I've told this story many times. The one about how impressed I was that riders like Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie and Bobby Julich stuck with racing so long after we were juniors turning cranks in the Black Forest outside Colorado Springs. I thought the dedication that they showed in pursuing their dream to become a professional cyclist was outstanding.
However now, with new information leaking out in regards to the federal investigation into Lance Armstrongs US Postal/Discovery team, I feel slighted. There was no extra dedication, they didn't work harder than the rest of us. They just cheated. And the system let them do it.
Can I point any one finger at who's the bad guy? No. But I wouldn't be bothered one bit if Mr. Pharmstrong spent many years locked away in a federal prison for fraud. I might even crack a smile.
If I was only 20 years younger, oh the times I could have.