Friday, July 25, 2008

A drug test is a drug test

I have been watching The Tour de France (TDF) for weeks (July 5 to July 27) and as a cyclist myself I can watch it hour after hour…day after day. I know it is going to end soon and I am trying to prepare myself for the daily 3-5 hour gap in time that will be available in my day on Monday July 28. Then I remembered that I didn’t have that time in the first place.

The TDF has provided an opportunity for cycling to be much more of a topic of conversation over the past couple of weeks. My friends and business colleagues have asked a lot of great cycling and TDF questions since the race began this year! There have been good questions:

  • How many stages are there? 21
  • How many days? 23 (they get 2 rest days…)
  • How many miles? 3,500 kilometers
  • How many miles is that? It is about 2175 miles.
  • How many miles do you ride? More than that…but I have all year!

Here is what I have learned:

  • Everyone thinks Lance is the best ever!
  • Lance is the best.
  • Don’t think that you can beat the system because you can’t.
  • A drug test is a drug test and you’re going to get caught if you cheat. Come on boys!