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  1. Misrepresenting the arguments against performance-enhancing drugs and flawed testing methods with absurd hyperbole doesn’t negate the reasoning.

    “If I were to take some performance enhancing drugs and line up at Hangtown, it wouldn’t make me crack the top ten!”

    Okay, so PED’s aren’t voodoo magic.

    “Methylhexanamine is not something that is going to make Broc Tickle beat Tomac or Anderson on Saturday nights!”

    Maybe not, but again — you’re missing the point. It might not turn Tickle into the next 450 champion, but it could give him an edge that eventually beats Weston Peick, Blake Baggett or Justin Brayton at the end of the season.

    “…to sit there and think that “cycling” drugs are running rampant in our realm of things, over here in the dirt bike world, is completely ridiculous.”

    That statement is what’s ridiculous. Riders in the Tour de France spend 86 hours on the bike in 21 days, so in the past they’ve cheated with drugs to help endurance and recovery. Supercross riders compete in 20-minute sprints, so they use stimulants.

    The way the FIM and WADA have handled these suspensions already leaves enough room for criticism: poor communication, incomplete list of substances, and (arguably) overkill penalties. Including irrelevant comparisons and demonstrating what reads like a basic misunderstanding of the science behind these drugs doesn’t sharpen your counterpoint, it only fires up the comparatively uninformed and makes it look like you limped home to the 900-word mark before clicking “Submit.”

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