To: Everyone who raced Leadville Trail 100 Mountain bike this year
To everyone who raced the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race this year. You can now move yourself up a spot in how you finished. (All except Dave W. You’re fine where you’re at.)
I bit my tongue this year before the race when people asked me what I thought about Floyd and his tests and all of that. I said “Hey it’s not my place to pass judgment on Floyd. Let the panel do their job and make the decision and they can be the ones. They heard all the facts from both sides and it’s their job to decide.” So I just kept my mouth shut and gave Floyd his “due process” What I didn’t agree with is him racing. LT 100 or the Shenandoah 100 that he did back east. Under the Pro Tour ethics agreement no rider is supposed to race while under investigation. So class act that Floyd was got invited to do a non-NORBA sanction race. (LT 100 organizers bought their own insurance for that day just so they didn’t have to be under the USA cycling umbrella so that Floyd could race). So he showed up and raced. Did he affect the out come of the race? Hell yes. Should he have been there to race? Hell no. Could he have been there to support the race and to be an honorary starter or figure at the race? Yes, if he wanted to. But don’t be there to race. So for all the folks that showed up and raced either race, move yourself up one spot. Way to be a class act, Floyd.
I so fucking pissed right now that I cant even think straight. I pissed because every time I attacked in that race Floyd was the one that brought me back. 4 different times I threw down with everything I had and was away until he dragged me back. To the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race, I hope you’re happy with what you did, you sold your race out for a big name to be there. You went out of your way to bring in a big name that was under suspicion and let him race. I hope you got your money’s worth. (I feel bad for Dave W. right now. As if he wasn’t big enough to draw more people). I’m pissed because of the way that cycling is right now. I grew up wanting nothing more than to be like my heroes, so I trained my ass off every fucking day for the last 13 years. I gave up so much of my life to live the dream. More like a fucking nightmare. Fuck shit I fucking hate this sport. Hey Floyd, go fuck yourself.by