction and ignore the USADA, thumb their noses at the uppity Americans by standing on the test results they already have, and his supporters can happily point their fingers at that. None of the witnesses have to testify.  It's great, the lawyers won't  make millions arguing over something culturally inconsequential.

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