In September I bemoaned the death of Cycling Fans Anonymous, a victim of cycling’s race to the bottom.
A new site, Cozy Beehive, has appeared, however, and takes up some of the slack. I happened on it with the post, “8 Things On Lance Armstrong From The ‘Other Side Of The Grass’” and dutifully chimed in with TK’s Armstrong is a dick of last year.
I came to the CozyB page in trying to address some statements made on a LetsRun interview with Matt Fitzgerald that made what I understand to be a misstatement of Armstrong’s supposed, and miraculous, world- and life-changing weight loss. I’ll have more on that when I’ve read Fitzgerald’s new book on the optimum weight for runners — I’m working, Jaymee, on a post about his Brain Training book.
(On the all of the media have not been taken in by Armstrong front, this from today’s Slate.com article by Tom Scocca on Gilbert Arenas: “Who was pretending what? [Sally] Jenkins—who moonlights co-writing books with an athlete widely accused of doping about what a fine role model he is—lamented Arenas’ inability to establish a convincing, respectable public persona.” The “athlete widely accused of doping” being Armstrong of course.)