Some of you probably took advantage of the long Labor Day weekend to take a long bike ride (not me, I had a nasty cold).
Floyd Landis took a long ride, too, participating in the Shenandoah Moutain 100.
Reports are that he got to the race early, hung out with the locals, chewed the fat, had some beer and signed some autographs. He hung around after the race as well. Somewhere in the middle of all of that, he got third place in a very tough race.
I have to agree with Harlan Price (who took 2nd place at the SM100) that Floyd must love the sport if he keeps showing up at events like Leadville and Shenanhoah Mountain. Maybe he picks up a little bit of press coverage, but these are fringe events that the mainstream media largely ignore. Some may say that he is schmoozing fans, but that's not going to help his trial end in his favor.
Sounds to me like he's just an ordinary guy who loves to ride hard and party hard afterwards. He hasn't gone into hiding, he's up front, seemingly honest and presents himself as an ordinary guy that loves to ride that is caught up in some crap that's keeping him away from what he loves. No self-righteous indignation, ala David Millar.
This, more than anything, is what makes me feel that Floyd is innocent.