Fabulous Fantastic Floyd Fondo

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I don't get it. What kind of people would want to align themselves with these doping cheats and pay money to do so?

He talks about "enjoying riding his bike" so why the need to put his name to a recreational ride? Is it really just to make some $$$ from dope-blind USPS fanboys?
 
Dec 7, 2010
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TrackCynic said:
I don't get it. What kind of people would want to align themselves with these doping cheats and pay money to do so?


Only a couple of hours away.

Alpe, you gonna join me now that you've moved to the cool part of the country?
 
The organizer can pull it off. Mr. Drake does one of the most popular amateur USAC sanctioned road races in the country.

What would come as no surprise is if USAC makes up a reason to deny him race sanctioning.

Why do the proceeds need to go someplace special? The promoters are in it to make money for themselves, not some charity. Or, if you want to pretend proceeds from the event go to charity, the promoter charges a fee for the event that manages to soak up most of the profit, then everything after that goes to a charity.

Or, if you want to do it like Wonderboy, claim there's a benefit to charity and split the proceeds at the last minute.

Lots of ways around this concept of charity athletic events that don't really benefit a charity.
 
TrackCynic said:
I don't get it. What kind of people would want to align themselves with these doping cheats and pay money to do so?

He talks about "enjoying riding his bike" so why the need to put his name to a recreational ride? Is it really just to make some $$$ from dope-blind USPS fanboys?
Like Tommy D and his Malibu camps and rides?
 
Sep 29, 2012
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BroDeal said:
If Landis makes anything then by court order a portion will go to repay the rubes who contributed to the FFF.
Ah yes thanks. Had forgotten about the court order.
 
Mar 13, 2009
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mewmewmew13 said:
Betsy and Frankie live in Michigan :D
they have their trees at the right height.

mitts dad planted them all. veritable mormon johnny appleseed ;)
 
i almost spit out my drink when Benson first tweeted this and almost responded with f*ck me, you can't be serious.

the article was up a minute later and i hadn't damaged my keyboard so no harm, no foul.

i've never done a gran fondo and likely never will. but, if i did, i'd really like to go to this one... i still like Floyd and think he would be a hoot to ride with.
 
Mar 10, 2009
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arjanh said:
Why would this be any worse than, for instance, the Granfondo Marco Pantani?
This one just begs to be regaded, wearing a bandana of course, Celeste FTW.
 
Oct 14, 2012
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arjanh said:
Why would this be any worse than, for instance, the Granfondo Marco Pantani?
It's not any worse, but it's just as bad. There is a seam of hypocrisy by some Clinic members that it was OK for Pantani, Vino and some others to dope. In my eyes they are all cheats.
 
Mar 17, 2009
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TrackCynic said:
It's not any worse, but it's just as bad. There is a seam of hypocrisy by some Clinic members that it was OK for Pantani, Vino and some others to dope. In my eyes they are all cheats.
There's a big difference between the GF Marco Pantani & the GF Floyd. GF Marco Pantani was created to commemorate one of the best climbers in modern history 2 years after his death. He never profited from it at all.

That said, those that castigate Landis for ripping off contributors to the FFF might want to check who the bulk of those "poor" contributors were. Armstrong & co were the main ones.
 

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