Poor Fränk Schleck. I can’t find it in my heart to judge him if he resorted to a diuretic. Think how he must’ve felt all these years, lugging around that hideously unattractive water weight.


26 Responses to “Ka-Pau!”

  1. sharon Says:

    Ha ha.. Wonder what’s going through the mind of LA just about now…what with his RS team and all.

  2. High Plains Drifters Says:

    Obtw, loved the headline. But needs a picture of Burt Ward and Adam West.

  3. khal spencer Says:

    Fer fuck sakes. Bring on Championship Wrestling.

    “…The positive test came from the WADA-accredited lab in Châtenay-Malabry. Xipamide is banned for its use as a masking agent for other drugs…”

    • GJ John Says:

      Thanks, Khal. I was wondering if Xipamide could be used as a masking agent, and now I know.

      • khal spencer Says:

        I imagine if Frank Schleck was taking it for legitimate medical reasons, it would be on his chart. And one certainly doesn’t need to flush fluids when one is humping the bike at 90% effort for several hours a day.

        Sheesh. Won’t these guys ever learn? Or is this another case of Heather’s famous three word answer to the eternal question being appropriate: “People Are Stupid”.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Especially in the summer heat. I sweat like a doper with the vampires at the door come summertime. Diuretics I don’t need … though of course I take one anyway. I self-prescribe a daily dose of 5 Barrel Pale Ale or its generic equivalent.

  4. swellschultz Says:

    Well, the guy WAS getting a little water weight paunch. Every day around 6AM.

  5. gmknobl Says:

    I imagine LA is thinking, “do I have to show those guys EVERYTHING?”

  6. C.L.H. Says:

    It’s hard to ride a bike when you have that horrible bloated feeling.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      And the commissaires are always there to whip a fine on you should you tinkle at roadside. Is there no one who will rid me of these meddlesome priests of cycling?

      • Richard long Says:

        I hate it when some scribe employs an arcane reference which I am unable to track down. Wasn’t that Peter O’Toole in “Henry II”?


  7. khal spencer Says:

    Yeah. If they tested for IPA, I’d be hung out to dry.

  8. khal spencer Says:

    “Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, “It is better to drink his beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.”

    -Babe Ruth

  9. Larry T. Says:

    Well, Le Beeg Shew (so far) has been pretty boring, the only real entertainment has been the soap-opera called RadioSchleck. Ya can’t make this s__t up, as they say. They could sell tix to BigTex’ arbitration hearing, dontcha think?

  10. khal spencer Says:

    Beeg Tex goes before the Inquisitio Haereticae Pravitatis this weekend, right?

  11. Larry T. Says:

    That Belgian fellow must really be losing his grip on the RadioSchleck squad….a positive dope test from a rider on his team? So far it’s been only AFTER they’ve moved to another team that they’ve been nabbed….BigTex’s current problems excluded.

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