Monday, November 24, 2008

This just in...

Via Cycle South Dakota:

Viagra may be placed on the banned drugs list.

Yep, that's right. Apparently it has a performance benefit (besides the obvious one) in that it permits greater blood flow and therefore greater oxygen carrying capacity. Follow the link to the full article on WWOS.COM.AU

I know. I know. There's a strong temptation to indulge in some cheap humor over this. It's hard, very hard (oh damn!) to resist. I mean, if we simply rise to every sophomoric joke about those little blue pills, we richly deserve some stiff punishment. So I beg of you, all of you reading this, to refrain from making fun of something as serious as abusing Viagra in cycling. It's so wrong. Most of us know the satisfaction that derives from pushing to the very limit when climbing a steep hill, our breath rasping in and out, and forcing the pedals around again and again and again as we try to reach the pinnacle, knowing that the sense of anticipation is best felt and most intense just before that climactic moment. We collapse exhausted across the handlebars, drenched in sweat, deflated, and satisfied at making yet another conquest. Who needs Viagra for that?

Gotta go see what the wife's doing. Later.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Jamie Fellrath said...

Darn it, Ed... my wife just called and told me she'd be taking a Tylenol PM tonight in order to get some sleep... and then I read this bike porn.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Ed W said...

The doctor gave Mary some cough medicine with hydrocodone, so I know what it's like to have a comatose wife, Jamie.

You could always try riding your bike a different way, perhaps by turning the saddle around backwards. Or you could get 2 bikes and play with the shifters on one while riding the other. Variety and ingenuity keep it all fresh.

3:55 PM  

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