[color="Red"]A post Olympic interview on Pez is telling >>>>>>>[/color]
Randall:…..Were you gunning for a medal in the Olympic TT champs right from the start of the 2004 season?
Dede: At the start of the year, I was very focused on qualifying for both the Olympic road race and the time trial, but as the Olympics approached I put more energy into my preparation for the time trial.
I realized through my SRM data, that I had a very good chance at a medal in the time trial if I prepared properly.
[color="Red"]Translate to – I was nowhere but wow that stuff worked ! Stick it in your veins and it was like having a motor on the bike ![/color]
Randall: In the last weeks leading up to Athens you didn't do a lot of races. To be honest, I was worried you might not be ready for Athens. What was your confidence level the night before the race?
Dede: I felt perfectly prepared for the Olympic Games when I arrived Athens.
[color="Red"]translate to - I knew the numbers – no-one not on the juice was going to get near me ![/color]
I won the Sparkassen Giro in Bochum, Germany the week before the road race and felt great. In the Olympic road race, I felt strong, but I did not feel all that snappy, perhaps because of the heat or because so much of my training consisted of steady state time trial efforts in the final weeks before the Games. I was a bit nervous for the time trial, but excited. And after taking it easy the day after the road race, I had super legs and felt very confident that I was in my best condition .
[color="Red"]Well who the heck wouldn’t with EPO preparation a la Lance ! Tyler was going to win the men’s could this be an American double ?
Then the Butter wouldn’t melt in my mouth stuff .[/color]
Randall: And when you realized you had won the Silver Medal?
Dede: I was ecstatic. It was a dream come true.
What would you say are the defining characteristics of a true professional?
Dede: I did not feel on my best condition at the World Championships. I was having problems with my back in the month leading up to it, but I wanted to give my best effort, as I knew that it would be my last race. I think as a professional, it is important to always give your best effort.
[color="Red"]Translate - as a cynical & consummate professional, it always pays when you stack the whole deck as much in your favour as much as you can ! [/color]
Randall: …..You have proven your ability as a cyclist many times over. But what I find remarkable about you is your attitude. I have never once heard you complain. I have never heard you say a negative word about the other riders. You never make excuses and you are always quick to recognize the achievements of others. You have become perhaps the spokesperson for women's pro-cycling. I think this is your greatest victory and it is what makes you a champion for the ages. What do you think?
Dede: Perhaps. My father taught me to always try to be the best I possibly can no matter what task I pursue. But my parents also set a great example as people that helped out others and were constantly there for other people. My father was a big part of my life and career and since he died he has not only continued to been a driving force behind my cycling but also my formation as a person.
[color="Red"]Spokesman for women’s cycling ! Highwayman of women’s cycling, robbing of the deserving, keeping for herself. Were part of dad’s standards to cheat and lie ?
These people need to be exposed .[/color]http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=2667
In as deep as you can get http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llV4q9vQqGE
Bob Roll, Andy Hampsten and Ron Kiefel sqaure off in a trike race at the Boulder Theater at a benefit for the Lance Armstrong Foundation hosted by Davis Phinney and Scott Coady. Michael Barry as Chief Referee and Dede Demet Barry
as the Official Starter. Hamsten finished first, Roll second, Kiefel third. Trikes were auctioned off for charity.
Auctioned for charity ! Look at the auditor's report and recommendations ![/color]