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I haven’t had enough time or energy to formulate my thoughts about the Dewey “situation”. Here is Dewey’s open letter to all. Dewey is a friend of mine. I have many different emotions about his choices. There will be lots more published in the next few weeks and months. Just read it and do with it what you will.

5 thoughts on “Dewey

  1. Ethan Froese

    “Dewey is a friend of mine”

    This is this most important part of your post. You’re a good man to point that out Steve.

    Ethan Froese

  2. Hudson Luce

    @Jon: Careful, there are in fact “men without fault” here, men who have been denied their rightful role in history because they’ve been cheated and defrauded out of it by people who used performance-enhancing drugs to further their own careers. If cycle racing had been straight, there’s a good chance that we’d be looking up to the likes of Steve Tilford as the winner of multiple TDFs… That’s the tough thing about this, people ended up getting cheated out of not only races but careers, and there’s just no way of knowing what could have been if riders and teams hadn’t been crooked.

  3. Curb Destroyer

    Wow . . . What a heart felt apology, It’s almost like he has spent 10 years crafting it.

    Hudson has it right. I’d also like to add, not only did he do the “I’m sorry” song and dance after being caught, but then glosses himself with the “good guy” lable. I’m not sure whether to feel insulted, or recognize he still doesn’t get it.

    I’d like the next guy who gets caught, instead of writing a really nice apology, to just tell it as it is an explanation rather apology. . . something like “I doped, and had the time of my life. You only live once. I wanted to be a professional bicycle racer, and used every means available to me.”

    If your doping, apologize before getting caught; If your caught doping say nothing, or give an explaination, because if you apologize after getting caught you only come off as being sorry you got caught, and not sorry you doped.

    I don’t know Dewey, he’s probably a really nice guy, and this is why Steve Says he has many emotions about it. So I’m just going to leave it at that.

    Off Topic . . . Is that The Jef Mindrup? . . . I still remember that TT frame you wanted to have painted, and that guy sand-blasted holes in it. I still tell that story to people who want their frames sand-blasted.


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