I would never categorically accuse children of doping. Ever.Zorotheslacker said:I didn't really get any answer from that. I think the USA kids are not doping and you think they are.
Even when Chris Carmichael was doping kids I would not ever fault those kids for doping as teenagers. Pay attention to what I'm saying there. As kids, they get no judgement from me. Ever. Because that is Carmichael's/Wenzel's abuse of power among a host of totally inappropriate behavior from adults.
Is that clear?
That question is impossible to answer. They are kids in various stages of growth. You cannot use results to disprove doping either as the phrase "Never tested positive" has taken on new meaning since Armstrong and Marion Jones. To be consistent with what I posted above, I'd never judge a kid if she/he did. The adults in that scenario however are another matter.Zorotheslacker said:How bout this:
Take the top 20 National RR riders and what % do you think are/were doping?
How / why do you think so?
I have a teenager involved in a sport for many years now. It's not cycling. The key for me as a parent is the child is self-engaged and enthusiastic in a physical activity and in a healthy peer group. So far, that's worked out well.Zorotheslacker said:BTW - do you have a kid that races?