I don't want to disturb you readers but I sometimes get the inspiration for this blog whilst in the shower after a ride. Last night I led a charmed life arriving in village after village just after the rain had been dumped from the sky.
I did get a little bit wet, but no-where near the level of soaking I had been anticipating. Last summer the skies were deposting on me every time I seemed to step out of the door. So the cycling gods must be smiling on me at the moment and I am grateful for that. Anyway I digress.
The main point of this blog was to bring you the shock news that I am known to flirt with other cycling website. Both RoadcyclingUK and Bike Radar are frequented by my good self and I am happy to while away time on either forum.
For me Road.cc sits in the middle of their stance on the dirty d word of drugs. RCUK seems to travel along oblivious to the obvious issues the sport has. BR on the other hand has a forum filled with clued up fans of the sport who pour over L'Equipe and Gazzetta for the latest news on cyclists and their habits. But is it too much the other way on there? I am beginning to think it is.
The phrase coined for Lance Armstrong supporters/sympathists/believers is "Fanboi" and the whole mood of the place has become cynical as fanboi's and Lance haters battle it out for the drug high ground.
But are they missing the point?
For me, cycling is becoming less about having heroes at the top of the pro tree who you want to aspire to and more about enjoying riding a bike. For me Greg LeMond called it right when he recently said that the sport would be struggling for a future. Drug suspensions are becoming less big news and I think that people who follow the sport either ignore the situation or turn a blind eye. Where do you stand?