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Old 02-12-2019, 05:34 PM
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It's not just cyclists. People cheat in nearly all amateur sports. Some segment of the human population cheats, be it on their taxes, their significant others, games, or sports. Doping in amateur cycling is just another example.

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Dave: Everybody cheats. I just didn't know.
Dad: Well, now you know.

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Old 02-12-2019, 06:07 PM
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To quote Pusha T: If you know, you know.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:27 PM
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Dave: Everybody cheats. I just didn't know.
Dad: Well, now you know.

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Nice. Some line in that movie always seems relevant.

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Old 02-12-2019, 07:04 PM
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Some people cheat at bike racing because it’s easier to do that than cheat at your job. You get success where it’s easiest.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:23 PM
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Did the 'roids cause her to sport a handlebar mustache?
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:04 PM
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She's a pharma rep in Bham.....insert joke here

too easy.
Do you know this as fact? I’ve not seen this reported, and a quick google search found a handful of Jennifer Pates in the Birmingham area including a drug rep, an optometrist, a mortgage broker, a realtor, and many others. It is ironic if true.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:58 AM
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The guys I suspect of juicing in my area fit this mold. Riders that are staring down the barrel of their own mortality and can't accept the effects of aging on their race results.
It seems likely that these masters-level riders don't accept their race results, and choose to dope, for the exact same reasons as the professionals; everyone who is winning, is doping. (Well, not everyone, right? Right?) :-(

I find it surprising that there isn't more 'roid-rage at these events. Bike racing already attracts an intense kind of person, and then you add anabolic steroids into the mix?!?! There must be blood in the parking lots.
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:29 PM
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The test everybody? Testing isn't cheap - it can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars per sample (depending on what and how many things are tested for). I wonder how much it costs to test everybody?
from what I heard (you know how that goes), they were using a quick dip-stick to screen for 'excessive levels' and send off any 'positive' results to the lab for confirmation. I dunno exactly how it works though. Whether its synthetic steroid or testosterone or whatever, I don't think the stick test discriminates...just shows a high level...anyone playing the steroid game is going to show higher than typical results..the lab does the rest.

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Old 02-15-2019, 10:46 PM
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I'll say it again

Given the dumpster fire state of road racing in the USA, why are we testing 50 year old masters that have been participating for like a year?

There's no point, she'll be on social security in like a decade...look out world

USAC should hand out prunes to participants rather than drug test them at this rate
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Old 02-16-2019, 01:22 AM
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Some people cheat at bike racing because it’s easier to do that than cheat at your job. You get success where it’s easiest.
Do you honestly think gutter ethics is compartmentalized?
That type of thinking and conduct is a window, not a box.
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