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· Alien Musician
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Sorry to post grainy cellphone pics but I thought some of you might
want to check it out who didn't get to check it out at least one person
I know who wanted to attend was out of town.

Bob must be one of the funniest men alive - he could be a stand-up
comedian if the OLN/Author gig doesn't work out.

His story about drooling on an airplane had me nearly choking to
death with laughter.

He had tons of great stories including what he thought of the whole
Tyler Hamilton thing, a great recounting of his story going over the Gavia
and nearly dying, a funny story about a Bernard Hinault, candid remarks
about many famous racers, etc.

I got my Bobke II autographed and found him to be just a way cool guy.

Gary was more reserved but he talked about the pivotal road bike
racer with Greg LeMond that directly lead to him dropping out of
road racing and going to the mountain bike thing.

Bob and Gary holding court to a packed house crowd:
https://pod.ath.cx/freewheel/bobandgaryholdingcourt.jpg

His Bobness:
https://pod.ath.cx/freewheel/bobroll.jpg

Gary and Bob:
https://pod.ath.cx/freewheel/garyfisherandbob.jpg

The Raceday Frame 29"er that Gary was touting:
https://pod.ath.cx/freewheel/garysracedayproto.jpg

The coolest sink ever at Freewheel - with Bontrager handlebars!
https://pod.ath.cx/freewheel/handlebars.jpg

If any of you get a chance to see either of them speak (especially
together) it's definetely worth it to check out.

I want to publicly say "excellent!" to the Freewheel people for
having those two there as the kickoff to their Bike Expo and it
would be cool to do it again sometime.
 

· Alien Musician
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Bob was kind of cagey about it but you could read between the lines.

Before Bob weighed-in on the issue he discussed that he had a dog that had
been with him since was a boy.

And went into the details that after the dog died he was never quite the same.

He said he felt that Tyler was never quite the same again after Tugboat died.

If I remember right, he said "they can find a lot of things in the blood of someone
suffering grief".

He said that the Tyler he knew would NEVER have had anything to do with doping.

More interestingly:
He said the organization that made the determination stuck with their decision,
in his opinion, because they would have been seen as "flip-flopping" if they
withdrew their determination.

That if they had changed their opinion, it would be perceived that their
determinations could not be relied upon. Being that they were a new
organization their pronouncements had to have absolute certainty or
their authority might be perceived as questionable by the public which
would not bode well for the future of their anti-doping organization.

That was his own opinion on it.

He also weighed in on the fact that he himself avoided the practice because
(if I remember right) "In racing, I wouldn't know what was ME and what was IT".

He also discussed that it was pretty obvious who was doing it in the peloton
and who wasn't.
 

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aliensporebomb said:
Bob was kind of cagey about it but you could read between the lines.

Before Bob weighed-in on the issue he discussed that he had a dog that had
been with him since was a boy.

And went into the details that after the dog died he was never quite the same.

He said he felt that Tyler was never quite the same again after Tugboat died.

If I remember right, he said "they can find a lot of things in the blood of someone
suffering grief".

He said that the Tyler he knew would NEVER have had anything to do with doping.

More interestingly:
He said the organization that made the determination stuck with their decision,
in his opinion, because they would have been seen as "flip-flopping" if they
withdrew their determination.

That if they had changed their opinion, it would be perceived that their
determinations could not be relied upon. Being that they were a new
organization their pronouncements had to have absolute certainty or
their authority might be perceived as questionable by the public which
would not bode well for the future of their anti-doping organization.

That was his own opinion on it.

He also weighed in on the fact that he himself avoided the practice because
(if I remember right) "In racing, I wouldn't know what was ME and what was IT".

He also discussed that it was pretty obvious who was doing it in the peloton
and who wasn't.
so.. they found dope in his blood cause the dog died? what a load of [email protected]!
 
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