Thursday, August 25, 2005

On the Lighter Side...

Most of my ramblings have been on the serious side, after all, saving the world by riding and selling bikes is not something to be taken lightly. A racing and riding friend of mine sent this along and I got a chuckle out of it.
Porquoi non?

Paris, August 22, 2070 The French newspaper L'Equipe announced today that it had won its lawsuit against the estate of Lance Armstrong and will have his body exhumed to search for evidence of illegal drug use. "This is a major step forward in cleaning up the sport of cycling, and establishing once and for all that Armstrong won seven consecutive General Classification titles in the world's greatest cycling race by cheating," gushed L'Equipe editor Liqui Lepew. Armstrong dominated the once famous Tour de France in the late 20th and early 21st century Editor's note: The race was moved to the U.S. in 2049 after fifteen consecutive years of no Frenchman making their respective teams. It is now called the Tour De USA, but is unofficially known as the Tour De Lance). Newspaper officials plan to reveal their findings at the revered but controversial site known as Virenque's Tomb, where the former French champion climber from Armstrong's time lies in perpetual repose. Most Frenchmen cite the lack of decomposition of Virenque's body since his death in 2054 as a Holy Miracle and clamor for his ascension to Sainthood, but this remains unlikely as evidence indicates that heavy drug use during his professional career left him, as one scientist from England's Cadaver Institute for Medical Studies bluntly said, "basically pickled while he was alive. It's quite remarkable really."

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