The Lance thing has come up in conversation. I really don't care about the BORAF, TDF to those who don't read Grant, and the records. I watch it because it's great entertainment, with Phil Leggett narrating and the beautiful views of the French countryside, the charge down the Champs Elysees, and the aerial views of the peloton.
My views of the Lance issue are similar to Fatty's.
I didn't ride the Livestrong challenge because I wanted to be like Lance. I rode it to raise money for those who were going through cancer, because the organization does good work. And, I rode it to honor Tony, as well as others who went through it, some who survived, and some who didn't. I know too many people who are dealing with the termites.
That's the work that's important, and help for families, friends, loved ones, kids, parents, shirt-tail relatives, mishpucha, colleagues and community members, that's what counts.