After 18 long months, Clenbutador finally gets his ban. Should have happened 17+ months ago. Zero tolerance means zero tolerance, not "well, we'll ban you after every legal recourse has been explored and exhausted..."
Of course, the ban will likely be retro-active to the date of the positive test, so his two years will be more like 6 months.
My big question is how the whole "transfer of the win" thing goes for the 2010 Tour. Does Schleck hire repo guys to go get his jersey and trophy? They should, as part of his punishment, make Contador box everything up and hand deliver it to Andy's house. It's okay...Frank will be there to sign for it.
The new Competitive Cyclist pro team's Pina Dogmas. Is very nice...
And some bike porn from Clive @ Glory Cycles. Parlee Z5...so simple, so clean, so sexy. If you're into these sorts of things, check out Glory's Flickr photostream. If you can't find something in there that makes the blood rush, then, well...give up!
Good rides this weekend. Nice paceline work on Saturday. I felt horribly flat and tired, but could pull through, and take longer pulls with no problem...I guess that's good?
Sunday was supposed to be 60 and rain. Well, as usual, the wx guys missed the broad side of the barn with the forecast. We left in 63 and sun, and after a nice little metric century, came home in 72 and BIG sun.
I got a bit burnt on the arms...in February. I have a sneaking suspicion that we're going to pay retail for this weather down the road, but for now, I'll take it.
Not that I'm going to, or have any interest in racing anymore, but the Spring Series should be a bloodbath this year. Because of the generally warm temps in the Southeast this Winter, guys are gonna be FLYING. Might be worth driving up just to hang out and watch!
Plyos at the Statehouse tonight, if anyone if interested.