My friend Ted in Los Angeles tweeted:
So I pointed him to news stories where cyclists are charged with possession of various “performance enhancing” substances in Napa, California; Anoka, Minnesota; Menlo Park, California; Rome, Georgia. Cyclists have been caught smuggling cocaine and other controlled substances inside of their bikes.
A Eureka, California cyclist “who appeared suspicious” attempted to evade police on his bicycle. Police often take advantage of rarely enforced bicycle equipment or helmet laws as a pretext for a stop and search.
Smelly bike hippies like you and I are no more or less virtuous than sports heroes like George Hincapie, who publicly admitted to the use of performance enhancing drugs prior to 2006. I’m just saying.
Re: marijuana use – a Canadian snowboarder famously tested positive for it, but kept his Olympic medal, since it’s not a “performance enhancing” drug. IMO, an athlete on THC should get bonus points for any sport that requires quick reflexes.
…now, i haven’t laid a lip on anything combustible in 27 years, 4 months & 3 weeks but hey, who’s counting, ya ???…anyway, as a former stoner, i once considered riding whilst stoned a performance of elegant form & muscular endurance & the stately herb, to my mind, definitely “enhanced” all that…
…but i realize it’s all very subjective…
To be fair, we test bicycle commuters even less often than road racers… 🙂
Hee hee hee!