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Floyd's of Leadville

Oct 16, 2010
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Slip of the tongue from Michael Rasmussen:

Michael Rasmussen ‏@MRasmussen1974 2 Std.Vor 2 Stunden
8 degrees and crazy winds on top of this little hill today. People were literally blowing off the road. #TDF2016
 
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I've got very mixed feelings about Landis, and I can't settle on an opinion. On the one hand, he took on Armstrong, and his postings as Grey Manrod were genius. His cannabis business just seems to fit so well. But on the other hand he seems just as ultimately dishonest and avaricious as the rest of them. What he has done has led to a good outcome, but I don't think his motivations were anything other than selfish.

Still want that world championships Floyd jersey though...
 
Jul 5, 2009
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My take on Floyd is that his story is one of caution, not aspiration. He cheated, lied and raced bikes to become a minor celebrity. In the end it nearly destroyed him and after many years it seems he's finally found contentment and a fairly positive outlet for his ambitions. He's got another chance to build a life and do it honestly. Good for him. I like his sense of humor and for that reason I wouldn't mind sitting down and having a beer with him if I ever get the chance. Do I trust him? No, I think he has a long way to go to gain the general public's trust. Maybe full redemption isn't going to happen and that just adds to his cautionary tale.

John Swanson
 
May 26, 2010
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ScienceIsCool said:
My take on Floyd is that his story is one of caution, not aspiration. He cheated, lied and raced bikes to become a minor celebrity. In the end it nearly destroyed him and after many years it seems he's finally found contentment and a fairly positive outlet for his ambitions. He's got another chance to build a life and do it honestly. Good for him. I like his sense of humor and for that reason I wouldn't mind sitting down and having a beer with him if I ever get the chance. Do I trust him? No, I think he has a long way to go to gain the general public's trust. Maybe full redemption isn't going to happen and that just adds to his cautionary tale.

John Swanson
Point to someone in pro sport who doesn't! They are few.

I dont see Landis asking for any trust. He is doing his own thing. He sells legal drugs. So what, he could be selling shoes. He is not asking for anything he is offering a product to those who are interested and lots are.

I dont see Landis asking for redemption. He rode a bike for a living in an environment that meant in order to achieve some success or longevity he had to dope and partake in the culture of the sport. He is not responsible for that culture.

As for his raising money from folks to help fight his doping case, most of the donors as far as i am aware were mates of Armstrong/Wesiel who knew Landis doped.

Glad he has found something and hope he stays away from the sport.
 
Jul 12, 2010
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From the article reporting on his new business venture ...

Landis’ company specializes in concentrated pre-filled vapor cartridges they say come “from high altitude growers using an industry-leading, pharmacy grade CO2 extraction process,

LOL, sounds like Dr Ferrari is his business partner.
 
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Eh, I thought sponsoring a team was a good use of his lawsuit money. Doing something positive for the sport and all that.

CBD as a sustainable business? not so certain.
Completely agree. He personally kept a team afloat for one year allowing time to search for sponsorship. Maybe he did it as a favor to Gord, maybe he did it because he felt guilty where the money came from, who knows, create your own story on that one. Bottom line is he did it and it was good for the sport.
 
Completely agree. He personally kept a team afloat for one year allowing time to search for sponsorship. Maybe he did it as a favor to Gord, maybe he did it because he felt guilty where the money came from, who knows, create your own story on that one. Bottom line is he did it and it was good for the sport.
I was not saying it was bad that he used the money for a cycling team. I just was pointing out that wish he could have gotten more money from the government and had more than one year.
My shot about CBD was just a joke. Something that is obviously not a word that is understood these days.
 
I was not saying it was bad that he used the money for a cycling team. I just was pointing out that wish he could have gotten more money from the government and had more than one year.
My shot about CBD was just a joke. Something that is obviously not a word that is understood these days.
Regarding CBD, I'd love to see some real double-blind trials on whether it actually works for anything that its proponent say it does. It kind of feels like snake oil right now, but I'm all for any effective remedies that arent ginned up in a pharmaceutical company's lab.
 
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