Category Archives: doping

63% hematocrit

I haven’t followed this stuff lately so I’ve lost track: Does the UCI still ban athletes from competition of their blood hematocrit tests above 50%?

An Italian-sponsored UCI Pro Continental cycling team dismissed Venezuelan rider Jimmi Briceño after he tested at 63% hematocrit.

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Pearl Izumi’s Legal Doping Coffee and cycling

XKCD: Somebody on the Internet is WRONG

Nobody likes a smart aleck so I’ve been trying to keep quiet about this since I first saw Pearl Izumi’s “Legal Doping Coffee”, but the legalistic black-and-white Aspergerish side of me can’t let this go.

This is Pearl Izumi’s Legal Doping Coffee, and I got a chuckle out of it. But what’s wrong with the claims on the front of the package?

Caffeine Plus legal dopin

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California raisins are dope

What else can you conclude about this commercial? Ingest the right kind of raisins, and you can go really fast.



Lance Armstrong to appear on Oprah

Oprah Winfrey will speak exclusively with Lance Armstrong in his first no-holds-barred interview. Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career.

The special 90-minute Thursday night episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter will air Thursday, January 17(9:00 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. In addition-the interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide on Oprah.com.

More at Oprah.com.

Via about a zillion people, including Bike Hugger and Jenny Oh. There’s been some speculation Armstrong might come clean and confess all.

Do I file this under “Armstrong” or “doping“? because these days they seem synonymous in the minds of many people.

Alfred E. Neuman rides a bicycle

MAD Magazine 03/2013 cover features Alfred E Neuman in a yellow jersey

MAD Magazine February 2013 Edition features Alfred E. Neuman in a yellow jersey riding off of a cliff as he suffers the slings and arrows hypodermic needles of outrageous fortune.

Johan Bruyneel leaves RadioShack Nissan Trek

In a statement, RadioShack Nissan Trek cycling team manager Johan Bruyneel says he’s leaving to shield the team from the storm of “Unnecessary distractions” and to concentrate on his defense of doping allegations from the US Anti Doping Agency.

Johan Bruyneel’s statement here, and statement from the team here, which says it was a mutual decision by the team and the manager.

In other news, I rode my bike today. I’ll ride it tomorrow and in days following.

That is all.